Teeing off as a non-entity in Britain’s big golf classic by Richard Jones

A look at The Phantom Of The Open

 Not everyone has a fancy for sports movies or even those based loosely around sports events. But director Craig Roberts has assembled a great cast to tell the story of Maurice Flitcroft, a real-life character who somehow wrangled his way into the 1976 qualifying rounds of the world-famous British Open golf classic.

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Falcons clear away

• Mark Hamilton marks in defence for West Perth. Photos by Les Everett

WAFL round 16

The top of the table clash at Arena Joondalup ended with a comfortable winning margin for the Falcons but it was still a worthy encounter. The Sharks led at half time and were down by just seven points at the last change. The worry was that they scored just one goal in the second half.

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Thunder roars and there’s a draw

WAFL round 15

• Sam Sturt slams through a six pointer. Photos by Les Everett

The history making meeting between East Perth and Peel led me to East Fremantle Oval despite the game between first and third also being within walking distance. While I missed the first WAFL draw in 10 years there was still plenty of interest at the neutral venue where the finals aspirations of the Royals dived.

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