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Jul 2nd, 2016

Great, great grandson of first Open winner speaks

About the worldwide impact of Troon on The Open

As The Open Championship returns to Royal Troon in a fortnight’s time, the great, great grandson of legendary Willie Park junior, the winner of the first Open which was held at nearby Prestwick 129 years ago, has spoken of the impact Troon has had on the world famous event.

Mungo Park features in the video below and talks about his pride at seeing the competition go from a “local and parochial” start to one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udATa8ATZB4

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Click here or on the image below to read more about the vote to allow women into Troon as members

Great, great grandson of first Open winner speaks

TAGS: The Open, Royal Troon, Prestwick