A fascinating golf exhibition has launched in Ayr to mark the arrival of The Open to the area. 

The exhibit at The Cutty Sark Centre in High Street will feature the exquisite golf sketchbooks and paintings from the Ayrshire coast by the talented Roddy McKenzie. 

The works capture the beauty and spirit of one of Scotland's most iconic golf regions, as hundreds of thousands of visitors descend to watch the world's best players in action. 

The exhibition will run until Wednesday, July 31, and will be open Tuesdays to Fridays from 12.30pm to 4pm, Saturdays from 10am to 4.30pm and Sundays from 12.30pm to 4pm.