Posts tagged with: "St. Andrews"

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past View More
Martin Slumbers poses with Henrik Stenson prior to last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past

For years, it was said that one of golf’s greatest strengths lay in the fact that professionals and amateurs were playing the same game with the same equipment. Now it looks as if the time is not too far away when the professionals could be using a tournament ball of…

NEWS: ‘Golf’s Most Famous 19th Hole’ Finds New Owners View More
The famed Dunvegan Hotel at St. Andrews has been sold to a group of golf enthusiasts from North America.

NEWS: ‘Golf’s Most Famous 19th Hole’ Finds New Owners

Upon arriving for the first time in St. Andrews under the cover of darkness in March 2000, I checked into the Dunvegan Hotel and ordered a Guinness from its first-floor pub. While sipping my beverage, I used a lobby pay phone (remember those?) to call my parents back in the…

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After Dawson’s Retirement, Who’s Next?

The names of Brigadier Eric Brickman and Colonel Keith Mackenzie OBE, MC might not strike a chord. But add those of Sir Michael Bonallack and then Peter Dawson and it is clear they are the past secretaries of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and the current…