St. Andrews has already hosted just about everything and everyone great in golf, including plenty of British Open Championships, and now it is adding one more big event.
Next spring, the birthplace of the game will play host the world’s first major public tribute to our sport in the form of the inaugural St. Andrews Golf Festival (March 28-April 1, 2012).
The Festival is described as follows by creator Richard Wax, one of Europe’s leading golf consultants and chairman of Golf Surveys Ltd. “The St. Andrews Golf Festival idea in part is meant to rekindle ‘the Spirit of St. Andrews’ and to create an entertaining program of events, presentations, displays and demonstrations to showcase so many dynamic aspects of the sport.” The global celebration hopes to attract visitors to experience the rich history, traditions and innovations that have taken place over the 600 years since golf was first played here. The Festival will include a variety of exhibits including golf photography, literature, film, guided walks, humor/entertainment, technology, course architecture, fashion, and personalities. Specific exhibitions will be devoted to legends of the game from Old Tom Morris to the recently passed Seve Ballesteros. Offbeat activities will include letting visitors “play” classic course with antique hickory shafted clubs on state of the art golf simulators.
I’m guessing there will also be plenty of beer and whiskey.
For more info visit the Festival Website