Open Championship 1894
The first time the Open was played south of the Scottish border was celebrated with a veritable feast of golf, of which the major event was the centrepiec rather than the culmination
The field included names now embedded in the mythology of golf - Harry Vardon, James Braid, J H Taylor, Willie Park jnr - and was won by Taylor.
Taylor's autobiography captured the essence of the challenge of the Course in his description 'One needed to be hitting the ball consistently well to get round in reasonable figures. The possibility of disaster was only too apparent from almost every shot one was called upon to play'. Read More
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