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Jim Nugent

Jim Nugent is the Founder & Publisher of Global Golf Post. He has worked in golf media for more than a quarter century, and he is a frequent guest on Golf Channel and numerous golf talk radio shows across the country. He covers the amateur game on a global basis. He resides in Glenview, Illinois.

Articles by Jim Nugent

USGA Officials Happy With Rules Despite PGA Tour Complaints

If USGA CEO Mike Davis and his very capable rules colleague Thomas Pagel were the least bit concerned about some of the issues that have arisen in the professional game so far, it was not evident in San Antonio, writes Jim Nugent. “Change for some people isn’t as easy as it is for others,” Davis said.

Jones Cup Bolsters Its Mid-Amateur Presence

The Jones Cup, the season opener for significant amateur tournament play that started on Friday, has a larger contingent of mid-amateur players this year than in the recent past. Jim Nugent reports on the return of the career amateur, led by 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Kevin O'Connell, to Ocean Forest Golf Club.

The USGA’s Walker Cup Quandary

Six potential players for the U.S. Walker Cup team turned down an invitation to a recent practice session. Post publisher Jim Nugent, a close observer of the amateur scene, looks at the problems the USGA faces in team selection for the prestigious amateur competition with Great Britain and Ireland.

History Infuses Birmingham’s National Senior-Junior Stewardship