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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

United after fifty years

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New beginnings A week before Christmas, 2015, Jimmy Maccallum from West Lothian would receive two… Read on

May 11, 2017

New ‘Road Hole Collection’

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St Andrews Links have launched a new collection which celebrates the iconic ‘Road’ hole –… Read on

May 8, 2017

The Swilcan Lounge

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If you’ve visited us in the Links Clubhouse recently, you may have noticed some changes… Read on

May 5, 2017

TSI: A spectacular launch in Japan

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The end of 2016 marked the beginning of a new relationship as St Andrews Links… Read on

April 27, 2017

April showers – not this month

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April in Scotland – usually a time for rain and lots of it! This year… Read on

April 24, 2017

Fine tuning The Castle Course

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Some people may think we put our feet up and get the cards out once… Read on

April 11, 2017

The Masters Moments

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The clocks have changed, spring is here and the golfing world is about to serve… Read on

March 31, 2017

Course Supervising at the Home of Golf

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St Andrews Links Greenkeeper, Craig Berry, reflects on the first nine months of his new… Read on

March 15, 2017

Setting up shop for 2017

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It’s that time of year again for the St Andrews Links retail team. 2017 is… Read on

March 7, 2017

GIS Show: The greenkeeping world meets in Florida

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At the start of February (from left to right in image below) Gordon Moir (Director… Read on

February 27, 2017

Inspiring greenkeepers of the future

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SRUC (Scottish Rural College) Elmwood are an educational facility 10 miles from St Andrews that… Read on

February 22, 2017

2017 PGA Merchandise Show: Setting up shop

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As a rule, America knows how to put on a show. Bigger and better seems… Read on

February 17, 2017

Retro-fitting

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Here at the customisation department we’re always looking at ways to help golfers of all… Read on

February 8, 2017

Boundless work on The Castle Course fencing

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Over the years, the boundary fence on the coastal side of The Castle Course has… Read on

February 3, 2017

A healthy cheque for charity

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St Andrews Links is a charitable trust and, aside from golf, we’re passionate about supporting local… Read on

January 31, 2017

#TBT: Sunday golf in St Andrews

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A famous and historic tradition, Sunday golf has never been permitted on the Old Course…. Read on

January 26, 2017

Is your practice holding you back?

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This time last year I wrote a piece on ‘how to practice properly’ in relation… Read on

January 20, 2017

Cheape’s bunker restoration

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Our winter programme has been blessed with some pretty kind weather, so much so that… Read on

January 16, 2017

Creative talent in focus: Linda Hartough

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In the final instalment of our creative talent series, we are showcasing renowned golf artist;… Read on

December 21, 2016

Creative talent in focus: Jonathan Dowling

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Jonathan Dowling is a young artist who grew up in a small village near St… Read on

December 16, 2016

New machinery helps drainage at The Castle

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With drainage a priority again this winter at The Castle Course and wanting to maximise… Read on

December 13, 2016

Creative talent in focus: Kevin Murray

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St Andrews Links is blessed with some of the most amazing views. Over the years,… Read on

November 29, 2016

Winter environmental work on the Eden

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We had the opportunity to commence some of our winter environmental management plans earlier than… Read on

November 23, 2016

Supplier showcase: Donald Ross

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In 1899, a talented young golfer, greenkeeper and club maker from Dornoch, Scotland, named Donald… Read on

November 15, 2016

Alterations to 4th and 15th Jubilee

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Our busy winter maintenance programme continues with work currently taking place on the 4th and 15th holes of… Read on

November 11, 2016

Links Chef at Culinary Olympics

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St Andrews Links Executive Chef, Ian MacDonald, recently returned from a 10 day trip to Germany… Read on

November 4, 2016

Natural dune screening on the Jubilee

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The golfing season might be winding down but it has been a busy few weeks… Read on

November 1, 2016

How to play the Road Hole

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The seventeenth hole on the Old Course is quite possibly the most difficult hole in… Read on

October 28, 2016

Open sand areas restored on the New Course

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Golf originated here on the now famous St Andrews links land hundreds of years ago…. Read on

October 24, 2016

My experience as a seasonal greenkeeper at The Castle

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Finding the right opportunity as a seasonal greenkeeper still learning the craft can be tough. There… Read on

October 18, 2016

A familiar face spotted on the Links

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A familiar face returned to the Home of Golf last month to catch up with some old… Read on

October 11, 2016

Merchandising the Links

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Our retail offering at the Home of Golf has grown significantly over the years with five shops operating here… Read on

September 30, 2016

Arnold Palmer: St Andrews in his own words

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Last year Arnold Palmer took the time to contribute a piece for our annual Yearbook reflecting… Read on

September 27, 2016

St Andrews juniors jet to Japan

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The European Tour has the Race to Dubai as their season finale, but in June… Read on

September 21, 2016

Operation Pollinator: saving the bees

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Over the the last few years we’ve focused considerable effort on the development of wildflower areas on… Read on

September 14, 2016

SALJGA season draws to a close

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We held the annual St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association (SALJGA) Junior Open and prize-giving… Read on

September 9, 2016

Restoration men

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A restoration project has given a familiar landmark on the Links landscape a new lease… Read on

September 6, 2016

Course preparation for August tournaments

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August is one of the busiest times of the year for the Eden greenkeeping team… Read on

August 26, 2016

Why is gorse management so important?

