St Andrews Part 5: The Robertson Family
February 19, 2018 / St Andrews
In the early 19th century golf was played with hand–crafted clubs and balls that were expensive and not long lasting. Consequently, the game was mainly played by the nobility and wealthy gentlemen. At this time professionals could mak...

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

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St Andrews Part 3: The Founders of “The Society of St Andrews Golfers”
December 26, 2017 / Golf History
Introduction 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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Learn When St Andrews Became the “Home of Golf”
September 09, 2017 / St Andrews
Introduction Initially when researching St Andrews history I found that in the critical 18th and early 19th centuries the town was in decline and the links were very unkempt. Golf was a minor sport. It looked to me more likely ...

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Hidden Gem Series 1: Scotland - St Andrews Area
August 17, 2017 / St Andrews
Hidden Gems in St Andrews Introduction Many visitors to the UK and Ireland like to play seaside links golf courses. There are about 210 true links courses in the British Isles whereas the rest of the world has only about 36. In the UK...

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St Andrews The “Home of Golf” - People Who Contributed to its Fame
August 10, 2017 / St Andrews
Introduction Originally I thought that St Andrews position as the ‘Home of Golf’ essentially came from when they became responsible worldwide for the rules. However reviewing the 600 years history of ...

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Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie
July 13, 2017 / Mail Shots
An amazing opportunity to play Muirfield, St Andrews Old, Kingsbarns and attend The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie! ...

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Royal Golf Clubs Series - Royal Captains of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
June 16, 2017 / St Andrews
The office of Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club was initially a responsibility awarded to the winner of the “Challenge for the Silver Club”. In about 1806 the Captaincy became an elected office and the Challenge for the...

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Development of the Links at St Andrews "Home of Golf"
May 24, 2017 / St Andrews
1123 - King David I’s charter ratifies that the Links is common land belonging to the townspeople of St Andrews. 1552 Charter and the Kirk King James IV, who lifted the 'ban' on golf in 1502 by buying the first set of cl...

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Book your dream holiday to St Andrews in 2018 with Authorized Provider AGS Golf
March 24, 2017 / St Andrews
AGS Golf is an authorized provider of St. Andrews tee-times taking bookings now for 2018!!!!! After a rigorous selection process by St Andrews Links we have made it to the position of Authorized Provider. This means y...

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