David Valentine - Simpson's Golf Shop

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By Editor, 31 July 2018

Simpson's of Carnoustie is the World's 2nd Oldest Golf Shop.

In this film David Valentine, current owner of Simpson's, tells us why the legacy of the Simpson family is as important today as it's ever been to Carnoustie, and Golf.  The film was first screened as part of the community celebration of The 147th Open at Carnoostival on 21 July 2018.

Many years ago Overseas Golfing reported that “the famous Scottish resort of Carnoustie is never uttered in golf circles without the mention of the world famed club maker Bob Simpson”.  The article went on to say that “Carnoustie in summer time is a very fashionable place. All the best people make a point of looking in at Simpsons during their sojourn in Carnoustie and few of them find it possible to come out of his premises without ordering or purchasing direct,  one or more of the clubs which cannot be excelled anywhere for quality of material, splendid finish, and moderate price”.

The craftmanship that took the Simpson's brand global over 100 years ago remains the attraction for its overseas trading today.  David is a key ambassador in creating export links and cultural exchanges between Carnoustie and China amongst others. 

Tags: Golf