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  • Exclusive unveiling of Official Ryder Cup 2012 Print by Graeme Baxter

    Daily. 28th March to 1st April 2012. St Andrews Golf Hotel.

    We are very privileged to have an exclusive unveiling of a new piece of work by the world renowned artist Graeme Baxter. The painting of Official 2012 Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club, will be the first viewing of the official print.

    Graeme will also be exhibiting the Artist Proof of his Seve print by Graeme BaxterSeve painting. This beautiful piece of artwork was a special commission from the PGA for the Olé Seve! event in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation supporting Cancer Research held on 23rd May 2011. The grand total raised by the event was £625,189, a staggering amount that goes to show the respect and admiration for Seve Ballesteros.

    Visitors to the festival will have the unique opportunity to bid for the exclusive framed prints. All funds raised will go to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

    About Graeme Baxter

    The golf paintings of Graeme Baxter are considered unsurpassed in depth, quality and detailed knowledge of the subject.

    Graeme continues to be the Official Artist to more golf events than any other artist.  Tournaments such as the Open, The Ryder Cup, The Presidents Cup, Kraft Nabisco Championship as well as the PGA and European Tour and most recently the US PGA.

    His originals, Giclees and lithographs are displayed in famous clubhouses around the world including St Andrews Old Course, Augusta, Turnberry, Pebble Beach, Dubai Creek, Mission Hills , Pine Valley China and Carnoustie to name a few.

     

    Contact

    For more information on Graeme’s work, please contact Martin and Judi Williams at

    W: www.cachetuk.com/acatalog/Graeme_Baxter.html

    T: 00 44 845 2600 380

    E: baxtergolfart@cachetuk.com 

     

    Exclusive unveiling of Official Ryder Cup 2012 Print by Graeme Baxter
  • St Andrews Golf Festival Awards 2012 presented by Golf Illustrated

    Free entry. Doors open at 6.30pm. Saturday 31st March 2012. Younger Hall, St Andrews.

    The very first St Andrews Golf Festival Awards 2012 presented by Golf Illustrated is a fun evening celebrating the very best of golf heritage. It is a night for anyone who is keen on their golfing history, books, magazines, memorabilia and who has a sheer passion for the game.

    Awards on the evening are for:

    Literati of the Links Award for Golf Literature

    Babe Zaharias Award for Outstanding Contribution to Ladies Golf

    St Andrews Golf Festival Award for Honour and Integrity

    Keepers of the Green for Courage

    St Andrews Golf Art Award

    Golf Surveys Ltd Award for lifetime achievement in golf course architecture

    Lawrence Levy Award for Golf Photography

    St Andrews Golf Festival Award for Golf Humour

    Planet Golf Award for Excellence in Golf Course Architecture

    St Andrews Golf Festival Award for Golf Innovation

    Golf Illustrated Spirit of St Andrews

    The final award of the night will be the Golf Illustrated Readers Vote Award for the Spirit of St Andrews. Nominees are Seve, Old Tom, Bobby Jones, Babe Zaharias, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The vote will be carried out across the social media sites of Golf World, Today’s Golfer and tonight’s sponsors Golf Illustrated.

    An Audience With Old Tom Morris

    Old Tom will be interviewed on stage by the evening’s MC, Mrs Pat Norton from On Course Strategies. Pat is a former Director of Communications for the LPGA and Chair of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. It will be the first time Old Tom has shared the stage with a lady!

    The evening is open to all. Free entry.

     

    St Andrews Golf Festival Awards 2012 presented by Golf Illustrated
  • Weird and Wonderful World of Golf exhibition

    10am 5pm. 28 March to 1st April 2012. Macdonald Rusacks Hotel.

    See some of most eccentric and fun photos in golf dating from the early 20th century.

    Weird and Wonderful World of Golf exhibition
  • Inventors Corner at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

    Daily. Wednesday 28th March to 1st April 2012.

    Come to see some of the greatest new golf inventions at this free exhibitions at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in the Joe Austen gallery.

    Companies displaying include www.shortgamegolfcourses.com, www.puttingalley.com, www.nexbelt.com, www.sabona.co.uk, www.ropeit.com, www.transferstudio.com and www.theturfkey.com.

     

     

    Inventors Corner at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
  • Hubert Privé Sculptures

    10am-5pm. 28 March to 1st April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel.

