Looking back: Ladies Putting Club at St Andrews with Old Tom Morris

Women on the Old Course circa?
Women on the Old Course circa?

In 1855, Mrs Wolfe-Murray was seen playing regularly on the links at St Andrews with two golf clubs and was the subject of some public comment and even criticism but in 1867 a women’s group began putting, at St Andrews, supported by many including Old Tom Morris

Initially the group were known as the St Andrews Ladies Golf Club, it later become the St Andrews Ladies Putting Club and is now The Ladies Putting Club of St Andrews.

The group still play over the ‘Himalayas’ 18-hole putting green, located near the visitors’ clubhouse.

Their first president was Madeleine Boothby, the wife of an R&A member, Colonel Robert Boothby.