Here in the 21st century, greenkeeping has already gone the high-tech route. In years to come, picky golfers, expensive fuel, scarce water and climate change will require even greater innovation. Robot greens mowers, anyone?
Courses and Travel
Until 1986, and perhaps the greatest Masters ever, Augusta National Golf Club had no mass outlet for its Masters “movie,” a huge-budget highlight film produced to Hollywood standards and seen only by a few Boy Scouts and Rotarians.
How three oil-stained, blue-collar golf neophytes long ago proved you could hand-build top-quality golf in the woods northwest of Boston
Once previously, back in Ben Hogan’s magical, three-major campaign of 1953, the British Open and the U.S. Open were staged, respectively, at Carnoustie and Oakmont. Those two venues dominated the golf calendar again in 2007, and fittingly so, given the historical ties that bind them.