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“Of all the small nations of this Earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind.”

Winston Churchill said that – and you’d be hard pressed to find anybody who would disagree with him.

Take golf, for example. A sport now played by millions around the world began right here in Scotland, pioneered by innovative, dedicated and talented individuals. 

Over the next few pages, we take a closer look at the Scots men and women who shaped the game both at home and abroad.

Hit the NEXT button below to get to know them…


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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