Firm and Fast

Hosted ByShane Derby

Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 27: The Evolution of Golf at Hoylake host of the 151st Open Championship

With the Open Championship quickly approaching Joe McDonnell, member of RLGC for over 30 years, joins us to explore the seemigly ever changing faces of Hoylake. Many thanks to Joe for his time and expertise…. this should whet your appetite in advance of the 151st staging of golfs' original and greatest major.

Links mentioned in the episode

Richard Latham's golf history books

The Updated version of Scott MacPherson's Evolution of the Old Course

Joe McDonnell's Time Machine

Please click here to see some imagery from Joe's bucket list, time machine – Royal Birkdale, St. Andrews Old Course and Royal Liverpool

Please check out a video of Brancaster at high tide and Elgar's_ Nimrod _as the sound track…. wonderful!

Episode imagery credits – Joe McDonnell, Simon Haines, Royal Liverpool Golf Club & Kevin Murray

Intro and outro music – _Shoreline Serenade by Dye O _- under license from Epidemic Sound

Special Guest: Joe McDonnell.

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