Tag: Golfdom 90th Anniversary

Photos: Mel Lucas Jr. (1), Hurdzan Golf Design (2), Michigan State University Library (3)

Great Golfdom collections

February 5, 2018 By
By the end of 2017, Golfdom had been published 770 times since it was first introduced by the Graffis brothers 90 years ago. Over the years, we have learned of three collections that are close to bringing together a complete ...

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A remarkable past…a vision for the future

February 2, 2018 By
The following — written and signed by the magazine’s then editor-in-chief — was the original four-page media planner for advertisers, introducing them to the relaunch of the magazine in 1999. Golfdom yesterday… What was Golfdom? It was the business journal ...

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Celebrating a rich history

January 26, 2018 By
In December of 2010, I achieved a lifelong dream by being named the editor-in-chief of a respected magazine. I think many of you can relate. I studied to be a magazine journalist, and worked as an assistant editor and an ...

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Memories of Mr. Golf

January 26, 2018 By and
Rees Jones likes to recall the good humor of Herb Graffis by looking back at one of the hilarious letters Graffis wrote to his father, Robert Trent Jones Sr. “This was Herb Graffis,” chuckles Jones, “The Open Doctor,” when speaking ...

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Thanks for the memories

January 26, 2018 By
A look back at advertising over the years shows how some things have changed and some have stayed the same. It’s not easy being free. In 1927, Herb and Joe Graffis knew there were many golf companies around the country ...

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Mr. Golf’s magazine through the years

January 26, 2018 By and
“When Golfdom’s first issue appeared in February 1927, Charles Lindbergh had taken his big chance, Calvin Coolidge was settling into the president’s chair and Americans were taking long shots on the market and prohibition booze. Nearly 4,000 golf courses existed ...

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