    We are delighted to showcase one of France's finest sculptors. In homage to the 2018 Ryder Cup, Hubert has created a golfing themed statue of the Eiffel Tower.

    For more information on his work, please go to http://www.hubert-prive.com/

     

    Hubert Privé Sculptures
  • Talk by David Joy on Old Tom Morris

    8pm. Wednesday 28th March 2012. The St Andrews Golf Hotel, St Andrews.

    David Joy is a golf historian, author, artist, actor and also a superb raconteur. On our opening night of the Festival, we are honoured to have David give a talk about Old Tom Morris and golfers of Old Tom's era.  

    For more information on David's work, please go to www.golfhistorian.co.uk

     

     Talk by David Joy on Old Tom Morris
  • Talk by Mungo Park

    7.30pm. Friday 30th March 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    Mungo Park is the great grandson of Willie Park Senior, who won the very first Open Championship in 1860. We are truly honoured to have Mungo give us a talk on his family history and to bring the dynamic relationship between Old Tom and Willie Park Snr to life. He will also reflect on the other Open Championship winners in his family both Willie Park Jnr and his namesake, Mungo Park.

    Mungo is an architect and specialises in golf clubhouse design.  For information on this please visit: www.mungo-park.co.uk

    Talk by Mungo Park
  • Seve Ballesteros Exhibition

    10am to 5pm. 28 March to 1 April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    One of the most exciting players every to strike a golf ball, Seve Ballesteros was one of the influential figures in European golf from the mid 1970's to the early 1990's.

    Born in Pedreña, Spain on the 9th of April 1957, Seve played with panache and a passion that was a delight to witness. Learning golf from the age of 8 with an old 3 iron on the local beaches, Seve went on to win 5 majors including the Open in St Andrews. His reaction on holding his birdie putt to win on the 18th of the Old Course is one of the most viewed clips in golf.

    One of the greatest impacts that Seve had was on the Ryder Cup both as a player and Captain. His competitiveness was inspirational. He scored 22½ points in 37 matches against the United States. His partnership with fellow Spaniard José María Olazábal was the most successful in the history of the competition with 11 wins and two halved matches out of 15 pairs matches.

    Seve was the No 1 golfer in the world for many years and inspired a generation of young golfers. At his best, Seve made the game look like an art form.

    Image credit: www.joeausten.com

    Seve Ballesteros Exhibition
  • St Andrews Golf Co Hickory Golf Display

    10am - 5pm. 28th March to 1st April 2012. St Andrews Golf Hotel

    Watch how hickory clubs were made in the 1800's. This exhibition really brings the work and life style of the hickory golf club makers to life.

    For more information on one of the most historic golf club maker companies in the world, please go to www.standrewsgolfco.com 

    St Andrews Golf Co Hickory Golf Display
  • Whisky tasting with the Bruichladdich Distillery Company

    5.30pm. Thursday 29th March. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel.

    Join Craig Johnstone from Bruichladdich Distillery as he shares the forgotten history of our national drink. From humble beginnings to globalisation, Scotch Whisky has always had the ability to capture the imagination and ignite passionate conversation. Sit down for 4 Whiskies from Bruichladdich as we unveil the past through spirits produced today at Islay's most Progressive distillery.

    Doug Clement from the Kingsbarns Distillery will talk about the future of Whisky in Scotland and Fife in particular.

    Spaces are limited, so to reserve your place, please email info@standrewsgolffestival.com or book a ticket at the BEST WESTERN Scores reception.

    For more information on Bruichladdich Distillery Company, go to www.bruichladdich.com

    For more information on the Kingsbarns Distillery, go to www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com

    Free entry.

    Whisky tasting with the Bruichladdich Distillery Company
  • Book Signing by - David Purdie & Hugh Dodd

    2pm. Sunday 1st April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    We are delighted to have David give a talk at the Festival. David is not only one of the finest and funniest golf writers, he is also a speech writer for some of the biggest names in golf including part Ryder Cup captains.

    The book ' The Greatest Game' is a lovely satirical take on the noble game of golf. Their talk will be set to the back drop of the cartoon artwork of Hugh Dodd.

    This will be a nice Sunday afternoon treat for golfers and non-golfers alike.

     

     

    Book Signing by - David Purdie & Hugh Dodd
  • Seve Film by BBC

    3pm. Sunday 1st of April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews

    Jo McCusker produced and directed the emotive BBC documentary on Seve. 

