The Local Knowlege

Gear & Equipment

All the Callaway staffers have a Latin phrase stitched on their bag at the British Open. Here's why

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

HOYLAKE, England -- If you've been paying especially close attention to the British Open, you might have noticed that the 17 Callaway staff players in the field this week all had a Latin phrase stitched into the bottom part of their Liverpool-themed bag.

Phil Mickelson:

Henrik Stenson:

Here's a better look:

It turns out the expression is part of a special British Open-themed collection of accessories the company put together in honor of the 2014 British Open. Players were given Union Jack-colored headcovers, bags and ball makers, which have an artful image of a coastal bird (the symbol of Liverpool) and the roman numeral XII (a nod to Royal Liverpool hosting its 12th Open).

The saying on the bags -- "Respice et Prospice" -- translates to "Remember the past, look to the future." It's the same phrase featured on Hoylake's coat of arms.