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Encyclopedia > Andrew Strath

Andrew Strath (1836-1868) was a professional golfer. He was born in St Andrews, Scotland, which is known as the "Home of Golf". Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... St. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


Like most professionals of his era Strath did not make his living from tournaments. He began his working life as an apprentice to a clubmaker and sometimes partnered Old Tom Morris in the challenge matches which were a feature of golf at the time. He was famous for the amount of backspin he could get on his iron shots. Tom Morris, Sr. ...


Strath won The Open Championship in 1865, becoming the only man to break the early domination of the event by Willie Park, Snr and the two Tom Morris's father and son. He also finished third in 1860, fourth in 1863, second in 1864 and fourth in 1867. In 1865 he succeeded Old Tom Morris as Keeper of the Green at Prestwick but died of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-two. His brothers Davie and George were also golfers. Davie was considered the best player of the three, but like Andrew he died young. George served as the first professional at Royal Troon before emigrating to the United States. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Willie Park Snr (b 1834 Musselburgh, Scotland, d 1903) was one of the pioneers of professional golf. ... Notable people called Tom Morris include: Tom Morris, Sr. ... The town of Prestwick is located in the central west coast of Scotland in the region of southern Ayrshire. ... Royal Troon Golf Club is a golf course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. ...


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Andrew Strath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (208 words)
He was born in St Andrews, Scotland, which is known as the "Home of Golf".
He began his working life as an apprentice to a clubmaker and sometimes partnered Old Tom Morris in the challenge matches which were a feature of golf at the time.
Strath won The Open Championship in 1865, becoming the only man to break the early domination of the event by Willie Park, Snr and the two Tom Morris's father and son.
Encyclopedia: The Open Championship (9195 words)
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (or RandA for short) is not only one of the oldest golf clubs, but also the governing body of golf in much of the world.
Musselburgh is a town in East Lothian, Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Forth seven miles east of Edinburgh city centre and is a strong contender for the title of Scotlands oldest town.
St Andrews: In 1872 the "Home of Golf" became the second course to host the Open.
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