The R&A has appointed two new starters for The Open,
2019 British Open Returns to Northern Ireland
The news today that the 2019 Open Championship is returning to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland after a nearly seven decade hiatus is terrific on a whole range of levels.
I recall attending the 1970 Open at St Andrews and sitting in the stand behind the 17th green, just a very short time after starting to play golf. With my son of similar age to myself some 45 years later, and accompanied by my wife, we arrived in St Andrews on the Sunday evening prior to the Championship…