    We will be showing the film on the large screen at the Scores Hotel, beside the Seve exhibition. This will be a unique setting to watch one of the greatest stars in golf from the highest moment in his career winning in St Andrews in 1984 through to his battle against his illness.

    A unique afternoon for Seve fans.

     

     

    Seve Film by BBC
  • Bobby Jones Exhibition

    10am - 5pm. 28 March to 1 April 2012. The Golf Hotel , St Andrews.

    Bobby Jones was one of the most elegant and dynamic golfers in history. Born on 17th March 1902 in Atlanta, Georgia, Jones remained an amateur and never turned professional. Despite this status he still managed to beat the greatest professional players of his era including Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen.

    In 1930 Jones completed the Grand Slam, winning all four majors of his era (the Open and amateur championships in both the U.S. & the U.K.) However, shortly afterwards, at the peak of his game, he retired to concentrate on his 'paid work' which was as a lawyer. Between 1923 and 1930 Jones had won 13 majors in 20 attempts.

    Jones remained strongly connected to golf throughout his life with his own brand of golf equipment and numerous instruction films and books. He co-designed Augusta National and in 1934 co-founded The Masters, golf's fourth major. Jones was a gentleman of extraordinary talent and exemplary sportsmanship. 

    Image credit: www.joeausten.com

    Bobby Jones Exhibition
  • Talk by Lewine Mair on the History of Women's Golf

    6pm. Friday 30th March 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    Lewine Mair was the first woman to serve as the Daily Telegraph's Golf correspondent – and the first to have been given a specialist position on the sports pages of a national paper.

    She is the author of several superb books, including 100 Years of Women’s Golf, Carefree Golf, Woman Golfer, the story of Scotland’s Belle Robertson, and The Real Monty, Colin Montgomerie’s biography.

    We are delighted to have Lewine as one of our key speakers.


    Talk by Lewine Mair on the History of Women's Golf
  • Old Tom Morris Photographic Collection

    10am to 5pm. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    The personal collection of the Grand Old Man of Scottish Golf himself it includes some of the rarest and most valuable golfing photographs ever seen. Dating back to the birth of the professional game in the 1850s, this historic archive offers a fascinating glimpse back in time.

    Apart from Old Tom it features legendary players like First Open winner Willie Park, feather ball maker Allan Robertson, Andrew Strath and the Dunn brothers. It also includes rare snapshots of perhaps the greatest of them all – “Young” Tom Morris.

    Lost for over half a century they were discovered gathering dust in a Scottish garden shed back in the 1990’s by two prominent golf collectors. Restored to their former glory over the next decade, some images are well-known, while others are simply unique.

    Considered the finest collection of early golfing photographs still in private hands, this is the first time any of them have ever gone on public display.

    For more information on the collection, go to www.oldgolfimages.com

     

    Old Tom Morris Photographic Collection
  • Weird & Wonderful Game of Golf

    Daily. 10am to late. 28th March to 1st April 2012. Macdonald Rusacks Hotel.

    Dale Concannon is one of the greatest collectors of historic golf photgraphy. In this fun exhibition, we see some of funniest and most eccentric golf photography from his website www.oldgolfimages.com.

    For more information on the full collection of golf photography, including rare images of Bobby Jones, Old Tom and the Ryder Cup, please go to  www.oldgolfimages.com

    Weird & Wonderful Game of Golf
  • Talk by David Hamilton on Artisan Golf

    7pm. 29th March 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    David Hamilton is a prolific golf author with many titles including the Scottish Golf Guide. He is a golf historian and will be talking about the genesis of the game through the artisan players.

    This topic is often over looked in the history of golf and it promises to be an entertaining evening indeed.

    Talk by David Hamilton on Artisan Golf
  • Talk by Ivan Morris

    5pm. Sunday 1st April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel.

    Ivan Morris is the author of 'Golf As A Way of Life’ and many other golf books. Respected as one of the best golf journalists, Ivan has many, many stories to tell.

    Ivan has been a single-digit, category one golfer for over fifty years. Voted Golf Nut of the Year by the Golf Nut Society of America in 2002 (the first non-American to receive the dubious accolade), on the strength of his first book - Only Golf Spoken Here (2001), Ivan is also the author of The Life of O’Reilly (2002) and The Doonbeg Ghosts (2006). Morris also co-authored Larry Lambrecht’s magnificent photographic coffee table book on Irish seaside golf, Emerald Gems (2003) and has been a contibuting editor to Golf Digest Ireland since 2003 as well as having articles published in Great Britain, the USA, Denmark and Sweden.

