BACKSWING THOUGHTS

Rule 17b reigns supreme at RGC. Here you’ll find at length expositions of 17b to bring levity to your game.

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Double Bogeys And Diapers: Your First Father’s Day As A Golfer

What’s the DadEquivalent™ of 3-putting? Writer Erik Most sits down with RGC co-founder and COO Evan Roosevelt for an honest discussion about balancing fatherhood with a golf habit as they both approach their first Father’s Day.

In early March I joined Erik and Evan of the RGC squad for a round…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Call Your Mother… and Play Golf With Her

The biggest Mother’s Day secret when it comes to golf? The perfect gift doesn’t have a price tag. Sure you can always get Mom some golf gear, but the best gift is always just teeing it up.

Mother’s Day comes around once a year, a needed reminder for us all to remember…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS A People’s History of The Wind Shirt

Golfers are a unique breed with weird needs, like rangefinders, putting mats, and infomercial gear. But maybe the most peculiar piece of golf gear is the wind shirt. Why, exactly, does it exist?

Golfers are a peculiar bunch. I mean — really think about the requirements some of…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Earth Day: The Golf Course Is Our Canvas

When you chunk it, they say you’ve “hit the big ball before the little ball.” So this is our Earth Day appreciation for the Big Ball.

When Monet approached his canvas, he began with two colors: blue and green. The same…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS If A Golfer Was A Green…

The famous island green at TPC Sawgrass got us thinking: which golfer does this remind you of?

As THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass kicks off this week, an image of the…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Dr. One-Club or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The 7-Iron

When the golf legend behind Bandon Dunes challenges you to leave the rest at home, you join him.

I heard Mike Keiser was the bus driver.  Well, to be fair: I heard he…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS 17b: The Best Rule You’ve Never Heard Of

The most important rule in golf can’t be found in a rule book.

When was the last time you got really, truly upset on the golf course? Was…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Harry Vardon: The Rightful King of Westeros

The tale of Harry Vardon turning in his golf clubs for a sword.

I grew up on it. Sitting in the back of a tan minivan with a…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Magic Is Real, and It’s Called St Andrews

An inexplicable story of a little Scottish town’s spellbinding place in our enchanted game

No, you are not at Hogwarts, and those are not pictures of Dumbledore that every…

BACKSWING THOUGHTS Assistant Pro University

The ridiculous journey of becoming an Assistant Pro.

A memo from Shinnecock Pro Shop to be released to all departments immediately: FOUND: Course…