Phil Tresidder, Australia’s most widely read golf columnist has gathered together a collection of tall tales from 19th holes the world over. There’s plenty of anecdotes involving some big names and of course, hilarious tales about the legion of amateur golfers and that very special breed of individuals, the caddies. Sir Robert Menzies said that his sporting interests were ‘watching cricket and walking – without the distraction and emotional stress attaching to the pursuit of the incorrigible small white ball’. Fun historical fact: the first lady golfer – mentioned by name, anyway – was Mary Queen of Scots. As evidence of her indifference to the fate of Darnley, her first husband (murdered at Kirk o’ Fields) she was charged at her trial with having played golf in the fields beside Seton a few days after his death.