Golf has been played on the St Andrews Links since 1400AD, and the town is known as the birthplace of the sport. Today, 230,000 rounds are played there every year, and Auchterlonies is part of that story. Golf is a $70 billion industry, but it all comes back to St Andrews. As a local business, Auchterlonies is passionate about helping golf enthusiasts find the accessories, clubs, and clothing they need to enjoy the game they love the most.
Below, we’ve put together a few reasons why you should consider purchasing from them…
More than 125 years of success
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why Auchterlonies has stood the test of time is because they were founded back in 1895 by Willie Auchterlonie, Open Champion. As one of the oldest golf shops in St Andrews, they’ve been selling the best golf clubs and accessories from their store for more than 125 years, and they continue to operate as a family business, with seven generations running their stores in St Andrews. They might not have been the very first golf shop Scotland saw, but they consider themselves to be one of the most authentic.
Back in 1893, Willie Auchterlonie was named Open Champion in Prestwick, and a few years later, his brother Laurie won the US Open in 1902. Just days after winning, Willie was back at his shop, making clubs for valued patrons. They share the same hard-working ethos today.
They stock the world’s favourite brands
Golfers around the world come back to Auchterlonies time and time again because they are an authorised stockist of the finest golf brands, including Callaway, Footjoy, Titleist, Adidas, Nike, Puma, Galvin Green, Under Armour, Glenmuir, Ping, Glenbrae, TaylorMade, and more. They only sell products that they’d use themselves, with everything hand-tested by their team.
They may have made a name for themselves running a 10,000 square foot retail store at Golf Place, St Andrews, with a flagship store, a Ladies store, and a Pre-Owned store, but they also sell their wares on the Auchterlonies website. Their online store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering the entire product catalogue. The best part is that they offer free shipping on all orders over £75 in the United Kingdom and Europe and extend the shipping offer to customers in the US when they spend more than £100 in one transaction.
First-class customer service
Auchterlonies has worked hard to build an online golf shop that’s easy to navigate, offering detailed and clear information about each of its products. But if you’ve got a question about any of their products, you can speak to one of their friendly customer service representatives or call into on 2-6 Golf Place, St Andrews for a personalised shopping experience. Calling into the store also gives you another excuse to book a tee time at the St Andrews Links!
The Auchterlonies team works hard to ensure that all of its products are competitively priced. In addition to that, they’re proud to have launched a pre-owned clubs section on their website, where you can pick up ex-rental and demo accessories at discounted rates. They regularly add items to their golf products sale, where you can score a real bargain!