Just prior to the 2015 Open Championship, Australia’s David Graham was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in a ceremony at St.Andrews and the acceptance speech is now up to watch.
We were also glad to see that A.W.Tillinghast was also inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame on the same night.
“Who is he?”, you may ask. Tillinghast was one of America’s great golf course architect’s and was involved in work on over 250 golf courses. Tillinghast’s achievements are summarised in the induction speech below but he’s also responsible for one of our favourite golf quotes of all time:
“It must be remembered that the great majority of golfers are aiming to reduce their previous best performance by five strokes if possible, first, last and all the time, and if any one of them arrives at the home teeing ground with this possibility in reach, he is not caring two hoots whether he is driving off from nearby an ancient oak of majestic size and form or a dead sassafras. If his round ends happily it is one beautiful course. Such is human nature.”