Friday, September 17, 2010
Originally a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ started by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in 1864, the collection formed the basis of the Museum, which now displays the largest collection of golfing artefacts and memorabilia in Europe.
Since opening in 1990, the museum has won several major awards and is currently one of only nine museums in Scotland to have been awarded 5 star status by VisitScotland. For 20 years it has been bringing to life the history and traditions of the game of golf. To meet the expectations of visitors it continues to showcase exceptional collections through visually outstanding displays and interactive interpretation.
To mark its 20th anniversary, the museum is offering free admission on 20 special free entry days throughout the year, the next of which is on its 20th Birthday, the 18th September 2010. Highlights of 2010 have already included the unveiling of three new exhibitions and in celebration of the 150th Open Championship the museum is also showcasing an Open Trail guidebook, which is free for every visitor.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
St Andrews Links Trust has appointed Euan Loudon as its new chief executive.
Mr Loudon (54), who is currently chief executive of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, will take up his new position early next year. The Trust manages and maintains the seven public golf courses in St Andrews including the Old Course and The Castle Course.
A former assistant professional golfer, Mr Loudon joined the army in 1974 and quickly rose through the officer ranks. He commanded the 1st Battalion, The Royal Highland Fusiliers and in his final appointment, in the rank of Major General, he was General Officer Commanding the Army’s 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle.
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