Monday, July 24, 2017
Deputy sport editor Seoras Lyall sat down with the University Sub-Aqua Club to discuss their spring break trip, the acquisition of a new boat and plans for the year ahead.
When young Spanish amateur Sergio Garcia burst into golfing consciousness at the 1999 Masters, there were few, if any, who denied that he would someday be a major champion. What is not therefore surprising is that Garcia, consistently one of the best ball strikers in world golf, prevailed at the opening major of the year, but that, after 73...
Many would warn of the dangers of providing predictions on golf tournaments. One only has to look to last year, when Danny Willett unexpectedly took home the Green Jacket. It is with great embarrassment that I have to admit I turned the TV off last year with four holes to play, conceding that Jordan Spieth had run away with the...
An excellent performance from the senior women’s coxed fours helped the University of St Andrews Boat Club secure its first ever BUCS points on 26 February. The crew, comprised of Ellie Livingston, Hannah Myatt, Charlie Fling, and Kirstin Giddy and coxed by Matt Taylor, put in a masterful performance against a number of other British universities. This is a monumental...
Maybe it’s the beguiling beauty of the blooming azaleas or the lush green fairways between avenues of towering pines trees. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the first and possibly most revered major of the year. Whatever it is, though, there’s nothing quite like the Masters. This annual major championship at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA is...
553 days. This is the amount of time that had elapsed between Sebastian Vettel’s victory in this season’s curtain-jerker in Australia and his previous victory in the September 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. For a four-time world champion, that’s a very long time, and for Ferrari, one of the most iconic manufacturers in all of motorsport, it’s even longer. There were...
Parkour may be relatively new, but it has gained immense popularity through inclusion in films such as District 13, Babylon AD, Casino Royale, and The Bourne Ultimatum (a film credited with opening the minds of western audiences to the discipline). Discipline is the operative word, as parkour’s development from military obstacle training courses has bloomed into interpreting urban spaces in...
Late goals from Spencer Albert and Nicholas Hauger helped the St Andrews Typhoons retain the Jonny Wookey Memorial Varsity with a 7-5 win over the Edinburgh Eagles. Partly assisted by a raucous atmosphere inside the Dundee Ice Arena, the game far exceeded the standards of last year, with almost nothing between the two sides over three periods. Despite the Typhoons starting...
A dramatic victory on the second hole of a play-off for Bjorn Bojesen saw the University of St Andrews Golf team defeat Northumbria University and secure their passage to a first-ever BUCS Championship semi-final. The team had good conditions and home advantage for their game on the Jubilee Course last Wednesday and began the morning in impressive fashion with three...
Duke’s Course, the Old Course Hotel’s heathland, started offering student golf tuition alongside the University of St Andrews Men’s Golf Club three years ago. Due to the popularity of the initiative, it is now back for a third year in a row and open to both male and female students. St Andrews is a breeding ground for new golfers. It...