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Golf Museum displays Royal balls

12.30am 9th June 2004 - People

A special exhibition about the history of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has been unveiled at the British Golf Museum to coincide with the Club’s 250th anniversary. Four banners take the visitor on a whistle stop tour of those 250 years and a fifth celebrates the 150th anniversary of the world famous Royal and Ancient clubhouse.
One of the highlights of the display is the golf ball used by the current R&A Captain, HRH The Duke of York, KCVO, ADC when he drove into office last September. He took the time to sign the ball when he came to the Museum last month whilst officially opening the recently refurbished shop and reception area.
Sam Groves, the Museum curator, said, ” We are delighted that the Captain signed and dated the ball as this continues the tradition. Also on display is the signed ball used by the then Duke of York, who drove into office in 1930 and later became King George VI.”
British Golf Museum www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

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