The ancient links of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake in England, site of the first British Amateur championship, has thankfully been added back on to the Open Championship rotation. The Hoylake links can be, by turns, beautiful, uplifting, awe inspiring and, on occasion, soul-destroying. They were created to be a demanding test of golf and remain so, and they lie at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Great Britain. No history of Hoylake would be complete without mention of the legendary Bobby Jones. In 1930 the club was privileged to host his winning of the Open Championship, a victory that would become the second leg of his remarkable Grand Slam – the winning in the same year of the Amateur and Open Championships of both Great Britain and the United States. No education of links golf is complete without a visit to Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake England.