Do you remember the old 'British Open Championship Golf' computer game?

British Open Championship Golf
They don't make video games quite like they used to (they're waaay more realistic now). But this one from 1997 was one of our favorites.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 9:08 a.m.

Before all the cool gaming that's available today, CD-ROM is where it was at.

If you're under the age of 35, you might not even remember what that was. Basically, you would by a game -- on CD -- to slip into your desktop computer.

This morning, in honor of the start of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and throwback Thursday, we remember one of our favorites: "British Open Championship Golf" from 1997.

Does anyone else remember this?

At the time, it was the most realistic golf game ever made.

Here's a look at the old trailer from the game released 20 years ago:

As someone in our office pointed out, the #toursauce on display in at the 35-second mark is remarkable. The player (who looks like a young Arnold Palmer), turns around to acknowledge the galleries with a wave a split second after striking the chip and well before it even found the bottom of the cup. Fantastic:

Here are a couple of other screenshots from the game, thanks to

Loved that game.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.