If you are anything like me, you despise Golf Digest and its hollow, pseudo-fan analytics and ridiculous “Hit Your Drive 400 Yards!” headlines. However, you (and I) are probably ridiculously enamored with the game of golf and will read even its superfluous and mind-numbing coverage, and thus are still subscribed to GD like me. I still leaf through every month and tell myself that, “You’re better than this!” and battle with frustration. This month was different. On page 88 and 89 of the May 2018 issue, I read the essay My Last Round by ex-executive-editor John Barton. It details his life in golf and his battle with Parkinson’s. I won’t spoil it, but I implore anyone who subscribes against their better knowledge to read it- it is a true masterpiece of what golf is: something so much bigger than we will ever know.
P.S. I wish they would make a digital copy available on their website, but let’s be honest they won’t because they’re golf digest.