Northern Ireland – Golf in County Derry
March 24, 2022 / Golf History
Introduction Links golf in County Derry is centred on Portstewart and Castlerock which are at the Western end of the famous Causeway Coast. They are linked to the City of Londonderry (also known as Derry) by a single track railway which ...

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Five unique Golf Experiences that you only get in Scotland
February 24, 2022 / Golf & Gourmet Food
Five unique Golf Experiences that you only get in Scotland Introduction Scotland provides a range of first class golf tours  to suit local and international golfers. This blog identifies two island clubs that are still close to t...

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The Story of the “Home of Golf”
September 22, 2021 / St Andrews
Series 7 – The Cheape family and Sir Hugh Playfair   The Cheape Family The Cheape name was first used by Pictish families in Stirling before the Norman Conquest. James Cheape of Sauchie was a founding member of the Socie...

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Dublin: Golf Courses and Sightseeing
March 22, 2020 / Town and City Golf Breaks
Golf in Dublin and County Dublin International golfers like to play links golf in Ireland as it has a wide choice of quality links golf. The five leading Dublin area links are noted here: Portmarnock Championship is typically ran...

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Dublin Series 1, Capital of Ireland... A Modern Vibrant Golfing City
March 06, 2020 / Town and City Golf Breaks
Dublin Series 1, Capital of Ireland, a modern vibrant golfing City Golf in Dublin and County Dublin Dublin is unique as a golfing city as it has links golf courses within the city. From the city centre Royal Dublin and St Anne&rsqu...

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The Story of the “Home of Golf” Series 6 – Robert Adams Patterson (1829 – 1904)
April 24, 2019 / St Andrews
Introduction In the 1850’s there were only about 20 golf courses worldwide, with most in Scotland. The high cost of equipment meant that it was mainly a game for a few wealthy people. Balls were particularly expensive and they did ...

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St Andrews Golf Club - 175th Anniversary in 2018: Part 2 – The Minutes, Old Course and “Cracks”
June 18, 2018 / St Andrews
Introduction The minutes of golf club committee meetings are typically uninspiring. However the early minutes of St Andrews G.C. could be quite lively. At the annual meeting of 1844 a new Captain would normally be proposed, seconded and ...

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St Andrews Part 4: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R & A)
January 24, 2018 / St Andrews
In Part 3 we introduced the founders of the Society of St Andrews Golfers. Golf History: The R&A  Forming the Society in 1754 was a positive action. They became the third Scottish society and were well placed to be an im...

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St Andrews Part 3: The Founders of “The Society of St Andrews Golfers”
December 26, 2017 / St Andrews
Golf History Early in the 18th century the first golf clubs were formed and better documentary records of golf history were kept. We are concentrating on the social parts of the story rather than a documentary of events. The Society...

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Summary History of Early Golf Balls
July 01, 2017 / Golf History
Golf History: Original Golf Balls Early golf balls were expensive and not long-lasting so the game was only available to the wealthy. Improvements were very important and would eventually change the game to be popular and available to al...

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