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    While Scotland is acknowledged as the home of golf, its development in ancient history is obscure.

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    first tee - starters box with clubhouse in b/g.
    0-100 ft

    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
    100-200 ft

    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.

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