The 144th Open Championship will be held in St Andrews this month (Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 or Monday 20 July). The University is closed Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July, however we will be hosting a number of golf-related events during the Open period.
‘Open for All’
A free public event open to anyone who wants to enjoy live streaming of all the action from the Old Course alongside live music, entertainment, a golf photography exhibition, food and a full bar service.
When: Thursday 16 July 2015 to Sunday 19 July 2015, 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Where: Marquee, Lower College Lawn. Visitors can access via The Scores or through the archway on North Street.
Bobby Jones: The Game of Life
An exhibition celebrating golf legend Robert T Jones will be on display in the Tented Village for those with a ticket to The Open. Among the items on show during the Open are panels depicting photographs, newspaper headlines and an iPad kiosk with video of the 1958 St Andrews Freedom of the City ceremony. Visitors will also be able to gain an insight into the famous golfer’s game from matchbook-size flicker books, also called flip books. Each page contains an image that shows Jones in a different stage of his swing; when the pages are flipped quickly, his famous golf swing appears to be in motion.
When: Sunday 12 July 2015 to Sunday 19 July 2015.
Where: The Tented Village.
The Open, The Links, and The University exhibition
This exhibition will include images depicting special golfing moments drawn largely from the University’s George M Cowie Collection and the Lawrence Levy Collection. The initial brief was to remind visitors to the Open that St Andrews boasts Scotland’s oldest University and is not just the ‘home of golf’, and presents golf and the University as being contemporaneous from the early 15th century. For opening times visit the website. Some of the University’s golf-related photography collection will also be on exhibit at the ‘Open for All’ marquee.
Where: The Tented Village
Karen Cairns exhibition
Meanwhile at The Byre, an exhibition of new paintings of the Old Course by artist Karen Cairns will be on display. The Byre will be open from 8.30am until late.Sport