The Phantom of the Open: The Story of Maurice Flitcroft, the World’s Worst Golfer by Scott Murray and Simon Farnaby

Phantom of the OpenThis newly released biography (August 2010) chronicles the life and exploits of “The Royal & Ancient Rabbit”, 1976 Open player Maurice Flitcroft. 

Flitcroft was a chain smoking crane driver from Barrow-in-Furness England who decided to enter the 1976 Open.  When he discovered, to his shock, that any amateurs entering competitions needed an official handicap – something he lacked – he simply declared himself to be a professional. (more)

This is the story of the World’s Worst Golfer.

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