Dumbarnie Links Awarded 2021 Golf Development of the Year

Congratulations to Dumbarnie Links in winning the 2021 Golf Development of the Year award by Golf Inc. Magazine. The annual award recognizes the best golf developments around the globe and with Dumbarnie Links having been open for less than 12 months. The course, and located around 20 miles from the Home of Golf at St. Andrews, was designed by Clive Clark. “My vision was to design a traditional links on what is a rare piece of genuine links land, but with a modern twist,” said Clark. “There ...

Dumbarnie Links: Hosting Women’s Scottish Open Like A Cherry On The Opening Cake.

The hosting of the Women’s Scottish Open later this year is like the ‘cherry on the opening cake’ says Dumbarnie Links General Manager David Scott. Scotland’s newest golf course will host the premier women’s Scottish event from 12th to 15th August, 2021 and just 15 months after the stunning Upper Largo course was opened on 29th May last year. Scott proudly shared with www.golfbytourmiss.com and also Daily Record Sport more of the details behind yesterday’s exciting ...

Dumbarnie Links Re-Opens With Clubhouse Now Complete Awaiting Full Scottish Golf Experience Return.

Dumbarnie Links has used the winter months to proudly put the finishing touches on Scotland’s newest golf course ready for re-opening today – St. Patrick’s Day. The Fife course had to put back it’s opening last year by two weeks unitil May 29th and the lifting of the golfing lockdown. And in the short time it was opened until a winter closure some 15,000 Scottish golfers teed-up on the already much-acclaimed Clive Clark designed course near Upper Largo. All were Fife golfers under the lockdown ...

Riviera Leads By Example – How A Tournament Course Should Be Presented.

The preparation and presentation of Tour and tournament courses today forms a large part of the viewer enjoyment, integrity of the key elements of performance of the players, and influence of the direction of the game. It is common for a tournament course today to be offered with very narrow width fairways, thick long rough, soft greens and often soft fairways. This presentation is not a result of weather conditions, but by design and intent. What does this achieve? It actively promotes the mentality ...

Bernie Hits First Golf Course Shot Of 2000 In Tonga – Original Article Located 21-Years Later

The 21st anniversary of my historic first golf shot of 2000 on a golf course has been located.  No sooner had I posted a reminder of my efforts 21-years ago and I went ‘surfing’ on the web and found my story. The following 427-word article appeared in the Tuesday, 5th January, 2000 edition of the Daily Record. Here is the link to the article and hereunder is the story. https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Golf%3a+Record+writer+hits+the+first+golf+shot+of+2000%3b+BERNIE+IN…-a060846340 BERNIE ...

Twenty-One Years Ago Bernie’s Historic First New ‘Millenium’ Tee Shot On A Golf Course In Tonga

Twenty-one years ago today, and in the spirit of a new Millennium, I hit the first golf shot on a golf course of this millenium at midnight on the 1st January, 2000 on the tiny Pacific Ocean island of Tonga. I flew from Sydney via Auckland to the Tongan capital of Nuku ‘alofa. Tonga encompasses around 170 islands of which 36 are inhabited while some 70% of the now 100,000 total population of the islands live on the main island. So why go to Tonga to golf? Tonga is located two-thirds of the way ...

Monte Carlo Golf Club – Thirty Years On & The Memories Return.

Thirty-years after my first and only prior visit the memories naturally came flooding back in re-visiting the Monte Carlo Golf Club. It was July 1990 and just two over years since my ‘career-changing’ moment in winning an all-expenses paid trip to the 1988 Players Championship in Florida. A year later in 1989 I attended the first of now over 80 Major Championships in reporting that year on the Open Championship at Royal Troon.  I then returned to Europe in 1990 for my first European ...