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Bubba & Scott blog feature

A contrast of styles: Bubba vs Scott

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As the final putt dropped at Augusta on Sunday evening, Bubba Watson was celebrating his… Read on

April 17, 2014

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EP Pro SS14 Collection

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We were lucky enough to spend some time with Kris Wortman who is the Vice President… Read on

April 10, 2014

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Caddie Manager Q&A

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Last week we invited your questions on Twitter to put to our Caddie Manager, Robert Thorpe…. Read on

April 1, 2014

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Fairway Mats and the perfect iron shot

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I always look forward to this time of year for several reasons. The days are… Read on

March 25, 2014

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New look for 18th Green Shop

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The St Andrews Links Golf Shop that looks onto the 18th Green of the Old… Read on

March 20, 2014

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Grass growth

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The weather may have improved recently with some sunny and warmer days but it’s worth… Read on

March 18, 2014

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Fall 2014

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We have not long returned from the PGA Show in Orlando where we viewed the… Read on

March 3, 2014

Castle blog featured

Winter work on The Castle

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Over the winter months we have been working on our programme of on-going course alterations… Read on

February 24, 2014

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Rules are rules

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A topic which seems very current at the moment in the golfing world is the… Read on

February 20, 2014

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How story boards bring our collections to life

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Merchandise is a big part of our business here at St Andrews Links. You will… Read on

January 21, 2014

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What a year!

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From the greenkeepers to the catering staff, we’ve all had a busy year in 2013;… Read on

January 16, 2014

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Plugging away on the Old Course

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Just prior to Christmas, the St Andrews Links greenkeeping team were busy replacing divots on… Read on

January 9, 2014

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A new year, a new season

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and we wish you… Read on

January 6, 2014

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Cheyenne Woods swing analysis

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When the Ricoh Woman’s British Open was staged here at St Andrews Links in August,… Read on

November 21, 2013

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All quiet at The Castle

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With the busy summer behind us now, we face the shorter and colder days of… Read on

November 18, 2013

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Autumn renovations

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We’ve had a busy last few weeks on the Old Course with autumn renovation works… Read on

November 1, 2013

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Looking back on the Dunhill

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Forget about being a golf instructor and working in the industry, I’m a golf fan… Read on

October 9, 2013

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Swilcan Festive Lunch

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Celebrate the festive season in style this year with a delicious lunch at the Swilcan… Read on

October 7, 2013

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The hole truth

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The golf hole is somewhere that every golfer on a course goes and this is… Read on

October 3, 2013

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The caddies of the Dunhill

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As the dust settles on another championship at St Andrews Caddie Manager Robert Thorpe reflects… Read on

September 30, 2013

App update

Brand new features in app update

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The St Andrews Links app for iPhone and Android has launched an update with brand… Read on

September 27, 2013

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Gearing up for the Dunhill

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So another tournament is on the way; this time of year sees the return of… Read on

September 20, 2013

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Guide to rolling greens

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An increasing trend in maintaining greens over the past 10 years has been greens rolling…. Read on

September 4, 2013

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Jam-packed summer at the Academy

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Phew, looks like we can finally draw breath! August has come to an end, and… Read on

September 2, 2013

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Coffee anyone?

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Now there is an abundance of places to have a coffee in St Andrews, but… Read on

August 28, 2013

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Astroturf Faced Bunkers

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In July 2011 we worked with a company called Envirosports Ltd to rebuild the bunker… Read on

August 15, 2013

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Feeding the players at the WBO

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As I’m sure you all know, the Ricoh Women’s British Open was played on the… Read on

August 6, 2013

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WBO preparations underway

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Next week the Old Course plays host to the 37th Ricoh Women’s British Open. Preparations… Read on

July 26, 2013

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Exceptional technique at Muirfield

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Excitement is building as The Open Championship returns to Muirfield this week and I’ll be… Read on

July 17, 2013

Summer holidays

Schools out!

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With all the beautiful weather we’ve been having the summer has officially arrived, and with… Read on

July 8, 2013

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The art of irrigation

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It’s been great to experience the recent dry spell. Only 9mm of rain has fallen… Read on

June 28, 2013

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Delicious new beverages at the Links Clubhouse

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Sometimes a drink is well needed after a round of golf. Here at the Links… Read on

June 26, 2013

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Taking the rough with the smooth

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It’s normal that in June the rough is at its thickest. The warmer weather encourages… Read on

June 17, 2013

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Charity cycle for Cancer Research

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On 18 May several employees at St Andrews Links, including yours truly, participated in a… Read on

June 12, 2013

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Rygrass control in Links turf

