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On the Shoulders of Giants: Alexander “Alex” Smith

 

 

Introduction to the Giant

As the wisdom in the following article will prove out, Alexander “Alex” Smith deserves to be more than a mere footnote in golf history. Fortunately, bloggers like Jimmy Nissen and Bill Kelly feel the same. Otherwise, all we might have learned about Alex Smith would have been reduced to a brief entry […]

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Jim Barnes

Introduction to the Giant
What better lead up to the Temple Terrace Hickory Golf Heritage Weekend than a special “On the Shoulders of Giants” featuring Jim Barnes, the resident professional of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club? It was during his tenure when the Florida Open of 1925 was played at TTGCC, a tournament roundly […]

By |February 10th, 2014|On the Shoulders of Giants|1 Comment

On the Shoulders of Giants: James Braid

 

 
Introduction to the Giant
 

 

He was a member of the historic Great Triumvirate of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. But it could be said that James Braid was a Great Triumvirate unto himself, a triple threat of the golf world. Golf champion. Master club maker. Pre-eminent course architect.

A founding member and the first captain […]

By |October 7th, 2013|On the Shoulders of Giants|0 Comments

On the Shoulders of Giants: Harry Vardon

 

 

 
On the Shoulders of Giants: Harry Vardon
 

Introduction to the Giant
 

Celebrated for his exceptional accuracy and control, regardless of which club was in his hand, Henry William “Harry” Vardon’s following advice on form is as relevant today as it was when this Giant of Golf was striding the fairways of Muirfield or St. Andrews.

Even so, many […]

By |September 9th, 2013|On the Shoulders of Giants|0 Comments

On the Shoulders of Giants: Francis Ouimet

 

On the Shoulders of Giants:
Francis Ouimet
 

Introduction to the Giant

Francis Ouimet (May 8, 1893 – September 2, 1967) is widely regarded as the Father of Amateur Golf. In 1913, twenty-year-old Ouimet –born into a struggling immigrant family-turned the status of the game on its head when he bested professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray during an […]

By |May 27th, 2013|On the Shoulders of Giants|1 Comment

Coming Soon! On the Shoulders of Giants

COMING SOON!
On the Shoulders of Giants:
Learning from the Legends of Hickory
 

This latest Hickory Golf Hub offering will feature classic, reprinted articles written by the legends of the Grand Ole Game…and by golf greats who have been lost in the mists of Time, whose wisdom should be re-discovered.

 

The equipment of hickory golf is becoming better known […]

By |May 21st, 2013|On the Shoulders of Giants|0 Comments
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