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Historic Royal And Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews Given Facelift

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club Clubhouse is a building that is both synonymous with St Andrews and the wider game of golf, but the iconic structure has been undergoing something of a facelift during the past 18 months, which has now been completed. read more ...


Playing The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse

Golfshake's Kieran Clark recently had the opportunity to play The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse, taking on the layout that was common centuries ago. But what does that mean and is this routing actually better than the one we know today? read more ...


Artistic Nelly Korda Shows Potential For Women's Open at St Andrews

Nelly Korda's latest success already has some minds wandering towards her chances at the AIG Women's Open in St Andrews, especially given the way that she overcame the cold and windy conditions in California. read more ...


Historic Change to Famous Singles List in St Andrews

The Old Course at St Andrews is a bucket list destination for most golfers - and there are many ways to make that dream become a reality. For individual players, entering the singles list was a popular, romantic choice, with visitors queuing up for hours just hoping for a chance to play. However, that is now going to change. read more ...


Your Chance To Play The Old Course In Reverse

The timeless atmosphere of the Old Course at St Andrews is set to take on a new twist, as golfers are invited to take a journey through time and explore the Old Course Reversed. To commemorate 50 years of the St Andrews Links Trust being custodians of the world’s most renowned golfing landscape, they have announced an annual event that will give golfers a unique chance to experience the famous course from a fresh perspective. read more ...


What Makes The Dunhill Links Special in St Andrews

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is one of the highlights of the calendar in St Andrews, but local resident and Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark explains why the week has unique resonance for those who live, work and learn in the town. read more ...


USA Completes Comeback Victory in Walker Cup at St Andrews

In the end it was an all too familiar story, with the USA beating Great Britain & Ireland 14.5-11.5 to comfortably retain the Walker Cup at St Andrews. They have now won it 39 times, with GB&I claiming it nine times, and one match tied. read more ...


5 Reasons Why You Should Watch The 2023 Walker Cup

It's now been a century since the Walker Cup was first staged in St Andrews, making it a fitting anniversary as this historic event returns to the most venerable stage in the game. We're sure that your attention will be in much demand this weekend, but here are several reasons why you should share some of your time with the 49th Walker Cup. read more ...


New St Andrews College Tournament Will Be Televised

Golf fans will have the treat of watching many of the best college golfers competing at St Andrews this autumn, following the announcement by NBC Sports and St Andrews Links Trust of the inaugural St Andrews Links Collegiate Presented by TopGolf and World Wide Technology to be held this October 23-25. read more ...


150th Open at St Andrews Provided Record Boost to Scottish Economy

Last year's 150th Open at St Andrews was a resounding success that produced staggering economic benefit for Scotland, with an independent study commissioned by The R&A, VisitScotland and Fife Council confirming that the event generated a boost surpassing £300 million. read more ...


Asian Tour to Make Scottish Debut at Fairmont St Andrews

The Asian Tour will be stopping at Fairmont St Andrews as part of the UK summer swing. This will be the first visit from the Asian Tour on Scottish soil, where the inaugural St Andrews Bay Championship will take place at the venue’s Torrance Course on 24 - 27 August 2023. read more ...


Why Famous St Andrews Clubhouse is Now a Building Site

The Royal & Ancient Clubhouse in St Andrews is unquestionably one of the most iconic landmarks in golf, most visibly showcased during this summer's 150th Open Championship. However, the famous building is undergoing something of a makeover, which shall transform its facilities internally, but has for the time being made its storied setting less photogenic. read more ...


What is a St Andrews Links Ticket And How Do You Get One

The atmospheric town of St Andrews and its public golf courses stand as a glowing beacon that draw legions of visitors each year from across the planet. But for thousands of extremely fortunate golfers, they are more or less able to call it their very own Home of Golf, courtesy of possessing a Links Ticket. But what exactly is the Links Ticket - and how do you go about securing one for yourself? read more ...


Callaway & St Andrews Links Big Bag Trail Charity Auction Raises Huge Sum

The Big Bag Trail - a unique collaboration between Callaway and St Andrews Links to commemorate The 150th Open - has culminated in a hugely successful charity auction of those sculptures that has raised a total of £126,000. read more ...


