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11 hours in a @gcsaa Board of Director Meeting today at #gcsaa headquarters, but still managed to squeeze in an #oldtommorris selfie with @bmaynardstl at lunch. #membersmattermost .. not just a slogan!

Tain Golf Club and the par three 8th. A links drenched in gorse and broom in the #scottishhighlands. #scottishgolf #taingolf #oldtommorris

Well worth the wait.. A "loop around" the Old Course today with Cam and our fans LOC and BOC! 🇬🇧🏌🏻⛳️👍#oldtommorris #theoldcourse #linksgolf

Old Tom Morris created by Buzzworks company Bar manager David Bryce Howie
#scottstroon #buzzworks #oldtommorris #oldfashioned #bartendersbible

Congratulations to Paul Latshaw for being named the 2017 winner of the Old Tom Morris Award! The GCSAA could not have picked a more-deserving recipient, especially one of their own. I have known and respected Paul Latshaw for a long time. His work at some of the country’s finest clubs and with nine major championships has impacted the game and the agronomic industry for generations. In fact, it is through Paul that I got to know his son Paul B., and we were able to bring him on at Muirfield Village Golf Club in 2003. He has been a tremendous asset for the Club and for the Memorial Tournament. The training Paul obviously got from his father was fantastic, because Junior is really good, as is Senior. They are a great family, great people, and I am delighted Paul is being recognized and thanked. #oldtommorris

The Balcomie course at Crail was a fun afternoon after getting beat up at Carnoustie in the morning. I'll take a 73 without making one putt all day. #Crail #Scotland #golf #OldTomMorris

Hint: it was not Lefleurs Bluff #britishopen #swipeleft #swipeittrivia #golf #oldtommorris


My painting 'Opening Drive' is currently on show next to the #claretjug at @theopen at #royalbirkdale 'Opening Drive’ was commissioned by Prof. David Purdie, which I completed last year (2016). The scene depicts Tom Morris about to make the opening drive in the first open championship, held at Prestwick in 1860.
#golfopen #oilpainting #golfing #openingdrive #theopen #golfswing #theopenchampionship #oldtommorris #artist #art #artgallery #petermunroartist #prestwickgolfclub #royalbirkdalegolfclub #golfer #golfopen #oilincanvas #oilpainting #theopen2017 #theopenchampionship #theopen

It's all go this morning at The Links Academy. #buddies #standrews #golfcamp #juniorgolf #golf #theopen #standrewsgolfcamp #oldtommorris

One aspect of the game that is key to mastering when playing links golf...... bunker shots. #bunkers #linksgolf #oldtommorris #juniorgolfcamp #standrewsgolfcamp #growthegame #theopen #sandsave #pgatour

1987: Nick Faldo wins The Open Championship at Muirfield

Nick Faldo wins his 1st major at Murifield in ’87
July 19th, 1987 marked the date Nick Faldo would hoist his 1st Claret Jug, and win his first major championship for that matter. Faldo parred eighteen holes in a row edging Paul Azinger by just a stroke. It was the first of Faldo’s six major championships. It was the first win at The Open by an Englishman since Tony Jacklin in 1969.
“It may look conservative on the scoreboard, but I think it was aggressive.”
-Nick Faldo
Australian Rodger Davis had the early lead int he event, shooting an opening round of -7 under, 64. Both Azinger and Faldo shot respectable three under par, 68’s. It was Azinger who would emerge from the pack shooting another 68 in the second round which gave him a one stroke advantage over Faldo, Davis, and Payne Stewart.
The Par Machine: Nick Faldo
Azinger lead by one shot entering the final round with Faldo & David Frost behind him. After tolerable weather conditions for the first two days, the final two rounds were played in a storm of wind and rain. Azinger had a three stroke lead at the turn which was soon cut to one, where it remained through 16 holes. Using a driver at the par-5 17th, he found a fairway bunker off the tee and bogeyed.
Now tied with Faldo, Azinger’s approach shot from the fairway on 18 found the left greenside bunker and led to another bogey. In the pairing just ahead, Faldo collected his 18th straight par to seal the deal. Faldo
The Change with Leadbetter
In the mid 1980’s Faldo sought swing advice from David Leadbetter who helped him rebuild it. Leadbetter felt that although Faldo’s swing “looked beautiful,” and had “marvelous rhythm,” it “camouflaged a number of faults”. After a series of setbacks, Faldo’s efforts paid off in May 1987, when he won the Peugeot Spanish Open, his first European Tour victory since 1984. Faldo said that this was the turning point for not only his confidence but his career.

