Golspie - Thursday 25th August

One of the many appeals of golf in Scotland is the fact that one can skip literally from one town to another, clubs in tow, and sample an array of local links courses like Golspie Golf Club that although may not be truly “championship” in caliber,
uniquely capture the spirit and essence of the game at the local level, with memorable layouts unlike any others.
Golspie Golf Club is the essence of this, roughly midway between Royal Dornoch and Brora, and Golspie is perhaps the only course in the world that combines links, heathland, and a bit of parkland golf in the same 18-hole layout.
Golspie Golf Club begins with a wonderful stretch of Scottish links golf along the sea, from the 3rd through the 7th, before turning towards the lovely purple (when in bloom) heather amidst the pines from the 8th through the 12th, and finishing with a stretch of lush, challenging parkland from the 13th to the 18th.
All of this in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie and the imposing statue of the 1st Duke of Sutherland, a famous Scotland monument indeed and a beautiful and stunning backdrop to the golf at Golspie.
We could think of no finer place for a late afternoon or evening round of golf while in Scotland, especially in the summertime when it is daylight nearly through midnight, than Golspie Golf Club!
Most recently, the course was lengthened to 6021 yards with a par of 70, achieved by lengthening the Backies and Fields to par fives. Its historic composition is complemented by modern touches by the dedicated greenkeeping team, with the toughening of bunkers on many holes increasing the challenge of the course. Massive well done to Justin Halfpenny, winning not just Best Dressed today but a whopping 2 extra competitions; Par 3 Competition 4 Hole Competition! and even getting a gross 2 which landed him a hefty prize voucher!!
To top it off for him he won the holiday the day before!! This is what mizuno golf pairs love to see! Well done the pair of you!!

WHS Leaderboard:
1st - James Osbounre + Chris Wilson (Golf Escapes Holiday)
2nd - Richard Housego + David Newman (4-ball Voucher)
3rd - Alan Vickery +Stephanie Bristow (£200 MGPT Voucher)
4th - Vince Ley + Phill Barraclough (£100 MGPT Voucher)
5th - Philip McKenna + Ross Graham (£50 MGPT Voucher)

Nearest The Pins:
2nd Andy Houghton (£30 MGPT Voucher)
6th John Cartledge (£30 MGPT Voucher)
10th Ian Gordon (£30 MGPT Voucher)
16th Abdy Pilling (£30 MGPT Voucher)

Longest Drives:
Justin Halfpenny (£30 MGPT Voucher)
Stephanie Bristow (£30 MGPT Voucher)

Best Dressed:
Justin Halfpenny (£30 MGPT Voucher)

To see the full results from our event at Golspie please click this link

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