History & Tradition | The British Open

Golf is a game with deep roots. History and tradition are paramount for the passionate golfer. We love golf because it is a game with a relatively simple premise – hit the ball in the hole in the fewest amount of strokes – that has been played for centuries. That is what makes this week’s Open Championship so special.

The Open, the final major championship of the year, is played on links courses that were forged by nature. Royal Liverpool is hosting its 13th Open this week, dating back to 1897. These are the same grounds where generations of the game’s greats have competed. It is something that makes golf unique.

Royal Liverpool was founded in 1869, starting as a nine-hole course built around a racetrack. The course’s rolling terrain requires precise ball-striking from sidehill lies while players grapple with the coastal winds. Royal Liverpool’s narrow fairways, deep pot bunkers and fescue rough offer a classic links challenge, one that doesn’t often allow for a surprise winner.

At Straight Down, we take golf’s traditions seriously while remembering that it is, indeed, a game. That’s why we make clothes with a classic look while also offering fun and vibrant prints, patterns and stripes.

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Photo Credit: Kevin Murray and Royal Liverpool Golf Club

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