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Big success for Royal Dornoch juniors at major golf competitions

By Will Clark

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club celebrated major success when their junior golfers won two major competitions.

The club claimed victory in the national final of the Scottish Golf Flag Competition at Gleneagles and also the regional event of the Scottish Golf Golf 6’s at Paul Lawrie Golf Centre in Aberdeen.

The juniors managed to secure first place in both of these events retaining the Scottish Golf Flag Competition they won in 2022.

Royal Dornoch Flag Champions.
Royal Dornoch Flag Champions.

Also as a result of becoming Highland region champions in the Golf 6’s event, Royal Dornoch will now be competing in the national final to be held on October 2.

The national final will take place at Dunning Golf Club in Perth.

Royal Dornoch 6's Champions
Royal Dornoch 6's Champions

Head PGA Teaching Professional at Royal Dornoch Golf Club Gary Dingwall, says it has been a successful period for the junior section at the club.

He says victory in both tournaments shows the quality of young players they have at the club.

“A lot of work has gone into building up the junior section since Covid,” said Dingwall.

“After winning the Scottish Golf Flag Competition last year, they have managed to go and retain the title.

“Then they managed to go and win the Highland regional sixes in Aberdeen and can now go and look forward to a national final in Perth next month.

“Actively from primary one age through to 18, we have 115 active kids who are coming every week for coaching, playing and taking part in different activities through the week.

“We also go into school and do six weeks with each class during their physical education time and teach golf.

“We give kids the chance to try golf as a lot of them have never had the opportunity to play the sport. Through the programme we have provided that chance and it has turned out to be really successful.”

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