St Andrews Golf Festival beckons the avid golfer in all of us
If you were to start an international golf festival, what better place to conduct it than St. Andrews, Scotland – the birthplace of golf?
Well, in less than a month, that’s exactly what’s happening at this old university city. From March 28 to April 1, the site of the Old Course will host the St Andrews Golf Festival to celebrate more than 600 years of golf in Scotland and around the world. It’s the first one, and organizers hope to make it an annual event.
The list of stuff that’s going to be happening during those five days is too long to list in this space, but here’s a sampling: There are going to be exhibits, such as the one honoring the late Seve Ballesteros, which will be held at the Scores Hotel. There will be interesting golf people talking about the game, such as Mungo Park, who is the great grandson of Willie Park Sr., who won the first British Open back in 1860. There’s a Children’s Day at the St Andrews Library, book signings by golf book authors, and walking tours of the Old Town and of the Old Course.
We’re talking exhibits on golf legends such as Old Tom Morris, Bobby Jones, Hugh Dodd and Babe Zaharias. Then there’s the Old Course, the New Course and everything in between that St Andrews has to offer. This is the place to be if you love golf, especially if you’ve never been to St Andrews. And bring your clubs, of course. You’ll want to tee it up.
For more information on the event, check out the St Andrews Golf festival Web site.
Meanwhile, you can book Scotland tee times at ScotlandGolf.com.
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