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Tag: Herb Graffis

John Shaw (Photo by: Scott Galvin Photography)

2021 Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year: John Shaw

September 14, 2021 By
A golfer’s heart, a helping attitude and an engineer’s mind make John Shaw, CGCS, the 2021 winner of the Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year Award. ...

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July 1966 cover (Photo: Golfdom archives)

Golfdom Files: Giving golfers what they need

June 26, 2020 By
In this July 1966 article, Golfdom founder Herb Graffis takes a look back at how much the game owes to a golf salesman and pioneer, Sam Clapper. ...

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Alan FitzGerald (Photo courtesy of Alan Fitzgerald)

2019 Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year: Alan FitzGerald

September 23, 2019 By and
The Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year Award is named in honor of Golfdom’s founder, World Golf Hall of Fame member Herb Graffis. Graffis was one of the first people to think of golf as a business when he and ...

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Golfdom Files: Are kids answer to today’s grief, tomorrow’s hope in golf

September 17, 2019 By
The year is 1933. Golf pros are giving golf lessons to high school and college students. The kids are loving it. Meanwhile, club manufacturers are having issues moving golf clubs frozen in inventories from 1931 and 1932. Do you see ...

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Golfdom Files: ‘Dear Beef’

May 7, 2019 By
In the May 1936 issue of Golfdom — which, like the May 2019 issue, featured Pebble Beach on the cover — Golfdom founder Herb Graffis wrote a letter to his dear old friend — or perhaps it’s more accurate to ...

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Keeping up with the Jones: A farewell to Dan Jenkins

April 15, 2019 By
Sports journalism, and certainly the great game of golf, lost a legend recently with the passing of World Golf Hall of Famer Dan Jenkins at the age of 90. I’m happy to say I knew Dan Jenkins, a little. The ...

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