Treasures of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club go on display at the Museum

The original Claret Jug will go on display in the British Golf Museum for St Andrews Day.  The museum will open its doors for free to the publicon Thursday 30th November, so that the public have the rare opprtunity to view this iconic trophy.

 

Also on display to the public for free will be the original Challege Belt, the Amateur Championship Trophy and the 1949 Silver Medal.  Dating from 1860, the Challenge Belt was the first prize played for in golf's oldest Major, The Open.  Made of rich red Morroccan leather and resemebling a boxing prize, the belt was won three years in succession by Tom Morris Junior, who then retained it.  A new prize was needed, and the Claret Jug was born.  You can find out about the full history and see the items inside the museum.  

 

There will also be a public lecture on Thursday 30th November in the museum galleries.  Starting at 7pm, 'The History of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club', a lecture by museum Director Angela Howe, is limited to 25 places, so please call in advance to book your place.  Our lecture series has been very popular and this will be the culmination of the talks this year.

 

Free entry will continue in to December so that as many people as possible can see the items before they return to the Clubhouse.