Tournament Collection Headcover
Get the same Special Edition Open Championship head cover that our Tour Staff pros have this year at Muirfield.
Here’s the story behind this year’s Special Edition British Open logo:
1.) The book symbolizes the original 13 Rules of Golf, which were written in 1744 by a golf society that became known as the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. The HCEG changed its base to several golf clubs throughout the next 150 years before settling at Muirfield in 1891, site of this year’s Open Championship.
2.) The original 13 Rules of Golf expressly were expressly written for the HCEG’s first championship, held in 1744, in which 11 players competed. The two arrows allude to the winner (and first club captain), John Rattray, a surgeon who besides being a skilled golfer was also an avid archer.
3.) Muirfield’s clubhouse, built in 1891, enforces a strict dress code in the Dining Room and Smoking Room, where men are required to wear a “gentleman’s lounge jacket and tie.”
4.) As a links course, Muirfield’s position near the water – the Firth of Forth – gives the layout its sandy base and is the reason why the occasional small seashell is uncovered when raking one of its 148 bunkers.