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George Peper: We're Out of Touch

Technology has made us better equipped, better fitted, better taught, better informed—and less talented

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George Peper: Going Down?

Call me a curmudgeon, but I’m of the firm conviction that caddies, as an element of 21st century golf, are somewhere between superfluous and annoying.

They’re elevator operators—they know every inch of their route, but is that really so noteworthy? They’re the guys who stand in the bathrooms of fancy restaurants, turning on a faucet, proffering a hand towel, and waiting for a tip.

I don’t understand the clubs and resorts who proudly point to their “walking” courses and all but require their members to take caddies.

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Letter from St. Andrews: Trump Tales

Appeared in Spring 2012 LINKS

Talk about COINCIDENCE. I’m in the middle of writing this very column—about Donald Trump—when the phone rings and who is it? Donald Trump. He’d just seen the LINKS 100 lists of the top courses in the world and U.

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My Top 10 Favorite Links Courses

Appeared in the LINKS Insider newsletter on July 18, 2014

I know this is somewhat inappropriate, with the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) this week, but I’m afraid the links courses of England don’t do much for me. I have great respect for Hoylake, a no-nonsense test, but truth be told, it lacks memorable holes, and the same must be said for both Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham. As for the other English venue, Royal St George’s, it has too many blind shots and uneven lies for my taste.

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