Chapter 44 – Justin, Eddie, and Richard at the British Masters
I have just completed the seven hours LNER train journey from London, KingCross to Kingussie, Scotland, then on to Kincraig in the beautiful Cairngorm Nation Park.
7 hours is a long train journey, unless you are in possession of the centenary celebration Walton Heath golf club book “1903-2003 Heather and Heaven” by Phil Pilley. Thanks to their lovely secretary I managed to get an exclusive copy, signed by British Masters host Justin Rose. I then had the privilege of handing my putting research to Justin and received his congratulation, which happily coincided with one of my putting students, Richard Sterne, being among the best putters of the British Masters tournament, with a Putt Gained of +5.99
It will definitely take you more than 7 hours to read the 43 chapters of Walton Heath’s life story. Among the stories you will learn that during 100 years of the club history there were only three head golf professionals. The first, James Blair (1904-1950) was the 5 times British Open Champion. He was followed by Harry Busson (1951-1977) who also became a world leading wood club maker for the Norman, Faldo, Ballesteros ilk. Now, since 1971, during Ken Macpherson’s time, Walton Heath has hosted the first European Open, the 1981 Ryder Cup match and last week British Masters - won by Eddie Pepperell, who’s next blog will be worth reading > https://eddiepepperell.wordpress.com/
Until next time, Stephane.
Full story > https://www.britishmastersgolf.com/