Golf has a long and interesting history. I enjoy reading, writing, and viewing the historical aspects of this game/sport. It sparks my imagination and allows me feel what life might was like hundreds of years ago.
I enjoy the mental journey as I play a round of golf with Bobby Jones. Or join the crowd as Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old amateur and local hero, tie Harry Vardon and Ted Ray after 72 holes at the 1913 US Open. Or witness Gene Sarazen’s “Shot Heard Round The World”, during the final round of the 1935 Augusta National Invitational. These and many more historical events help spark my imagination and for that I am grateful.
There are other not so famous things about golf that catch my attention. For example, my sister Donna came across this very interesting picture the other day. She was in her local dry cleaner and noticed it in the shop. She inquired about the origin and the shop owner had no idea, but they liked it because it fit the theme of their business.
This is a very interesting picture that sparks many questions. The most interesting part is that the questions are different for each viewer. Hence, the my interest in the history of golf.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!