golf digest, july 2011: freddie tait's big bet.

golf digest, july 2011: freddie tait’s big bet.

July 18, 2011  |  Sports  |  Share

Well, we didn’t quite have the dramatic finish we’d hoped for in the 140th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s yesterday, but Darren Clarke is a hell of a likable guy. Glad to see him win one.

To wrap up the British weekend, check out this article that was in the July issue of Golf Digest. It chronicles Freddie Tait and his legendary bet to play 3.2 miles of scrub from Royal St. George’s to Royal Cinque Ports in only 32 strokes. Pretty amazing. Keep in mind that due to ball and club technology, the average drive in his era was around 190 yards, with roll.

[via Golf Digest, July 2011: Tait Bait. by Geoff Shackelford]

 

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