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"The hundred or so followers of the Royal and Ancient game who journeyed from Edinburgh on the morning of Thursday 22 September, the opening day, went prepared to have a thorough treat." --David Scott Duncan (of the first Muirfield Open, 1892)
"The holes [at Royal County Down] changed direction prequently (almost every time), taking advantage of the wind, but the holes did not form two loops -- each returning to the clubhouse." --Robert Kroeger (on Tom Morris' original routing of Royal County Down)