Hog Neck: Exceptional Public Golf on the Eastern Shore

Text and images by John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. GIVEN A CHOICE, I PREFER to play on public courses where foursomes are put together by chance. I often play with guys (and gals) just off work, firemen and construction workers, accountants and school teachers. It is reassuring to come into a public … Read more

Profile of Tommy Armour, The Silver Scot

Part one of two on golf legend Tommy Armour (1896-1968). By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. Used with permission. TOMMY ARMOUR, NICKNAMED THE SILVER SCOT, is today perhaps best known, if he is remembered at all, as a teaching pro, having written, with Herb Graffis, one of the great instruction books on the game, How … Read more

Mickelson Wins PGA Assistant Championship

THEY PLAYED THE NATIONAL CAR RENTAL PGA Assistant Championship this past week in Port Lucie, Florida. And, yes, a guy named Mickelson clinched the title on Sunday after carding a 1-under 71 in the final round, calling it “the biggest win I have ever had.” No, not Phil. (You already knew that, right?) Andy. Andy … Read more

Shane Lowry on Rory’s Injury: ‘Not the End of the World’

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy via Instagram. By Brian Keogh Brian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission. Golf news from Brian Keogh’s Irish Golf Desk. RORY MCILROY MIGHT MISS THE OPEN Championship … Read more

Keegan Bradley on Short Putter: ‘It’s a Good Surprise’

Keegan Bradley JORDAN SPIETH DEMOLISHED THE FIELD in the Hero World Challenge, making it two wins in two weeks in two hemispheres. Spieth posted an insane 26-under total to win by 10 strokes. Meanwhile, 2011 PGA champion Keegan Bradley swapped out his belly putter for a 40-inch Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Dual Balance putter. The anchoring … Read more

Lucas Cohen Wants to Turn Every Kid Into a Player

PGA professional Lucas Cohen is passionate about teaching golf to kids. By John Coyne Text and images copyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission. STANDING ON A SLIGHT RISE in front of the pro shop at New York Golf Park and gazing the length of the driving range, landscaped with yardage markers … Read more

PGA Pros Who Served During World War II

From the archives. By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission. WORLD WAR II WAS CALLED the last “good” war and Tom Brokaw wrote of the men and women who fought in it as, “America’s greatest generation.” They came of age during the Great Depression and served their country in … Read more

Go Paddleboarding With Davis Love III

(Courtesy of Sea Island) A LITTLE FRIDAY FUN HERE. Forget golf for a moment and consider paddleboarding with, yes, PGA champion and former Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. From the release: On September 14, Sea Island resort in Georgia is giving locals and guests the rare and exciting opportunity to meet and go on … Read more

Jack Nicklaus Wowed By Valhalla Drama

By Brian Keogh Brian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission. Jack Nicklaus JACK NICKLAUS HAS BEEN A HUGE FAN of Rory McIlroy’s for quite some time … Read more

Martin Kaymer Is Field of One

Martin Kaymer is dialed in. (©USGA/Darren Carroll) MARTIN KAYMER MUST HAVE LIKED SLEEPING on a 3-shot lead Thursday night, because he came out early on Friday morning and picked up where he left off. Five hours later Kaymer turned in another 5-under-par round. His 65-65 for a total of 130 after 36 holes is a … Read more