The statue is a freestanding public sculpture, in bronze, recognising John Rattray, signatory to the first recorded Rules of Golf from which all subsequent Rules are derived including today’s Rules. The statue of John Rattray addressing a golf ball, stands on a raised turf mound representing a golf tee. The precinct includes raised mounds planted with marram grasses and maritime floral species replicating the rough terrain of an 18th century links course.
Explanatory bronze plaques inset in three stone pillars complete the precinct. The plaques tell the Rattray ‘story’, the Original 13 Rules and acknowledge major donors. The statue and precinct is a tourist draw and is proving popular with visitors for ‘selfies’. Contact has been made with tour operators encouraging visits to the site. In addition, LRGS gives talks to schools and community groups.