    As the final talk of the Festival, we are delighted to be finishing on a hugely entertaining note and with a Morris too!

    For legal reasons, we should make it clear that Ivan is not related to Old Tom.

    Talk by Ivan Morris
  • Talk by Kyle Phillips - Golf Course Architect of Kingsbarns Golf Club

    1pm. Sunday 1st of April 2012. The Best Western Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    Kyle Phillips is one of the most respected golf course architects in the world. His designs, including The Grove in Hertfordshire, have won countless awards and plaudits.

    His work at Kingsbarns is simply breathtaking. The course is consistently rated in Top 20 courses in the world.

    We are very fortunate to have Kyle come to the Festival to talk about how he came to create one of the finest courses in the world.

    www.kylephillips.com

     

    Talk by Kyle Phillips - Golf Course Architect of Kingsbarns Golf Club
  • Old Tom Morris Exhibition (The David Joy Collection)

    10am to 5pm. 28 March to 1 April 2012. The Golf Hotel, St Andrews.

    Born in St Andrews in 1821, Old Tom grew up in a town that was already historic. Golf has been played since the 1400's. In fact it was so popular in 1457, that the reigning monarch, King James II, persuaded the Scottish Parliament to ban it! In St Andrews, children played a form of golf up and down the narrow streets of St Andrews with sticks and old corks. However Old Tom's era solidified the town as the Home of Golf.

    Old Tom served as a caddy from a very young age and started working as an apprentice at the age of 14 with golf equipment maker Allan Robertson, who already had a reputation as the town's best player, if not the world. From the 1840's Robertson chose Old Tom as his golf partner and legend suggests that they were never beaten.

    Tom went on to win the Open four times and still holds the record for oldest winner at 46. His record win of a major by the largest margin of 13 strokes held until it was beaten by Tiger Woods in 2000.

    Old Tom was a prolific course designer including Carnoustie (with Robertson), Muirfield and Lahinch. He introduced top dressing to greens and the reason we play 18 holes now is thanks to him reducing St Andrews from 22 (?) holes to 18.

    Very few people have left such a legacy as Old Tom and the reason we have the game we love today is largely thanks to his love of golf.

    Image credit: www.joeausten.com

    Old Tom Morris Exhibition (The David Joy Collection)
  • Richard Chorley Art Exhibition

    Wednesday 28th March to Sunday 1st of Apirl 2012. The Best Western Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    Since turning professional at the beginning of 1997, Richard has been painting some of the most prestigious and famous courses in the world as well as private commissions. A journey which has taken him from Pebble Beach to Augusta. His evocative and detailed images of the great courses in Scotland, Ireland the United States and Europe have won him acclaim and admiration. His modesty, charm and warm personality have endeared him to those who know him and his talent speaks for itself.

    Some of his most notable achievements are as follows:
    Winner of the inaugural ‘Art of Golf Festival’ held in Pinehurst – sponsored by Golf Digest. Founding member of the ‘Academy of Golf Art.’ Official artist for the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament.
    Official artist for the last Ryder Cup held at Oakland Hills Golf and Country Club.

    Since turning professional at the beginning of 1997, Richard has been painting some of the most prestigious and famous courses in the world as well as private commissions. A journey which has taken him from Pebble Beach to Augusta. His evocative and detailed images of the great courses in Scotland, Ireland the United States and Europe have won him acclaim and admiration. His modesty, charm and warm personality have endeared him to those who know him and his talent speaks for itself.

    Some of his most notable achievements are as follows:

    Winner of the inaugural ‘Art of Golf Festival’ held in Pinehurst – sponsored by Golf Digest. Founding member of the ‘Academy of Golf Art.’ Official artist for the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament.

    Official artist for the Ryder Cup held at Oakland Hills Golf and Country Club.

     

    Richard Chorley Art Exhibition
  • Talk by Dr Steven Reid on Bobby Jones

    2pm. Saturday 31st March 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andsrews

    Dr Steven Reid is a former captain of Royal Lytham Golf Club and is an expert and author on the life of Bobby Jones.

    Dr Reid will be giving us an insight to the life of Jones and how he inspired millions but ultimately paid a high price for his success . 

     

    Talk by Dr Steven Reid on Bobby Jones
  • David Joy Guided Walk around St Andrews

    Midday. 1st April 2012. Starting at St Andrews Cathedral.

