Cool Golf Things

Browse our not-too-long essays about cool things in golf.

On all but the most oppressively hot and humid days, walking beats taking a cart by miles.

If you love golf, chances are you're a little bit obsessive about it.

You debate the relative merits of obscure golf club logos. You have a trusty club or two that will probably never leave your bag. You scrutinize scorecards from rounds past. You collect hats, pencils, ball markers and other trinkets. You know who won tournaments decades before you were born.

You know that there's more to golf than just hitting a ball toward a hole. It's an entire subculture full of odd characters and interesting artifacts.

That's the premise on which I base my weekly "Cool Golf Things" column.

If it's a thing in golf and it's of interest, it's fair game to appear here.

Got a nomination for a Cool Golf Thing? Hit me up on Twitter @TimGavrich.

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September 13, 2023
Nearly a quarter-century later, it endures.
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August 27, 2023
The more it feels like rummaging through Grandma's closet, the better.
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July 19, 2023
A feature that is normally a sign of architectural weakness gets a full pass this week.
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June 21, 2023
All charity outings should aspire to be as fun and well-run as Foursomes for Fatherhood, an annual tournament to benefit Hartford's Village for Families & Children.
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May 10, 2023
160,000 miles and counting.
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April 19, 2023
May all your putts roll true.
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March 22, 2023
You were a good ball.
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February 15, 2023
Does it merit a place in every player's pocket?
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January 25, 2023
A century after hosting it, East Potomac Links' overseers are reviving America's national championship for public golfers.
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November 30, 2022
Hit the clubhouse, make a birdie?
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November 17, 2022
How many strokes is Chuck getting, anyway?
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October 27, 2022
In golf, the pursuit is the reward.
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