• THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE - JAMES BRAID

    The last but certainly not least of the Great Triumvirate is James Braid, who like JH Taylor won five Open Championships. Braid was a Scot, born at Earlsferry in Fife, the birthplace of golf, in 1870. His father was a ploughman.

  • LEGENDS OF THE GAME - HARRY SHAPLAND COLT

    In the early part of the twentieth century, the great golfers were making an impact spreading the game by the sheer force of their achievements and resulting fame. The great Triumvirate of Vardon, Taylor and Braid had won sixteen Open Championships between them.

  • Champagne Tony - Open Champion

    With the first major complete, and the Green Jacket retained in America, the prospect of an English Open Champion is again being debated. Thoughts run ahead and the chances for this year are already being mooted.

  • Legends No 4 - You know this man

    Henry Longhurst, that doyen of golfing commentators once stated when talking of Dr Frank Stableford 'I doubt whether any single man did more to increase the pleasure of the more humble golfer'. It is not difficult to see why, because today there are more golf competitions in the Stableford format than probably any other.

  • LEGENDS OF THE GAME - OLD TOM MORRIS

    Old Tom Morris, the icon of St Andrews, was called Old Tom to differentiate him from his son, Young Tom. His life was a success, first as a golfer, later as a golf course architect, a career which blossomed late in life.

  • LEGENDS OF THE GAME - TITANIC THOMPSON

    This is a first of a new series to be posted throughout this Spring - these are some of the 'Legends' of our game, incredible characters and wonderful golfers. The stories you will read are of people some of whom you will know of and some you will never have heard of before. Be prepared to be amazed!

  • LEGEND NO 2 - LEE ELDER

    Sometimes a man of humble beginnings has an important role to play in his life, one that he cannot foresee in his youth. Such a man is Lee Elder, who was to become the first African American and the first coloured golfer to play in The Masters Tournament at Augusta National.

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