Episode 26: Grass Routes with Richard Pennell
Richard Pennell makes a long overdue return to the pod, I am honoured that he decided to favour F&F as the medium to announce the imminent publication of his new book – Grass Routes – a collection of some of his @pitchmarks pieces.
[Grass Routes Website](pitchmarks.bigcartel.com)
Richard has launched a new [website](pitchmarks.bigcartel.com) to launch his book, the first edition has a limited run and will undoubtedly be a collectors item in the years to come. Through the medium of words, Richard, has an unrivalled ability to tanatlise the senses in transporting you to first tees, final greens and matchplay battles throughout the golf courses of England, Wales, Scotland and beyond. This is an opus worth investing in.
In celebration of Grass Routes publication, Richard has kindly agreed to provide a lucky winner with a signed copy of his new book. All you have to do is to follow either of the links below to Twitter or Instagram, follow the F&F accounts and then successfully name the course where the hole in question is located.
Grant Books are publishing [Grass Routes](pitchmarks.bigcartel.com) for Richard Pennell, Grant Books has been publishing the finest golf books since 1971. Their portfolio includes architectural, historical and club-specific volumes, all produced to the highest standards. Click here for more details of their extensive range.
The Smell of Rain
Towards the end of this episode I completely lost the run of myself 🙂 and challenged RP to write a piece for the F&F listeners on the smell of rain. Alas as the pod dropped the creative juices are still flowing so you will have to wait a little longer to see what he comes up with, as soon as he sends it to me, a link will be posted here to the F&F substack blog!
Richard Pennell Esq
Richard Pennell's @pitchmarks Substack Blog
Harry Rountree Watercolour Prints
A link to the sumptuous Harry Rountree Prints from Darwin's Golf Courses of the British Isles can be found here
F&F Blog – Netherlands pieces
Further pieces are currently being developed (slowly :)) on Utrecht de Pan, Royal Hague, Kennemer, Noordwijk and Hilversum will be released over the coming weeks.
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Other content well worth exploring
Contours Golf – Will Watt formerly of Caddie Mag
The Quadrilateral – Geoff Shackleford
The Albatross – Bill Fields
The Duffers Literary Companion – Podcast with Stephen Proctor & Jim Hartsell
Links for below to some favourite writers, a few of whom are also friends of the F&F pod
All of Rogers' books can be purchased from Fine Golf Books
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Intro and outro music – _Shoreline Serenade by Dye O _- under license from Epidemic Sound
Special Guest: Richard Pennell.