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Art thou a voracious reader? New Yorker archives going back to 2007 free for limited time. Here be some long form pieces on golf.

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Here are some choice picks by Golf Digest, but there are more articles than what's listed.

I used to read the New Yorker a lot, but not as much now. Here are some interesting ones I missed I put in my to read list.


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If you admire good golf writing, I'd recommend any of the Herbert Warren Wind golf anthologies, which collect his articles from The New Yorker from the 1950's through the 1980's.  Following Through may be the most comprehensive of the lot.  It's out of print, but you can pick it up in good condition on the Amazon marketplace or the Alibris website for a couple of dollars.


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