The Golfer’s Journal – Number 03
Through diverse and gifted storytellers, photographers, and artists, TGJ captures the heart and soul of the game in ways discerning golfers will not find anywhere else. With a fiercely independent voice and unmatched physical construction, The Golfer’s Journal will cover the game wherever it may be played, casting a sophisticated light on the culture, history, places, and characters that define the game’s unique personality and undeniable allure.
On the cover: One of the game’s most imitated illustrations. Ben Hogan has a grip on this issue, from the precision of South Korean golf to the power of Alister MacKenzie’s genius at Pasatiempo. Secrets, not unlike the one Hogan said he found in the dirt, abound in No. 3, including Tom Coyne’s unlikely discovery at Shiskine, Caleb Hannan’s revealing ride with some golf’s greatest hustlers and the new light we shine on the artist who drew Hogan’s hands. The Hawk doesn’t have the same hold on Will Leitch, as he discusses his troubles with golf in a challenging essay. But even doubters will see the beauty in a grass-roots success in Chicago, a rising young photographer at the PGA Tour, and a trip through the stunning Canadian wilds with architect Riley Johns.