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Gift ideas for Christmas 2019

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The festive season is upon us which means your Christmas shopping may have already started… Read on

November 14, 2019

New Course putting green and 1st tee work pt.1

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One of the main greenkeeping projects at the Links this winter is the reconstruction of… Read on

November 8, 2019

Fibion Chikwaya’s Links greenkeeping experience

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From Royal Harare Golf Club in Zimbabwe, Fibion Chikwaya recently made the long trip to the… Read on

November 1, 2019

SALJGA goes from strength to strength

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Since 2001, the St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association (SALJGA) has been providing the children… Read on

October 22, 2019

Dunhill Links 2019 in photos

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The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was conceived as a celebration of links golf and the… Read on

October 10, 2019

What is hydrojecting?

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One of the key elements to healthy turf is oxygen. As turf managers, we need… Read on

August 28, 2019

The day the heavens opened

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On 9 August, the Home of Golf experienced 46mm of rain in 24hrs. Severe flooding… Read on

August 22, 2019

An ‘Open invite’ for greenkeeper Natasha

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Every year, the R&A invites a greenkeeper from those courses on the Open Championship rota… Read on

August 2, 2019

The Open 2019: Supporting a special Championship

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For the first time in 68 years, The Open Championship was held outside mainland Britain… Read on

July 30, 2019

New road on the Old Course pt.2

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It has been a little while since pt. 1 of my blog (which you can… Read on

July 25, 2019

The Castle Course tartan tale

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Some of the earliest accounts from the 16th Century refer to Scottish tartans as ‘mottled’… Read on

July 16, 2019

101st US PGA Championship: A greenkeeping grand slam

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In August 2017 it was announced that the 2019 US PGA Championship would be moved… Read on

June 28, 2019

Tracing family footsteps

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On a recent trip to Scotland, Neville Holter had a brief window to visit St… Read on

June 27, 2019

A check-in with nature

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Our courses are home to all sorts of birds, bees, flora and fauna – they’re paradises… Read on

June 14, 2019

Guided Walks of the Old Course: Tales of a tour guide

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Our tours of the world’s most famous Links offers insights into the iconic landmarks and… Read on

May 24, 2019

Top turf men: A meeting of the minds

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Recently, I was lucky enough to visit the Allianz Arena, home to FC Bayern Munich…. Read on

May 10, 2019

Introducing TravisMathew to the Links

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Our flagship store, The Old Course Shop, is introducing another new supplier for spring 2019;… Read on

May 2, 2019

Tips for better driving

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Driving has always been an important part of golf, so spending time to focus on… Read on

April 26, 2019

Setting up our stores

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Early in the year, the Links is kept busy preparing for the upcoming season. For… Read on

April 18, 2019

Shell Bunker reconstruction pt. 2

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If you haven’t already, click here to catch up on the beginning of this project… Read on

April 4, 2019

Chef Reddie thrives in competitive kitchen

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Demi-Chef de Partie at St Andrews Links, Joe Reddie, recently embarked on a journey that… Read on

March 28, 2019

Bunker improvements at The Castle Course

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After maintaining the greens, bunkers can take up the largest amount of man hours. It… Read on

March 19, 2019

Visual merchandising; Japanese style

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I was recently invited on a trip to Japan with our Commercial Director, Danny Campbell,… Read on

March 12, 2019

Greyson: The ‘Wolf Pack’ joins the Links

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Spring 2019 will see a new collection in The Old Course Shop. We are delighted… Read on

February 13, 2019

First tee and putting green revamp for the Castle

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Practice facilities are an important part of any golf complex and over the years the… Read on

February 8, 2019

The Swilcan Bridge and Burn: A history

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The Old Course is no stranger to development Like the sands on which it stands,… Read on

January 31, 2019

Rewarding work experience at the Home of Golf

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I was so fortunate to be selected as the 2018 Toro Student of the Year,… Read on

January 16, 2019

New road on the Old Course pt.1

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What a start to this winter’s maintenance programme. The weather has been mild so far,… Read on

December 12, 2018

St Andrews Day fine dining

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Last week, top local chefs and food suppliers gathered at the Old Course Hotel to… Read on

December 6, 2018

Shell Bunker reconstruction pt. 1

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It’s that time of year again where construction is on the agenda for the greenkeeping… Read on

December 1, 2018

Annual divot plugging on the Old Course

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As we move into the winter period, each year the process of plugging out divot… Read on

November 28, 2018

Sweet work ahead of St Andrew’s Day Dinner

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Kitchen staff from the Links were treated to a sugar work masterclass recently conducted by… Read on

November 23, 2018

Director of Greenkeeping to bid farewell to the Home of Golf

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For over 600 years the Links has evolved and witnessed the coming and going of… Read on

