Links Golf Rewards the Good (and Lucky)

Links Golf Rewards the Good (and Lucky)

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Birkdale, which was completed in 1897 on a strip of dunes in Southport, England, is set to host its 10th Open Championship later this month. It will wrap up a three-week run of links golf — that band of earth where land and sea come together — that began with the Irish Open and continues this week with the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Troon, Ayrshire.

Links courses typically resemble a moonscape with grass, where an unpleasant combination of howling winds, blind holes, mounded landing areas and quirky bounces awaits. It is where a different type of golf is played, and where a different type of temperament is needed for the heather…



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