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What you'll find inside No.2

No.2 comes to you from the Cattle'd filled fairways of Dunaverty, to the inspiration behind Clive Clarke's Dumbarnie Links. We delve into Ben hogan's love of Panmure and catch up with the man making golf for everyone, Erik Anders Lang. This plus more in TLD No.3

Erik Anders Lang of Random Golf Club and Adventures in Golf
Erik Anders Lang

Interview with Jamie Darling

Photography by Stuart Kerr

Storyteller, artist, filmmaker, 6 handicapper and one of the fastest growing names in the golf media world. Erik created the show 'Adventures in Golf' for the PGA Tour's Skratch TV, travelling around the world to find and tell the most outrageous and unique stories in golf. he is founder of Random Golf club, a rapidly growing community where all are welcome.

Dunaverty Golf club in Kintyre Scotland
A Fantasy World of Links Golf

Words by Jim Hartsell

Photography by Graeme McCubbin

In late July of 1994, I made my first of several visits to Scotland. I organised the entire trip myself, which in those days consisting of writing actual letters, making phone calls to club secretaries and even sending the occasional fax.

Hickory Golf Clubs in Jack Whites in Gullane Scotland
From Tree To Green

Words by Murray Bothwell

Photography by Ollie Neglerio

The hickory game is more than just the sum of its parts and one key element is the golf ball. Early golf balls were often made of wood until the 17th or early 18th century.

A father and Son round on the Old Course in St Andrews
A Father And Son Round On The Old Course

Words by Heather Kane

Photography by Christian Hafer

It was the greatest day of our lives. I recall Christian saying to Erik "They're Scottish: they will hug about eight times", and he wasn't wrong; although i reckon it was closer to ten.

Malcolm Duck of Ducks Inn on Scotlands Golf Coast
A Night At Ducks

Words by Ollie Allison

Photography by Ollie Allison

"When I joined the Marines they took my brain out and, when I left, they didn't give it back" joked an ex-Royal marine officer who had fought in the Falklands when I asked him why he decided to buy an Inn. Seven weary men made our way through the quaint village of Aberlady, collapsed onto wooden benches outside the white-walled Kilspindie House after a day of travel and club swinging, and are now beguiled by a wispy grey beard ruffling in the sea breeze.

Dumbarnie links Scotland's newest golf course
Drawings Became Dunes

Words by Kenny Pallas

Photography by Stuart Currie

The conversation with Clive Clark began with an interesting fact. Of nearly thirty-four thousand golf courses in the world, there are only around two hundred and fifty true links. Genuine links are indeed a rare breed but this was why Clive clark was so excited by this project from the very outset and why he dedicated seven years to put his vision together.

The story of panmure Golf Club and Ben Hogan
Perfect Panmure

Words by Kenny Pallas

Photography by Stuart Currie

Apart from being one of the finest links courses in the UK, Panmure was the perfect place to prepare for The Open of 1953 as it is just two miles from Carnoustie . Ben Hogan was accompanied only by his caddie, Cecil Timms, for that fortnight of intensive preparation.

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