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Proving Grounds

Asia-Pacific And Latin America Amateurs Are Developing Pro Winners

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and the Latin American Amateur Championship are each celebrating milestones – the former this week, and the latter in...

Schonbaum Represents Mid-Am’s Majesty

Despite offering a U.S. Open berth and a likely Masters invitation to its winner, the U.S. Mid-Amateur is notable for the camaraderie its...

Nathaniel Crosby Charms In Britain 

Nathaniel Crosby is captaining the US team at the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool, where he played in the American team that...

Vinny Giles, 76, Happily Retires From Competition

Vinny Giles, 76, who some might describe as the undisputed champion of modern amateur golf, announced his retirement from competition this week at...

Senior Amateurs Exhibit Endurance, Ability

The U.S. Senior Amateur and U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur might be labeled golf’s greatest endurance tests. The finalists in each of these two...

He’s No Daredevil

Kelly Knievel Gets His Kicks From Golf

Kelly Knievel, son of the late legendary daredevil Evil Knievel, is no daredevil himself but he is seeking a few thrills at the...

Women’s Am Champ Ruffels Evokes Compelling Comparisons

Gabriela Ruffels, fresh off her victory at the U.S. Women's Amateur, is drawing the praise you might expect of a champion. But one...

Stating His Case

Precocious Castillo Makes Compelling Walker Cup Argument

Ricky Castillo, an 18-year-old from Southern California, has made a compelling case to be included on the U.S. Walker Cup team. He turned...

Amateur Breadth On Full Display In Pinehurst 

Pinehurst and the U.S. Amateur Championship have been reunited this week, the third time the men’s championship has been played in the spot...

Confidence And Youth Go Hand In Hand At Women’s Am

A youth movement is on full display at the U.S. Women's Amateur this week. Our Cassie Stein writes about the confident personalities that...

Elliott’s Excellent Expedition

Top Senior Amateur Shines In Whirlwind Trip To U.K.

Gene Elliott, a top senior amateur golfer from Iowa, just completed a whirlwind journey through the U.K. that included playing both the Senior...

The Walker Cup’s Predicament

A Slimmer Body Of Work Among U.S. Team Candidates 

In a surprising departure from past Walker Cup cycles, some of the U.S. team candidates have scaled back their amateur schedules. The challenge...