Mixed foursomes at Angus golf courses

Michael and Carol Arden, Senior winners of the Scottish Mixed Foursomes Golf Week, with overall winners Ian and Sandra Parr.
Michael and Carol Arden, Senior winners of the Scottish Mixed Foursomes Golf Week, with overall winners Ian and Sandra Parr.

The continued success of a tournament renowned for its combination of first class Carnoustie Country golf courses, top rate entertainment and all-encompassing friendliness was celebrated by over 130 couples from across the UK and beyond last week when they competed in the Scottish Mixed Foursomes Golf Week 2014.

The Scottish Mixed Foursomes Golf Week, which was first held in 2004, is played over five of Carnoustie Country’s finest inland courses - Alyth, Blairgowrie, Glenisla, Kirriemuir and Strathmore.

David Norman of Strathmore Golf Centre, one of the tournament organisers, said: “This tournament is for all abilities of golfer, with couples playing against different couples and on different courses each day.

“There’s also a packed entertainment programme, which this year featured a curry night, quiz night, party night, casino evening and a ceilidh.

“Over the last ten years, this tournament has built up a loyal following, with many couples returning year after year – and bringing their friends with them.”

After their week of golf, the competitors gathered in Blairgowrie Golf Club for the prizegiving ceremony, which coincided with the arrival of the Queen’s Commonwealth Baton.

Very appropriately, the Queen’s Baton was carried along this stretch by Stuart Wilson, European Team Captain of the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup, which is being played at Blairgowrie in September. As Stuart gave the competitors a chance to study the Queen’s Baton, he was joined by top amateur golfer and Blairgowrie Golf Club junior member Bradley Neil.

To find out more about Carnoustie Country and its golf courses, visit www.carnoustiecountry.com.