Golfing World: Peter Dawson talks Olympics and Tiger Woods
Golfing World has an in-depth chat with R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson, who earlier this year announced his forthcoming departure, about golf's global appeal, golf's debut appearance at the Olympic Games, and who could take on Tiger Woods' mantle as golf's leading star.
Golfing World: Anna Nordqvist reflects on 2014 season
Golfing World chats with LPGA Tour star Anna Nordqvist, who has enjoyed arguably the greatest year of her career so far in 2014.
For the Record: Votaw on status of Olympic course
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to discuss the current status of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in this clip from For the Record.
For the Record: Votaw on how Olympics will grow golf
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to explain how Olympic golf will grow the game internationally in this clip from For the Record.
For the Record: Votaw on Olympic golf in Rio
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to discuss the delays facing the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in this edition of For the Record.the Olympics. The idea going forward from that was to build a golf course , and you didn't use these words, but to build maybe a show stopper, venue for these Olympic games . Well, we feel very good about what. Gil had designed. Everybody who has looked at the routing, looked at the design, looked at the piece of land we have to work with. Everybody who knows what they are talking about, who have, who has seen it has come away very impressed with it. We just want to make sure that whatever we do. We put our best foot forward for golf in the Olympic Games . Whether of not it, it, it is because we're further along, further down the road than we would have liked to get to this point. It's probably not going to be as perfect as our ideal situation would be. but it's going to be as good as we can do it based on the resources that are applied to it by the landowner One of the plans all along was to have a test event in the years leading up to the matches to be able to adjust the golf course if there were things you needed to change before the Olympic games . What's the schedule of the test event right now and will you be able to make those changes. Well, it all depends. You kind of work backwards from when the golf course gets grassed and how much time you need to have it be matured before you have a competition on it. And ideally,
In Play: Great-grandson of last Olympic golf gold medalist visits historic course
Ross Wigle, great-grandson of George S. Lyon, the last man to win Olympic gold in golf, visits Glen Echo Country Club, the site of his great-grandfather's triumph in 1904.grandfather got a par. It was all over. He was now the Olympic Champion . And this is where it happened. What I would look forward to and I've had the invitation, is coming back here in
In Play: Olympic historian on golf's return to the games
Bill Mallon has a unique angle on golf's return to the Olympic games, being a former PGA player as well as an Olympic historian.at the beginning I have this unique thing. I played on the PGA Tour . The past president, I founded the International Society of Olympic Historians. This is like this great coming together of something I've always wanted to see was golf in the Olympics. And I did have a, you know, a little role in it. I worked with David Fay and the World of Golf Council back in the late '90s to help promote the first bid that they put in and work with them to design the bid a little bit. So, I had a little role. I didn't have much to do with the one that went through Ty Votaw from the PGA Tour . He did call me up, and we talked a few times about, you know, he wanted some advice on various options they
In Play: Margaret Abbott, first U.S. woman Olympic champ
Hear the story of Margaret Abbott, the first US Woman Olympic Champion and learn how her story was uncovered.side shows to World Fairs of those years. There were things like motorcycle races , ballooning, life-saving, fishing were all part of the World Fairs events. -So, there was a lot of confusion. -Into this confusion came Margaret Abbott, a Chicagoan who had traveled to Paris to study art. -Margaret Abbott studied in [unk]. -But she brought more than just her paint brushes . -She always had taken her clubs there. And she entered the tournament. -There was a 36-hole stroke play event for men, there was a 9-hole stroke play event for women. -Margaret Abbott won with score 47. -They had no idea they were competing an Olympic event. They thought these were just events held as side shows to the World's Fair. -As a result, she never realized she played an important role in American Olympic history. -Margaret Abbott was the first American woman Olympic champion . -She's the first female Olympic champion from the United States. She's the second female Olympic champion ever. -Her achievement would have been lost in the pages of history were it not for the interest of one woman. -Paula does research on the early history of the Olympics, especially women's involvement in the Olympics. And she became fascinated by the idea of the first U.S. Women's Olympic champion . -She was an enigma, and I was gonna find out about her. -For years, well, she searched for hints of Abbott's life.