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“War hero, golf great: Tommy Armour’s amazing, untold life
Unheralded Scot recovered from horrific WW1 injuries to win Carnoustie’s first Open,“

Golf: Van de Velde’s Vanity?

“Three putt from thirty feet to win by one? Okay, fair enough I’d win by one, but what a way to finish!” was Jean Van de Velde’s comment after his historic collapse at Carnoustie.
 

Golf: Funny Fan Behaviour

“Walking around the US Open – and believe me, I walked a lot – it quickly became apparent that these idiots are very much few and far between,” writes Alex Perry while reviewing the behaviour of the weirdly dressed and vociferous patrons; Oops!

Golf; Peter Thomson R.I.P.

“For a period during the 1950s it seemed that Peter Thomson, who has died aged 88, virtually owned golf’s oldest major competition, the Open Championship. Between 1952 and 1958 the Australian won the Open four times and was three times a runner-up.”
 

Golf: Can Shinnecock Survive?

“It came as no surprise to learn that Shinnecock Hills, venue for this year’s US Open, will be 446 yards longer and significantly tighter than when it last staged the championship back in 2004.” So reads the article at the National Club Golfer who headline their artic

Golf: DeChambeau Destined to Win?

“I didn’t believe in destiny until Ken Venturi won the 1964 U.S. Open. I was paired with him for the final 36 holes, and how he finished, I'll never know.” says Raymond Floyd on Guy Yocom’s ‘My Shot’.
 

Golf: McIlroy’s Near Misses

“It is remarkable that a player as accomplished as McIlroy is still a work in progress in so many ways,” writes John Feinstein who concludes, “McIlroy will never say it, but he believes when he has his, “A game” as a young Tiger Woods might say, he should always wi

Golf: Favourite For Carnoustie?

 “I fancy his chances at Shinnecock and Carnoustie, two stout tests that demand a strong all-around game,“ is Alan Shipnuck’s response to the question, “Does Rickie win a major in the near future? If so, when?”

Golf: Going To the Salt Mines

“Bob would say, ‘come on, we’ll go up to the salt mines,” recalled Harrington. “That, of course, was going up to the practice range. To most people, going to the salt mines would be a miserable thing. There are a million sayings he’d come out with.”

Golf: So Be It

So be it, at the moment  I’ve given up on finding stuff on golf blogs that inspire me so I’ve had to resort to passages from my book, ‘Life’s Lessons Frae the Links’