Archive: November 2016 - Castle Stuart Golf Links

FROM FARMLAND TO SCOTTISH OPEN IN FIVE YEARS

  • November 23, 2016
FROM FARMLAND TO SCOTTISH OPEN IN FIVE YEARS

The incredible journey that took Castle Stuart Golf Links from farmland to hosting a European Tour event within five years is being shared with delegates at a major conference this week. In a keynote address to the Golf Union of Wales event, I will be detailing the course’s development, evolution and reputation for making golf more fun and enjoyable while retaining championship credentials. The course that has now hosted the Scottish Open four times in the last six years, was still a working farm when co-designer Mark Parsinen visited the site overlooking the Moray Firth in 2002. Construction...

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SECOND TIME LUCKY FOR WALTER AT CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN

  • November 14, 2016
SECOND TIME LUCKY FOR WALTER AT CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN

The sixth annual Castle Stuart Men’s Local Open has been won by Walter Geddes, from Inverness Golf Club, who narrowly missed out on the title two years ago. Walter topped an 11-strong field at the weekend, finishing with a Stableford score of 35 points in the competition held over the Moray Firth links, which hosted the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open for the fourth time in six years in July. He eased out Inverness clubmate Graham Fraser, who also finished on 35 points, but Walter took the prize with a better inward half. The win means he has secured a place in next year’s...

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LOCAL OPEN WILL BRING CURTAIN DOWN ON 2016 SEASON

  • November 11, 2016
LOCAL OPEN WILL BRING CURTAIN DOWN ON 2016 SEASON

Players are preparing to tee up for the final of the Castle Stuart Men’s Local Open this weekend, our traditional end-of-season contest. Eleven golfers will compete for the title on Saturday, 12 November having come through a capacity field of 188 in the qualifying rounds on 29 and 30 October. Neil Urquhart (Inverness) topped the Saturday qualifiers with 36 Stableford points and a better inward half than Michael Howitt (Nairn Dunbar) who finished with the same score. They will be joined in the final by Michael Russell (Torvean), who had 35 points, Kevin Dick and Rikki Selkirk (Inverness)...

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