Flying high over St Andrews

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The Royal Air Force’s world-famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team will be jetting in to St Andrews this weekend.

The team will be flying over the Old Course tomorrow (June 4) to mark the presence of some of the world’s leading amateur golfers in town to compete for the Links Trophy.

The squadron are expected to fly south-east, travelling from Arbroath before their flight path takes them down the Eden Estuary, directly over the back nine of the Old Course, passing the 1st and 18th holes at approximately 6.15pm.

The iconic Swilcan Bridge will act as their marker with the area behind the 1st tee and 18th green expected to provide a good viewing platform.

Links Trophy Tournament Director John Grant said: “We are delighted that the Red Arrows will visit the Home of Golf tomorrow evening. With the forecast looking favourable for golf at the Links Trophy this weekend it promises to be a great spectacle for the golfers and members of the public who wish to come down and catch a glimpse of them.

“We have the biggest number of nationalities ever represented at the Links Trophy this week, it is truly an international field with many great golfers competing from Australia, South Africa, France, Spain and around the world. And closer to home we have Scotland’s Walker Cup winners Grant Forrest and Euan Ferguson taking part, so it’s a great chance to come along and see these talented golfers up close.

“We are very proud of the pedigree of field the Links Trophy attracts, it has a great track record of featuring many golfers who go on to become household names as their career’s develop, including last weekend’s BMW PGA Championship winner Chris Wood.

“We hope many people will come along and support these golfers on the Old Course tomorrow and have the unique opportunity to see the Red Arrows at the Home of Golf.”

The first round of the Links Trophy was played on the New Course today, there is a further qualifying round on the Old Course tomorrow before a final 36 holes over the world’s most famous Links on Sunday.