ST ANDREWS GOLF
St Andrews is famously known around the world as the Home of Golf. In total the town has 189 holes of golf to choose from which offers juniors on our golf camps an exciting variety of links golf to experience.
Some key dates in the history of St Andrews Golf!
1552 - The Archbishop signs the official charter. Golf was being played on the Links at St Andrews through-out the 1400’s. However, in 1552 Archbishop Hamilton signed an official charter recognising the right of the people of St Andrews to play golf on the Links, cementing the future of the sport at the Home of Golf.
1865 - Tom Morris takes the reins after returning from Prestwick to become the Keeper of the Green. He was given an unprecedented £50 a year and credited with a huge impact on St Andrews Links, from improved grasses to the shaping the famous 1st and 18th greens.
1927 - One of the most iconic figures in golf, Bobby Jones started his love affair with the ‘Auld Grey Toun’ when he lifted the Claret Jug in 1927. Jones famously remarked that if he could play one golf course before he died it would always be the famous Links at St Andrews.
1970 - On the last hole of The Open Championship, Doug Sanders has an opportunity to win the Claret Jug and defeat Jack Nicklaus. All Sanders has to do is make a three footer, but his downhill putt misses, forcing an 18-hole playoff. The Golden Bear sinks an eight foot putt on the final hole to defeat Doug Sanders. Overjoyed, he throws his putter in the air and almost hit Sanders.
2000 - Tiger Woods claims a career grand slam after winning The Open Championship
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