Season ending at Rye

December 10, 2012
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There’s only one place to finish the year at – Rye. We take a seat in Darwin bar. With Charles Darwin’s armchair in a corner, donated by his grandson Bernard Darwin that was Captain twice with a 50 year interval. All Presisdent’s putters are hanging on the wall in front of us. Harry S Colt […]

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The Open at Royal St George’s

December 9, 2012

Since 1894 fourteen golfers have raised The Claret Jug at Royal St George’s. J.H Taylor won the first championship outside of Scotland.  It is also a site that has seen both Harry Vardon and Walter Hagen win twice – Harry in a 36 hole play-off back in 1911. Then the rare sight of the opponent, […]

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St George and the Dragon

December 3, 2012
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With drawn swords we conquer Royal St Georges. Coffee is ingested in The Smoking Room. The previous master’s of The Open are all lined up on the wall. Well used Chesterfield armchairs. The course look wonderful, it is December after all. 10am and we are ready for battle. 10:08 and we have taken our first […]

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Advent at Prince’s

December 3, 2012
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LINKS75 heads to the mainland and continues towards familiar territory – Kent and Sandwich. We fall asleep with the pub’s Christmas Disco ringing in our ears. Slightly deaf we make our way to the1st hole – 1 degree plus, shining sun and the ground slightly frozen. We slip over on the tee and the ball […]

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Christmas Decorations at Royal Guernsey

December 2, 2012
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LINKS75 continues its tour of the Channel Islands. Already at the entrance we are greeted by loads of Christmas baubles, Santa Clauses and a heavily decorating ladies’ committee. As usual we are advised to use the yellow markers initially at the traditionally dug-up December tees. The 2nd has a winter tee and can be reached […]

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La Moye – links à la carte

November 30, 2012
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LINKS75 are booked in as the day’s only guests. The starter takes us out and points to the 10th tee. The air is clear and crisp and the weather fantastic for a Friday in November – Guernsey lies on St Ouen’s Bay’s horizon and awaits us. We head straight out into a cliff links landscape […]

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Winter Sun at Royal Jersey

November 29, 2012
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The taxi driver is a member himself and takes us with safe hands to the shop and a warm reception. The 1st shot from the 1st tee is squeezed between a fortress from the 1800s and a military bunker from WW11. Along the entire right hand side awaits the English Channel. It is winter-time and […]

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Two par at Frösåkers new links

October 28, 2012
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LINKS75 inaugurates the 7th hole at Frösåkers new short-hole links. A fabulous hole with a classic burn in front of the green. Two safe par putts and we go off the green with a smile on our faces.

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