Welcome to GOLF.com’s “Seen & Heard” video sequence, the place we’ll endeavor to present you an inside take a look at golf’s greatest occasions by the eyes and ears of our onsite crew. On deck this week: The 2023 Open Championship from Royal Liverpool Golf Membership. Let’s go!
There’s simply one thing distinctive about touring overseas, isn’t there? Whether or not it’s taking within the totally different tradition, adapting to a unfamiliar tempo of life, or just simply having fun with native grub that isn’t out there within the States, anytime you get the possibility to cross the pond, it’s particular.
And it’s no totally different for our onsite crew at this week’s Open Championship from Royal Liverpool Golf Membership.
Earlier than the insanity begins and the true execs tee it up, GOLF’s Sean Zak and James Colgan obtained an expertise that’ll final a lifetime. No, I’m not referring to the torrential downpour that greeted them earlier than a spherical at Allerton Manor Golf Membership, however the alternative to play the very course that Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney grew up close to.
“We checked in, and the professional store attendant stated, ‘there aren’t any different idiots on the golf course right this moment,’ which I believe implies that we might be idiots,” Zak says. “However, look, it’s our solely day in Liverpool.”
The boys didn’t appear to thoughts the soggy situations.
Regardless of standing water on the greens and loads of Beatles-themed knee-slappers from Colgan, the spherical was successful — particularly with the view of Lennon’s childhood home from one of many tee containers, which was a mere pitching wedge away.
Given the venue and the historical past of this week’s Open Championship, even gamers like Rory McIlroy are exhibiting some love for the Beatles, with the four-time main champ rocking some customized kicks whereas getting in some apply.
After the spherical, Zak and Colgan found what else Liverpool has to supply, taking in a number of the sights and sounds and interacting with a number of the locals.
In case you’re in want of journey recommendations, Zak seems to be a professional by now after spending the summer time within the UK, and exhibits off his favourite bakery on the town, Thoughtfully Cafe.
With their bellies full and one other day of golf forward, the boys make their strategy to Hoylake with a number of different GOLF staffers, Dylan Dethier and Josh Berhow, teeing it up at close by West Lancashire, which just lately hosted a qualifying occasion for this 12 months’s Open Championship.
The hyperlinks golf course was a real magnificence, with the gents launching it with their drivers and taking part in strategically across the greens.
Ultimately, although, Monday from the Open Championship was about reconnecting with buddies and having fun with a real hyperlinks course.
Hyperlinks golf, man, nothing beats it.
You may catch a recap of the the GOLF crew’s highlights from the primary day of the Open Championship within the video above. Thanks for watching! We’ll be again with extra Seen & Heard from Royal Liverpool all week lengthy — so remember to comply with alongside!