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The Bower Burgesses of Edinburgh

12 April 2017

New research for this website shows that there are direct connections between William Mayne, his Majesty's bower in 1603, and the golf-club makers of the early 20th century in Edinburgh. Read more

Right Royal Company - the Archers and the Golfers

10 April 2017

The close connections between the Royal Company of Archers and the early Leith Golfers are well known. Recent research has now shown that there were also strong connections with the golfers at Bruntsfield for over a hundred years. Read more

Two New Golf Club Makers in 17th Century

4 April 2017

Two new 17th century golf club makers have just been discovered. They are John Elder and Patrick Fyfe. That brings the total number of confirmed club makers pre-1700 to 7! Read more

Bruntsfield Links - Home of Club Golf III

3 April 2017

Below is the outline of chapters 5 to 8 of Bruntsfield Links - Home of Club Golf. Read more

Bruntsfield Links - Home of Club Golf II

2 April 2017

Below is the outline of chapters 1 to 4 of Bruntsfield Links - Home of Club Golf. Read more

Bruntsfield Links - Home of Club Golf I

31 March 2017

Bruntsfield Links - Home of Club Golf is a new book by Neil Laird published today. It tells the previously unknown story of the golf clubhouses of Bruntsfield Links, covering over 300 years of golf history. Read more

William St Clair - A Tale of Two Pictures

24 March 2017

Why the Royal Company of Archers have a golfing picture of their President and why the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers only have a copy of the picture they commissioned. Read more

Origin of Golf Club Makers Mark

8 January 2017

The curious story of how the first golf-club maker's trademark logo was created. Read more

15 Things to do in St Andrews when you are not playing Golf

6 October 2016

There are many sites in St Andrews to visit when you are not playing golf. Below is a round-up of historical attractions and golf related attractions for golfers and non-playing partners alike. Read more

Best Scottish Golf Courses in Top 100 Courses in the World

3 September 2016

Scotland can claim 19 golf courses in the current published lists of 'Top 100 Golf Courses in the World'. But which ones are they? Read more

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