The Tom Morris Golf Shop reopens
The oldest golf shop in the world reopens at the
birthplace of the game in St Andrews, Scotland and features a
display of some original pieces of furniture which belonged to Tom
The Tom Morris Golf Shop was opened in St Andrews
in 1866 by the four-time Open champion who is widely regarded as
the father of the modern game.
Tom Morris Ltd was acquired last year by St
Andrews Links Trust. It will stock apparel and merchandise
bearing an updated Tom Morris crest from the 1880s and the sign on
the front of the building will once again be styled with the name
‘T. Morris’ as it was in his time.
Several artefacts belonging to Morris himself
were discovered during the renovation including his original
workbench in the shop window where he made golf clubs and balls,
the fireplace where he heated and shaped gutta percha balls and
what is believed to be his locker where he stored his clubs.
These items form part of a display area in the
shop celebrating the achievements of Morris as a golf champion, a
pioneering greenkeeper and course architect, a club and ball maker,
a family man and a businessman.
Euan Loudon, chief executive of St Andrews Links
Trust, said, “This is another chapter in the long and proud history
of the Tom Morris name in St Andrews and his close association with
the Old Course and St Andrews Links. When the previous owners
approached us regarding the business we felt it was very important
that Tom’s rich heritage was preserved and that ownership remained
in St Andrews. That has been achieved and I think the new shop will
be a fitting celebration of his remarkable career and
A new website has been created about the Tom
Morris Golf Shop at http://www.tommorris.com/.