To continue the celebration of 400 years of Golf in Dornoch, Royal Dornoch Golf Club has commissioned a series of unique heather gem putters for the prize winners of 17 Club Competitions and 17 Open Competitions. The first of these were presented on Saturday 30th April to the winners of the Burghfield 3 man team.
The winners of the first three putters were Mr John Mann, Craigielaw, Mr Gary Webb, Craigielaw and Mr Fraser Clark, Dunwhinny. Mr Fraser Clark commented: “The putter is beautiful and something I will treasure for many years to come. I was unaware of the trophy and am truly delighted to be the first of the winners of the Memorial Heather Gem Putter.”
Club Captain Jim Seatter said, “We wanted the winners of our competitions this year to have a lasting memory of their victory at Royal Dornoch in this special year and the putter is the ideal memento. While they have to give the trophy back and will spend their prize voucher, the putter is something they will keep forever and each time they see it will remember their achievement and that they were part of an historic year for golf in Dornoch.”
The “Heather Gem” putter is made from natural heather stems. The heather is cleaned and then the stems are dyed and compressed into a solid block. This block is then cut into slices and shaped into individual pieces by skilled crafts people. The piece is then inserted into the face of the putter. Every piece is hand-made and original; no two are ever the same, making each of the Royal Dornoch Heather Gem Putters a unique prize for our 2016 winners.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club was founded in the late 19th Century as a private members Club, and was given the Royal title by King Edward VII in 1906. The club boasts a Championship course as well as a second 18-hole course, the Struie. Over the years the Club has played host to many events such as the Northern Open, the Scottish Ladies, and the Scottish Professional and Scottish Amateur Championships. The Club is situated in the town of Dornoch, 45 miles from the gateway to the Highlands, Inverness and its airport.
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