The Literature of Golf
The Shivas Irons Society was, in large measure, inspired by one of the great works of modern sport literature, Michael Murphy's classic masterpiece, Golf in the Kingdom. But just as the Society has forged its own identity with its contributions to the game of golf, we also wish to use our online presence to offer a diversity of perspectives that can deepen our audience's experience of the great game of golf.
Since our founding twenty yeaars ago, an important element of the Society’s mission has always been to help enrich the culture of golf, and we believe that providing the golfing community with in-depth explorations of the game, its culture and its contributions to personal development is right in line with that mission. Mainstream print and electronic media do a comprehensive job of covering the professional tours, equipment, instruction and travel. But golf has a long and very rich tradition of inspiring excellent writing (and beautiful images) that are often overlooked by today’s mass media. We want to honor that tradition and help keep it current by providing a forum for today’s writers and artists.
It is our immediate goal to gather in this section of our website a collection of literary offerings, both new and historic, in the form of commentary, poetry, criticism, short fiction, dialogues, personal interviews and the like, that will provide these perspectives that we speak of.