NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB
Dornoch, Sutherland: Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the renowned Championship course in the Scottish Highlands, is proud to introduce a bespoke new Royal Dornoch tweed fabric, designed and produced exclusively for the club by illustrious Scottish fabric brand, Hunter’s Tweed.
Being launched today at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, by Gavin Hasting, Former Scottish International Rugby Player and keen golfer, he was delighted to be involved in the launch of Royal Dornoch Tweed, a combining of two iconic Scottish companies.
Gavin commented "I felt very privileged to be asked to launch the Royal Dornoch Tweed. Royal Dornoch is one of my favourite courses and I always enjoy the opportunity to play the Championship Links. It will be great to be able to have a piece of Royal Dornoch wherever I play golf in the world."
Inspired by a traditional tweed design that dates back to the early 20th Century, the 700 gram fabric features a broad check in the club’s house colours of emerald green and golden yellow, with a touch of cerulean.
The tweed is available by the metre and also forms the basis for a new ready-to-wear selection of apparel and accessories for men and women.
Neil Hampton, Royal Dornoch Golf Club General Manager, comments on the club’s new venture: "The Hunters of Brora roots of Hunter’s Tweed can be traced back almost as far as our own distinguished history, and both names boast exceptional international reputations. There is a distinct synergy between these Highland brands and collaborating seemed like a perfectly natural move.
"The Royal Dornoch name is synonymous with exacting standards and warm hospitality, and our new tweed is a beautiful quality fabric that represents the proud, gracious heritage of our club. Our unique fabric will enable the club’s admirers to take a piece of Royal Dornoch and Scottish history with them wherever they go."
Royal Dornoch tweed is only available through the Pro Shop at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and its website royaldornochproshop.co.uk, which receives orders from all around the globe. The Pro Shop is set to stock a range of men’s and women’s golfing trousers, jackets, headwear, and club and putter covers in the new tweed, to name but a few items.Hunter’s Tweed Managing Director, Tamara Inness, says: "We are as delighted with the opportunity to be associated with such an eminent Scottish institution as with the design and finish of the Royal Dornoch tweed. It is a connection that can only serve to further strengthen each brand, both at home and abroad."