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April 1, 2020

President’s Letter: Spring 2020

Golf in a crisis We have all had our share of misery in the months of March and April as we return to the golf course. We’ve had late snow and rainy, soggy days. When we look back on those weath
President’s Letter: Summer 2019
July 1, 2019

President’s Letter: Summer 2019

Learning from the Scots and Irish I was in Scotland recently playing courses in and around St. Andrews with three of my closest friends. We had glorious weather (the rumors of wind and rain in Sco
President’s Letter: Spring 2019
April 1, 2019

President’s Letter: Spring 2019

New year, new GAP In the 1990s, I spent considerable time in Australia. One of the great things about traveling to Australia was flying Qantas Airways (obviously a distant second to Aussie beer an
President’s Letter: Winter 2018
December 1, 2018

President’s Letter: Winter 2018

Golf, alternative forms are alive and well The quotation “golf is a good walk spoiled” is often attributed to Mark Twain. Researchers are virtually certain that Twain never defamed our game wi
President’s Letter: Fall 2018
September 24, 2018

President’s Letter: Fall 2018

Ruining our reputation One of the hallmarks of our wonderful game of golf is etiquette. The ethos of respecting your fellow players, policing yourself and doing what you can to ensure that everyon
President’s Letter: Summer 2018
June 1, 2018

President’s Letter: Summer 2018

Champions amongst us After a brief encounter with golf in my early years, I went nearly 20 years without picking up a golf club until I was 34. At that time (1983), I was the Deputy Director of th
President’s Letter: Spring 2018
April 1, 2018

President’s Letter: Spring 2018

Golf is a family affair I was in Ireland this February visiting The Island Golf Club, my home club. The temperature was 48 degrees with a light rain, so given the perfect Irish weather the parking
President’s Letter: Winter 2017
November 1, 2017

President’s Letter: Winter 2017

No brag, just fact In the immortal words of John Wayne, “No brag, just fact.” That must be an important idea because, after all, it was said by the Duke. In Eastern Pennsylvania, we really adh
President’s Letter: Fall 2017
September 1, 2017

President’s Letter: Fall 2017

That’s Amore Geoffrey Chaucer is widely regarded as the father of English literature and is considered by many to be the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. One of Chaucer’s most fam
President’s Letter: Summer 2017
June 1, 2017

President’s Letter: Summer 2017

Amazing acts abound in Philadelphia Every year, I look forward to the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship. The Amateur dates back to the founding of the Association making it one of the oldest c