We know that most of our readers are in the United States, but we also understand that part of golf is travelling. So with Christmas fast approaching and the British Open returning to St Andrews in 2015 here are some of our Scottish golf Christmas ideas for your golfing loved ones.
Scottish Golf Club Membership
How satisfying would it be to tell your golfing buddies that you’re a member of a Scottish golf club? Whether it be a club with a lengthy history stretching back hundreds of years or a world renowned links, a membership can be an inexpensive yet imaginative present for any golfer. Fraserburgh Golf Links offer overseas memberships for £145 with the closest Scottish course to the United States, Isle of Barra offering lifetime membership from £100.
Golf Book – Which One?
The dreaded book search is an annual event for many of those with golfing loved ones. Scottish golf is often the focus of authors celebrating the origins of the game or providing a modern perspective of golf in Scotland. A book with a mix of both is Scottish Golf Links, A Photographer’s Journey which showcases Scotland’s famous links golf courses through the lens of photographer Iain Lowe. A former pilot, much of Lowe’s images in the book are captured from the air making for a unique perspective complemented by bite size sections of text outlining the history of the golf courses.
Seamus Golf Headcover
Golf accessories are plentiful at this time of year but very few offer genuine Scottish heritage as these Seamus Golf headcovers. The Oregon based company produce handcrafted golfing goodies to an exceptional standard sourcing tartan materials including the famous Harris Tweed. Selections are then custom made with ancestral tartan headcovers a best seller.
Photography in St Andrews
A golf trip to Scotland at The Home of Golf is often the pinnacle for every golfer. Now all your emotions of that special round can be captured forever by your own on course photographer. This increasingly affordable service of ‘fly on the wall’ photography would make a perfect gift for those lucky enough to travel to Scotland in 2015. Contact Recounter, Scotland’s leading on course golf photography agency for more information.
By Ru McDonald
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