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Across the UK, the management of gorse bushes now plays a crucial role in the… Read on

August 23, 2016

Spotlight on our Retail Manager

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Kevin Liddle is Retail Manager here at St Andrews Links. He’s been working with the Links for… Read on

August 18, 2016

A hazard for some, a home for others

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Although the pond located by the 14th and 15th holes of the Eden Course can… Read on

August 9, 2016

What it’s like to play the Old Course

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A visitor’s account of a once in a lifetime trip to the Home of Golf… Read on

August 3, 2016

Old Pavilion now fully licensed

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The Old Pavilion opened in 2014 and is located next to the first tee of… Read on

July 19, 2016

#TBT: A year since the 144th Open

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As the 145th Open Championship gets underway at Royal Troon it now marks a year… Read on

July 14, 2016

Super season for our junior golfers

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It’s been a super season for SALJGA! And for those of you who are not familiar,… Read on

July 8, 2016

Bringing our merchandise to life

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Across our retail business we’re passionate about reflecting the high standards of the courses and facilities… Read on

June 21, 2016

Fife’s larder: local lobster on the menu

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Our Executive Chef, Ian MacDonald is passionate about the produce we use across the Home… Read on

June 14, 2016

Sand martins return to the Links

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Over the past couple of months, efforts have been made to create a new habitat… Read on

June 9, 2016

Photo story: Red Arrows fly over Home of Golf

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As the world’s leading amateur golfers competed in the St Andrews Links Trophy, players and… Read on

June 7, 2016

The joys of spring at The Castle

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After one of the wettest winters on record, spring arrived a little later than normal… Read on

May 24, 2016

How important is a wedge fitting?

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Many golfers will get fitted for their driver and irons but the ‘scoring’ part of the bag… Read on

May 20, 2016

Video blog – Behind the scenes with Kevin Murray

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One of the world’s leading photographers, Kevin Murray, was appointed as our first ever official photographer… Read on

May 11, 2016

The Old Course Shop turns 10

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It’s a special week for our flagship store here at St Andrews Links. The Old Course Shop celebrates… Read on

May 2, 2016

Drainage at The Castle – Part 2

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Earlier this month we blogged about a wet winter and drainage operations at The CastleCourse. Catch… Read on

April 25, 2016

Astro-faced bunker build

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At the beginning of April, the Eden greenkeeping team started work on a sustainable and environmentally… Read on

April 19, 2016

Drainage at The Castle – Part 1

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After what seems like months of rain during the winter, the importance of drainage was… Read on

April 15, 2016

Calvin Klein arrives at the Links

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A new brand has arrived in our stores this season and it’s one you’ll all know very… Read on

April 13, 2016

6 signs that you need to replace your grips

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One of the most common jobs we undertake here in the Custom Fit Centre at… Read on

April 1, 2016

STRI visit the Links

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Over the last week all seven of our courses here at the Links have received their annual spring… Read on

March 30, 2016

Putting ‘Master’ Class

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The first major of the season is just round the corner and what normally signals… Read on

March 23, 2016

Castle comes out of hibernation

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The beginning of the month saw The Castle Course Clubhouse come out of its annual Low Season… Read on

March 17, 2016

Repairing pitchmarks

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With the Masters only a month away and many golfers already thinking about getting back… Read on

March 9, 2016

St Leonards golf team Irish tour

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Six members of the St Leonards Golf Team started their half term holidays early and… Read on

February 19, 2016

Greenkeeping award for St Andrews Links

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Last month saw over 7000 greenkeepers from all over the country making their annual pilgrimage to Harrogate… Read on

February 16, 2016

Protecting our sand dunes – Part 2

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Monday saw the beginning of repairs to a number of “blowouts” in the sand dune line along… Read on

February 12, 2016

Tour Van Diamond

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Here at the Custom Fit Centre at St Andrews Links Golf Academy we recently launched our… Read on

February 9, 2016

Winter maintenance on the Eden Pond

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The St Andrews Links greenkeeping team have this week been working on tidying up part of… Read on

February 4, 2016

Recruitment Day 2016

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We are looking for talented individuals to help us deliver memorable experiences for every visitor at… Read on

January 29, 2016

Protecting our sand dunes

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Members of the St Andrews Links greenkeeping team recently helped Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) with… Read on

January 19, 2016

Practice with purpose

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Now that the Christmas decorations have been cleared away for another year, maybe it’s time to… Read on

January 15, 2016

A decade of greenkeeping at The Castle

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In 2005 the first turf was cut and work began on ‘Course Number 7’ at… Read on

January 12, 2016

Christmas birds

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A new species of bird showed up on the Links this week. A pair of waxwings… Read on

December 22, 2015

Tee construction on the New

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It’s mid December which means our greenkeeping teams are well underway with their winter maintenance… Read on

December 16, 2015

Photo story: first snowfall of winter

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The weekend saw our first snowfall of winter and our followers on Facebook and Twitter… Read on

December 1, 2015

The right kind of rough

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The greenkeeping team are currently hard at work thinning out the roughs via cultural methods. Machines… Read on

November 26, 2015

Winter work & wildlife

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The days are getting shorter and the nights longer but there’s still been plenty of activity on the Links over… Read on

November 13, 2015

A season in food & drink

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As we enter Low Season here at the Home of Golf and another busy year draws… Read on

November 5, 2015