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Stuart Answers Ryder Cup Call

Castle Stuart’s Deputy Head Greenkeeper Stuart Hawker has teed up a dream job this year when he will be part of the team looking after the Ryder Cup course. Stuart, 27, is one of the volunteer staff supporting the team at Le Golf National, near Paris, which will stage the Europe v USA showdown from September 25-30. The opportunity arose after Stuart spent a week on the course in 2016 midway through renovations, helping the club rebuild two tee boxes and re-shape the chipping green. He was invited back when volunteers were being sought for Ryder Cup week. It’s another great experience for Stuart, who has been on the Castle Stuart staff since 2012 after gaining a degree in turfgrass science at

Whisky And Golf Trip Winner

Castle Stuart Golf Links and Tomatin Distillery are helping provide a trip of a lifetime, combining the twin pleasures of golf and whisky, for Dave Pastoor from the Netherlands. As the winner of a prize draw at the Castle Stuart/Tomatin stand at last year’s KLM Open, Dave won return flights with KLM from Schiphol to Inverness for two and accommodation and golf for two at Castle Stuart. He arrived at the course on Wednesday to enjoy his prize. He also enjoyed a VIP distillery tour at Tomatin Distillery and was presented with a bottle of 1990 Distillery Exclusive Single Cask Tomatin whisky. Dave said: “I was truly surprised I was the winner of a trip that combines so many of the things I like

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