Simon Haines has found what has turned out to be a popular niche on Twitter with his historical photos of golf courses. An amateur golf course history buff, even he says he is surprised by how many others are interested in his tweets but it is a source of great joy and interest.
February 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
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 likes, 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 mots people know him - is now one of the most interesting accounts to follow on Twitter.