Backspin-History of the Game

April 3, 2016

The Origins of The Masters Theme Song

So where did the Masters theme song come from?  That iconic music you hear every year around Masters time.  So soothing and peaceful. Makes you think of azaleas, beautiful green grass, perfectly manicured fairways […]
November 21, 2014

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From?

Where did the term ‘birdie’ come from? We all love making birdies.  Who doesn’t right?  But did you know the origin of the term?  Well, in golf history standards the term birdie […]
April 3, 2012

The Masters Green Jacket

The Masters Green Jacket has been worn by members of Augusta National since 1937.  That year the members used the jackets to identify themselves from the crowd to assist patrons of the […]
March 28, 2012

The History of the Golf Tee

The history of the golf tee dates back to the 1500’s.  The practice of getting sand wet with a towel and mounding up earth to get the ball off the ground a […]
March 7, 2012

The British Open’s Claret Jug

The first British Open was contested in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club and stayed there for some 11 years.  Originally the winner of the British Open received something called the “Challenge Belt.” […]