In a few short days television will deliver to us a form of escape we've been missing as a pandemic has otherwise occupied so many of our thoughts and efforts. On Sunday, a charity match will be staged to bolster relief efforts in the fight against COVID-19. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and other elite players will be swinging the sticks. And they'll be taking up the competition at renowned Seminole Golf Club.
With a rare ability to take in the sight of the cloistered course there, GGP herewith offers a suite of stories about Seminole, the resolutely private enclave that features a gem of a Donald Ross course just off the Atlantic Ocean in Juno Beach, Fla.
The viewing public is about to get a double bonus. They'll get to watch top professionals in action again and most will be enjoying their first views of a golf design classic, writes Ron Green Jr.
John Steinbreder has a deep appreciation for the club and for the course, and he shares a primer on the history there, as well as a review of how the seaside layout has evolved and a collection of details and anecdotes that point up the iconic facility's unique appeal.
All golfers have cherished memories from the journey the game has provided them, and here John Hopkins recounts how Seminole features in his story.
In Sean Fairholm's piece, head professional Bob Ford previews a selection of noteworthy holes that the club's members are well familiar with, and which will have the attention of the competitors and viewers come the weekend.
Another dose of international attention for Seminole will come when the 2021 Walker Cup Match is staged there. Jim Nugent gives the account of how club president Jimmy Dunne's thoughts developed into reality.
Finally, in this week's edition of The Divot, Steve Eubanks tells the backstory of one touring professional's initial visit to the Florida landmark, which began with an unlikely introduction to the staff there.