Archive for the 'Golf Urban Legends' Category

Did Augusta National Golf Club Change Their Rules to Keep an African-American Player From Possibly Qualifying for the Masters in 1962?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of urban legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. GOLF URBAN LEGEND: Augusta National Golf Club changed their rules to keep an African-American player from possibly qualifying for the Masters in 1962. With the Augusta National Golf Club finally adding a female [...]

Was the Word “Stymie” Originally a Golf Term?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of urban legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. GOLF URBAN LEGEND: The word “stymie” originated as a golf term. We’re used to sporting terms and phrases being adapted to everyday usage, but one of the oddest examples that I can think [...]

Did Bobby Jones Play Golf Only in the Summer Since He Practiced Law During the Winter?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of urban legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. GOLF URBAN LEGEND: Bobby Jones used to play golf only in the summer while he practiced law in the winter. Bobby Jones, simply put, was one of the greatest golfers in the history [...]

Did Howard Hughes Use a Game of Golf to Get Howard Hawks to Direct a Movie For Him?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of urban legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. GOLF URBAN LEGEND: Howard Hughes used golf to work out an argument with Howard Hawks. The eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes was born to a rich family. The young Hughes decided to make his [...]

Did Clifford Roberts Say “As Long as I’m Alive, Golfers Will be White, and Caddies Will be Black”?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. GOLF URBAN LEGEND: Clifford Roberts once said that “As long as I’m alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black.” This is a tricky one, to be sure. Clifford Roberts is a [...]

Golf Urban Legends Revealed #4

This is the fourth in a series of examinations of golf-related urban legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn of the sad tale of how a mistaken card cost a player a chance at winning the Masters, discover the strange tale of just how challenging the Ko’olau Gold Club course is [...]

Golf Urban Legends Revealed #3

This is the third in a series of examinations of legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. Let’s begin!

Did Sam Snead Really Make a Hole in One With Every Club in His Bag (Except the Putter)?

This is the latest in a series of examinations of urban legends related to golf and whether they are true or false. SPORTS LEGEND: Sam Snead made a hole in one with every club in his bag (except for his putter). It just sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Like the sort of thing you just tell [...]