The Phantom of the Open

£8.99

When 46-year-old crane driver and former comedy stunt-driver Maurice Flitcroft chanced his way into the Open having never before played a round of golf in his life he ran up a record worst score of 121. The sport’s ruling classes went nuclear and banned him. He didn’t take it lying down. This book tells his story.

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The hilarious, heartwarming and – unbelievably – true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World’s Worst Golfer

‘The story of its greatest anti-hero is just what the game needs’ Spectator

When 46-year-old crane driver Maurice Flitcroft chanced his way into the Open – having never before played a round of golf in his life – he ran up a record-worst score of 121. The sport’s ruling classes banned him for life.

Maurice didn’t take it lying down. In a hilarious game of cat-and-mouse with The Man, he entered tournaments again – and again, and again – using increasingly ludicrous pseudonyms such as Gene Pacecki, Arnold Palmtree and Count Manfred von Hoffmanstel (more often than not disguised by a fake moustache).

In doing so, he sent the authorities into apoplexy, and won the hearts of fans from Muirfield to Michigan, becoming arguably the most popular – and certainly the bravest – sporting underdog the world has ever known

‘Hilarious’ Esquire

Additional information

Weight 0.305 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.352092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K