PGA Tour Pro Bob Burns -- No Longer Just A Face In The Crowd

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeff Janas, and  ... VALENCIA, CA -- Bob Burns and Rich Beem.  At the beginning of the 2002 PGA Tour season, bookmakers wouldn't have found many takers on these guys if they'd offered a line on who would be this year's players to look... Read More

Titleist’s Scotty Cameron – Craftsmanship on the Putting Green

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos Courtesy of Titleist...  ... CARSBAD, CA – “Make the best and they will come,” replied putter making guru Scotty Cameron, when asked to synopsize his philosophy on designing putters....  ... And making the best is what Cameron’s been doing since childhood – hand-crafting putters to specifications that only a... Read More


Frank Nobilo Profile – Taking Things in Stride

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Images borrowed from  ... ORLANDO, FL – Have you ever had a thought like, ‘if you’d told me five years ago that I’d be doing what I am today, I would’ve said you were nuts?’...  ... It happens to all of us, and that’s certainly true of The Golf... Read More


Mark Love -- Expanding On The Notion of Teamwork

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Larry Lambrecht and  ... SEA ISLAND, GA -- It's safe to say, there's a lot that goes into every sports success story.  We've all seen it -- individuals and teams excelling, winning awards, tournaments, competitions, trophies, etc...  It's easy to get lost in the hoopla,... Read More


Makena and Wailea as seen through the eyes of Robert Trent Jones Jr.

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... MAKENA/WAILEA MAUI, HI – “I love Hawaii, it’s my favorite place on earth,” remarked Robert Trent Jones, Jr., in commenting on his work at Makena and Wailea – both of which occupy a beautiful piece of the Aloha State on the island... Read More


Fred Funk – Crowd Favorite, Golf Success Story

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Larry Lambrecht and David Vier...  ... Ed Note: would like to congratulate Fred Funk on his victory in the 2005 Players Championship.  This profile was released the week prior to his victory at TPC Sawgrass, and contains some of Fred's thoughts going into the tournament,... Read More

Pete Dye and Bulle Rock -- Synthesis of History and Legend

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Aaron Frey...  ... HAVRE DE GRACE, MD -- Every now and then, something strikes a chord in your memory, and you hearken back to a familiar refrain from the past. One such occurrence recently took me back to early 80's television -- to those E.F. Hutton... Read More

Tom Clark of Ault, Clark & Associates -- Notoriety Through Prevalence

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... KENSINGTON, MD -- There are many different paths to fame.  Some folks get there by being in the right place at the right time; others work silently their entire careers, only to get noticed and honored when it's too late to enjoy... Read More

North Carolina

Coore & Crenshaw's Restoration of Pinehurst No. 2 -- Going Far Enough

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos of Pinehurst No. 2 by Kevin Gaydosh... PINEHURST, NC – “We were quite the reluctant warriors, so to speak in this thing,” said Bill Coore, remembering his and partner Ben Crenshaw’s initial reaction to the notion of restoring the vaunted Pinehurst No. 2 course.... Their reluctance stemmed... Read More

Curtis Strange and the Champions Tour – Transitioning, but still in the Game

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos of Strange by Larry Lambrecht...  ... MOREHEAD CITY, NC – Times are a changin’ for Curtis Strange.  Virginia’s two-time US Open Champion and recent US Ryder Cup Captain admits he was ready for a change, and the past year has certainly brought that about....  ... When we last talked... Read More

Tom Fazio on the state of the golf industry -- This too shall pass

By Jeffrey A. Rendall... Golf architect Tom Fazio says he played more golf last year (2009) than he’d played in the previous five years combined – due in part to the fact that his son has taken over the day-to-day operations of his design company, but also because there simply isn’t... Read More


Nike Golf’s Tom Stites and the STR8-FIT Driver – Taking the ‘vanity’ out of club fitting

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Images courtesy of Nike Golf... BEAVERTON, OR – It’s no secret, drivers are expensive – and they’re also ‘specialized’ to the point where you’ve got some crucial decisions to make when purchasing them, including loft, shaft flex and length at the very minimum.... And as is often the... Read More

Rhode Island

Larry Lambrecht Photography – Factoring Luck Out of the Equation

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Images by Larry Lambrecht...  ... WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND – It’s fair to say, anyone can shoot a photo, but not everyone’s a photographer.  There’s always a time in everyone’s life when we’re at the right place at the right time to capture a brief glimpse of nature’s splendor... Read More

