The Loop

The Complete History Of The Ambush

April 19, 2010

And so, in the March 2008 issue, we asked readers to send in their itineraries and to tell us why their buddies trip is unique. And so they did. Close to 10,000 entries and more than two years later, we've met with 25 groups of golfers (and counting) ranging in size from three to 135. We've been to 14 states and featured 732 of you in the pages of Golf Digest. From Scottsdale to Schuyler, Neb., I've passed out golf balls, drink tickets, hats, golf bags and boxes of cigars. I've bought lunches and dinners, bottles of wine and a tray full of burgers at the turn. (Almost) everything I've seen has been printable, most obey the law and they all say the same thing: It's not about the golf -- it's about the group.

Greg Waldrop and Jeff Graham, of Ambush No. 13, The Bratton Brothers Invitational (41 years in the books), have taken it upon themselves to track the history of the Ambush.

Here is a link to their site, with a very serviceable summary of stories, venues and dates of each Ambush.

Here's a Golf Channel video summarizing the first six Ambushes:

If you and your group are interested in being Ambushed, click here for the entry form. You never know, you might be next.

--Matty G.