Mind the Links: Golf Memories


Mind the Links: Golf Memories

Poems, Essays and Reminiscence to support Golf Memories Scotland

Editors Billy Dettlaff, Paul S Philippou, Jim Mackintosh & Lorraine Young

Publisher Tippermuir Books Ltd

ISBN 978-1-913836-19-1 (paperback)

Page Extent 312 page

Cheering on Paul Lawrie as he won the 128th Open. Watching Tom Watson’s ‘Duel in the Sun’ victory at the 106th Open. Seeing Scotland golfing legend, Catriona Matthew, captaining the European team at Gleneagles for the 2019 Solheim Cup. Standing on the lesson tee with one’s six-year-old son with a cut-down 7-iron in his hand. Getting Ben Hogan’s autograph at the 82nd Open. Walking into Simpsons Golf Shop (Carnoustie) at age 12 and asking to work in the shop. Everyone has a golf memory – players, fans and non-players alike.

Golfing memories are being used to support people living with dementia and other memory problems all over the world. Golf Memories Carnoustie was founded in 2015 and, in 2019, inspired the first of several similar projects in the US, the Pete Dye Chapter, named for the renowned golf architect.

Mind the Links: Golf Memories is a collection of stories and poems from both sides of the Atlantic by professional and amateur golfers and those who just love the game. It’s a wonderful resource for anyone involved in sports reminiscence therapy, and a treasure trove for everyone who loves golf.

‘I am proud that our sport can contribute in a small way to help bring communities together and help people overcome the challenges associated with dementia. By collecting stories and personal reflections in this way, Mind The Links can help people build confidence and stimulate happy memories from the game of golf.’ Paul Lawrie MBE, champion golfer and winner of The Open at Carnoustie in 1999. Paul Lawrie OBE, Champion Golfer of the Year 1999 at Carnoustie

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