Friday, January 9, 2015

The British Open - Claret Jug

The British Open, or The Open, is the oldest of the four majors played today, dating back to the year 1860. The tournament started out with a field of only eight professionals who played three rounds of 12 holes in one day at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. The following description is posted below the Claret Jug replica, which is on display at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. 

The description posted below The Claret Jug Replica, located in the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club 
In 1871, Prestwick Golf Club agreed to organize the tournament jointly with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, and in 1892 it expanded from 36 to 72 holes. With the growing number of entrants, a cut was introduced after 36 holes in 1898. Full responsibility for The Open in was handed over to The R&A Golf Club in 1920.
The Claret Jug replica, located in the Brandenburg Historical Golf Musem

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