Ayrshire is rich with history and this page will grow to give an increasingly detailed account of the 150 years since the Open Championship was first played at Prestwick Golf Club. If you have any images you'd like to share please send them to us
The picture on the right came courtesy of Prestwick Golf Club's Archive and paints a vivid picture of just why the course never hosted another Open - the handwritten caption at the foot says "McDonald Smith and Tom Fernie crossing the Pow Burn" and is from the 1925 Open Championship. Who thought crowd control was only a modern phenomonon?
Ayrshire golf represents a long timeline of tradition and history.
The wonderful picture to the left dates back to 1863 and features Mssrs Hunter and Morris and wearing the traditional club tweed.
Charlie Hunter was the professional at Prestwick Golf Club having succeeded Tom Morris in 1864 – he was also a former captain of St Nicholas Golf Club. Tom Morris was an honorary member of St Nicholas in recognition of his Open Championship achievements.
Again the imagery only amplifies the echoes of golfing heritage reverberating around this wonderful destination.