In the 19th century, Musselburgh was a hotbed of golfing genius and the local links produced five Open Champions including Willie Park Junior. More than a good golfer, he redefined the image of the golf professional and the game itself.
Walter Stephen worked by night as a baker in Musselburgh and during the day would often play over the Musselburgh Old Course. Now, as a GMA (Golfer of Modest Attainment) he tries to get round as many of Willie Park's courses as he can, telling all who will listen what a marvellous legacy we share today. Walter previously edited Think Global, Act Local: The Life and Legacy of Patrick Geddes (2004) with Luath Press.