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Interview with Donald Steel

February 9th, 2018

I am most grateful to Michael Harris, Editor Golf Monthly for giving us permission to reproduce the interview with Donald Steel, ‘golf’s renaissance man’, which appears in the March 2018 issue.

The interview marks the publication of Thin End of the Wedge – A Life in Golf by Donald Steel, which is available from Rhod McEwan Publishing priced £30.

Geoff Russell, Publisher https://golfbusinessnews.com/

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