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Europe Triumph in Ryder Cup Classic in France

The Ryder Cup, the bi-annual tournament between the best golfers from Europe and the USA is notorious for its rowdy atmosphere and great match play golf. This edition was no different. This year’s tournament was hosted for the first time ever in France at the stunning course Le Golf National, which has more water hazards than any other course that...

Disappointing Loss for Saints

The Saints ones 3-2 defeat to Aberdeen was by no means a reflection of the effort put in by the boys in their home fixture against Aberdeen. The Saints started shakily, giving away a number of free kicks in the first few minutes – one of which was expertly saved by goalkeeper Alec Cadzow and another firing into the wall...

Saints Remain Top After Dundee Demolition

One-sided matches are often a subject of conflict for a sports fan. Devastating should one’s team be drubbed, and yet the elation one might expect when the tables are turned is very rarely forthcoming. Andrew Cotter, one of the BBC’s top sports correspondents, said in advance of the recent Ryder Cup golf that he, even as a staunch European...

Saints put five past hapless Dundee for Varsity triumph

 Four goals in the second half helped the St Andrews Men’s second team beat Dundee 5-0 to secure the win in the final game of a weather-affected football Varsity programme.  The featured fixture between the St Andrews and Dundee first XIs was called off after the Dundee bus crashed earlier in the day and then when the team got back...

Stars bound for the bubble as Dunhill draws near

Despite its undisputed title of “The Home of Golf” and its almost mythical status amongst golfing circles across the globe, there is usually only one tournament per year that takes place in St Andrews attracting the attention of the masses, but what a tournament it has grown into. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship combines a unique format with a...

Double disappointment at Murrayfield

New Director of Rugby Scott Lawson expressed his “pride” at the way the Men’s rugby team fought back into their varsity clash with Edinburgh but they ultimately couldn’t prevent a 26-15 defeat which coupled with the earlier 49-0 loss suffered by the women’s team ensured for the second straight year the Saints were whitewashed on their big day out...

An interview with the organisers of the St Andrews Darts Masters

A new event for the St Andrews social calendar, the St Andrews Darts Masters takes place on Saturday 13 October in Club 601. The event will draw together five players from the local darts leagues and three current and former professionals, namely Phil Taylor, Peter Manley and Glen Durrant, in a knockout competition played over the course of a...

Ryder Cup 2018: Preview with a former Sport Editor

From “The War by the Shore” to the “Battle of Brookline” to the “Miracle at Medinah”, the Ryder Cup has consistently produced some of the most memorable moments the sport of Golf has ever seen. Its unique position as one of the very few team competitions within an individual sport ensures both competitors and fans hold the Cup in...

Saints come off second best to Edinburgh in Varsity thrillers

 The Scottish weather is very rarely conducive to cricket, least of all in mid-September. It is easy to understand, therefore, that there were a few jangling nerves when the day of this year’s cricket Varsity matches dawned grey and overcast. With last year’s event having been plagued by persistent rain, surely the same couldn’t happen again this time around....

The Kitchen is Closed after England’s Rock Retires

If one were to say that opening the batting was the hardest job in cricket, there would be few who would disagree. An opener has to face the ball at its most volatile, the pitch at its spiciest, and the bowling at its most aggressive. There is every chance that a ball will come down that is simply unplayable,...