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.


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.


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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