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Mitch Laurance Interviews the Legendary Old Tom Morris!

Mitch Laurance Interviews the Legendary Old Tom Morris!

Mitch Laurance Interviews the Legendary Old Tom Morris!

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Landing an interview with Old Tom Morris must have been quite a coup for Mitch Laurance, host of Golf Connections. 

As Old Tom has been dead since 1908!  But enter David Joy, historian/actor/storyteller who portrays the legendary character.  Check out the link below to listen to this captivating interview and learn about the early days of golf!

Check out the great interview here!

Mitch Laurance Interviews the Legendary Old Tom Morris!

 Mitch Laurance catches up with a golf icon through historian David Joy, the man who carries on his spirit of the game.

By MITCH LAURANCE / @MitchLaurance

As The Open Championship arrives in St. Andrews again this year, to be played at The Old Course for an historic 29th time, wouldn’t it be great if it were possible to get the thoughts and feelings of the man more connected to the history of the game at St. Andrews and more responsible in many ways to the spread of the game worldwide than any other? If only Old Tom Morris could speak to us now.

Perhaps he can.

In this edition of “Golf Connections,” Old Tom might as well be with us all, as the one and truly only David Joy, fourth-generation St. Andrean and master actor/writer/painter/historian, brings his portrayal of Old Tom to life, giving us a first-hand account of life in St. Andrews and Scotland from the 1840s through Old Tom’s demise in 1908 — from the first Open Championship in 1860 at Prestwick to its move to The Old Course and other venues. Old Tom details his “Grand Matches” teaming with Alan Robertson (which drew 10,000 people!), the changes he made to The Old Course when he moved back from Prestwick in 1864, talks about the great players of the day, including his extraordinary son Young Tom, and reminds us just how much of a debt we owe to this singular figure in golf history.

Source : Golf Connections with  Mitch Laurance

Pictures: Golf Connections with Mitch Laurance   Son of Groucho

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