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1983: Tom Watson wins his record tying 5th Open Championship at @royalbirkdale
On July 17th, 1983 Tom Watson came away with his fifth Claret Jug winning the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. In his only Open Championship win outside of Scotland, Watson defeated Andy Bean & Hale Irwin by one stroke for a 275, 9 under par total. Watson successfully defended his title becoming “The Champion Golfer of the Year” for the 5th time in the last eight years.
Irwins Whiffed Putt on 14
Irwin ‘whiffed’ a one-inch putt on the 14th hole on the third day, which cost him a chance of a play-off with Watson for the tournament.
“Excuse me,” Hale Irwin said, “I’ve got to go see Watson two-putt–and then cry.”
-Hale Irwin
Here’s the scene… Irwin was making a run at the leaders and left a birdie putt on the par-3 hole inches short. It’s the sort of tap-in everybody backhands into the cup and sails on. To much amazement…Irwin missed.
“To be perfectly blunt,” he recalled, “I don’t know what happened. I’m guessing it was a mental lapse. I also have a problem with depth perception, and it was getting dark. But the bottom line is that I made an error that at this point in time is very critical.”
In the end, Australian Graham March made a valiant effort to try to catch the leaders by shooting a final round of 64 for fourth place. Andy Bean strung together a solid round of 67 but it just wasn’t enough. Irwin made his bed in the third round and the stroke he squandered ended up being the margin of victory. It was all for the taking for Watson, who two putted to victory before thousands of jeering fans.
2009 Open Championship at Turnberry
All I think about is the “what if’s” in 2009 at Turnberry. Watson was so close to joining Harry Vardon for the tie for most Open Championships wins of all-time, six. Of course, Watson failed to close it out down the final stretch. With a chance to win the tournament with par on the 72nd hole, he missed an 8-foot putt, then lost to Stewart Cink in the playoff.

#tomwatson #pgachampionship #pga #pgatour #golf #scotland #oldtommorris #golfing #golfcourse #golfer #golflife #instagolf #golfclub #nikegolf #golfswing #golfers #taylormadegolf

What an experience playing the greatest and oldest golf course in the world..what a privilege it was, and sharing it with family only made it better..600 years of golf history at St. Andrews and now we are apart of it.. Wow! Thank you @thehomeofgolf for making this dream a reality.

1973: Tom Weiskopf wins The Open Championship wire-to -wire at Troon

On this day, In 1973 Tom Weiskopf was hoisting the Claret Jug in front of thousands at Royal Troon. The Columbus, Ohio native won his first major championship by three strokes over opponents Johnny Miller and Neil Coles. Weiskopf capped a wire-to-wire victory and his 72 hole total of 12-under-par 276 matched the then-existing Open Championship record set by Arnold Palmer on the very same course in 1962.
“I will never consider myself a great player until I win a major championship…”
–Tom Weiskopf
Many in the field made attempts to over take Weiskopf… Nicklaus who birdied four out of his first seven holes on the final day could on reach fourth place. Johnny Miller, who made history four weeks earlier by shooting a final round of 63 to win the U.S. Open at Oakmont, also made a charge. It just wasn’t enough.
A Wire from Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes, the billionaire recluse who once was a prominent sportsman, finally was heard from around this time. Hughess emergence was in the form of a congratulatory telegram sent to 71‐year‐old Gene Sarazen, who scored an ace in the opening round of the British Open in Scotland on Wednesday.
“Congratulations, you have not changed a bit,” read the wire. “You are still as good as ever. Your accomplishment refreshed many pleasant memories.”
“It took a hole‐in‐one for me to finally hear from my old golfing buddy,” commented Sarazen. “We used to play together from time to time, but it’s been 40 years since I’ve seen or played with him.”
This was the last Open Championship as Troon Golf Club; it became Royal Troon Golf Club five years later in 1978

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On this day, In 1975 @tomwatson.pga won his 1st major at the 104th@theopen Championship held at Carnoustie Golf Links

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