Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations

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The Art of Golf

The Art of Golf was held in Edinburgh from July to October 2014. It told the story of the birth and evolution of Scotland’s National Sport by bringing together extraordinary works of art, rare items of memorabilia, and museum pieces of unique significance within the game’s history.

The exhibition began with the early 17th century, with paintings of the playing of ‘kolf’, the European ancestor of the game we know today. It then went on to chart the origins of modern Golf in Scotland, including paintings of important early links courses in Bruntsfield, Leith and Musselburgh.

Also included was the greatest golf painting of all time, Charles Lees’
The Golfers (1847), which depicts a match being played on the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, St Andrews.

The exhibition was not just about the past, though, as it covered the story of Golf right up to the present day.

The Society were delighted to be asked to participate in the official launch of this important exhibition.


Link to The Herald newspaper