A St Andrews Resident Perspective of The 150th Open

St Andrews delivered an Open for the ages. Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark is a resident of the famous town and he shares his perspective of the week, the long journey that led to the staging of this historic championship, the scenes he witnessed during it, and the wistfulness now that it has become a memory. read more ...


There is NOTHING Like an Open at St Andrews

WHAT a week that was. The 150th Open Championship was long-anticipated and boy did it live up to expectations. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on an extraordinary event that delivered on history, moments, atmosphere and the weather, an Open that all of the 290,000 spectators who attended will never forget. read more ...


The Open Champion Cameron Smith Profiled, WITB, Stats

Australia's Cameron Smith rewrote the record books as he won the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews by a single shot from American rookie Cameron Young. Between them, Smith and Young broke the heart of Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, seeking his first major victory since 2014, was joint lead after 54 holes with Norway’s Viktor Hovland. read more ...


Rich Beem Tips Tyrrell Hatton to Win The 150th Open

Major champion and Sky Sports Golf Rich Beem analyst has tipped Tyrrell Hatton and Patrick Cantlay to do well at St Andrews, and also believes that Tommy Fleetwood has an outside chance at the historic 150th Open. read more ...


Playing The Old Course Just Before The 150th Open

Playing The Old Course at St Andrews is always special, but having that opportunity with the grandstands and infrastructure in place for the 150th Open was something truly unique and unforgettable. A friend of Golfshake, Stewart Armstrong describes his recent experience alongside his 16-year-old son. read more ...


Callaway Reveals Special Tour Staff Bag For 150th Open

Ahead of the historic 150th Open at St Andrews, Callaway has revealed its unique Staff Bag that was designed by a local student and will be used by 34 players at this monumental championship. read more ...


The 150th Open Preview

There is huge excitement ahead of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, with a record crowd of 290,000 guaranteed at the Home of Golf to see if Collin Morikawa can successfully defend the Claret Jug. read more ...


10 Players to Follow at The 150th Open

The 150th Open Championship at St Andrews is a milestone event that would be a unique achievement for a player to win. But who could that be? Golfshake's Derek Clements has some thoughts... read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to The Old Course

The Old Course at St Andrews is one of the most iconic venues in sport. Unusually, it features just two par threes and two par fives. Seven of the greens are shared by two holes each, with hole numbers adding up to 18. Only the 1st, 9th, 17th and 18th holes have their own greens. read more ...


8 Classic Open Moments at St Andrews

The Old Course at St Andrews, host to the 150th Open Championship, has been the scene of much drama over the years. Here, we look at some of the classic moments that have unfolded at the Home of Golf. read more ...


150 Facts About The Open

Unless you have been living on the moon, you will know that this year’s Open Championship at St Andrews is the 150th and we thought it might be fun to mark what will be a very special week by giving you 150 facts and figures about The Open. read more ...


The 150th Open Champion Will Pick Up Record Prize Fund

The winner of the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews will walk away with a record £2m. It represents an increase of more than £300,000 on the £1.7m Collin Morikawa won last year, while the total purse for the game's oldest major has risen by 22% from last year to £11.2m. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About St Andrews

St Andrews is, of course, known as the home of golf. But the Auld Grey Toun offers so much more to those who visit it. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some of the key attractions and history behind this remarkable corner of Fife. read more ...


Remembering The 2015 Open at St Andrews

The most most recent Open Championship to be played at St Andrews featured a dramatic conclusion, fitting for such an iconic venue. Arnold Palmer and Peter Thomson made final appearances in the Champion's Challenge, Nick Faldo and Tom Watson bowed out, and there was incredible tension as the action unfolded on the delayed final day.  read more ...


Adam Scott is Hoping For Open Redemption

Ten years ago we witnessed one of the most remarkable Open collapses. Adam Scott led by four shots with four holes to play at Lytham but bogeyed each one to lose by one to Ernie Els. Now 41, Scott says he cannot wait to tee it up at St Andrews. read more ...


How Collin Morikawa Won The Open in 2021

Last year, Collin Morikawa shot a scintillating bogey-free final round to clinch the Claret Jug on his Open Championship debut as returning fans soaked up the sun at Royal St George's. read more ...


