Wednesday, 28th September, 2016

Carnoustie Country To Host Second Festival of Golf

Story published at 11:49, Thursday, August 28th, 2014


Panmure Golf Club, host of the World Hickory Open 2014  (Photo courtesy of www.carnoustiecountry.com)

Panmure Golf Club, host of the World Hickory Open 2014
(Photo courtesy of www.carnoustiecountry.com)

Following the success of last year’s Carnoustie Country Festival of Golf, plans are well underway for the 2014 Festival, which will take place in and around the county of Angus from 4-12 October.

International golf tournaments and Texas scrambles are amongst the events being held on Carnoustie Country’s top-rated courses during the Festival of Golf, which aims to encourage people from near and far to play golf on Carnoustie Country’s 30 golf courses while also encouraging golfers who are residents in the area to join a local golf club.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which sees many of the world’s top golfers and best-known celebrities playing golf at Carnoustie, St Andrews and Kingsbarns, kicks off the week of exciting golfing activities. The Dunhill concludes on October 5, just as hordes of hickory golfers descend upon Carnoustie Country brandishing golf clubs and wearing golf attire similar to those of golfers from days gone by.

The hickory golfers will be competing in the World Hickory Open, which is being played on Panmure Medal on 7/8 October. This internationally-renowned tournament begins with a warm-up round at Forfar Golf Club on October 6 and ends with a Ryder Cup-style match on October 8, when a group of top American hickory specialists will take on a team of hickory golfers representing The Rest of The World at Monifieth Medal and Ashludie courses.

These major events will be interspersed with events aimed at visiting and local golfers on Carnoustie Country golf courses. There are already several golf tournaments in the Festival’s programme but the organisers are keen to include more – and also golfers’ dinners, golf-related talks and golf exhibitions and are currently appealing for golf clubs or golfing enthusiasts who would like to be involved to get in touch.

All events in the Carnoustie Country Festival of Golf programme will be supported by online and offline promotion and will be widely publicised, providing an excellent opportunity for clubs to hold membership drives or accommodation providers in the local area to provide special golfing stay and play packages during the Festival.

To get involved – and to ensure inclusion in the Carnoustie Country Festival of Golf 2014 programme – contact 01307 473226, email blackg@angus.gov.uk or submit details online at www.carnoustiecountry.com/FestivalEvents by 5 September.

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