December 2012

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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