They’re having a divot crisis at the Home of Golf.
The number of divots – holes made in the fairway when players take a stroke – has soared into thousands each week, caused by advances in club technology and people using the ‘wrong’ kind of shot for a links course.
Some links experts even claim the divot crisis is getting worse because of the widespread desire to imitate the swing of modern professionals such as Tiger Woods.
Course managers at St Andrews have now had to employ specialist teams to repair up to 5,000 divots every week.
The world needs more crises of this kind; and fewer of the other sort.