Amateur Golf Podcast: Golf historian and author Stephen Proctor
13 Dec 2022
by Sean Melia of AmateurGolf.com
Stephen Proctor has been at the forefront of bringing the history of golf back into modern-day golf discussion. The former newspaper editor at the San Francisco Chronicle and Baltimore Sun has turned his passion for storytelling into two excellent golf books that would be great gifts for a golf lover in your life. “Monarch of the Green” details Young Tom Morris’ life as the golf’s first superstar.
Most recently, the Long Golden Afternoon dives into how the game grew beyond the borders of Scotland in the late 19th century. For the sake of this podcast, The Long Golden Afternoon highlights how the amateur game exploded due to the skill of players like Englishman John Ball who won rocked the professionals when he conquered the the 1890 Open Championship as an amateur and began a rivalry between Scotland and England.
During the podcast, Proctor picks the three amateur moments he would have wanted to be present for while he also tells interesting stories about his time on the Old Tom Morris Trail this summer and offers his immense knowledge of the amateur game from the late 19th century.
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