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Pupils ‘tee up’ a polished performance


Pupils from Kirkstyle and Shortlees Primary schools have been polishing up their golf skills in advance of the 146th Open Golf Championships on 10-17 July.

The famous Claret Jug has been touring round Ayrshire in preparation for the Championship and paid a visit to Kirkstyle Primary, where the excited pupils learned about the history of the Open and got a chance to watch the birdie as they posed for selfies with the famous trophy.


However, rather than offer golf lessons, the pupils were given gloves and cloths and had a go at polishing the fabled silverware, buffing it to a fine finish.

Hannah Flemming, Assistant Curator from the British Golf Museum also gave a brief history of the Open Championship, the claret jug and what her job as a curator involves.

Hannah also talked about many other collections the British Golf Museum has and asked how many trophies the pupils had collected in their school sports events.

The next time the pupils see the Claret Jug will be when the champion golfer of the year will be crowned at Royal Troon – and let’s hope the eventual winner puts in as polished a performance as the pupils!


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