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Open champions celebrate at Prestwick Golf Club
July 14, 2010

Five Open Champions honoured Prestwick Golf Club with their participation at a series of celebratory events this weekend at the historic Ayrshire club to commemorate the 150 th anniversary of the first Open Championship being played over Prestwick in 1860.

Sir Bob Charles, Tony Jacklin, Sandy Lyle, Peter Thomson and Lee Trevino, collectively winners of 10 Open Championships joined members and guests including the Captains of all Open venues past and present in a special competition and celebration dinner to mark this unique milestone in the history of the Open Championship.

To celebrate the 150 th anniversary Prestwick Golf Club has commissioned a handmade replica (pictured) of the original winners' belt which will be presented to this year's winner of the 2010 Open at St Andrews alongside the Claret Jug, first played for in 1872.

The original belt presented by Prestwick Golf Club in 1860 was won outright by Tom Morris Jnr when he won the Open in three consecutive years (1868-70) and was presented to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club by the Morris family in 1908 following the death of Old Tom in 1908.

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