Those lovely blazer-wearing people at the R&A have announced a virtual Open Championship which is played on a high definition, photo-realistic representation of the Old Course at St Andrews, accurate to within one and a half inches of the real thing. It’s free to enter and will run online in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary Open Championship.

Some of you will know that our golfing hero is Maurice Flitcroft who, despite his lack of natural talent, tried his best to qualify for the Open, posting the highest record score of 49 over par for nine holes, before being escorted off the course and later banned by the compassionate R&A.

So here is an opportunity for Golf Refugees to try and qualify for the Open in honour of Maurice Flitcroft. Sadly, Maurice is no longer with us, but I’m sure he would appreciate this virtual Open experience (especially as he wouldn't need to create another disguise to take part).

Qualifying rounds will take place from 1 June on http://www.opengolf.com/, http://www.wgt.com/ and http://www.espnarcade.com/. The winner will receive an all expenses paid trip for two to St Andrews.

Golf Refugees understand that dress codes are unrestricted, though the R&A would prefer you to wear something more than your birthday suit.

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