I recently came across this video (click here to view) while doing some research on the three Royal courses in North West England.
My Granddad, Willie Aitchison, can be seen caddying for Roberto Di Vicenzo in the 1967 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. I recall him telling me the story about this being the last time the Open was won without the use of yardages and all distances were measured by eye. These were the days when good caddies were worth their weight in gold! This was Di Vicenzo’s first and only Major Championship victory, but the first of 3 which my Granddad won as a caddie. The other 2 victories were with Lee Trevino at Royal Birkdale in 1971 and at Muirfield in 1972.
By Gary Sheppard. Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 4 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.