Some of the biggest names in the sport, like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson will compete for the championship August 7-13. For the latest information, scores, and news, head over to the official website.
Read more about the history of the Quail Hollow Club, including the Wells Fargo Championship, by visiting our Carolina Room. Golf Courses of the PGA Tour highlights some of the official courses of the tour, while John Garrity’s America's Worst Golf Courses cheekily rates courses not up to par.
Two golf legends had integral ties to Charlotte. Arnold Palmer designed the Piper Glen golf course in south Charlotte and helped bring two golf events to Quail Hollow in the 1970s and 1980s. For more on his life, we recommend Arnie & Jack or Palmer’s autobiography, A Life Well Played. Another interesting story is that of Charlotte native Charlie Sifford. He was the first African-American to play on the PGA tour, and his autobiography Just Let Me Play, is the truly engaging and eye opening story of his experiences. He even has a local golf course named after him.
Golf is an excellent low-impact exercise if you choose to hop out of the golf cart and walk the course. Foundation to Fairways, Golfer's Guide to Pilates, The Healthy Golfer, and The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Golf Past 40 all offer ways to incorporate the sport into your healthy lifestyle. Or, try something new by heading to one of Charlotte's disc golf courses such as the Hornet's Nest.
Golf has the reputation of being boring, but these titles show off its lighter side. Rick Reilly’s Who's Your Caddy? shows off the funny side of caddying. The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook--Golf is a tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving perilous situations such surviving a lightning storm. Dan Jenkins’ satire, Franchise Babe, pokes fun at the LPGA tour. Hilarity ensues when a feud erupts between two Scottish clans, in David Feherty’s A Nasty Bit of Rough.
Finally, we must mention actor Bill Murray, featured as Carl the groundskeeper in the classic 1980's country club comedy Caddyshack. Cinderella Story chronicles Murray’s love of the game through the self-deprecating voice he’s famous for.
Let the library be your link to all things golf this month!