Claret Jug arrives in Edinburgh on tour forward of one hundred and fiftieth Open


1999 winner Paul Lawrie with the Claret Jug on its visit to The Royal Yacht Britannia as part of a tour of UK. Picture: HSBC
1999 winner Paul Lawrie with the Claret Jug on its go to to The Royal Yacht Britannia as a part of a tour of UK. Image: HSBC

Its first port of name within the capital on Monday was Swanston Golf Membership for a HSBC Golf Roots Teaching Session.

To the delight of the youngsters attending that, 2009 winner Stewart Cink additionally popped in for breakfast on his method to The Renaissance Membership in East Lothian, the place he’s enjoying on this week’s Genesis Scottish Open.

“He’d simply landed at Edinburgh Airport, Googled someplace for breakfast on path to The Renaissance and Swanston Brasserie got here up,” stated membership supervisor Mike Robson.

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2009 winner Stewart Cink with Swanston membership supervisor Mike Robson on the capital membership.

“I truly thought it was a wind up when it was delivered to my consideration a man very like Stewart Cink was sitting at a desk having breakfast along with his spouse and son/caddie. I went over and launched myself and he was nice.”

The prize that goes to the winner of golf’s oldest main was then greeted at The Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith by 1999 champion Paul Lawrie.

“This tour is incredible,” stated Lawrie. “It’s such an iconic trophy that it in all probability ought to be occurring yearly, going around the nation and visiting numerous locations.

“You need folks to see it and get their image taken with it. Even simply now when it got here in right here, the quantity of employees who’d by no means seen it earlier than and needed an image with it was unbelievable.”

On Wednesday, that chance might be accessible to the Edinburgh public between 10am and 5pm on the Metropolis Artwork Centre in Market Avenue

“We went to Duthie Park in Aberdeen after I received it,” added Lawrie, who’s enjoying in subsequent week’s milestone occasion as a former champion.

“We marketed that I’d be there all day and there have been hundreds of people that got here alongside to get their image taken with me and the trophy, which was nice.

“Having extra entry to it on a tour like this one this 12 months is fairly cool so far as I’m involved.”

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