Old Tom Morris
Born in St. Andrews | 1821 - 1908
He was a sporting hero of his time and golfs first iconic
figure. He was the first golf professional engaged by a club (Preswick) to provide a golfing service to its members. He was also the first professional to design and build a course from scratch in 1851(Preswick). Old Tom Morris played in the first 36 British Opens winning 4times. In 1877 he was given the task of designing a course at Arbroath Golf Links also known as the Elliot Links which at that time was 9 holes either side of the railway. He opened the course on the 9th March 1878 playing in an exhibition match against another famous professional of the time Mr Rob Dow.