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Golfers are invited to enter the Scottish Left-Handed Championship at Muir of Ord Golf Club

By Will Clark

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Muir of Ord Golf Club are calling on the best left handed golfers in the country to find out if they have what it takes to be a national champion.

Scottish Left Handed Championship takes place on June 13.
Scottish Left Handed Championship takes place on June 13.

The Scottish Left-Handed Championship will take place at the Ross-shire course on Sunday, June 13 with the club now accepting entries.

The event returns after it was cancelled last year due to the impact of the pandemic.

So far the competition has only received 12 entries from across Scotland.

But organisers are hopeful there will be a surge in golfers looking to take part in the tournament.

Event spokesman Hamish Milne says for any left handed golfer in the country, it is one of the most prestigious events on the calendar.

“The event was traditionally held at Newtonmore Golf Club, but Muir of Ord have taken on the event in recent years,” he said.

“We first held it in 2018 and we had 44 players who took part.

“Entries have been struggling this year as people are still wary of travelling, but we are looking for more people to enter the competition.

“We have tee-times available for most of the afternoon so players should be able to find a time that suits them.”

There has been success from Muir of Ord Golf Club in the competition, with the late John Mackay, who passed away last year, being a eight-time champion.

Milne says anyone who is a left handed golfer, whatever age they are, will be welcome to enter the tournament.

“There have been golfers who have been in their 80’s who have taken part in the competition.

“This tournament is for all ages and handicaps, as long as you are left handed, you are welcome to enter."

To find out more information about how to take part in the Scottish Left Handed Championship telephone 01463 870825 or email John Forbes at manager@muirofordgolfclub.co.uk

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