At an official opening ceremony this morning the Royal Troon Golf Clubs Collection has become the newest exhibit at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. The ceremony was performed by Mr Boucher-Myers, captain of Royal Troon Golf Club.
The Royal Troon Collection is reputed to be the oldest known set of golf clubs in the world. The clubs were found in Hull in 1898 alongside an old newspaper dated 1741, The set of two irons is thought to date from the late 17th century and the six woods from the early 18th century. The clubs were presented to Troon Golf Club in 1899 by Adam Wood who had been captain of the club from 1893 to 1897.
“We are delighted to have Mr Boucher-Myers opening this new display,” said Kathryn Baker, curator of the Museum. “It adds yet another fascinating and dynamic dimension to a museum visit. We are sure that the Royal Troon Collection will be of great interest to all of our visitors.”
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