Shining Examples: 150 Years of the Ladies' Putting Club

April 2017 - March 208

A new exhibition showcasing the history of the Ladies' Putting Club has opened in St Andrews.  Shining Examples: 150 Years of the Ladies' Putting Club was opened by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal at a private ceremony at the British Golf Museum.


The Princess Royal was greeted by representatives of the Museum and Club before being given a private tour of the exhibition by Senior Curator, Laurie Rae.  Her Royal Highness then visited the Museum Cafe where she unveiled a specially commissioned painting by artist Jennifer Thomson depicting the Ladies' Putting Club as it is today, declaring the exhibition officially opened.  Over 100 members of the Club then had time to speak to her at the private event.


Shining Examples brings the medal and trophy collection of the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club together for the first time in the British Golf Museum.  The exhibition is a celebration of those pioneering women who first took to the Links in the 19th century and all those who followed them. 

Early medals which have survived from the 1860s stand alongside contemporary trophies presented by club members today.  The exhibition will run until March 2018.


Shining Examples Royal Visit