College students throw down another hickory golf challenge

The student organisers behind the Kingarrock four-ball challenge. Pictured, from left, are: Daniel Karlsson, Dwane Martin, Simon Dextor, Paul Rourke, Tore Hansen and Kangjian Mu.

The student organisers behind the Kingarrock four-ball challenge. Pictured, from left, are: Daniel Karlsson, Dwane Martin, Simon Dextor, Paul Rourke, Tore Hansen and Kangjian Mu.

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Students from Scotland’s Rural College are holding the second ever SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge.

The event will be held at Kingarrock Golf Course, by Craigrothie, on Tuesday, November 18, with a tee off at 1.00 pm.

Organising and promoting the “event with a traditional flavour” is part of the HND in Golf Course Management they are studying at SRUC’s Elmwood campus.

“We hope this walk through golf history will inspire players to take part in this unusual and special event,” said student, Daniel Karlsson.

The competition offers a game of golf over a traditionally maintained course, using clubs with hickory shafts and replica balls from 1898.

The format will be a four- ball better ball over nine holes against the timeless backdrop of the National Trust’s Hill of Tarvit mansion.

HND golf course management student Tore Hansen said: “It is interesting to see the process behind the planning – the whole class has been enthusiastic and we have all participated in putting this event together”.

Ginger beer and shortbread will be served during the prize giving, which includes a donation from the R&A.

All proceeds from the event will go to the National Trust for Scotland.

The ticket price is £15 per team and team entries need to be in by Sunday, November 16.

Contact Daniel Karlsson to secure a place via daniel.karlsson1992@gmail.com