Game of Golf

Golf is a game of skill and luck. By many it's also the game they love to hate the most. The sport of Golf is a simple concept - hit a ball into a hole - but the reality is much more complicated.

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Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan had to overcome many hardships to become one of golf's all-time great champions. He won the Colonial Invitational in 1959, which turned out to be his last win; he retired a year later. Find out more about Ben Hogan's golfing career.

Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros won 11 golf tournaments between 1976 and 1978 and then won the 1979 British Open. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997 and retired from professional golf in July of 2007.

Hale Irwin

At 45, Hale Irwin was the oldest man to ever win the national golf championship. He remained one of the top players in the PGA for a long time despite his lack of wins later in his career. Find out more about Hale Irwin's golfing career.

Tony Jacklin

Tony Jacklin became a British hero in 1969 by winning the British Open. He spent the later years of his career as the captain of the European Ryder Cup Team. His team won in 1985. Find out more about Tony Jacklin's impressive golfing career.

Ben Crenshaw

Ben Crenshaw was one of the greatest putters in the history of golf. He won two Masters championships at Augusta National, a course known for difficult putting situations. Find out more about Ben Crenshaw and his illustrious golf career.

Patty Berg

Patty Berg was one of the first women pro golfers and won 50 tournament titles. She played an instrumental role in reorganizing the then defunct Women's Professional Golf Association.

Jim Barnes

Jim Barnes emigrated to America and became one of the best professional golfers of the early 1900s. He even finished his career with a win at the 1925 British Open, coming back from a deficit of five strokes.

Julius Boros

Julius Boros ranked among the top five money winners at age 47. Boros is the oldest man to have won a major title -- He won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48. Learn more about Julius Boros and his illustrious golf career.

Pat Bradley

Pat Bradley won three of the LPGA's four major championships in one year. The high point of her career came when she won the 1981 U.S. Women's Open and defeated opponent Beth Daniel by one stroke.

John Ball

John Ball, whose golf career spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, won the British Amateur eight times. He played his last British Amateur at the age of 60, where he lasted until the fifth round of play. What else did this veteran player achieve?

Best Golfers

Golf has seen hundreds of star athletes, from Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez to Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan, but only a handful can be called legends. Find out what makes a golfing legend and who made the cut to be the best of all time.

Willie Anderson

Willie Anderson was the first dominant golfer in American golf. He is the only person to have won the U.S. Open three consecutive times from 1903-1905. Find out how Willie Anderson's calm demeanor helped him dominate in pro golf.

How to Maintain Golf Equipment

Maintaining your golf equipment can enhance your golf game. Learn simple techniques to care for your golf clubs, including how to inspect regrip and how to refinish your clubs.

Bobby Jones: How I Play Golf

When Bobby Jones became the first to win the "Grand Slam" of golf in 1930 he became an overnight star. He went on to create a series of films in which he corrected the swings of celebrities. Learn about the innovations in the films and how they relat

How Golf Clubs Work

Golf clubs incorporate an amazing amount of technology in a streamlined design. Clearly, teeing off with a driver isn't like teeing off with a big stick. So what are the factors that influence golf club design?