Nobody knows more about Royal Portrush than Roger Anderson. Here he explains how some of the club's formative members got one of the game's great competitions going
Our Tales of Royal Portrush series features Roger Anderson, the author of History Made, History in the Making: The story of Royal Portrush Golf Club, due for release on October 21.
Here he sits down at the Bushmills Inn to talk about how the all-inclusive club and its great players pushed the idea of GB&I amateurs taking on the Americans.
More in the Tales of Portrush series
About Roger Anderson
Rather than being a succession of facts and figures, the book is an attempt to chronicle the club’s history through narrative, telling the stories behind the events and people. Contributors include Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Peter Alliss, Rich Beem, Maureen Madill and Stephanie Meadow. The book will be available through the Royal Portrush website and pro shop, with pre-orders taken from Open week onwards.
Roger has written three other books, including the autobiography of former Manchester United goalkeeper and hero of the Munich Air Crash, Harry Gregg; a ghost-written autobiography of former footballer Jackie Fullerton; and The Fighting Irish, a book chronicling Irish and Irish-American professional boxing from the bare-knuckle era to modern times. Roger is a former British Weekly Sports Writer of the Year, Northern Ireland Sports Journalist of the Year, and was a Sports Producer with BBC Northern Ireland for 10 years. He is a member of Castlerock.