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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? As almost all golfers are aware, there are several Top 100 Golf Courses' lists and they are not identical to each other. Read more

Golf at the Rio Olympics - Esporte ou Farsa?

5 August 2016

One hundred and twenty golfers compete in the Rio Olympics next week. The top 15 male and 15 female golfers automatically qualified to play, subject max 4 from each country. Read more

A 'New' Reference to 'Golf' in 1460

1 July 2016

This week, a new reference to the word 'golf' was uncovered in a poem dating back to c1460. This is the second oldest reference to 'golf' in the world. Read more

Molesey Hurst and First Golf Trick Shot

12 June 2016

Molesey Hurst in south west London is the site of the first record of a golf match outside Scotland, after which the world's first golf trick shot was performed over the river at David Garrick's villa. It is now possible to provide more details about the event. Read more

Oldest "19th Hole" IV - Gone ... but not Forgotten

26 February 2016

The Scots are somewhat casual about the their golf heritage. Many golf club-houses have disappeared completely and many more are no longer used as club-houses. Gone. Read more

Oldest "19th Hole" III - Clubhouses of Oldest Golf Clubs

19 February 2016

Club-houses of oldest golf clubs and early golf club-houses. Part I of Oldest 19th Hole covered the club-house buildings of the Royal Musselburgh, Royal Blackheath, and Glasgow golf clubs[/news/oldest-19th-hole/], whose clubhouse buildings are of historic interest in their own right. Read more

Oldest "19th Hole" II - Golf Pubs, Inns and Taverns

12 February 2016

Most golf courses in the world are public. Only a third belong to private clubs, and this reflects the beginnings of golf when the Links were free to play and hospitality was in a local inn or tavern. Read more

Oldest "19th Hole" I - Historic Clubhouse Buildings

6 February 2016

Most golf clubs have built their own club-houses, but some are older than their clubs or courses. Here are four of the oldest. Read more

Mrs Forman's is No More

26 January 2016

Mrs Forman's hostelry, which has been serving golfers at Musselburgh for almost 200 years has closed and has been converted into houses. Part of the old pub has been demolished. Read more

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