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Golf History on the Big Screen

30 July 2020

Tommy's Honour and Loopers - The Caddie's Long Walk were recently released in cinemas and are now available to buy or on television. Read more

Golf - The Striking Game

29 May 2020

Rev Robert Walker skating on Duddingston Loch c 1784 courtesy of National Galleries of Scotland Read more

Robert Chambers -- Champion Golfer

15 May 2020

Robert Chambers Jnr was the first individual club champion golfer in 1858. Yet today he is somewhat overlooked in golf literature. Read more

The Troon Clubs II The New Evidence

6 May 2020

There have been several theories about the origin of the Troon Clubs currently on display at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. New evidence supports an 18th century dating for their manufacture. Read more

The Troon Clubs I The History

6 May 2020

The Troon Clubs at the British Golf Museum are the oldest surviving set of golf clubs, but how old are the individual clubs? New research and discoveries casts new light on their age and provenance. Read more

Coronavirus - Keep Safe and Carry On

29 April 2020

Golf has been banned in many countries. When will we see it return? Read more

John Rattray Statue on Leith Links

11 September 2019

A statue of Dr John Rattray, surgeon, Jacobite and golfer, has been installed at Leith Links, 10 years after the planning for it began and 275 years after the events it commemorates. Read more

Golfhall Plaque

10 May 2019

A commemorative plaque to mark the site of Golfhall (the world's first golf clubhouse) has been put up at 28 Wright's Houses, Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh. Read more

Bonnie Prince Charlie and Golf at the Villa Borghese

10 November 2018

Villa Borghese in Rome is the oldest golfing site outside Britain. Bonnie Prince Charlie is reported as playing golf there c1738, by Lord Elcho, an eye-witness and one-time confidant. Read more

15 Things to do in Edinburgh when you are not playing Golf

1 September 2018

There are many free sights in Edinburgh for golfers who have visited all the usual attractions. Most can be visited on walks round the centre of Edinburgh. Read more

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