Once again, our very special thanks to members and staff of the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club for hosting the media on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite it raining over the first handfull of holes for a second year running, it turned into a very enjoyable evening.
Mike McDonald, Club Secretary at Fortrose and Rosemarkie, organised for the Club Captain, eight fellow members and himself to tee-up alongside 10 members of the media covering the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
And while the media ‘were allowed to win’ 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 the rewarding aspect of the outing was the opportunity to again play a wonderful James Braid designed links gem and to share the enjoyement in such great company as the Fortrose and Rosemarkie members.
Mike went to a lot of trouble in organising meals for everyone so that when we finished around 10pm we could sit straight down to a hot meal.
So, from all the media present last night a very big thank you to Mike and everyone at Fortrose and Rosemarkie.
For those attending the Scottish Open, Fortrose and Rosemarkie is located on the Chanonry Peninsula and virtually opposite Castle Stuart.
The Club was established in 1888 and with Braid, a five-time Open Champion invited to advise on a new layout and to extend the course due to the purchase of new land by the Golf Club in 1932.
Two years ago and for a first time in the club’s history, Fortrose and Rosemarkie hosted two Scottish national competitions in the one season – the Scottish Senior Ladies Championship won by Heather Anderson and the Scottish Golf Union’s, Scottish Club Championship won by the Carrickvale Club.
Next year, the club will host three national tournaments to coincide with the Club’s 125th anniversary.
And for a limited period Fortrose and Rosemarkie is offering full membership, without a joining fee, for £275 and Country membership for £175.
And for those members of Brora, Royal Dornoch, Moray, Nairn Dunbar, Tain, Golspie, Forres and Inverness Golf club’s there’s a 50% reduction on fees.
From Castle Stuart it’s around a 30-minute drive to Fortrose and Rosemarkie.