Broadcasters set to make headlines at Highland golf tournament
A prestigious golf tournament has announced a scoop in attracting a headline group of broadcasters.
BBC journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty, Sky Sports reporter Sarah Stirk, talkSPORT radio host Georgie Bingham and BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter will swap their mics for clubs to take part in the Highland Golf Links Pro Am.
The annual Pro Am will be played over the famous championship courses at Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club from Monday, September 30 to Wednesday, October 2.
The 54-hole event is one of the richest on the PGA in Scotland Tour and has attracted teams from across the UK as well as from Europe and the USA.
The trio of female golf fanatics will join Ladies European Tour player Sophie Walker.
They will play in a foursome lined up for the competition over three of the region’s top links courses.
Murchetty took up golf in 2008 and has a handicap of nine.
She is a fan of the Highlands and regularly plays in Castle Stuart’s Spire Trophy.
She said: “We are all eager to play at these three wonderful links courses.
“The Highland Golf Links Pro Am is the ideal occasion.
“The opportunity to play at Castle Stuart, Royal Dornoch and Nairn on three successive days in such a prestigious event is one we did not want to miss.”
Carter, who has a single-figure handicap, has been the BBC’s Golf Correspondent since 2003. Since then he has led commentary teams for Radio 5 Live at major championships and Ryder Cups and travels the world reporting from the game’s most important tournaments.
He said: “Playing links golf in the Scottish Highlands is a true pleasure for any golfer, especially at three of the best courses in the country. It will be a privilege to play a part in this major event both on and off the course.”
The Highland Golf Links Pro Am started in 2012 and has grown into a major event on the Scottish golf circuit.