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The PGA Tour site has news, leaderboards for current tourneys, PGA tour statistics, the schedule and tournament info, and golf instruction.
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The Ladies Professional Golf Association website has a real-time leaderboard, news, statistics, tournament schedule and info, player info, plus golf instruction information.  •  Ladies European Tour   • LPGA Futures Tour   • Canadian Women's Tour   • Korean LPGA   • LPGA Japan

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews dates back to an annual tournament 1st played on May 14, 1754 over the Links of St Andrews. They began administrating the Rules of Golf on September 28, 1897. Since 1952, they have done this in conjunction with the USGA. They also have a lot about Golf Heritage there, and a searchable photo gallery from more recent years.      • British Golf Museum • Official World Golf Rankings

The United States Golf Association sets the Rules of Golf (in conjuction with the Royal & Ancient, below) and runs the US tournaments played by the PGA and LPGA. Get USGA membership info, and visit the USGA museum. Search USGA.org here:

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Golf.com, from the editors of Golf Magazine and CNN/SportsIllustrated, covers golf with AP (and sometimes Reuters) stories, often with good photos linked to large versions. You can search Golf.com with this form:

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Golf Digest tells you "how to play, what to play, and where to play", and they give unparalleled coverage of the PGA tour. You can find articles from the Golf Digest and Golf World archives with their search engine, accessible here:

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click to see this photo larger, and read about the 1962 US Open, on the Golf Articles page
Arnold Palmer waited 3 minutes for this 8-foot putt to drop in the 1962 US Open at Oakmont. It didn't fall. On June 17, 1962 Palmer faced Jack Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff, and Nicklaus won the Open by 3 strokes, the 1st win of his professional career. Sports Illustrated photo by John G. Zimmerman, from Time Magazine, 6/22/1962. You can read excerpts from the TIME article on the Golf Articles page.
 

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The Callaway Golf official online store features low prices and $4.99 flat rate shipping on the full line of new Callaway, Top Flite and Ben Hogan golf products, including full sets, drivers, fairway woods, irons, wedges, putters, golf balls, golf shoes, and accessories. They have a 30-day return policy (see website for details); "A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) is required for all returns."

Golf Card is the number one golf savings card with more than 3,600 participating courses nationwide. Members receive up to 50% off green fees, Pro Shop discounts, discount car rental, a quarterly magazine, and a 3 day - 2 night hotel stay with their membership, all for just $59.

The oldest and most respected name in golf retailing, Austad's has helped over 6 million golfers enjoy their game more since 1963. They carry all the major brands: Callaway, Titleist, Ping, Ashworth, TaylorMade and many more. Austad's customer service has been bringing customers back for over 40 years. Austad's provides free shipping for orders over $100.

GigAGolf carries a wide variety of brand name, custom, and discount golf equipment. They provide free shipping on all orders over $100.

At Callaway Golf Pre-Owned you can buy, sell, trade-in, or trade-up. Callaway Golf pays cash for your used Callaway golf clubs, and sells and trades Certified pre-owned Callaway golf clubs.

Pinemeadow Golf Products is a premier manufacturer of pro-tour quality golf clubs sold factory-direct to the consumer. Having built and sold millions of golf clubs, PinemeadowGolf.com is the ideal destination for the value conscious golfer. You will love their huge selection of drivers, fairway woods, irons, complete sets, wedges and putters.

KnetGolf sells all major name golf balls, including Titleist, Callaway, Nike, Dunlop, Maxfli, ProStaff, Top Flite, Slazenger, Strata, Hogan,and others, for as low as half-price, with free shipping on orders over $100.

TIME Magazine, Sept. 28, 1959:

Battle on the Greens
    From the start, the big (6 ft., 190 lbs.), crew-cropped junior from Ohio State approached last week's 59th U.S. Amateur at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs as though it were just a casual round with his buddies back home in Columbus. Jack Nicklaus, 19, joked with opponents and officials alike, was undaunted by the tricky greens of the 7,010-yd. course hacked out of the eastern slope of the Rampart Range, 6,500 ft. above sea level. Because of the backdrop of jagged peaks, some level greens seemed to slope uphill, some uphill greens seemed flat...

    Nicklaus had just the club to back up his long game off the tee: an old-fashioned, hickory-shafted putter, which he had ordered in Scotland last spring... In the semifinals, faced with a 27-ft. putt downhill over a hump, Nicklaus precisely moved his new bat and watched the ball trickle home to eliminate California's Gene Andrews, 2 and 1. "There was no way that ball could get into the cup," complained Andrews, who carried a form chart on every green. "Just no way it could be done."

    In the finals [defending champion Charlie] Coe started fast, drilling birdies on the first three holes, led two up after the morning round of 18 holes. But in the afternoon Coe began to wilt. He sent seven of nine tee shots into the rough... Swinging with smooth power, canning his putts with authority, Nicklaus caught Coe on the 21st hole. Going into the 36th, the exhausted Coe and the confident Nicklaus were still tied. The sun was down, and the greens had slowed when Coe chipped for the cup out of a grassed bunker. Normally, the ball would have rolled in, but in the dampening grass it stopped inches away... Then Nicklaus took his new putter and sank his eight-footer for a birdie three and the U.S. Amateur. New champion Nicklaus was the youngest player to win the title in half a century.



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