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Tag: Herb Graffis

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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Photo by: Tom Lebsack

T.A. is taking care of business

September 28, 2018 By
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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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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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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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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