Deal W. Hudson April 27, 2017 A film about the lives of Old Tom Morris and his son, Young Tom, opened recently in selected theaters nationwide. “Tommy’s Honour” is directed by Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery, who is easily the most avid golfer among the world’s celebrities. The cast included Peter Mullen as Old Tom, Jack… Continue reading Returning to Hickory Golf Out of Love for the Game
Deal W. Hudson January 1, 1997 Last summer I had a supremely enjoyable day introducing my daughter to golf. As I watched her skip down the fairway with a cut-off five iron in her hand, I wondered if she would learn to love the game the way I did from my father. He helped teach… Continue reading On the Contrary: Bobby Jones Meets the President
Deal W. Hudson July 26, 2015 As I walked into the local Barnes & Noble today, I noticed a sign on the front door, “Vinyl Records are inside.” I had been aware of the resurgent interest in vinyl recordings, but the sign on the front door of a mega-chain of bookstores made me smile.* I immediately… Continue reading Vinyl Lust and Hickory Golf — A Shared Passion
By Deal W. Hudson Golf prepared me for manhood. My Dad made sure of it. “This is my son, the gorilla,” he would say to his buddies on the first tee of Ridglea Country Club in Ft. Worth. “He can hit it a hundred miles.” For a kid of 12 or 13, that’s plenty of… Continue reading My Son, The Gorilla!
Deal W. Hudson It was too pretty, and evocative, a late fall day, to watch football or pursue any other indoor pastime. Without thinking much about it, I grabbed an old pillow case full of golf balls, my hickory niblick, a laundry bag and headed for the front yard. The grass was still green there,… Continue reading Fill the Basket Before Dinner!
Deal W. Hudson Last summer I had a supremely enjoyable day introducing my daughter to golf. As I watched her skip down the fairway with a cut-off five iron in her hand, I wondered if she would learn to love the game the way I did from my father. He helped teach me the hard… Continue reading Bobby Jones Meets the President
DEAL W. HUDSON Published July 1,1995 The scene at the final hole at the Masters Golf Tournament—Ben Crenshaw weeping for joy, bent over, head in hands, while his caddy Carl Jackson comforts him. In that image many of us noticed something almost lost, nearly extinct, in American manners—the gratitude of a pious man who loves… Continue reading The Last Outpost of American Manners
Deal W. Hudson I had just finished my second experience of the three-day Askernish Open at the restored 1891 Old Tom Morris course in the Outer Hebrides on the island of South Uist. As in the previous year, I was completely exhausted but completely exhilarated by my three days of walking, climbing, trudging the fairways,… Continue reading The Sublime Askernish