A Golfer’s Scrapbook

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A Golfer's Scrapbook, Vol. 3: Beat the Devil

Legend has it that the famous Tommy Naccarato, on his first visit to Pine Valley Golf Club, intentionally underclubbed on the par-three tenth in order to play a shot from the Devil’s Asshole bunker. I can’t say the same, but during my maiden voyage around the course in 2005, my toed 8-iron nevertheless met a [...]

A Golfer's Scrapbook, Vol. 2: Daydreaming in the Dunes

“South Wales is home to some fantastic golf courses and striking natural dune land. Many happy summers spent down the sand dunes and an early introduction to the game of golf at Royal Porthcawl sowed the seeds that would lead to my career in golf course design. I love to sketch. It‘s very relaxing, and [...]

A Golfer's Scrapbook, Vol. 1: Man's Best Friend

Welcome to “A Golfer’s Scrapbook”–something I hope will become a semi-regular feature here on o&b. Through photos submitted by you, dear reader, the idea is to gradually draw an impressionistic portrait of some of the things, large or small, that express the essence of golf at its best. The photo below, taken by John Mayhugh [...]

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