Archive: May 2017 - Castle Stuart Golf Links

DUKE’S SHIELD TEAMS END DUAL IN THE SUN AT CASTLE STUART

  • May 30, 2017
DUKE’S SHIELD TEAMS END DUAL IN THE SUN AT CASTLE STUART

John ‘The Duke’ Sutherland My return flight to the US this week seemed longer than usual having failed to recapture the annual Duke’s Shield. But the result was always secondary to being able to enjoy a couple of stunning days in the Scottish Highlands playing two of the country’s finest links courses in glorious sunshine. This regular trip with 16 golfing friends is a highlight in the calendar, and when the weather is kind, as it was at Castle Stuart and Nairn for our two-day competition, there is no better place to be. The Dukes Shield started as a friendly Ryder Cup-style...

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GOLF MONTH CAN INCREASE PARTICIPATION – AND NOT JUST AMONG MY FAMILY

  • May 12, 2017
GOLF MONTH CAN INCREASE PARTICIPATION – AND NOT JUST AMONG MY FAMILY

This season, Sally Watson, a Ladies European Tour professional and Castle Stuart Golf Links ambassador, is giving us an insight into life on the LET tour in a series of blogs. In her first post, she describes the challenges of travelling to play in tournaments, why for her golf is a family affair, and how National Golf Month can help encourage more people into the game. My first two tournaments of the season have already taken me to Morocco, for the Lalla Meryam Cup, and to Spain for the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open.  Overall, I was pretty happy with my game in these initial events....

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HEADING HOME AFTER AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE – AND SEEING AN ALBATROSS

  • May 5, 2017
HEADING HOME AFTER AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE – AND SEEING AN ALBATROSS

This year, Sean Gunn has temporarily left his operations job at Castle Stuart Golf Links to take up an internship at the renowned Bandon Dunes golf resort in Oregon as part of his career development. In the last of a series of blogs on his new role, he describes swapping the Moray Firth for the Pacific coast. An amazing highlight of my time here was taking part in the Bandon Dunes Pro-Am. It was played over three courses - Old Macdonald, Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails – and as I am currently working on the resort as an assistant professional I was asked to join the team of Brandon Carter...

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