The Open Championship is always special for golf fans, but it’s magical when the third of the PGA’s annual Major Championships returns to the home of golf, the Old Course at Royal St. Andrews.
Scotland gave the world golf, scotch and bad weather, and all three blend well at St. Andrews. In fact, rumors fly that the reason it’s now called the Open Championship instead of its long-standing British Open moniker because the Scots weren’t overly thrilled with their Brit brothers and sisters claiming ownership of their game — even if they’re all one big, happy family within the United Kingdom. In fact, calling it the British Open these days is consider an act of war in Aberdeen.
As the pros walk the long, wide and lonely fairways, the average golfer can set a bucket list item to play the cradle of the game. For now, to ease any sense of envy or longing, we put together a short list of golf gifts you can buy yourself to improve your game and the enjoyment of it in Scotland or wherever your clubs take you.