    One of the most knowledgeable and reputable golf historians has kindly agreed to give a guided walk around the top golf spots in St Andrews.

    This is a very rare treat and not to be missed.

     

    David Joy Guided Walk around St Andrews
  • Guided Golf Walks Around St Andrews

    Midday and 2pm. 28 March to 1st April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    We are very fortunate to have a 5th generation St Andrean giving guided walks around St Andrews. Mr Jimmy Bone also plays Old Tom's caddy in the Old Tom Morris theatre production.

    Jimmy will be provide a unique walking tour around St Andrews that takes in the historic golfing locations including the 18th green of the Old course, Old Tom Morris’ home and newly refurbished shop and the town cathedral cemetery that has a number of Open champions including Young Tom and Willie Aucterlonie.

    This walk is a must for every golf historian enthusiast. With St Andrews as the historic back drop, some of golf’s most influential moments will suddenly be right in front of you.

    Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased at the BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel reception.

    All money raised will go to the Keepers of the Green charity.

     

    Guided Golf Walks Around St Andrews
  • History of Golf in St Andrews exhibition

    10am to 5pm. 28 March to 1 April 2012. The Golf Hotel, St Andrews.

    Golf in St Andrews Golf has been played on the Links at St Andrews since around 1400 and the Old Course is renowned throughout the world as the Home of Golf. The course that Old Tom played however is very different to the manicured links we have today. Old Tom would be have been playing through tighter fairways and lies that most modern players would deem unplayable. They even played in the snow. The Old Course undoubtedly has a magical aura and the backdrop to the first tee where many of the greats have stood, has remained largely unchanged in 150 years. If you see the pictures of Bobby Jones receiving his Open Championship trophy, you will notice very little in the town has changed. The ability to step back into history is just one of the charms of the town.

    In 1754 the Society of St Andrews Golfers was formed. This was a local golf club playing at the St Andrews Links. In 1834, King William IV became its patron and the club became known under its present name, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. In 1897, the Society set out the rules of golf and over the next 30 years was invited to take control of the running of golf tournaments at other courses. The R&A is the ruling authority of golf everywhere (mainly the British Isles) except the United States and Mexico, where this responsibility rests with the United States Golf Association (USGA). Their presence in St Andrews adds to the allure of the town. In addition to working on the development and sustainability of the game, the R&A most recent success was in their work to make golf an Olympic sport.

    St Andrews now has seven courses that are all open and accessible for all golfers. Old Tom's design for the New Course is a local's favourite. The greens are hailed by many to be the best in Scotland.

    St Andrews has more Open and major champions than any other place in the world including Old Tom, Young Tom, Tom Kidd, Willie Auchterlonie, Bob Martin, Jamie Anderson, Willie Fernie, Hugh Kirkaldy and Andrew Strath.

    The town is rich with stories of great rivalries, closely fought matches and massive galleries who would follow the players side by side, even on to the greens. It is largely thanks to the great enthusiasm that St Andrews created for the sport and some key individuals such as Allan Robertson and Old Tom, that we are able to enjoy the game we love today.

    Image credit: www.joeausten.com

    History of Golf in St Andrews exhibition
  • Ladies Golf Exhibition

    10am to 5pm. 28 March to 1 April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    Ladies have been playing golf for many centuries. History books tell of Mary Queen of Scots' love of the game. She played in St Andrews and in her trial it was actually used against her. It was claimed that she was playing golf only two days after her husband, Lord Darnley's death.

    Katherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry the VIII, is the first noted woman to play the game. In the 1700's the fishwives of Musselburgh had an established flourishing club.

    In 1867, the ladies started to play over the putting green at St Andrews and by 1893 there were over 50 Ladies clubs in the UK. Ladies golf has a rich and fine history. Throughout the years there have been golfing legends with inspirational stories. From the 18 year old, Lady Margaret Scott's Ladies Open Championship win in 1893 through to the outstanding record of Laura Davies who has won 81 titles, four majors and the Ladies European Tour order of merit seven times.

    Image at top of page credits: www.kaiameans.com

    Ladies Golf Exhibition
  • Open Champions Gallery

    All year round. The Dunvegan Hotel, St Andrews.

    Created by local historian, artist, guest speaker, playwright and author David Joy, the artwork is simply wonderful and a must see for any golf enthusiast.

