Private Golf Clubs Lower Age Requirements

(Dan Perry/Flickr) IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT to bolster revenue, private golf clubs are taking extraordinary steps to recruit new members and golfers. Many, in fact, are revising their membership criteria, including the abandonment of long-held age requirements. One thing that hasn’t changed is locker room trash talking, even from the youngest new members: Exhibit A … Read more

Eisenhower Wins PGC in Sudden-Death Playoff

BY HOLING A 40-INCH PAR PUTT on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Dwight Eisenhower conquered his putting demons to upset top seed John F. Kennedy on Sunday in the Presidents Golf Championship (PGC) at Augusta National Golf Club. It was a redemptive stroke for Ike, who had three-putted the 18th hole to allow … Read more

Battle of the Presidential Golf Titans

Editor’s note: After 14 spirited and sometimes bizarre matches at Augusta National Golf Club, the final match of the first Presidents Golf Championship (PGC) will feature the tournament’s top two seeds, John F. Kennedy (1) and Dwight Eisenhower (2). Author of the bestselling book First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers and Cheaters from Taft … Read more

Kennedy and Eisenhower Advance to PGC Final

JFK and Ike will square off in final. (Public Domain) TOP SEEDS JOHN F. KENNEDY and Dwight Eisenhower will play for the title in the Presidents Golf Championship (PGC) at Augusta National Golf Club. In semifinals action, No. 1 seed Kennedy easily defeated No. 13 seed Richard Nixon, the surprise player of the tournament with … Read more

Oops! ARMCHAIR GOLF Misquotes Jean-Paul Sartre

“As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can shoot.” (not said by) Jean-Paul Sartre Biographical note: Jean-Paul Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist and screenwriter. This misquote brought to you by The Armchair Golfer. Getting it wrong for the love of the game.

Ulysses S. Grant Earns Final Spot in PGC Field

ULYSSES S. GRANT WILL ROUND OUT the field of 16 in the first annual Presidents Golf Championship (PGC) that will be played at Augusta National Golf Club beginning in early January. The other 15 competitors are all golfing presidents who were recently ranked in a Golf Digest article. Grant’s at-large selection was based on the … Read more

Oops! ARMCHAIR GOLF Misquotes Clarence (Holiday Edition)

“Remember, no man is a failure who has golf friends.” (not said by) Clarence, guardian angel Biographical note: Portrayed by James Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey considers his life a failure until his guardian angel Clarence shows how life would have turned out in Bedford Falls without George. This misquote brought to … Read more

America’s Golfing Presidents

(Scott Adams/Flickr) OF THE 44 AMERICAN PRESIDENTS (I’m counting President-elect Barack Obama), 15, or about one in three, are/were golfers. In the January issue of Golf Digest, the magazine ranks the 15: John F. Kennedy Dwight D. Eisenhower Gerald R. Ford Franklin D. Roosevelt George H. W. Bush George W. Bush Bill Clinton Barack Obama … Read more

Oops! ARMCHAIR GOLF Misquotes Viktor Frankl

“For the meaning of golf differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour.” (not said by) Viktor Frankl Biographical note: Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor. This misquote brought to you by The Armchair Golfer. Getting it wrong for the love of the game.