Royal Portrush could get the Open again within five years after the huge financial success of the first championship in Northern Ireland for nearly 70 years.
The prizefund for this year’s AIG Women’s British Open has been raised by more than a third to $4,500,000 (£3.6 million) with the long-term aim to achieve parity with the men’s Open Championship, the R&A announced yesterday.
Fife brothers have captured the imaginations of thousands of art-lovers with a giant tiger statue made from the wrappings of an iconic Scots treat.
Aaron Lumsden, head chef at the British Golf Museum Cafe in St Andrews, sings the praises of tomatoes and other foods to Caroline Lindsay
Golf’s contentious rules overhaul “hasn’t gone as smoothly as I would have liked” but in the end will be recognised as being good for the game, says R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers.
Carnoustie could attract and handle a total crowd of 200,000 in future Open Championships, believes R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers, giving a clear indication that the Angus course remains firmly in their plans.
Local community groups and projects are set to benefit from the £100,000 fund from the 147th Open at Carnoustie in July.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Remember me for my abilities not my gender or skin colour’, says American golf legend Renee Powell ahead of latest St Andrews accolade
In an exclusive interview, American professional golfer Renee Powell - the great-great granddaughter of Alabama slaves - tells Michael Alexander how the latest honour to be bestowed upon her by St Andrews University eclipses everything that’s gone before.
The R&A’s desire to ditch its crusty, traditional image and promote a new persona for the 21st century was underlined with the announcement yesterday of a simplified Rules of the Golf and a complete rebranding of the organisation.
Sir, – Martin Redfern (“What about education?” Letters, July 23) is happy that higher paid military personnel in Scotland, who now pay more income tax than their English-based comrades, are to be “compensated” by the Ministry of Defence.