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Nairn invites top amateur golfers to take part in The King Trophy this summer

By Will Clark

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Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club are inviting golfers from across Great Britain and Ireland for the King Trophy taking place in July.

Chief executive of Nairn Golf Club Colin Sinclair.
Chief executive of Nairn Golf Club Colin Sinclair.

The low handicap tournament is a world amateur golf ranking event and will be played over 54 holes of stroke play competition by players with a world handicap index of 2.0 or under.

Eighteen holes will be played at both Nairn Golf Club and

Nairn Dunbar on Saturday, July 2, before Nairn Golf Club hosts the final 18 holes on Sunday, July 3 after a cut for the top 40 and ties.

In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the competition shall be decided on a sudden-death play-off from the first hole at Nairn Golf Club.

Nairn Golf Club boasts an illustrious history of staging notable championships.

They include the Walker Cup in 1999, Curtis Cup in 2012 and The Amateur Championship in June last year when Laird Shepherd triumphed in an epic final.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club is also no stranger to hosting leading amateur and professional championships and has grown in reputation after recent course improvements to enhance the links feel at the venue.

Chief Executive at Nairn Golf Club, Colin Sinclair said it will be the biggest golf tournament held in the Highlands in 2022.

He says that both clubs are looking forward to welcoming top players from across Great Britain and Ireland who will be taking part in the King Trophy.

He said: “We very much look forward to hosting The King Trophy along with our colleagues at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club in July.

“The championship is widely regarded as one of the best open competitions in the Scottish Highlands for low handicap golfers.”

He added: “We look forward to welcoming local golfers to compete and encourage players from other parts of the UK to come to Nairn and enjoy both courses, as well as experiencing the traditional Highland welcome”.

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