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Scotland: The Eden of Golf

The Birthplace of Golf For Avid Golfers, Playing the Windswept Links of St. Andrews and Scotland's Other Courses Is Like Returning Home
Jeff Williams
From the Print Edition:
Matt Dillon, Spring 96

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Playing in the first match of the final against Tony Johnstone, the 25-year-old Coltart, the baby of the team, won handily. That set up Torrance, who defeated Mark McNulty to give Scotland the Cup. The two were tied after 11 holes, but Torrance gained three shots over the next three holes and waltzed to a victory and a raucous celebration at St. Andrews' famous 18th green.

It was a glorious victory for Scotland and a satisfying event for Alfred Dunhill, which expanded its golf interests in 1995 with the Alfred Dunhill Challenge, sort of a Ryder Cup for the southern hemisphere.

The Dunhill Cup isn't strictly about professional competition. The event gives Dunhill the opportunity to entertain valued customers, even celebrities. Sylvester Stallone, a user of Dunhill tobacco products, played with Ernie Els of South Africa in the pro-am that preceded last fall's Cup.

"We are in a masculine, upscale business," says Wolfson. "The game of golf has been very good for Dunhill and we are very proud to be able to sponsor a tournament at St. Andrews." --JW

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