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.
With his ginger hair, pale skin, surname and links golf prowess, there’s no mistaking Jimmy Mullen’s Scottish heritage.
Scotland have two representatives in a Great Britain and Ireland team that features a record five Irishman for the Walker Cup matches against the USA at Royal Lytham and St Annes next month.
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.
Rory McIlroy will take a lead of just 1,613 points into the DP World Tour Championship next week as he looks to win a third Race to Dubai title in the last four years.
There was a time when winning the Scottish Open and elevating yourself into the top five in the world at the age of just 26 would make you the most talked about player coming into an Open Championship.
Five claret jugs and five winner’s medals will form the centrepiece of an exhibition honouring the career of one golf legend.