Sir Steve Redgrave is no stranger to big sporting pressures.
One of the first seven women to be nominated for honorary membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club has spoken of the “honour and shock” at receiving the accolade.
So for many of the businesses close to the golf course, it’s a particularly exciting time.
Champion golfers whose victories span 60 years of Open history took part in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge at St Andrews ahead of the 144th Open Championship.
When Renee Powell became the first woman golfer to receive an honorary degree from St Andrews University in 2008, she was accompanied on the trip by her late father Bill and by a party that included Brian Whitcomb, then president of the PGA of America.
An amphitheatre of nearly 10,000 seats will create a “cauldron” around the final holes of the Old Course during the Open Championship this July.
Five claret jugs and five winner’s medals will form the centrepiece of an exhibition honouring the career of one golf legend.
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Golf fans are being given a sneak preview of the challenge that awaits the world’s best players ahead of the 144th Open.
Aussie cricket spinner Shane Warne took an unusual route round St Andrews for his Dunhill warm-up chipping a shot out of the hospitality suite.