Biographies

Here are the people who are the founders of the ideas behind The Campaign for fine golf.

Frank Pennink

Frank Pennink

Frank Pennink, a Champion Amateur golfer, national press golf correspondent and international golf course architect, developed an attitude to golf expressed in his “Golfer’s Companion” , a guide to 128 of the finest courses in the British Isles and Ireland, that is enjoyable to follow. John Jacob Frank Pennink(1913-1984) was born in the town of Delft (Holland) […]

Jim Arthur

Jim Arthur

We should all thank Jim Arthur for helping protect the character of ‘The Open’ courses against the pull of ‘Lush Target’ tendencies. Whereas the European Tour and Ryder Cup venues have succumbed, ‘The Open’ has gone on, with a brand based on all that is best in ‘FineGolf‘, to be the biggest event in world golf. James […]

Jim's inheritance

Jim

2015 is ten years on from when Jim Arthur, Europe’s leading golf agronomist, died. It is worth all golfers remembering the debt we owe him.   Above all else, (and he advised over 500 golf clubs) he protected as The R&A’s agronomist The Open Championship venues with ‘running-golf’ grasses when so many other courses in […]

Lorne Smith

Lorne Smith

Lorne Smith has neither the golf prowess of Frank Pennink nor the agronomy knowledge of Jim Arthur but from a life’s hobby of playing fine golf courses he has the experience to understand the need for a “Campaign for fine golf” and has launched this independent website with the help of friends. Lorne Smith(1949- ) was born […]

The Parks

The Parks

NICK AND EDDIE PARK – A LIFETIME OF CAMPAIGNING FOR THE RECREATIONAL GOLFER  by Malcolm Peake     Nick Park and his father Eddie were both deeply involved in campaigning for the recreational golfer for over 70 years. Eddie died at the age of 62 in 1989 and now Nick has sadly died at the same […]

Philip Truett

Philip Truett

Philip Truett, the doyen of modern-day hickory-golf, has honoured FineGolf  by accepting an invitation to join its Advisory Panel.   Philip was a founding member of the British Golf Collectors Society in 1987 which has become the primary organiser of games played with pre-1935 hickory-shafted clubs outside of the U.S.A. He has played an influential […]

Ted Dexter

Ted Dexter

Edward R. Dexter CBE has honoured FineGolf  by accepting an invitation to be a member of its Advisory Panel.   ‘Lord Ted’ was a man for the big stage throughout his diverse life, he is arguably the leading cricketer-golfer Britain has ever produced. Known best for his cricketing prowess as a cavalier batsman, swing bowler […]