South Carolina

Roger Warren – The PGA of America’s Strong Leader

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos of Tom Lehman by Larry Lambrecht...  ... KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – Everyone agrees, it takes guts to be a leader....  ... By its nature, a leadership role involves risks, and inevitably, criticisms, because a leader makes decisions on controversial topics where unanimous opinion is nearly impossible to achieve.  And... Read More


Barney Adams – Idea Man With Iron Will

By Jeff Janas and Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos Courtesy of Adams Golf...  ... PLANO, TX – Everybody wants it; few ever get it.  Some people fall into it, while others blaze their own trails.  It’s the purpose in life for many, and the thing most people (outside your family) will remember you... Read More

David Feherty – Golf Isn’t Boring When The Irishman’s Around

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Images Courtesy of CBS Sports and Larry Lambrecht ...  ... You hear it a lot – sarcastic quips by non-golfers at the water cooler spouting off about how golf on television is boring.  Ratings, sponsorship and golf’s loyal followers tend to disagree, but it’s pointless to argue with... Read More


Arnold Palmer -- The King and The Governor Make History at Bay Creek

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeff Janas... CAPE CHARLES, VA -- Probably not since Colonial times has the King and Virginia's Governor been together in the same place at the same time -- so it'd take a mighty special occasion to bring them to meet once again in the first... Read More

Curtis Strange -- Candid Thoughts on The Ryder Cup and Media Ethics

By Jeffrey A. Rendall ...  ... WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- Looking back at the past three years and change, we've seen a lot of Curtis Strange.  Sure, he's been around a lot longer than that -- having won seventeen PGA Tour events, including two United States Open Championships (in '88 and '89) during... Read More

Curtis Strange -- Course Architecture and Changes In The Game

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Larry Lambrecht...  ... WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- As detailed in the first of this two-part series on Curtis Strange, he's probably best known for captaining the US Ryder Cup team last September -- which only slightly overshadows the notoriety of his considerable accomplishments on the PGA Tour,... Read More

Deane Beman – Growing The Game

By Jeffrey A. Rendall;  Photos of Cannon Ridge By Jeff Janas...  ... PONTRE VEDRA BEACH, FL –  Most baby boomers probably cut their golfing teeth during the seventies and eighties, picking up their fathers’ sticks and playing at the local muni while trying their hardest to emulate the great players they’d seen... Read More

Lester George -- Bringing Enthusiasm to the Golf Design Profession

... By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall and Kevin Gaydosh...  ... RICHMOND, VA -- Perspiration versus inspiration.  Armchair philosophers argue that in order to achieve success in this world, in virtually any given endeavor, you'll need high percentages of the former with a trifling amount of the latter.  But when... Read More

Rees Jones Keeps The Golden Horseshoe All In The Family

By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Kevin Gaydosh... WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- Most people would agree, golf's the sport of a lifetime.  You can learn it as a child, refine your skills over the years, and God-willing, enjoy it 'til your dying day.... Part of what makes the sport special and unique is... Read More

Rees Jones, Giving Golf A Higher Purpose

By Jeffrey A. RendallPhotos by Jeffrey A. Rendall and  ... Rees Jones knows golf, and he knows life. The son of legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones, Rees studied at Yale and Harvard prior to joining his dad's firm in 1965. In 1974, he established Rees Jones Inc, which he now... Read More

Seeking A Cure For Bozoitis

By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... I've got a disease with no possibility of a cure. I'm afflicted with bozoitis -- I'm terrified of bozos....  ... A bozo is a stranger you're paired with by the starter -- who through his routines, mannerisms and dysfunctional personality, bugs the stuffing out of you for eighteen torturous... Read More

The 2004 PGA Tour Season – Curtis Strange Sets The Stage

By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeff Janas...  ... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The 2004 PGA Tour season’s first event was the Mercedes Championship (at Kapalua, Hawaii) in early January, followed by the Sony Open, also in Hawaii.  Since then, the Tour’s moved to the California desert, over to Phoenix, back to California... Read More

Tom Fazio -- Communicating on a Natural Level

By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... It's odd how technology changed communications in our world, with most folks now keeping in touch by cell phone, email notes and various electronic devices. It seems electronic gizmos are everyone's constant companions. But for some, interactive processes and methods remain very natural. And a few folks... Read More