GOLF: CARNOUSTIE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF A GREAT GOLF COURSE

1527 The Panmure Register records that Sir Robert Maule, the Earl of Panmure and later jailed by the English for a year in the Tower of London, "exercisit the gowf" on Barry Links land.

1800 Alan Robertson, of St Andrew's, lays out an early 10-hole course.

1867 Old Tom Morris extends the course to 18 holes.

1873 The oldest women's club in the world, Carnoustie Ladies, is formed to sit alongside the five men's clubs.

1892 The town raises pounds 2,758 in a three-day Bazaar in order to secure the course after the government threatened to purchase the land for military use.

1901 The Carnoustie Golf Club beats their rivals from across the bay in St Andrew's for the first time by 62 holes to 21.

1926 James Braid, the five-time Open winner, modernises the course with several new tees and 60 new bunkers.

1931 Tommy Armour wins the first of five Opens at Carnoustie.

1953 Ben Hogan, the American legend, wins on his only Open appearance becoming the first player to win three majors in a year.

1975 Tom Watson defeats Jack Newton in an 18-hole play-off.

1980 Angus Council ceeds the management of the three courses to the Links Management Committee.

1995 Colin Montgomerie sets course record of 64 in the Scottish Open.

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