Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A Royal Gathering at Royal Dornoch

 NEWS RELEASEDornoch, Sutherland: Royal Dornoch Golf Club will be welcoming
representatives from 57 of the worlds 66 Royal Clubs for a week of golf and hospitality.

The representatives including presidents, captains, managers and members are joining Royal Dornoch
Golf Club members and committee to help celebrate 400 years of Golf at Dornoch.
Neil Hampton, General Manager of Royal Dornoch, commented “We believe this is the largest
number of Royal golf clubs to be present in the one place. We are delighted that so many of the
clubs accepted our invitation, from our nearest local, Duff House Royal in Aberdeenshire, to Royal
Wellington in New Zealand.”
Each Royal club will have their own Fear Failte “welcomer” a local Royal Dornoch member who will host them for the week, helping build ties of friendship and camaraderie.
The week-long celebration starts with many of the international and national guests playing golf at
the local partnership clubs, Brora, Golspie and Tain, while also enjoying a tour of many of the local
distilleries, museums, and tourist attractions on the first three days.
A welcome cocktail party on the Wednesday in partnership with Glenmorangie, is the start of the
official Royal celebrations. The Thursday and Friday is a chance for the club representatives to play
over the Royal Dornoch Championship course and Royal Dornoch Struie course. This will be an
opportunity for each of the clubs to meet and play with the many other visitors.
The final celebration is the Royal Dornoch Gala dinner, where a commemorative photo will be taken
of all the representatives in all their finery before they join the invited guests and Royal Dornoch
There will the final presentation by Wade Cormack on his extensive research of Sport and Golf in the
Inner Moray Firth, funded by Royal Dornoch Golf Club, with closing comments on the week given by Gavin Caldwell, captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.



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