Social media has allowed all sorts of people with niche interests to discover each other and Simon Haines is one of golf's best examples. He developed an interest in course architecture after his own home course in England - a Harry Vardon/Harry Colt design - underwent changes in the 90's. Seeking to find what the course was originally like, Haines found himself drawn to the history of not only his own course but others around the world. The advent of the internet meant the available resources suddenly grew exponentially and Simon - or @Hainesy76 as most people know him - is now one of the most interesting accounts to follow on Twitter. In this broad discussion Simon talks about his interest in the courses of Harry Colt as well as the appeal of Heathland golf and much more as well.
Links mentioned on this episode:
Copt Heath Golf Club
Minchinhampton Golf Club
Holstebro Golf Club