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The Old Course is a a milestone in the history of women's golf

The Ricoh Women's British Open heads to the Old Course, and regardless of the outcome, it'll be a whole new ballgame

Updated: July 30, 2007, 2:00 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | GolfDigest.com

History says the first woman to play the Old Course at St. Andrews was Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, sometime in the mid-1500s. But likely the real first female on the Home of Golf was Sheena the shepherd's daughter, who most probably sneaked on during one of those endless summer evenings in Scotland when a full moon can illuminate the landscape in a dull brilliance, bright enough to follow the flight of the ball.

What's not known is if Her Royal Highness was allowed to have a pint in what ...

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