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
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 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
Deal W. Hudson Published January 19, 2009 The line of people began at the front door of St. Philip Neri Church in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, and formed two complete loops around the sanctuary before it came to rest at the open coffin. Many who came to pay their respects stood for several hours before being… Continue reading Paul Henkels–Joy, Golf, and a Life Well-Lived