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Episode 55 – Finding your Linksoul with John Ashworth

In 1987 John Ashworth started a golfing appeal brand that would change golf clothing forever and turning Ashworth into the world’s most recognised golf apparel brand. After ten years however John felt his calling was elsewhere. He would head to Scotland and spend 2 years living in Gullane, playing links golf and dreaming of his next venture.

During a captivating interview John reminisces about his time in Scotland and how he continues to apply some of the inherent values of the Scottish game into his life and latest creation Linksoul.

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John’s latest venture Linksoul offers golfers apparel for social and recreational use off the course as well as on it. For more information on Links Soul visit their website.

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All above images were taken by Recounter, the go to photography service specialising in buddy trip photography across Scotland.

Only recently Linksoul helped prevent Goat Hill Park, a municipal course in California from closure last year and now help run the facility. The opportunity for young golfers to get introduced to the game among many community lead initiatives around golf are being introduced here, a sign that John’s time spent in and around Scottish golf continues to leave it’s mark.

Quick Fire Scottish Golf Travel Questions with John Ashworth

Favourite Course?
Muirfield

Favourite Accommodation?
Gullane Flat

Favourite Shot?
7th at Gullane

Equipment Option?
Cashmere sweater & waterproofs – from Linksoul!

Misconception?
The food! – It’s really good!

Parting bit of advice?
When driving, keep the wheel in the middle of the road.


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Whether they be avid amateurs or those in the golf industry such as Geoff Shackelford or Matt Ginella, each week we interview golfers about their recent Scottish golf travel experiences. Hear where to play, what to do and where to stay. The word of mouth recommendation remains the best marketing tool in golf travel.

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