Atlantic Crossing

Arnold Palmer crossed continents and oceans to showcase his playing and course-design skills. A favorite stop: the British Isles, which Palmer loved for its fans and for its legacy with the game. Without question, the affection was mutual, as Paul Trow writes. A new chapter in the history of golf was written in 1960 when […]

18 2nd holes

The first hole on a golf course is generally used as a way of getting players up and running, often lulling them into a false sense of security. The second hole, however, is rarely as nice—deliberately so.

Faldo to make final bow

Sir Nick Faldo will play in the Open for the last time this year, 25 years after he won his second Open title at St Andrews.


Old Tom’s return

In 1864, Old Tom Morris left his job at Prestwick Golf Club to return to the Old Course at St Andrews. 150 years later, we followed in his footsteps.

What makes a links golf course?

The U.S. Open visits Chambers Bay, whereas the Open Championship heads to St Andrews, prompting Andy Farrell to consider the characteristics of links golf.

American Links

British exports to the United States have a long and colorful heritage. Tony Dear—himself a British export to the U.S., asks whether links golf courses, with their fast running fairways, odd bounces and treacherous pot bunkers, have made a genuine transition across the Atlantic


30 Days of Scotland

A bleary-eyed journey around an obvious golf destination reveals some not-so-obvious golfing gems—helped by plenty of good whisky. As Steve Killick learns, the occasional massage doesn’t hurt either


Caledonian Invasion

Golf in the United States has its roots in a unique sporting migration more than a century ago. The Scottish influx, had an indelible influence on the growth of golf in a country that went on to produce so many of the world’s finest players, courses and championships.

Andy Garcia: The Untouchable

Hollywood ‘A-lister’ Andy Garcia took a break from the important business of playing golf at St. Andrews to talk to Kingdom about his career in films, his childhood in Cuba and Miami Beach, and his plans for the future.


Royal and Ancient Relationship

The relationship between the Royal & Ancient game of golf and royalty is akin almost to a love affair. Paul Trow charts the evolution of a tradition that began in 1833.

Farewell Seve Ballesteros

Severiano Ballesteros passed away in 2011 after a typically feisty battle against cancer. Long-standing friend Bill Elliott provides this heartfelt tribute


Huey Lewis: Time for The News

Huey Lewis is one of an increasing band of rock musicians who love to golf. Each year he goes on tour, to places like St. Andrews and Pebble Beach. Paul Trow caught up with him on the Road—the Road Hole, that is.