ANDREW Skinner followed in his father’s footsteps as head professional at Royal Dornoch Golf Club 25 years ago. Willie (90) was pro from 1973-98 and they took to the famous links to mark the milestone. “The Skinner name has been closely linked to … [Read more...] about ANDREW RECALLS ENCOUNTER WITH THE GOLDEN BEAR
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RETIRED Royal Dornoch head professional Willie Skinner has celebrated his 90th birthday. The golf club teed-up photographer Matthew Harris to mark the occasion with a portrait on his beloved Championship Course. The pair headed out to the 7th … [Read more...] about WILLIE TURNS 90 AND BEGINS COUNTING DOWN TO THE NEW SEASON
ROYAL Dornoch Golf Club deputy course manager Scott “Scoosh” Aitchison has marked a 25-year milestone. The Ayrshire man has been an integral part of the team charged with a series of changes to the classic Highland links in recent … [Read more...] about “SCOOSH” CELEBRATES A 25-YEAR MILESTONE
Photos credit: Matthew Harris - Royal Dornoch caddies David Pearson and Anne Sutherland. GOLF tourism pumps millions of pounds into the economy of the Scottish Highlands. Now Royal Dornoch Golf Club captain and economist Professor … [Read more...] about CADDIES PLAYING THEIR PART IN THE ROYAL DORNOCH EXPERIENCE
DOES Royal Dornoch offer the most challenging collection of Par 3 holes in world golf? General manager Neil Hampton often hears first-time visitors making that claim over refreshments in the clubhouse after pitting their wits against the … [Read more...] about THE FINEST SERIES OF PAR 3s IN GOLF?
Photo - Calum MacKenzie (right) and his successor as Cambridge University golf team captain, Alex Mair ROYAL Dornoch Golf Club member Calum MacKenzie played a key role in luring the oldest team event in amateur golf to the … [Read more...] about CALUM HAS TEED-UP STUDENTS’ HIGHLAND MATCH-UP
THE Hogmanay celebrations in Dornoch are a highlight on the town’s annual calendar. It’s an event embraced by Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Traditionally, the clubhouse hosts a dinner earlier in the evening, with members and guests … [Read more...] about HOGMANAY IS A HIGHLIGHT OF DORNOCH’S YEAR