THE £50,000 refurbishment of the clubhouse at Thurso golf course should suit members to a tee.As part of the extensive renovation, a new £15,000 3-D golf simulator has been installed, primarily for the junior section but available for adults as well.The facility means aspiring golfers can now test their skills 365 days a year on a variety of top courses all over the world, including Augusta in Georgia where Tiger Woods won his fifth Green Jacket.Thurso is thought to be one of the few clubs in the Highlands to have a simulator and is hoping it will help attract new members.Club captain Jocky Begg said: "We have completely renovated the clubhouse at a cost of £50,000. We have a new bar, new flooring, new furniture and fittings."The simulator, which cost about £15,000, is located where the bar used to be. We are hoping the improvements and the simulator will attract new members and particularly young ones. The future of the club is with the kids."It is 30 to 40 years … [Read more...] about Thurso golf clubhouse refurbishment is just ace!
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The 2011 Open champion, Darren Clarke, will make his debut in the Senior Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes from July 25-28. The Northern Irishman turned 50 last year, fewer than two weeks after the 32nd edition of Europe’s only senior major championship and is now relishing a return to links golf on the over-50s circuit. Clarke’s emotionally-charged success at the 2011 Open Championship captivated the sporting world as he dedicated his victory to his late wife, Heather, after securing the Claret Jug by a margin of three strokes from Phil Mickelson at Royal St George’s Golf Club. Indeed, it was Clarke’s first top-10 in a major championship since he finished tied third at The Open in 2001 on the links of Royal Lytham and St Annes. He shared third place with this year’s defending senior open champion, Miguel Angel Jiménez, as well as Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam. “I’m looking forward to getting back to Royal Lytham. It’s a very … [Read more...] about Fylde coast golf round-up and Senior Open preview video: Darren Clarke set for Senior Open debut at Royal Lytham and St Annes
Darren Clarke will make his Senior Open debut this year at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s in July. The 2011 Open champion returns to the links where he finished tied third in the 2001 Open for the over-50’s event.The Former Open Champion said: “I’m looking forward to getting back to Royal Lytham. It’s a very fair golf course, and I went close there in 2001,” Clarke said.The 2019 Open at Royal Portrush takes place from 18-21 July with the Senior Open at Royal Lytham from 25-28 July.Clarke, who won his Open title in at Royal St George’s, will attempt to join an elite group of golfers who have won both the Claret Jug and the Senior Open trophy in Bob Charles, Gary Player and Tom Watson.“I would love to give myself an opportunity to win the Championship and follow in their footsteps,” said Northern Ireland’s Clarke.The 50-year-old will be one of a host of former major champions, Ryder Cup captains and European Tour winners in action … [Read more...] about OPEN GOLF: Darren Clarke to make Senior Open debut
Royal Liverpool has been chosen ahead of Royal Lytham and St Annes to stage golf’s 2022 Open Championship. Hoylake has staged The Open more recently than the Fylde coast links but the Merseyside course’s wider spaces and potential to accommodate larger crowds appear to be have been decisive factors in the Royal and Ancient’s decision.R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers described Royal Lytham and St Annes as “a bit tight”. Royal Liverpool will stage golf’s original championship for the 13th time from July 10-17 2022. The venue was last chosen to host the 2014 Open, when Rory McIlroy won from wire to wire, whereas Royal Lytham and St Annes last hosted in 2012, when Ernie Els lifted the Claret Jug for the second time. After St Andrews was confirmed as host for the 150th Open in 2021, Slumbers had stated the 2022 Open would be staged “south of the border”. And with Royal St George’s in Kent already confirmed as next year’s … [Read more...] about Royal Lytham and St Annes loses out to Hoylake for golf’s 2022 Open Championship
Want to read more?We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards Subscribe NowA Glasgow architectural practice will present its plans for the rebuilding of Machrihanish Golf Club’s clubhouse. The building was destroyed in a devastating fire on December 19. The club’s committee is to hold an extraordinary general meeting on Friday March 1 at 7.30pm, in the Argyll Arms Hotel, Campbeltown.G1 Architects of Dumbarton Road, which took over the £10million St Andrews International Golf Club and redesigned it, will present proposals in Campbeltown and answer members questions on the Machrihanish project. All members are invited to attend and under rule XXVI (g) the committee … [Read more...] about St Andrews architects to design Machrihanish clubhouse