Ranking The Open Venues

Each of The Open venues are magnificent and rich with history, but how do you go about ranking them? We have used the Golfshake Course Section to separate them, a rating that is based on the reviews of everyday golfers who have visited these cathedrals of golf. read more ...


FootJoy Reveals Limited Edition The Open Apparel Collection

FootJoy is celebrating the historic 150th Open at St Andrews in style by launching an all-new limited edition apparel collection. read more ...


FootJoy to Sponsor The Open Camping Village at St Andrews

FootJoy has just announced an exciting new partnership with The R&A that will see the leading shoe and glove brand sponsoring The Open Camping Village at this year's historic championship in St Andrews. read more ...


Walking The Big Bag Trail in St Andrews

Ahead of the 150th Open, when the eyes of the world shall fall upon St Andrews, its historic streets have been enhanced by the introduction of a fabulous collaboration between Callaway Golf and the St Andrews Links Trust. The Big Bag Trail features ten tour bag sized public artwork sculptures that were designed by local school pupils and that now decorate locations throughout the famed town. read more ...


What Golfers Love About St Andrews

St Andrews is a remarkable town; it's historic, boasts a celebrated university, and is widely considered to be the spiritual Home of Golf. On Golfshake, hundreds of golfers have left reviews for St Andrews Links, with the overwhelming majority granting perfect ratings. We have studied their comments and now use their words to describe the magic of St Andrews. read more ...


Tips For Planning a Golf Trip to St Andrews

Every year, thousands of golfers from across the world make their own journey to St Andrews. A visit to the town is something that everybody who loves our great game should do at least once in their lifetime. However, with centuries of history to consume, dozens of courses to play, and an abundance of landmarks to discover, how can you make the most of your own trip to the Home of Golf? read more ...


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime. read more ...


Topgolf Announces Long Term Partnership With St Andrews Links

Announcing a ten-year partnership with the legendary St Andrews Links, Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG) will become the exclusive golf entertainment partner for the “Home of Golf,” along with Toptracer as the official range technology of St Andrews Links. read more ...


150th Open at St Andrews Comes to EA SPORTS PGA TOUR

Celebrating the 150th Open Championship in 2022, The R&A and EA have confirmed that the event will be showcased on EA SPORTS PGA TOUR with the legendary Old Course at St Andrews Links featuring in the game. read more ...


A Magical Links Experience in Scotland

With restrictions on international travel, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall and a group of friends decided to take an adventure up to the Home of Golf, Scotland, where they experienced Kingbarns, Carnoustie, Dumbarnie Links, and the Jubilee Course at St Andrews. Ryan's describes their journey, the courses played, and the memories forged. read more ...


Early Mornings at The Old Course

The historic town of St Andrews is widely known as the spiritual home of golf, but many won't have realised just how alive the Old Course is at sunrise. From the queues of golfers hoping to play, the tourists seeking a photo opportunity, and the squad of greenkeepers working hard, it's a buzzing hub of activity. Golfshake's Kieran Clark wanted to see this spectacle for himself, discovering the magic of early mornings at the Old Course. read more ...


The Only 3 Golf Events You Must Attend

Watching sport on TV is one thing, it's undoubtedly the best way to witness the unfolding drama of a final day, but there is nothing else that can replicate being there live. There are hundreds of events in golf each year, but we wanted to identify the ones that you must experience above the rest, putting the question to the masses on social media to find a consensus. read more ...


The Open Championship Cancelled For 2020

Not since the darkness of war in 1945 has the Champion Golfer of the Year not been crowned in golf's oldest major, but the R&A has now confirmed that The Open Championship in 2020 has been cancelled, setting the schedule back by 12 months. read more ...


The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse

Scotland has a "new" golf course - sort of - but only for 48 hours. Celebrating St Andrew's Day, the legendary Old Course at St Andrews is being played in reverse for two days, transporting those lucky golfers who secured a tee time back centuries to an earlier era in the development of the venerable Fife links. read more ...


Victor Perez Secures Maiden European Tour Victory at Dunhill Links

Frenchman Victor Perez is based near St Andrews in the city of Dundee, and those home comforts must have contributed something, as he secured his first title on the European Tour at the lucrative Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. read more ...


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