Almanac Golf: Memories of St Andrews

What memories:


JTH St Andrews Driving at the first

Very nervous, but got it away at the first. Pic taken by TG White


After a pleasant stroll, second to the 18th:


JTH St Andrews 1

Over the top of the pin at 18 – to 40 feet. Took one less than Doug Sanders.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo11, Anna9, Evie8. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. TG White says

    It’s probably a good thing I gave you those photos back then Johnny, because I cannot find any of mine from that trip. Do you remember that Tracy started hurling (not the Celtic game) just as we arrived, and enjoyed the round of St Andrews sleeping in the car park?

  2. JTH, Doug Sanders and whose the third worst putter? Grand images. Adam Scott is becoming a serial collapser when in contention over the last 9 holes. He charges in the last round when a long way back, but seems to struggle on the big stage since Augusta.
    Elite golf is such a mental game about self-containment, focus and control – unlike most other sports where aggression and physicality count for much more. Billiards? Any other similarly self-contained sports?

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