Two of the north of Scotland’s brightest golfing prospects have been chosen to represent the area in the prestigious Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at Castle Stuart next month. Calum Scott, 14, from Nairn Golf Club, and Sarah Westwood, 16, from Elgin Golf Club, will compete against some of the world’s best young amateur golfers in the event from 17-20 September. The pair will be following in the footsteps of some notable players, including Rory McIlroy, Matteo Manassero, Pablo Martin, Oliver Fisher and Anna Nordqvist, who have all taken part in the event previously. The tournament will be played over 54 holes at Castle Stuart, which has hosted the European Tour’s Scottish Open on four o
Local charities will benefit from a golf day held at Castle Stuart in memory of Donnie Fraser, founder and managing director of Korrie Mechanical and Plumbing. Friends and colleagues took part in the event, the second held in tribute to Mr Fraser, who died in 2016. Proceeds will go to Highland Hospice and Korrie Kauses, the charity arm of the company. The picture shows Warren MacDonald, from Korrie (left), with winning team members James Story and Tony Story and Castle Stuart director of golf Jeremy Matte.
Abernethy Golf Club member June Clark is the first individual winner of the Highland Ladies Open after an exciting competition at Castle Stuart. June, a 24-handicapper, scored 43 points in the individual Stableford content - a change to the previous pairs format. That was just one point ahead of Inverness Golf Club’s Elizabeth Colvin (26 handicap), whose 42 points included a spectacular hole in one at the Par 3 11th hole. Her shot, using a hybrid 5 iron, unsurprisingly also won her the nearest the pin contest. In third place, just another one point behind, was Thelma Archer (23 handicap) from Spey Valley Golf Club, who won the prize for being nearest the Par 4 3rd hole in two shots. The High