Royal Lytham1) Bobby Jones, perhaps the greatest golfer ever to have played the sport, won his first ever Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in 1926. His achievement is not only marked in the clubhouse but also by a plaque on the 17th hole, where Jones played a mashie off a difficult lie to set up victory against Al Watrous.

2) The scoring record for tournament play was set in 2004 by James Heath (of Coombe Wood Golf Club, Surrey). His four-round score of 266 was enough to claim victory in the Lytham Trophy by no less than 8 shots from Ross Fisher. The score was 5 shots better than the 271 set by 1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman. More >