In recent years, as traditional golf journalism has declined, a variety of YouTube channels have sprung up to vie for a small but active audience of golf nuts. While most of these channels are too lo-fi to enjoy, a few have begun to produce content of genuine depth and polish. Below you will find a list of five of my favorites.
In debates about golf, as in debates about politics, people tend to split into opposing armies and dig trenches. I often find myself caught in no-man’s land, seeing and understanding (and taking fire from) both sides. So in this occasional series, which I call “On the One Hand, On the Other Hand…,” I delve into controversies in the golf world not by picking a side but by considering all sides..
On the one hand… Grayson Murray, PGA Tour pro, is frequently a jerk on Twitter. He has feuded pointlessly with other professional golfers. He has flirted with a high school girl. He has offered his — shall we say — undercooked opinion on police shootings. He has exited an argument about world ranking points by saying, apropos of nothing, “I love you @realDonaldTrump #MAGA.”