Scruffy's Word is another opportunity to introduce the characters of Scruffy & Pals.
Here you will meet me,
and my pals and learn about our personalities as we give humorous and sometimes serious tips, opinions and commentary on various golfing subjects and product reviews. I hope you will enjoy your visit....be sure to take your time and look around. I have carefully selected a lot of stuff that I think you will be interested in.
OH...one more thing, we are the feature cartoon in the UNIVERSAL GOLF MAGAZINE

The Open Championship

The Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) Golf Club
With the British Open quickly approaching, I want to share a few links and tidbits of history that you might find interesting. The Open Championship, as we Brits like to refer to it, will be tested on what was once the horse race course for the Liverpool Hunt Club. The property was suited for a golf links, so the horses gradually found other places to romp, but for the first seven years of its existence, the Hoylake course doubled as a horse racing track and a golf links.
With the exception of Westward Ho, now named the
Royal North Devon Golf Club (situated on the rugged North Devon coast and founded in 1864) Hoylake Golf Club, as it was named in 1869, is the oldest of all English seaside courses. Robert Chambers and George Morris were commissioned to design the original Hoylake course and had the challenge of transforming it from horse racing grounds to a world famous golf links. If one looks closely, he can still see signs of the race course around the property.
In 1871, Hoylake was extended to 18 holes. That same year it was granted its Royal designation by His Royal Highness The Duke of Connaught, who was a regular patron. Today it is know as
The Royal Liverpool Golf Club and is the site of the 2006 Open Championship.
Scruffy’s dad has played The Royal Liverpool course and dubbed it the toughest test of ones character, spirit, skills and morals that he has ever encountered on a golf course. In addition, he was subjected to every element of weather that mother nature has to offer. He said, “I cannot remember my score, but I will never forget my experience!”
Please enjoy the
Open Championship , July 16-23, 2006, and remember it is not the beauty of a golf course but the character and heart of the land that tests man to his core.
My pals Scruffy, Knothead and Hoss visited the
St. Andrews links this summer as part of a promotional tour for release of the new Scruffy & Pals golf balls. So, please do drop in the Scruffy & Pals Pro Shop before you leave and honour yourself with a couple of sleeves of the Series One golf balls, illustrated in colour with their portraits.

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