WE mentioned The Open returning to Troon in 2016, and local Allan Mackintosh tells us: "I took a non-golfing colleague to Troon for his first Open.
At the 18th tee, after one of the pros had badly sliced into the deep rough, my colleague started clapping despite the muffled groans all around. I asked him why he had clapped a bad shot, and he replied, 'What do you mean bad shot? He hit it first time'."
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