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Did you know that St Andrews can lay claim to be the "home" of Golf ? Between 1897 and 1952 the Royal and Ancient Golf Club there was the rule-setting authority for the game worldwide; since 1952 it (and its offshoot The R&A) has shared that duty with the USGA.

Did you know that Mary Queen of Scots was a member of the local golf club and can probably be regarded as the world’s first female golfer? With all the tact for which she was renowned she played at St Andrews shortly after her husband Darnley was murdered.

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Andrew Bell
Jo Grimond
KT Tunstall
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

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My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden. - Eric Morecambe
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On this day:
Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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