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A fine example of beautiful links turf is the 16th green on the Jubilee. It… Read on

June 10, 2013

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Tournament preparation

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It looks like a busy couple of weeks ahead for the dedicated Links greenkeeping teams!… Read on

May 31, 2013

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Kids’ at the Home of Golf

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“Cute, colourful and fun” are all words used to describe one of the best-selling product… Read on

May 28, 2013

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Swilcan Suppers & Cullen Skink

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The Swilcan Supper menu has its opening night on Friday 31st May and it’s certainly… Read on

May 23, 2013

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Spraying operations

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Spring has finally sprung and our turf is under attack from invading weeds like daisies,… Read on

May 17, 2013

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Links chef at European Seafood Exposition

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This year, St Andrews Links’ very own Executive Chef, Ian MacDonald, attended the European Seafood… Read on

May 15, 2013

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Looking back and looking forward

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The Masters Is that not just the best picture? Adam Scott celebrating his birdie putt… Read on

May 9, 2013

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Spring maintenance on the Links

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It’s getting to that time of year again when we begin to increase the work we… Read on

May 6, 2013

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Tom Kitchin in our Kitchen

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We, at the Swilcan Restaurant in the Links Clubhouse, recently hosted a wonderful event showcasing… Read on

May 3, 2013

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We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new app available for iPhone… Read on

May 1, 2013

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Peter Millar at the Old Course Shop

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Founded by Chris Knott in 2001 with a single Cashmere Sweater, Peter Millar has grown… Read on

April 26, 2013

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A splash of colour for summer

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Here at St Andrews Links Golf Shops, we love colour and this year you will… Read on

April 19, 2013

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A Golfing Pit Stop

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We’ve all been there; you’ve just played one of the worst nine holes in your… Read on

April 17, 2013

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Lack of Growth

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As we head into the high season, one of the issues that we have to… Read on

April 15, 2013

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Links greenkeeper fulfills lifetime’s ambition at Masters

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Slightly different working week for me this week, as I write this blog I’m working… Read on

April 12, 2013

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It’s Masters Week!

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Well, hands up if you’re excited about the Masters? …Sorry, stopped typing there as had… Read on

April 10, 2013

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Our very own St Andrews Links Tartan

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Tartan week is coming to an end for 2013 in the US, and so what… Read on

April 8, 2013

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Easter Holidays at the Links

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Well it’s that time of year again! The Easter holidays have arrived and it is… Read on

April 5, 2013

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The Italian Job

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Here at St Andrews Links Golf Shops, we have already started preparing ourselves for the… Read on

April 3, 2013

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Organic Matter Sampling

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Everyone knows that the greens at St Andrews are great at this time of the… Read on

April 2, 2013

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What to do about bunkers?

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After a busy winter, with a lot of the bunkers getting their faces rebuilt and… Read on

March 27, 2013

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Excitement for the Links Kitchen!

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There has been a lot going on recently for the staff of the Links kitchen… Read on

March 25, 2013

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Trackman arrives at Golf Academy

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Here at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy, we pride ourselves on delivering the very… Read on

March 21, 2013

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A wintry week in St Andrews

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This has not been the best of weeks to prepare the golf courses. With the… Read on

March 19, 2013

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2013 equipment is here!

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So the first few days of March are here, the frost delays are getting less… Read on

March 6, 2013

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New Castle Course Range

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The Castle Course opened today and we have been working hard at selecting the SS13… Read on

March 1, 2013

Castle Clubhouse Reopening

All hands on deck for Castle Clubhouse reopening

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Since its opening in July 2008, The Castle Course Clubhouse has periodically closed its doors… Read on

February 28, 2013

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First round of the year? Think positive!

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What a great day on the links! Having watched the World Matchplay Championship all weekend,… Read on

February 26, 2013

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WGC Match Play snowed off!

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I really enjoy watching the World Match Play event from Arizona every year. It makes… Read on

February 21, 2013

McGinley blog

Paul McGinley pays us a visit

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We were delighted to welcome 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley to The Home… Read on

February 21, 2013

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Great March offer on The Castle Course

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Play the award winning Castle Course at the Home of Golf for only £59 including… Read on

February 12, 2013

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Tom Morris lifestyle collection wins top award in Orlando

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Tom Morris made its debut as a lifestyle apparel collection last week and proved so… Read on

February 8, 2013

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A new year begins on The Old Course!

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Another year has passed and latterly we were busy with quite a lot of work… Read on

February 8, 2013

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Autumn aeration of greens commences

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On Sunday work was started on the aeration of our greens as part of our… Read on

November 8, 2012

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