Showing posts from October, 2023

Most Wins in a Single Season on the European Tour

Which golfer holds the all-time record for most wins in a single season on the European Tour? That record-holder is Seve Ballesteros , which is not surprising given that Ballesteros won more European Tour tournaments overall than anyone else.

Denny Shute: Golfer Was 3-Time Major Champion

Denny Shute was a PGA Tour golfer whose professional victories ranged from the late 1920s through the late 1930s. Those pro wins included three majors championships: one British Open and two PGA Championships. Shute was a golfer who was reserved on the course. A short-hitter, he relied on a stellar short game. He also played on three American teams in the Ryder Cup.

Women's Winners of the McCormack Medal for Amateur Golfers

The women's McCormack Medal is awarded annually by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (the R&A) to the golfer ranked No. 1 in the women's World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) following the last elite amateur tournament of the year.

Men's Winners of the McCormack Medal for Amateur Golfers

The McCormack Medal is awarded annually by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (the R&A) to the golfer ranked No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) following the last elite amateur tournament of the year.

Golf Joke: Did I Do That?

Chuck was a popular member at the golf club, but he just finished a terrible round of golf and wasn't in a mood to visit the clubhouse after walking off the 18th green. So he headed straight out to the parking lot and started changing his shoes.

Course Profile: Nairn Golf Club in Scotland

Nairn Golf Club is in the town of Nairn, against the Moray Firth, in northern Scotland. Nairn is roughly 17 miles northeast of Inverness and 90 miles northwest of Aberdeen. The club has 27 holes of golf and 1,500 members.

How to Play 'The Clock' (or 'Clock Golf') Putting Game

There is a whole segment of golf putting drills that involve going around the hole in a circle, repetitively sinking putts, from close range at first and then longer. Such circular putting drills can also be modified into a putting game — one that should help improve your putting over time, too, in addition to giving you a shot at winning some of your friends' money.

Golfer George Dunlap: Brief But Bright Amateur Career

George Dunlap was an American amateur golfer who was one of the best during a very brief career that mostly took place in the 1930s. He won a U.S. Amateur Championship and played in the Walker Cup three times. Strongly associated with Pinehurst, Dunlap won the prestigious North and South Amateur there seven times.

Most PGA Tour Wins Before Winning a Major

Golf fans and media sometimes debate the "best golfer without a major" — those golfers who've won a lot but have not yet claimed a major championship. And on, we have the list of golfers who won the most all-time on the PGA Tour but never won a major . But sometimes, most of the time probably, frequent tour winners eventually do win a major. And that's what this article is about: The golfers who won a lot on the PGA Tour before winning a major.

Golf Joke: The Voice from the Clubhouse

It was a sunny Saturday morning, a little before 8 a.m. I was on the first hole at Tall Maples National Golf Club and beginning my pre-shot routine, when a piercing voice came over the clubhouse loudspeaker:

Definition: 'Stadium Course'

What is a "stadium course" or "stadium golf course"? It is a golf course that was designed to host spectator events, was designed with the expectation of hosting spectator events, and, therefore, incorporates design elements intended to make it easier for fans to watch golf there.

What Is the 'Signature Hole' at a Golf Course?

The term "signature hole" is heard often in the golf world, used both by rank-and-file golfers and by those who are in the business of golf (golf course managers, developers, realtors, marketers). The meaning of the term is a bit different depending on which of those two camps is using it. But, in general, "signature hole" refers to a golf course's best or most-memorable hole.

Highest Scores on a Single Hole in PGA Tour History

What is the worst score ever made on a single hole during a PGA Tour tournament? The answer is 19, and that record is shared by three golfers.

Dale Douglass: Golfer Set Records on Senior Tour

Dale Douglass was a PGA Tour golfer from the mid-1960s into the 1980s, winning several times. But his career really bloomed after he turned 50 and joined the Champions Tour. He became one of the most successful golfers in the early history of the senior circuit, including winning the U.S. Senior Open in 1986.

Looking Back: LPGA Konica San Jose Classic

The San Jose Classic, known for most of its brief history as the Konica San Jose Classic, was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in the 1980s. It took place in California as one of the late-season tournaments on the LPGA schedule.

PGA Tour Golfers Who Played the Most Playoffs in a Single Year

What is the highest number of playoffs one golfer has played on the PGA Tour in a single season? The answer is four, and two Hall of Famers share that record. And in both cases, the two record-holders each played in one sudden-death playoff, but three 18-hole playoffs.

Multiple Wins Before Age 21 on PGA Tour

The PGA Tour dates to 1916, and the history of some of the major championships goes back farther. And in that long history, winners who are not yet 21 years old are hard to find. There have been only a handful of them — and even fewer who won multiple PGA Tour titles before reaching the age of 21.

Horton Smith: Golfer Was Young Phenom and Masters Champ

Horton Smith was a PGA Tour golfer who burst on the scene in the late 1920s with one of the best initial runs in tour history: After winning twice in his rookie year of 1928, Smith had eight wins in 1929. Most of those wins happened before he turned 21 year old. Smith eventually became one of the first tour golfers to achieve at least 30 career wins. He won the very first Masters Tournament and was also The Masters' first double-champion .

Golf Joke: A Cheater and a Liar

Wayne and Wanda head out to the golf course for a quick nine holes. On the first tee, Wayne turns to Wanda and says, "What do you say we make this time worth something. Play you for $5?" Wanda agrees, and they start their rounds.

Explaining the Golf Expression 'Quail-High'

What is a "quail-high" shot in golf? It is one in which the ball flies low and on a flat trajectory — a shot where the golf ball never gets too high off the ground.

Most PGA Tour Victories Without Winning a Major

Which golfers won the most tournaments on the PGA Tour but never won a major championship? The list is below, and it is topped by a Hall of Fame golfer who won almost 30 times on the PGA Tour.

Golf Joke: Terrible Weather Out There

Danny was a religious golfer. Every Sunday morning, he headed to the golf course. It didn't matter what the weather was like. It could be raining and 45 degrees, but Danny didn't care. It was off to the course. Every single Sunday morning for years.

Most Wins Without a Major in Golf (Men, Women, Seniors)

Winning a lot of pro tournaments is a hard thing to do in golf. Winning a major championship in pro golf is the thing to do to etch your name in the record books. But are there any golfers who've won a lot of tournament without winning any major championships? Of course! And here we are going to take a look at the all-time leaders plus the active leaders in wins who never won (or haven't yet won) a major.

Golf's Ringer Tournament Explained

A Ringer Tournament is played over multiple rounds, usually over multiple days. At the end of the designated time period, golfers partcipating in the tournament compare their scores in each round played, taking their lowest score from each hole to create a new, single, 18-hole score.

Macdonald Smith: Profile of the Golf Legend

Macdonald Smith was a Scotland-born, American-naturalized golf star whose tournament wins stretch from the early 1910s to the mid-1930s. And there were a lot of tournament wins: Smith has the second-highest total of official PGA Tour victories of any golfer who did not win a major championship , and the highest total of any golfer not yet in the World Golf Hall of Fame.