Friend of the pod Richard Pennell is also known by the @pitchmarks moniker on the socials. A life long procrastinator, Richard finally grasped the writing nettle during lockdown to assist members of Woking GC to deal with covid induced isolation, he would go on to write an as yet unpublished book (it’s a masterpiece) and subsequently launch his stymied substack bog in November 2021. 90 plus missives have been published so far – he has some news, which he wants to share with us… it’s great to have him back!Read More
Month: June 2023
With the Open Championship returning to Royal Liverpool, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to reshare the amazing history of John Ball, Junior. Ball was the first amateur in history to win a professional major and he was the most prolific winner of the Amateur Majors in golf history.
This is the story of Hoylake’s original hero – the man that helped bring the Open to Royal Liverpool – the golfer who became the first Englishman to win the Open.
The underrated, John Ball, Junior.Read More
Busy doesn’t begin to describe this time of year for golf with the best women players in the game ready to tackle one of America’ finest courses this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Baltusrol already has a storied history and it will only be enhanced this week when a champion is crowned in the second women’s major of 2023.Read More
Despite almost no detail of how it will play out the announcement by the PGA Tour and the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund that they have ceased legal hostilities and will instead join forces has rocked the golf world. What does it mean? Who knows but there is much to speculate on. It’s also not the only thing happening in the golf world with a most intriguing US Open coming up at LACC next week and co host Geoff Shackelford’s latest book being released.Read More