The R&A - Working for Golf

Fashion Lecture on Sporting Heritage Day

Golf fans with a passion for history and fashion are invited to attend a virtual lecture organised by The R&A World Golf Museum to celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day later this week.

To mark the day on Thursday 30 September, the Museum looks forward to hosting a 90-minute online lecture on women’s golf wear and its evolution in Britain from 1890-1940. 

The event, being held on Zoom, will take place from 7pm – 8.30pm and be led by Dr Fiona Skillen and Lauren Beatty, highlighting key developments in women’s golf fashion during this period and the people and ideas behind the developments.

The 50-year period up to the Second World War saw golf wear develop from what was then considered to be appropriate clothing for women and onto elite clothing manufacturers beginning to develop specialised golf clothing.

Raising awareness of heritage

Dr Skillen is a senior lecturer in History in the Dept of Social Sciences, School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, while Beatty is a Collaborative Doctorate Partnership PhD student enrolled at Glasgow Caledonian and working in collaboration with the R&A World Golf Museum.

National Sporting Heritage Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about sporting heritage in the UK, including the history of certain sports and significant past achievements.

Images featured in the lecture include those from the inaugural Women’s Amateur Championship held at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1893, won by Lady Margaret Scott.

You can register for the event HERE.

Joining details will be sent on the day of the lecture to all participants and there will be time for a discussion at the end of the lecture.