Prestwick Golf Club inaugurated the first Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for 36 Holes, 2 shots clear of Tom Morris the Keeper of Prestwick’s green. Prestwick hosted the first 11 Championships and then jointly hosted it with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and with The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Prestwick hosted its last Championship in 1925 when Jim Barnes from USA won.
Prestwick Members will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the First Open Championship in July 2010. All living Open Champions have been invited along with the Captains of all the Clubs that have hosted an Open Championship to a Dinner with the Members of Prestwick Golf Club to celebrate this special occasion on Saturday 10 July 2010.
As part of the celebrations Prestwick Golf Club will be dressing the room with 40" x 30" canvasses blown up from original images of the last Open to be held over the course.
Some of the cleaned up historic images were required by an East European magazine who are covering the anniversary and it was made easy with access to high resolution images easily from Scotland's West Coast Golf Links on-line gallery.
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