The Open qualifiers. What a scary thought for us mere mortals.

With everyone’s favourite golfing week of the year – or second favourite, depending on how you feel about the Masters – on the horizon, NCG decided to try and qualify for the Birkdale showpiece.

Well, not this week podcasters Alex Perry, Mark Townsend and James Savage, but two colleagues who are much, much better at golf than us.

But what we can do is dream about getting through Open qualifiers. So that’s exactly what we did, right down to what we would wear and who we’d like to play with should we make the real thing.


We know you’ve dreamed about playing in the Open because, well, you’re human. So how would you take on the biggest day of your life. Dream with us Twitter and Facebook.

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