Golf course bosses have applied to register the name of “St Andrews” as a trademark to stop outsiders cashing in on its reputation.
The applicant behind a £25 million golf course and clubhouse under construction near St Andrews has been warned it faces legal action by bosses at the home of golf unless all mention of St Andrews is removed from its internationally-marketed development, The Courier has learned.
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.
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.
The final round of the Open Championship will be played on Monday for just the second time in its history after long delays caused by high winds and heavy rain.
The R&A has voted to allow women members for the first time.
The news that Renee Powell was among the first seven women to be nominated for membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is being celebrated by representatives of New Links, a St Andrews-based charity with years of experience in working with the inspirational American.
A Fife mother and daughter have made history at their golf club by winning club championship trophies on the same day.
With the blast of a cannon and the swing of a driver, the new captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club took up his post on Friday.
After 27 years of being in the golf business, the head professional at the Lundin Golf Club pro shop, Ron Walker, has been lucky enough to meet many people and play with several big names in the game.