Farewell to Ted Dexter

Farewell to Ted Dexter

Ted Dexter, who died last month at the age of 86, was better known as the swashbuckling Test cricketer of his generation – but he was also a scratch golfer of rare ability.

In autumn 2010, Golf Quarterly’s editor Tim Dickson interviewed Ted at the Waldorf Hotel in London on the morning of the first day of the Lords test against Pakistan.

He talked about his childhood in the Italian alps (where he first learnt to play golf), how he managed to play both cricket and golf at university, the different techniques and temperaments required to excel in both sports, the satisfaction of golf in his later years, his legendary impatience with slow play, his favourite golfing moments, and his brief political career as a candidate in the UK general election.

Read the full interview here

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