    The Dunvegan Hotel is one of the most popular bars in St Andrews for golfers. This all year round exhibition gallery has portraits of every Open Champion dating back to 1860. From Willie Park Snr to Darren Clark, they are all here.

     For more information on David's work and his new projects, please visit http://www.golfhistorian.co.uk.

    Image credit: David Joy

    Open Champions Gallery
  • Ryder Cup Exhibition

    10am to 5pm. 28 March to 1 April 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    The Ryder Cup is a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. It started out as an exhibition match in 1926 between USA and the British PGA at Wentworth, Surrey. The first competitive match was held in 1927 at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts.

    In 1979 the GB team was expanded to include Europe. The United States had traditionally dominated the matches but in 1985 at The Belfry captained by Open and US Open champion Tony Jacklin, the European team finally won.

    Easily one of the most exciting tournaments in golf, the Ryder Cup offers an atmosphere that is second to none. Historical records indicate that the first unofficial Ryder Cup-style matches were played in 1921 at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire and it will be back at Gleneagles in 2014 on the PGA Centenary Course.

    By Dan Perry [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    Ryder Cup Exhibition
  • Keepers of the Green Display

    10am-5pm. Wednesday 28th March to Sunday 1st April 2012. The Golf Hotel, St Andrews.

    Keepers of the Green is an international golfing fellowship, founded in 1995 and based in St Andrews, whose mission is to promote the game of golf and to improve lives through powered mobility.

    Since its formation, Keepers of the Green's extensive fundraising activities have resulted in life changing experiences for over 200 individuals who have been presented with powered wheelchairs (worth approx £700,000).

    Since its formation, Keepers of the Green's extensive fundraising activities have resulted in life changing experiences for over 200 individuals who have been presented with powered wheelchairs (worth approx £700,000).

    Their main wheelchair presentation takes place, through the generous co-operation of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, at each year's Open Championship. 

    The Patron of Keepers of the Green is the internationally renowned Golf Historian, David Joy, best known as "the man who plays Tom Morris", portrayed internationally on stage and screen. Honorary Members include Peter Alliss, Peter Thomson, Sir Michael Bonallack and Emil Pacholek.

     

     

    Keepers of the Green Display
  • Meet the Artist - Richard Chorley

    8.15pm. 29th March 2012. The Golf Hotel, St Andrews.

    A chance to meet the Ryder Cup and award winning artist.

    http://www.chorleygolfprints.com/

    Meet the Artist - Richard Chorley
  • Book Signing - John Peter Hagen

    Midday. Saturday 31st March 2012. BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel, St Andrews.

    John Hagen wrote the hugely entertaining book 'Play Away Please' about his experience buying the Old Course's starter's tee box - one of golf's greatest icons. 

    www.playawayplease.com

     

    He is a founder of the Friends of St Andrews which was established by the St Andrews Links Trust to assist in the preservation and maintenance of the historic golf courses at St Andrews, including the Old Course.
    In addition to "Play Away Please", he has also written "Pebble Beach–the Novel" and a memoir "Chance Encounters." 

    He is a founder of the Friends of St Andrews which was established by the St Andrews Links Trust to assist in the preservation and maintenance of the historic golf courses at St Andrews, including the Old Course.

    In addition to 'Play Away Please', he has also written 'Pebble Beach–the Novel' and a memoir 'Chance Encounters.' 

     

     

    Book Signing - John Peter Hagen
  • Joe Austen Gallery

    All year round. Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews.

    Joe Austen is one of the world's most renowned painters. All year round his work adorns the walls of the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel.

    For more examples of Joe's work, please visit www.joeausten.com

    Joe Austen Gallery
  • Meet the Artist - David Joy

    3.15pm. Saturday 31st March 2012. The Dunvegan Hotel, St Andrews.

    David's meticulous drawings of Open Champions adorns the walls of The Dunvegan all year round.

    Tonight will be a chance to meet David and to hear his stories about his unique work.

    Meet the Artist - David Joy
  • Real ale tasting with St Andrews Brewing Co

    Midday. 31st March and 1st April 2012. The Golf Hotel, St Andrews

    Releasing the first 5 beers in Mid-March the St Andrews Brewing Co. is a new brewery based in Fife.


    The brewery is owned and run by East Neuk resident Bob Phaff, and is ready to bring the range of bottle conditioned real ales to the historic streets of St Andrews, Fife and further afield. 

    Stocking beers through farm and specialist beer shops, farmers markets, restaurants, hotels and golf clubs.

