Golf history in Montrose

A NUMBER of events for those with an interest in golf are on the agenda in Montrose.

Montrose Museum is staging ‘How to Use the Glub for Goff: An exhibition celebrating 450 years of golf on the Montrose Links’ until June 16.

The exhibition describes the story of golf in Montrose, from the first record of golf, noted in the diary of James Melville, born in 1556. Learn the history of Montrose’s Golf Clubs and courses and some of their famous visitors.

This is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm at the museum and art gallery in Panmure Place. Admission is free.

Running alongside the exhibition are two guided walks of the old course and two public talks.

Walk Montrose’s Historic Golf Courses: Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. Meet at 2pm at Montrose Museum. There is no charge but booking is essential.

This is a unique opportunity to explore the historic Golf Links and Clubhouses of Montrose. Walk one of the earliest golf courses in the world. Discover ‘Mr Parkinson’s hole’, the site of the first hole, two centuries ago, explore the fascinating heritage of the many golf clubhouses of Montrose, look at the evolution of the golf courses over 450 years and find out why they had to change, enjoy a cup of tea and slide show at the museum at the end of the walk.

And there are golf talks at Montrose Museum:

Wednesday, May 30, at 2pm by Harry Faulkner.

Wednesday, June 6, at 7.30pm by Lynn Coull.

These are also free but again booking is essential.

Booking can be done by telephone on 01674 673232, or e-mail