A LOCAL BREW
The winning design, hand-illustrated by local school student Iona Turner, is a bright and bold representation of what St Andrews means to her, inspired by her own time spent growing up in and around the town.
FOR ST ANDREWS, FOR SCOTLAND
The bag’s large apparel side panels feature the iconic skyline of St Andrews Harbour, as well as paying homage to the Home End and the Swilcan Bridge – familiar and welcome sights for those lucky enough to have played the course.
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Seen across all July Major products is the omnipresent piper figure, a humble frontman of Scotland, complete with his own set of iron-headed bagpipes.
Perhaps not a frequently seen visitor, the inclusion of the renowned Loch Ness Monster swimming up the Swilcan Burn is a playful representation for the entirety of Scotland.
A SACRED PARTNERSHIP
The bag’s front ball pocket features a hand-drawn St Andrews Links logo overlaid on top of the Saltire – The National Flag of Scotland.
The “150” markers used throughout the bag and the headcovers are in reference to this being the oldest tournament’s landmark anniversary… and only growing stronger.
ENDURE AT ALL COSTS
The accompanying rubber zip pulls are shaped in the form of a thistle, the National Flower of Scotland and another wonderfully emblematic piece of the puzzle, representing the shared fortitude shown by the country and the champion.
THE GREENKEEPER’S SECRET
Finally, the interior lining is made of none other than Old Tom Morris’ own tartan – a golf historian’s dream easter egg with a firm handshake of the traditional meeting with the new.
THE BIG BAG TRAIL
The 10 schoolchildren finalist’s designs have been turned into hand-painted sculptures and placed around the town of St Andrews for our ‘Big Bag Trail’. These one-of-a-kind pieces will be auctioned off to attendees with all proceeds going to support local charities, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland and Scottish Sports Futures.