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Golf

Arnold Palmer: The King of Clubs

At the last count we believe Arnold Palmer was a member at 76 golf clubs around the world. 76. Palmer’s former personal assistant Doc Giffin recalls some of Palmer’s most notable affiliations

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Why do we golf?

Is it the fun-horrible fashions we get to wear? The visors? Addiction, obsession, the pursuit of perfection...? Here, two philosophy professors indulge Kingdom’s existential questions and offer insights on why we torture ourselves.

The Boys from Ballyboden

There is only one high school that has produced two Ryder Cup captains, the Colaiste Eanna Christian Brothers School in Ballyboden, Dublin. The two golfers are Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington and they both spoke to Robin Barwick.

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The putting line

Putting is a confluence of art, science and fortitude, but a successful putting stroke is as elusive as it is prized, no matter how much time and money golfers spend on it

Arnold Palmer & his Putters

There were many times Arnold Palmer thought he had found the ideal putter—it just needed a little grinding, maybe a new grip. Palmer was never slow to tighten his workshop vice around the neck of a new flat-faced stick

Cinderella of San Francisco

Only 22 years ago, TPC Harding Park was such a poor cousin to The Olympic Club that the Harding Park golf course was used as a parking lot when Olympic hosted the U.S. Open. Now however, Harding Park is embarking on a majors heritage of a different kind.

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Kentish Corner: the links of Kent

The Open returns to its southernmost post next summer, to Royal St. George’s in the medieval town of Sandwich, so we headed to the Kent coast to explore its links heritage

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Arnie & Jack: Friends & Rivals

Having turned 80 in January, the great Jack Nicklaus spoke to Kingdom about his friendship and rivalry with Arnold Palmer, which ham and egged for more than six decades

Bernhard Langer: Playing the waiting game

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many aspects of everyday life to an eerie standstill. Bernhard Langer spoke to Robin Barwick about putting his prolific career on pause and waiting to meet his new grandchild

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