Sunday, 1 April 2007

Open Chancer Flitcroft dies.

In the world of golf, there are legends and there are Legends.

Maurice Flitcroft was the real deal and an inspiration to fellow hackers the world over.

31 years ago at Fornby, Maurice completely conned the R&A, got into the Open Qualifying and went on to shoot an eye wattering 121!!!

When caught, he received a lifetime ban but went through it all again a further 4 times under some wonderful names, perhaps most memorably Gerald Hoppy.

It is unthinkable that this could happen today but with Maurice Flitcroft passing away bringing the issue back into the limelight, don't be surprised to see an over zealous security guard on the 1st tee at Carnoustie "clothes-lining" Furyk to the ground, unable to accept that such a swing could belong to a pro.

Let's all raise our glasses to a true golfing great - Maurice Flitcroft.