Firm and Fast

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Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 19: The Melbourne Tiger – Peter Thomson AO, CBE.

Andrew Thomson joins us for a chat about his dad Peter from the early days in Melbourne, to the influence of Von Nida. A playing career that encompassed 98 professional career wins around the world including 5 Open Championships – three of which were won in succession.

Peter was also a dab hand at writing on golf, broadcasting and course desiging.

We also take a look at a very special, final journey that Andrew made on Peter's behalf in July 2022.

Many thanks to Andrew for his time, we hope you enjoy the episode. are the publisher of My Life in Golf which was referenced during the episode, the book includes a collection of some of Peter's most inciteful writing over the years.

Link below to Peter Mitchell's biography of Peter Thomson:

Link below to Stephen Proctor's book – The Long Golden Afternoon, which Andrew mentioned as a recommendation:

You can also download Andrew's recent article on his 2022 UK trip for the Golf Society of Australia's Newsletter by following the link to my google drive folder for episode 19 below:–5n?usp=share_link

Finally, I have a quick favour to ask – if you like what you hear on the podcast – you might consider recommending it to one of your friends or alternatively leaving a review through your preferred podcast app…. it really is appreciated!

Many thanks for listening!


Special Guest: Andrew Thomson.

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