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New Links forges international relations

New Links, a St Andrews-based charity dedicated to helping young people achieve their potential through education, international travel and the game of golf, has celebrated its tenth anniversary by re-launching its international youth visit programme.

Representatives of Youth on Course from California joined participants from the St Andrews golfing community in enjoying a week of activities that brought them into the heart of the town.

As well as playing golf on the Old Course, the group played four other St Andrews Links courses; they had a special tour of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, followed by a visit to the British Golf Museum, and a round at the unique hickory-only Kingarrock; they were also guests of Fairmont St Andrews and received a guided tour of the University.

An afternoon of beach-based activities with Blown Away concluded this very special week.

Kenny Wood, co-founder of New Links said: “I would like to thank everyone who helped us in making the event such a success. The Links Management Committee and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club both gave us tremendous support and encouragement, while Fairmont St Andrews and Kingarrock showed us real generosity. I’d also like to thank Nando’s restaurant for their hospitality to the group”.

Over 100 young people from Scotland, Africa and the USA have participated in New Links activities to date and the organisation has also funded a four-year scholarship at the University of St Andrews.

John StewartNew Links forges international relations