While Scotland is acknowledged as the home of golf, its development in ancient history is obscure.
first tee - starters box with clubhouse in b/g.
notices on starting box
18th green with clubhouse in b/g.
swil??? can on 1st hole
pan along 1st fairway
18th tee zoom to 17th green & pan along 17th fairway
17th tee (road hole) zoom pan road and fairway
16th green flag zoom to flag on 2nd green
3rd tee (Cartgate) pan down 3rd fairway
10th tee (Bobby Jones) zoom out fairway and GV 4th green through heather and gorse growth to 8th green
GV from Admiral's Bench at 11th tee zoom down 11th.
pan large bunker in front 11th green
9th tee - zoom from green to fairway
zoom across gorse bushes to 12th green
various shots from famous balcony of St Andrews clubhouse showing 12th and 18th fairways.
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Background: While Scotland is acknowledged as the home of golf, its development in ancient history is obscure. It is known that parliamentary decrees in the 15th century attempted to stop the game because it interfered with archery practice.
But golf later gained a firm foothold in eastern Scotland, and in particular at the Society of Saint Andrews - now known as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews - formed in 1754.
St Andrews today is world renowned and, by common consent, the governing body for golf rules in the British Commonwealth.
A flat, sandy course by the North Sea, St Andrews is now under close scrutiny by Japanese golfers who are building a replica in a hilly region of Tochigi Prefecture with help from American champion, Jack Nicklaus.