May Returns From Golf Trip To England

World-class golf and tourism opportunities abound in England’s county of Kent. That’s the message from Wellington-based golf writer Mike May, who has just returned from a trip to Kent, located immediately to the southeast of London.

While in England in mid-June, May played eight rounds of golf, visited two castles, saw one cathedral, toured England’s oldest brewery and dined in a pub that predates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in America.

During his stay in Kent, May played eight courses in six days. Three of the rounds were on championship links courses, which have all hosted past British Open Championships: Royal St. George’s (the site of the British Open in 2020), Royal Cinque Ports (host of the British Open in 1909 and 1920), and Prince’s Golf Club (host of the British Open in 1932). A fourth course that he played, Littlestone Golf Club, is also a championship links course and has served as qualifier for the British Open.

“We were pleased to host Mike on this editorial tour through Kent,” said Helen Heady, project director for Golf in Kent. “Mike’s proven qualities as a writer and his passion for golf are why we were delighted to have him as a guest at our courses this June.”

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May’s recent golf trip to England was his second in as many years. Last June, he traveled to England’s Atlantic Links, six premier championship links golf courses in England’s southwestern counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

In addition to his interest in writing about golf, May works as the director of communications for PHIT America, nonprofit working to reverse America’s “Inactivity Pandemic.” Learn more at