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Travel Ideas from Roderick Easdale

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Roderick Easdale.

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Roderick Easdale

Roderick Easdale

Roderick Easdale is a freelance journalist. Cricket and golf are his main sporting loves. An erratic and ferocious fast bowler in his youth, he decided it was time to retire from the cricket field when his sole wicket one season was a stumping. He now plays golf instead. Someone who hits a golf ball as erratically as he does gets to visit some unusual places subsequently he thought he might as well make a virtue out of a necessity, and become a golf travel writer. He works for, amongst others, Golf Monthly and Country Life, and is the author of two books including the biography; The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse.

Links courses are the aristocrats of the game. The Open Championship is always played over one. These coastline stretches of sandy turf unfit for farming are where the game started. Links humps, bumps, hollows and fast-running turf require thought to play well. They offer... more