November 20, 2018

10 gift ideas from the Home of Golf

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With a little over a month to go until Christmas, it can be a stressful… Read on

November 16, 2018

A simple guide to pitching

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St Andrews is home to some of the worlds’ finest tightly mown, firm, fast and… Read on

October 29, 2018

Greenkeeping at the 2018 Ryder Cup

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In December last year I received an exciting phone call to say that I had… Read on

October 18, 2018

Dunhill Links 2018 in photos

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The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is a week of brilliant golf, light-hearted moments and some… Read on

October 15, 2018

Bjørn hopes to lead blue and gold brigade into history books

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European Tour veteran Thomas Bjørn has cut a familiar image on the global golfing scene,… Read on

September 24, 2018

From the longest hole to the oldest course

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When you’re not playing your best and bounces don’t go your way, a round of… Read on

September 21, 2018

Moments in time

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St Andrews Links has developed over 600 years to become one of the most famous locations… Read on

September 13, 2018

Catering for the ages

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Well, what a busy month July was! For the first time ever we hosted The… Read on

August 29, 2018

Fanny Sunesson finally ticks off the Old Course

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Each and every day golfers from near and far fulfil a lifelong ambition to play… Read on

August 27, 2018

Hell for some, home for others!

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At the beginning of July this year, we had a very interesting moving home story… Read on

August 22, 2018

TrackMan Range: Taking practice to a new level

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How many practice sessions at your local driving range have you spent telling yourself “well… Read on

August 14, 2018

The Senior Open Championship in photos

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Last week, The Senior Open Championship was played at the Home of Golf for the… Read on

August 1, 2018

Danny Crossan: Seasonal to Junior Sous

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Meet Danny Crossan. He’s been working in our Food and Beverage Department for 11 years… Read on

July 20, 2018

Summer is firing up the Links

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During late May and early June, we’ve had seen some perfect conditions to help present… Read on

June 28, 2018

Life on the Links as a seasonal greenkeeper

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In April, we welcomed the new seasonal staff to our greenkeeping department here at the… Read on

June 20, 2018

Making our mark with Scottish Silver

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St Andrews Links Trust (SALT) has been working alongside the Assay Office and Scottish Silver… Read on

June 11, 2018

The Old Course: In harmony with nature

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With the sound of birdsong and the growing season upon us, this time of year… Read on

June 7, 2018

Cutting edge grass

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Last week, myself and managers from our Greenkeeping Department visited our seed supplier’s head office… Read on

May 24, 2018

Coastal protection work ploughs on

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Restoration work on the Eden’s saltmarsh habitat continues. Here, Clare Maynard of the University of St… Read on

May 14, 2018

A butchery masterclass

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Our kitchen staff were recently treated to a masterclass by Stewart McClymont, Butchery Manager at… Read on

May 10, 2018

Irrigation upgrade: The Castle Course pt.3

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The final phase of the irrigation upgrade at The Castle Course involved: Installing a new… Read on

May 7, 2018

A trip to the VM & Display Show

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Visual merchandising (VM) is used to attract and engage customers through enticing window displays and… Read on

May 3, 2018

Through a greenkeeper’s lens

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There are times when being a greenkeeper can be physically and mentally demanding and generally… Read on

April 26, 2018

Kestrels at The Castle Course

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The Links is home to more than just golf. There is a vast array of… Read on

April 13, 2018

The Masters – ‘intention of action’

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I begin this piece by taking you back to 1931, when the collective team of… Read on

April 3, 2018

Spring into 2018

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As the main golfing season comes in to view we would love to share with… Read on

March 23, 2018

Snow gallery

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The cold weather front dubbed ‘Beast from the East’ hit the Home of Golf and… Read on

March 7, 2018

Irrigation upgrade: The Castle Course pt.2

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The main part of the irrigation upgrade was to replace all 635 sprinkler heads across… Read on

February 15, 2018

5 things I learned at the PGA Merchandise Show

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As the new Buyer of Menswear, Ladieswear and Childrenswear for the Links, I was lucky… Read on

February 9, 2018

Old Course: 12th championship tee rebuild

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During the course of this winter, we have been busy on the Old Course with… Read on

February 6, 2018

Tradition meets BodiTrak technology

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“New year, new me”. We tend to hear this tentatively whispered around the Golf Academy… Read on

January 31, 2018

10 things you didn’t know about the Home of Golf

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The Home of Golf boasts over 600 years of history and being the world’s most… Read on

January 17, 2018

Irrigation upgrade: The Castle Course pt.1

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Over the last few months we have been working towards improving our irrigation system at… Read on

January 16, 2018

Food and Beverage: Time to take stock

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Our three clubhouses and The Old Pavilion cater for approximately 1000 guests each day in… Read on

