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Bobby Jones
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Bobby Jones
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Mr. Bobby Jones, who won in 1927, returned to the Old Course three years later and was victorious in the British Amateur Championship. It was the first leg of his famous “Grand Slam” – winning both Amateur and Open Championships back to back, in Britain and the States. He was given the Freedom of the City in an emotional ceremony in The Younger Hall in St. Andrews, 1957. Bobby Jones was the second American to receive this honour in the town after Benjamin Franklin, two hundred years before!

Seve Ballesteros
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Seve Ballesteros
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A battle commenced in the final six holes of the 1984 Open between Tom Watson, going for a record equalling sixth win, with only Seve Ballesteros playing one hole ahead of him,  standing in his way.     No one who saw, will ever forget,  Seve   and the way he fearlessly attacked the course to claim victory or his  Spanish “Ole”  after that winning birdie putt on the last green. His swashbuckling style, like Arnold Palmer before him, endeared himself to everyone. Sad that he died young – but the sound of that roar, from '84, still  echoes  around the course today.

Jack Nicklaus
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Jack Nicklaus
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Jack Nicklaus won two Opens in a row in St. Andrews in 1970 and 78 – the first after a one round play-off against Doug Sanders. Nicklaus on his first visit had been runner-up to fellow American Tony Lema in 1964. An honorary degree from St Andrews University, and honorary memberships from The Royal and Ancient and the St. Andrews golf clubs were bestowed on him during his many visits. It was fitting that he chose the Old Course in the 2005 Open to wave his farewell on the Swilken Bridge to a rapturous crowd after all  his  outstanding achievements; 70 tournament wins in the States, 18 worldwide and 20 majors
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10 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky.

Distilled in 2005, this distinctive whisky is presented in its own fine art carton, with artwork by David Joy, to celebrate
three of the golfing greats who have left their mark on the Home of Golf.
Issued to coincide with the 144th Open being played on the famous Old Course Links.

Tasting Notes

Sweet cured meat aromas, with hints of green apples and pear. The palate sweet and smoky, with tropical fruit flavours.

£45.00 per bottle
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