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Early History

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St Andrews notables with Tom Morris, Allan Robertson and Willie Dunn, 1850s

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Stroll the links of the legends.  Explore the early champions, courses, equipment, and lifestyle through rare photographs, exclusive videos and stories, all interactive with social media.

Discover the major champions of the early history of the game – from the first Open Championship in 1860 to the dawn of the new century.  Learn about the development of playing clubs and balls and their makers; hear stories of rogues, gentlemen, & wagering. Meet Old & Young Tom; Allan Robertson, and The Park family; watch the Great Triumvirate of Vardon, Taylor and Braid dominate the game.

Photo: Courtesy St Andrews University Library [ALB-10-33]

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