St Andrews Links Trust is offering the Old Course Starter’s Box for sale. Bids can only be made by email over the Internet, starting Monday 20th August. Money raised from the sale of the Starter’s Box will go to the junior golf development programme run by the Links Trust.
Changes are taking place around the first tee of the Old Course this winter in order to extend and improve the practice putting area. The existing Starter’s Box is being removed and a new one built a few feet away.
Dating back to the 1920s, the building is made of brick with a slate roof designed in a traditional style. Located next to the first tee of the Old Course and just in front of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club’s famous clubhouse, the Starter’s Box has witnessed the world’s top professionals and amateurs, ordinary golfers, top sportsmen and celebrities from every field as they have overcome their first tee nerves to obey the tannoy instruction to “Play Away Please”.
The Box will be sold complete with windows, doors, the tannoy system and the Old Course Starter’s Box sign with the official St Andrews Links logo. The closing date for the bids is 1200 hours (BST) on Monday 10 September. The purchaser will be responsible for the dismantling and removal of the building and associated costs by the removal deadline.
St Andrews Links Trust www.standrews.org.uk.