Tain Golf Week will go ahead in August
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TAIN Golf Club have confirmed that its annual Golf Week will take place this year due to the decrease of the coronavirus spread in Scotland.
The event is scheduled to take place from Saturday, August 1 to Thursday, August 6 with entrants set to come from across the country to compete.
Tain Golf Club professional Stuart Morrison says organisers are confident the event can be run safely due to the improvement of the virus situation.
“We are going to run our golf week which will be the first week of August,” he said.
“We feel we will get enough of a response and the restrictions around hospitality and travel will allow people to take part.”
He added: “People come from all over the UK to play in our golf week and our schedule which incorporates it.”
Tain Golf Club are also confident that it will also be able to hold two major championships at its course later this year.
They include the North of Scotland Championship for the David Blair Trophy and the Northern Counties Championships in September where the top four players at each club in the north of Scotland play.
Golf was suspended for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic but was allowed to be played in Scotland again at the end of May.
Morrison says as a result of missing out on two months of golf, they are looking at extending its season to allow members to play more golf in 2020.
“We have arranged our own championships and will look to fit in as much golf as we can this year,” he said.
“The club are trying hard to give the members as much as we can to thank them for their support.
“We are talking about extending the season. In October we would go into a winter set up. We will look to leave the summer set up until November. We are adapting to the situation and keep some fixtures going for our members.”