0 Preparing the Old Course for the Open

Almost as soon as the last putt is sunk in an Open Championship at St Andrews the preparations begin for hosting the next one. Such is the regularity at which the championship returns to the Home of Golf that the greenkeeping teams at St Andrews Links continually work on a programme of maintenance with the Open in mind.

The Old Course has a busy tournament schedule each year with a series of amateur events and the European Tour event, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship taking place every September. In recent years it has also played host to the Ricoh Women's British Open and the Curtis Cup.

While the greenkeeping team led by Director of Greenkeeping Gordon Moir and Course Manager Gordon McKie pride themselves on delivering the course in top class condition for play every day of the season, there is a great deal of work that goes into ensuring the Old Course shines when the focus of the golfing world turns to it during the Open.

The Old Course will close down on June 19, 2010 to allow the final course preparation to be carried out ahead of the championship on July 15.

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