Every golfer knows . . .
. . . that if you are getting bored while waiting for a four-ball to move on, the best course of action is to cast your eye around and enjoy the surrounding panorama. David Shaw Stewart is an oft-frustrated golfer who has used the time wisely to illustrate some of the most fun, interesting and challenging courses in Britain and Ireland. The resulting thoughts and watercolours are collected here, in a colourful tour round the finest fairways.
David Shaw Stewart is a passionate golfer and artist. He swung his first club at Traigh Golf Course and now has the privilege of jointly owning and maintaining this spectacular nine hole links.
The watercolours include many of the renowned and classic courses to be found across the UK & Ireland, such as Muirfield, Prestwick, St Andrews and Portmarnock. However, David is a discerning golfer and as owner of Traigh he is equally appreciative of Golf in the Wild – consequently and perhaps unsurprisingly, Views from the Tee includes Allendale.
This nicely produced hardback book is available from Robin Down (and from the clubhouse next year) at £9.99 with £3.50 of every sale going to the club.
A flyover created one June morning in 2018 by our man from the BBC, Mike Metcalfe. In five minutes of video, he has captured everything we love about our course in the hills:
This replaces the individual course flyovers for each hole as the previous supplier had been pointing our course at the wrong location for over 12 months. In time, a complete set of hole-by-hole videos will be produced but in the meantime, this is more than adequate – well done Mike and many thanks from all of us.
A great day for the Golf in the Wild Seniors Open yesterday with 51 entries – 48 recorded, 2 non-competition handicap ‘for fun’ entries (Rob Forster 41 points & Colin Chapman 24 points) & one untraced on CDH – Bob Allport – 31 points). Many thanks to all those who attended especially those who travelled significant distances to be there.
Most of all, congratulations to the four prize winners (for full results click here):
In addition, Malcolm Aitchison wins the lowest gross prize calculated by deducting the player’s handicap from the total points scored – in this instance 38 minus 9 = 29 – 4 points clear of the field.
We look forward to seeing everyone back again next year – Wednesday 12th June 2019 – put it in your diary now!