Golf’s greatest prize on tour

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More than 1200 school children came face-to-face with golf’s greatest prize when The Open Claret Jug toured five Ayrshire primary schools ahead of the 145th Open at Royal Troon.

The Claret Jug was at Girvan primary last week.

For some pupils this also meant meeting golf historian and character actor David Joy, playing legendary professional golfer Old Tom Morris who won The Open four times in the 1860s, and his faithful caddy, both dressed in golfing attire from the 19th century.

The visit from Old Tom was part of a programme of educational visits led by the outreach team from the British Golf Museum in St Andrews.

The Claret Jug is also visiting selected schools across East, North Ayrshire as South Ayrshire gets set to host The Open at Royal Troon from 10-17 July 2016.