December 22, 2017

New features for the New Course

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Last month saw our greenkeeping team undertake the main construction project in this year’s busy… Read on

December 20, 2017

The frost effect

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At this time of year it’s quite normal to wake up and discover that it’s… Read on

December 15, 2017

Green engineering on the Eden Estuary

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The Eden Estuary that borders the world-famous St Andrews Links is an important site for… Read on

December 6, 2017

World Golf Awards 2017

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I recently spent a fantastic few days attending the 2017 World Golf Awards on behalf… Read on

December 1, 2017

Serving up local cuisine to ‘Savour’

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On Sunday 5th November, the Savour St Andrews month of culinary events kicked off with… Read on

November 20, 2017

Strathtyrum Maintenance Day

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The Strathtyrum Course had its annual closure at the start of November. This was to… Read on

November 16, 2017

A competitive 2017 for SALJGA

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Members of SALJGA once again experienced another immensely enjoyable golfing season. This year’s adventures included more… Read on

November 14, 2017

A Links Christmas gift guide

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1.) Hampers Perhaps the perfect gift. Our hampers are filled to bursting with St Andrews… Read on

November 9, 2017

Old Course winter work commences

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Now we are officially in low season that’s the signal for winter works to start… Read on

November 3, 2017

Qualifying to chemical spray

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One of the most important aspects of greenkeeping is being able to apply pesticides correctly… Read on

October 25, 2017

Spotlight on supplier: Garb

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Garb is the original junior golf apparel brand. In 1966, it was founded by Joe… Read on

October 17, 2017

The Old Pavilion: A Dunhill Haven

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It’s that time of year again… a busy summer season at St Andrews Links begins… Read on

October 12, 2017

Dunhill Links Collection

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The Championship The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship brings the world’s top professional golfers and celebrated… Read on

October 6, 2017

BMW back at The Castle Course

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BMW rolled back into town for their annual golf event; the BMW Golf Cup International…. Read on

October 2, 2017

Back to nature with the RSPB

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In late 2016, members of the Links’ greenkeeping teams met with Yvonne Stephan of the… Read on

September 25, 2017

TSI: A sneak peek into Spring/Summer 2018

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Our official clothing partners, TSI, invited myself and Danny Campbell (St Andrews Links Commercial Director)… Read on

September 4, 2017

An inspiration at 100

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The lady Another very special memory was created on August 25th here at the Links. Returning… Read on

September 1, 2017

Two weeks of tournament catering

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The Boys’ Open and Junior Ladies’ Open. A busy first week. Every year, the Eden… Read on

August 25, 2017

Pearlwort – the precious weed

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Managing fine turf is a constant battle with nature. From poor weather to fungal diseases,… Read on

August 21, 2017

Food cart: At the turn with Mike

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Mike Donnelly has worked at the Old Course food cart for a little over seven… Read on

August 17, 2017

Bridge Golf: Tailoring to the Links

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Who are Bridge Golf? They launched a custom-made products business in March 2011. Specialising in… Read on

August 9, 2017

Nature around the Links: A summer summary

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Bird sightings The past couple of months have been busy regarding wildlife and environmental work. At… Read on

August 7, 2017

The Castle Course hosts Women’s Open Qualifier

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The Castle Course hosted its first major event on the world stage yesterday. Lady golfers… Read on

August 1, 2017

Tournament preparation

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Now we are really in the middle of the golfing season all eyes have been… Read on

July 17, 2017

Mairead Hume – Harris Tweed Collection

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Born from her passion for the game of golf and the beauty of the Island… Read on

July 10, 2017

Catering for the world’s finest amateurs

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The month of June comes around and so does our own St Andrews Links Trophy…. Read on

July 6, 2017

Bobby Jones: Rule 18 Collection

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Rule 18 by Bobby Jones made its debut this spring/summer season and is a fresh,… Read on

June 23, 2017

Nurturing growth on the Links

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The Eden Environmental Team are busy as usual with their environmental projects. They have recently… Read on

June 19, 2017

Grub’s up for Callaway’s Kings of Distance

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We recently hosted Callaway’s Kings of Distance event; the first time it has been held… Read on

June 14, 2017

10 great Father’s Day gifts

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On Sunday June 18th, dads take the spotlight as we celebrate Father’s Day. For all… Read on

June 9, 2017

Barack Obama: A round on the Old Course

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Former US President, Barack Obama, recently visited the Home of Golf to play the world’s… Read on

June 6, 2017

Spring song on the Links

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This time of year is always such an exciting time for wildlife at the Links…. Read on

May 23, 2017

Surfing: Webcam to West Sands

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West Sands beach, an easy nine iron from the Old Course, is a two mile stretch… Read on

May 18, 2017