Open Links

A tender and beautiful story of hope, family and endeavour. It will resonate with all but especially those lucky readers who still dare to dream.

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Ricky Randall is a journeyman professional golfer playing the final round of the Open Championship at Muirfield.

The most important round of his life.

But everything is against him: his kit, the course and officialdom. Even his caddie is a no-show. Ricky is set to become the story of the Championship. No one watching can believe their eyes, with the exception of a young spectator, Ben. A boy with a terminal illness who connects with our hero, something neither of them understand and have no chance to question.

An unfurling disaster becomes a sensation. A worldwide story that envelopes those on and off the course: frenzied journalists, a financier watching from New York, famous billionaires and flummoxed golf pundits and commentators.

An enchanting novel that plays out a single round. Eighteen chapters, one for each hole. The most extraordinary round of golf ever completed with a euphoric conclusion that is so perfect, tissues to-hand is a good idea.

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This novel was written for the Anthony Nolan Trust. A charity that saves lives by matching people with blood cancer with donors on the world’s largest tissue register. All authorial proceeds from Open Links are passed on to Anthony Nolan. By buying Open Links, you are contributing to this register. The larger the register (more donors) the more matches and lives that can be saved. A simple equation but a powerful one. Enjoying Open Links is just a bonus! Thank you.

Open Links was recently included by Golf Monthly’s Top 10 golf novels published.

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What readers have to say

“This book is so heart-warming, it is a story I needed in my life and practically impossible to put down.”

“This book is so heart-warming, it is a story I needed in my life and practically impossible to put down.”

“I honestly can’t put into words how it made me feel, so I’ll just say that Open Links made me feel elated.”

“I honestly can’t put into words how it made me feel, so I’ll just say that Open Links made me feel elated.”

“…you can’t stop reading because you just need to know. It made me laugh out loud and well up with tears. Do not be put off because it’s set in golf (I know nothing about golf) – it’s a perfect backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy… golf fan or not.”

“…you can’t stop reading because you just need to know. It made me laugh out loud and well up with tears. Do not be put off because it’s set in golf (I know nothing about golf) – it’s a perfect backdrop for a beautiful story that everyone will enjoy… golf fan or not.”

“…hooked from page one, I ended up finishing it in one sitting. A wonderful story, beautifully told. “

“…hooked from page one, I ended up finishing it in one sitting. A wonderful story, beautifully told. “

“Dominic ambushes your emotions and then jangles them mercilessly to take you on a ride full of hope, exhilaration, twists and joyful resolution. Golfers will love this book, as will anyone else with a soul! Buy it…”

“Dominic ambushes your emotions and then jangles them mercilessly to take you on a ride full of hope, exhilaration, twists and joyful resolution. Golfers will love this book, as will anyone else with a soul! Buy it…”

“…truly the best book I’ve ever read. As a 16-year-old girl with no interest in golf and most of the time never finishes an entire book, I was surprised as to just how attached I became within the first few pages. A truly amazing and heart-warming story.”

“…truly the best book I’ve ever read. As a 16-year-old girl with no interest in golf and most of the time never finishes an entire book, I was surprised as to just how attached I became within the first few pages. A truly amazing and heart-warming story.”


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