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The Open launches 1st Prestwick collection

The Open has unveiled the 1st Prestwick Collection, a new line of clothing and accessories within its official heritage merchandise range.

The 1st Prestwick Collection celebrates the history and tradition of The Open since the Championship was first played in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club. The Open will return to its birthplace in Ayrshire this summer when it is played at Royal Troon from 14-17 July, a short distance up the coastline from Prestwick.

A unique selection of men’s and women’s clothing features in the 1st Prestwick Collection, including stylish polo shirts, knitwear and outerwear from Polo Ralph Lauren, a Patron and Official Outfitter of The Open. A variety of headwear, leather goods and golf accessories are also available.

Mike Tate, Executive Director – Business Affairs, The R&A, said, “We are delighted to launch the 1st Prestwick Collection, a heritage range of merchandise which represents the rich history of The Open and celebrates the staging of golf’s first championship at Prestwick in 1860. It’s a legacy that continues to inspire fans of The Open around the world.

“The revenue generated from sales of the 1st Prestwick Collection will be channelled into golf projects worldwide, including developing the game in emerging golf nations, and encouraging sustainability in the management of the golf course environment.”

The 1st Prestwick Collection is available to buy at the newly launched online shop for The Open at www.TheOpen.com/1stPrestwick, The Open’s official retail store at Glasgow Airport, and Prestwick Golf Club Professional Shop.