Weekend History Lesson: Maurice Flitcroft
By Kickntrue on 7/17/10
I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know the story of Maurice Flitcroft. You'll want to check this out! Flitcroft is famouse for carding the worst round in British Open history- a 121. He showed up at the first tee with plastic shoes and mail-order clubs.
The Royal and Ancient, the body charged with running the sport, and its then secretary Keith Mackenzie were not pleased when they realized that Flitcroft had discovered a loophole.Wait- there's more!
Little did they know that it was the start of an amazing story that would pit Flitcroft against the golfing establishment over the next two decades as he tried, tried and tried again to qualify for the Open in increasingly bizarre ways, making him a folk hero for hackers and sporting romantics alike on both sides of the Atlantic as he chased his improbable dream.Please do check out the whole story! If you're in any fantasy golf leagues- you'll want to change your name instantly to something relating to Flitcroft. Absolutely brilliant!
Full Story - CNN.com
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Maurice Flitcroft is our golfing hero.
Golf Refugees made a short tribute video about Maurice.
We've also entered Maurice, under the noses of the R&A, into their Virtual Open.
You can read all about it on our web site / blog.
Kurt the Knife says:
thats my game.
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