When Ben Hogan and Sam Snead played their now historic match at Houston Country Club for “Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf,” the round took forever because 200-pound cameras had to be moved and stabilized between every shot.
Now, almost everybody carries a video camera in their pocket.
Major championships always bring out a who’s who of golf – like Butch Harmon standing impatiently in line at the local grocery store behind the PGA.com crew last night. But there are also people within the game who are at Kiawah to help spread important messages.
LPGA veteran Michelle McGann is one of those.
Michelle is the spokesperson for Fairway Friends, a new initiative by the Executive Women’s Golf Association designed to bring women into the game through their friendships with other women.
Equipment changes before a major are rare. Putter changes before a major are virtually unheard of.
Guys might experiment with a driver or two the Monday before. And a new wedge could occasionally slip into the bag. Depending on the venue, a driving iron or hybrid might make a temporary appearance. But almost never is the putter, the most important and intimate club in the bag, jilted for a new mistress on the eve of one of the Big Four.