Journeys: St Andrews – Episode four: The Old Course

After waking up to snow on day 4 of his trip, Ginella calls Gordon McKie, the Old Course superintendent, who meets him in the first fairway and explains the effects of snow on the course. Later, Ginella and his crew play Prestwick, an original Old Tom design that hosted the first Open Championship in 1860. Read more…

Journeys: St Andrews – Episode three: Snow in St Andrews

At the Crail Golfing Society, David Roy walks Ginella through the history of the club and Old Tom’s impact on the design of the Balcomie Links. A trip to the R&A Museum provides more information on Old Tom Morris and a modernized display of interactive history. Sheila Walker, the great-great-great granddaughter of Old Tom Morris, Read more…

Journeys: St Andrews – Episode two: The family trees

Next on his tour of Old Tom Morris’ life, Matt Ginella visits Carnoustie, where Old Tom worked with Allen Robertson to design the first 10 holes and then came back to extend the course to 18 holes. He eats dinner at Seafood Ristorante, one of St Andrew’s best and most picturesque hot spots, and plays Read more…

Journeys: St Andrews – Episode one: Back to school

Our host Matt Ginella plays 18 with Roger McStravick, author of the book St Andrews, in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris. To immerse himself even more in the history of golf’s royal family, he also meets with Morris expert William Lumsden and with Sheila Walker, Old Tom’s great-great-granddaughter.

Drivers Ed: Hideki Matsuyama

David Leadbetter analyses Hideki Matsuyama’s unique driver swing and shares what you can learn from it.