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The three leading courses in the Highland Golf Links (HGL) partnership will each host an event in a new winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation from next month.Paul Lawrie Foundation2

The foundation, launched by the former Open champion in Aberdeen in 2001, extended its reach into the Highlands and North regions earlier this year with the help of Fraser Cromarty, chief executive of The Nairn Golf Club and chairman of HGL.

The winter events are aimed at boys and girls
aged 18 and under and will tee-off at The Nairn Golf Club on Sunday 15 November. The series will also visit HGL member courses Royal Dornoch on 23 January and Castle Stuart Golf Links on 27 March.

Fraser Cromarty, said:

“We are delighted to be able to host the first of the Foundation’s Winter Series events, which will allow kids to continue to play competitive golf between November and March.

“The HGL partner clubs each recognise the importance of supporting junior golf. They were obvious venues at which to host Paul’s Foundation’s Winter Series and signed-up straight away.”

PLF in the Highlands was set up with the help of four founding sponsors – Cairngorm Windows, Clubhouse Hotel, Hawco Group and The Nairn Golf Club. The first tournament arranged in the Highlands under the PLF banner was held on 3 May when The Nairn Golf Club hosted the Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Open.

The event was won by Sandy Scott, 16, a Nairn Gold Club member who also won last year’s PLF Junior Open in Cruden Bay and who has been assisted by the foundation previously.

HGL also includes the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House, Inverness and the Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch.

The full Winter Series Programme is –

Entry to these events is via the Foundation website