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Crafted in Scotland

Stories that celebrate golf and the people that shape the game.

The Links Diary is a timeless journal for the discerning golfer.

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Current Issue: No.7

Cover Story: Whether it’s fate, or just luck, connections which result in the revelation of something entirely unexpected are often the catalyst of a great story. The mystery of a long-lost links on the windswept Northumbrian coast, designed by one of golf’s greatest; a young lady who stood on the rocks with her lamp, warding-off ships from the treacherous rocks; a young lad playing with his family in the high, sandy dunes of 1970s Lindisfarne. 

The Lost Links by Murray Bothwell




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What you'll find in our Current Edition

In No.7 Reece Witters drops his highly amusing fictional tale of Harold Wifflesworth, a true grass barber that's renowned for his signature cuts including: The Low Fade, The Fringe, Rough Rider and The Birdie Buzz cut to name a few. Jim Hartsell looks back to 2009 at Turnberry, as 59-year old Tom Watson came within one hard linksland bounce of making history, told through the eyes of his playing partner that Sunday afternoon.

Through a series of events and encounters, the discovery of a map of a forgotten links in one man's ancestral home, starts a journey of discovery to a small Island in the North of England in The Lost Links. Dan Davies pens a loving hymn to the golf course he created in his one acre orchard which proves Small is Beautiful. All of this and more in 144 pages of golf for the soul.


"In a golfing world dominated by irrelevant stats and money talks it is refreshing to read about the real value of the game we all love."

Sebastian Jost, Links Diary reader

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