Lake Oconee’s Toughest 18

Because golf isn’t hard enough and we’ve got a root canal schedule for later, Lake Oconee Living magazine has created its own murderer’s row of golf holes. We met with all the club pros and discussed the merits and disadvantages of having to play these holes. For argument’s sake, we set up our fantasy 18…

Tea-Time at the Masters

Forty years later, this timeless community cookbook still has a place on the shelf in Southern kitchens throughout the region Written by Susan Detrick-Atchley Photographed by Tony Clark Styled by Tami Hardeman P.G. Wodehouse famously advised, “To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.” When the city of Augusta, Georgia, plays the gentleman’s…

An Insider’s Guide to The Masters

Written and illustrated by Lee Heffernan My father, Henry, was one of the few members of Augusta National Golf Club who had a key to the gate. I have fond memories of learning how to fish the Eisenhower Pond during the summer months when the club was closed, playing the course on many occasions, Thanksgiving…

Home on the Range

Texans first, golfers second: Buddy Clarke and Dien Stout make their second home overlooking the Creek Club’s signature hole Sitting in the unusual stone seats surrounding Buddy Clark and Dien Stout’s fire pit, one might be able to imagine themselves far out on the Texas range, a pot of stew hanging over a fire. But…

A man and his beverage: The Arnold Palmer

America’s revered golf professional Arnold Palmer had barely cleared his 87th birthday when he passed away in September of last year. From 1958 to 1964, he dominated the Masters in Augusta. His career spanned two generations, yielding 62 PGA tour titles and making him one of the originals in the World Golf Hall of Fame…

Revisiting Mr. Penick’s Little Red Book

I’ve taken our Winterpocalypse as an opportunity to re-read one of my favorite golf books, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book. I first read the Little Red Book while in college. If such a thing is possible, I knew less about golf and the golf swing then than I do now. Trying to digest any level…

Playing a masterpiece

Publisher  Patrick Yost recalls playing the work of art that is Augusta National I can tell you what I ordered for lunch. Not what I ate. No, when you are looking out a huge picture window from the Augusta National clubhouse to a framed image of the first tee box, waiting to hit your first…

The Color of Home

From his captain’s chair in the dining room of his new home, Steve Gray can see two paintings that he and his wife, Sharman, commissioned depicting their childhood homes. Sharman’s shows an elegant home place her family called “Riverview,” situated on the Sunflower River in the Mississippi Delta outside of Greenville. His is a humble,…