Stewart Cink: Greater than self

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis – Story by Patrick Yost – Photography by Dennis McDaniel – It was early, but Buddy Clarke was already having a good day. Clarke, a 73-year-old retired CPA, was standing outside the bag drop area of The Creek Club at…

A classic, reborn

Great Waters is rebuilding from the ground up to modernize its Jack Nicklaus design. Jack Nicklaus calls it “spectacular.” In fact, in an interview recently taped at Lake Oconee, he uses the word “spectacular” four times. He’s talking about the Great Waters golf course, a course he designed that opened with a bang in 1992,…

The greatest course you’ve never played

Tennille’s ‘every man’ course might surprise even golf’s greatest purists. Story by Patrick Yost – Robbie Williams is keeping a secret. This Southern dame, a super-senior club champion at Twin City Country Club in Tennille, Georgia, isn’t demur about her golf game or her love of the club. As she lingers over a cheeseburger and…

Player profile: Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner, American professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour, sat down with his former University of Georgia golf coach, Jim Douglas, to answer questions on golf, family, food, and everything in between. How do you relax? I go off the grid at home – no cell phone – just spend time with my…

Up to Par: Recalling the shots

Golf Digest contributing editor reflects on ‘more trips to the Masters than any man deserves.’ When friends learn you’ve been lucky enough to attend the Masters, they tend to tell you about it, even if they’ve never been. “The grass….no weeds, right?” “Much hillier than you can see on television, right?” “How about those pimento…

In the Spirit: Azaleas in Bloom

The Augusta National is known for its lush banks of bright azaleas – inspiration for a signature drink that masterfully blends the sweet and the sour. With the Masters being one of the most exclusive sporting events in the world and tickets hard to come by, if you find yourself no able to attend, you…

At the Table: Perfecting Pimento Cheese

Whether served on a paper plate or a silver platter, one Georgia-based batch maker shows the versatility of this signature Southern spread. It’s hard not to consider the pimento cheese sandwich spread in the context of Masters week around the South. What started out as a staple in workers’ lunchboxes has now found a place…

Backyard Traveler: Discovering Georgia through golf

The Georgia Golf Trail showcases the state’s top courses while revealing Georgia’s beauty from the mountains to the coast Seven years ago, Doug Hollandsworth was walking his dog at the Providence Golf Club in Monroe, Georgia, when he had an epiphany. Alabama has the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, South Carolina has Myrtle Beach as…

From the Heart: The ‘First Impression’

You never get a second chance to make a good one, but with the help of this ‘First Impression’ scarf, your reputation will soar beyond good to trendy, and undoubtedly, charitable. Atlanta-based home and entertainment blogger, Cynthia Hoyt, of DarlingDownSouth.com, partnered with local, Athens artist, Hannah Betzel, to design a tasteful yet colorful print to…

In the Garden: Seeking Eden

Inspired by historic gardens throughout Georgia, a new book tells the stories of these spaces through vivid photography and well-crafted detail. Photography by James R. Lockhart – In 1933, the Peachtree Garden Club put together Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933, a book detailing the 200-year evolution of the region’s most impressive private and public gardens….