St Andrews Links Trust: Stop the changes to The Home of Golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews
  • Petitioned Euan Loudon

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Euan Loudon

St Andrews Links Trust: Stop the changes to The Home of Golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews

    1. Petition by

      Emile Bonfiglio

      Lake Oswego

The Old Course at St. Andrews is hallowed ground to all those who love the game of golf because it is the home of golf. For centuries The Old Course has withstood the test of time and served as a benchmark that all other golf courses are judged against even in the modern day. It is a symbol of the game's history and a compass for the game's future. The Old Course has been palette that masters such as Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Peter Thomson, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods have used to play the game to perfection. It is also a place to which men & women make pilgrimage to say they too have walked the sacred ground.

The St. Andrews Links Trust and the Royal & Ancient have begun work to change and modify many of the holes at the Old Course. These changes should not go on and should be stopped to allow the greatest course to continue to pose the exact challenges that it has for years to all those that play it. As said by one of the greatest golf architects of all time, Alister MacKenzie "St. Andrews differs from others in that it has always been deemed a sacrilege to interfere with its natural beauties, and it has been left almost untouched for centuries." Keep St. Andrews the way it is. Save St. Andrews.

Euan Loudon, St Andrews Links Trust
Stop the changes to The Home of Golf, The Old Course at St. Andrews

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    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • ron beckers TIENEN, BELGIUM
      • 11 months ago

      it's time for all historic courses to be protected

    • Patrick Rynn SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Like the foundation of an immense and timeless castle...Changes will be made to the castle over time but the foundation should remain the same.., Strong and constant.. It holds up all that is required for it's growth and improvement.. Don't change St. Andrews!!. We must hold its character and integrity steadfast so that all

      the future generations will always know that they may see and experience the reverent and beautiful inception of the game of Golf as we know it today...

      • over 1 year ago

      St Andrews is my home town, I was born here. The Links Trust has too much power and does not make decisions in the best interests of golf or St Andrews.

    • Jayden Lawson AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Why make so many radical changes when it is an historic masterpiece?

    • Stephen Speirs UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      it's St Andrews!


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