    St Andrews Brewing Co. - The History, The Golf, The Uni........The Beer

    www.standrewsbrewingcompany.com
    Facebook - St Andrews Brewing Co
    Twitter - @standysbrewing

    Real ale tasting with St Andrews Brewing Co
  • Guided Walk - Historic St Andrews

    28th March - 1st April at 11am, 2pm and 4pm (1st April, 2pm and 4pm only). St Andrews Golf Hotel

    Shena Porteous, a professionally qualified Blue Badge tourist guide,is offering visitor/family friendly tours of St Andrews. See where Protestant martyrs were burned at the stake; find out where Robert the Bruce was in 1318; where Wills and Kate studied and met for coffee and much, much more......

     
    Tours from 28th March - 1st April at 11am, 2pm and 4pm (1st April, 2pm and 4pm only).  Meet outside R&A Clubhouse.  Cost £5 per person.  Family rates available.
    I can also offer private individual tours by car throughout Scotland.  If you have time either before or after the Golf Festival then why not get in touch?  I look forward to sharing my love of Scotland with you.  Advance booking essential for car tours.
     
    Contact - shenaporteous@hotmail.com
     
    mobile -             07765 417537      
     
    tel -             01334 653561      

    Shena Porteous, a professionally qualified Blue Badge tourist guide,is offering visitor/family friendly tours of St Andrews. See where Protestant martyrs were burned at the stake; find out where Robert the Bruce was in 1318; where Wills and Kate studied and met for coffee and much, much more.

    Meet at St Andrews Golf Hotel.

    Cost £5 per person.  Family rates available.

    Shena can also offer private individual tours by car throughout Scotland.  If you have time either before or after the Golf Festival then why not get in touch?  Shena looks forward to sharing her love of Scotland with you.  

    Advance booking essential for car tours. 

    Contact

    E: shenaporteous@hotmail.com

    M: 07765 417537   T: 01334 653561      

    (Image courtesy of www.visitscotland.com)

     

     

    Guided Walk - Historic St Andrews
  • Legends of John Letters

    All year round. John Letters workshop, North Street, St Andrews.

    John Letters is one of the most celebrated club makers in the world. Their tour players have lifted practically every major title and includes the like of Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Cathy Panton and Sam Torrance.

    Their gallery in St Andrews shows the legends of John Letters, highlighting their rich heritage.

    For more information on John Letters and the new custom fit store in St Andrews, please visit www.johnletters.com 

    Legends of John Letters
  • Openview Gallery

    All year round. North Street, St Andrews.

    Based in St Andrews, Scotland, The Openview Gallery offers a collection of  golf photography, canvas art, moving photographic images and unique marquetry pieces made in wood by two times Major winner and four time Ryder Cup Captain Tony Jacklin.
     
    Their collection of historic golf photography dates back to the 18th century celebrating the beauty and emotion of a game steeped in history. Each photograph is carefully developed by hand in a dark room from the original negative by skilled craftsmen.
     
    In addition, Openview Gallery offers a superb array of exquisite jewellery, stocking exclusive ranges in diamond, solid silver and costume jewellery and our in house jeweller makes a range of unique pieces each stamped with the exclusive St Andrews Makers Mark and offers a bespoke jewellery making service.
     
    Openview Gallery also works with Golf Clubs and Resorts by offering an interior design service and making bespoke cufflinks,trophies and other silver pieces.

    Visit the website 

    Openview Gallery
  • History of St Andrews exhibition

    All year round. See venues below.

    St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, St Andrews

    The story of St Andrews is beautifully told in this glorious Victorian mansion that also has a great homemade food café. There are also art exhibitions upstairs throughout the year and delightful gardens to enjoy.

    St Andrews Preservation Trust, 12-16 North Street, St Andrews

    The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum is a small, independent museum situated in a lovely 17th century house in the heart of the town’s old fisher quarter, a stone’s throw from both the Castle and the Cathedral.

    http://www.standrewspreservationtrust.org.uk/museum.html

    Image credit: David Joy

    History of St Andrews exhibition
  • Happy Hacker Golf Shop

    All year round. South Street, St Andrews.

    This is a real treat for those who are fans of golf memorabilia. Situated just off South Street down Burghers Close, the shop is an Aladdin’s Cave of golf art, equipment, old books and more. Well worth a visit and the prices are great too.

    Happy Hacker Golf Shop

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