Brora Golf Club is celebrating a unique treble of on-course success after its golfers claimed three coveted trophies.
Last month, Brora acted as hosts for the Senior Northern Counties Cup and went on to claim victory on home soil. The team of Roddy Cameron and Tony Gill, along with Charlie Tulloch and Norman Elliott, won the foursomes pairs event with the aggregate score of the two matches after 18 holes counting.
Brora beat the holders Nairn in the final by one hole after Nairn had won the event the previous two years.
Gill, Brora’s club secretary and club president Andy Stewart, are also pictured holding aloft the Dornoch Firth League Trophy, again won by Brora in May on home turf. Competed for by seven-man teams from Brora, Golspie, Royal Dornoch, Tain and Invergordon, Brora again made their home advantage count.
The team wins build on the success of head greenkeeper James MacBeath, who won the County Championship Trophy at Brora in June 2018, after rounds of 66 and 67 to win by five shots.
Gill and his team are now looking forward to more excitement this summer with the club’s 5 Day Open being held from Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August.
The popular event, supported by The Royal Marine Hotel, is decided by 36 holes of stroke play qualifying from which the leading 16 scratch scores and thereafter the leading 48 nett scores contest knockout match play.
Given Brora is regularly ranked as one of the top links courses in the UK and been highly praised by the legendary Tom Watson as “a wonderful links golf course”, the appeal for visiting golfers to the venue for events such as the 5 Day Open is obvious.
Part of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ golf clubs that form The James Braid Highland Golf Trail, starting at Boat of Garten in the south to Reay in the far north, Brora is only an hour from Inverness by car.
Brora boasts a proud history and enjoys a notable link with five-time Open champions – from James Braid, who redesigned the course in 1923, to honorary members Watson and the recently deceased Peter Thomson.
For more information on the 5 Day Open and visitor bookings at Brora, please contact Tony Gill, secretary, on email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture caption (from left to right): Roddy Cameron holding the Senior Northern Counties Cup; Tony Gill and Andy Stewart with the Dornoch Firth League Trophy; James MacBeath holding the County Championship Trophy.