The Highland Open - an enduring attraction.
Inaugurated in 1909, the Highland Open, held at Pitlochry Golf Club, is one of Scotland’s longest established amateur golf competitions. It has produced many great finals and winners in the past but its appeal lies not only in the sporting challenge but its welcome.
Long regarded as a ‘holiday’ tournament, the Highland Open - a great survivor - blends competition and a memorable social experience. As well as producing many great games, the Highland Open has given rise to as many great friendships over the years.
Long–term former Tournament Secretary John Brydone describes its appeal.
“From a golfing perspective, to this day, winning the Highland Open is considered a real achievement and a good item for your golfing CV. However, there are lots of players who come here to play every year and have no great expectations but just love the camaraderie and the opportunity to see old friends and enjoy the social aspect. For many people, it has become a part of their life and it is the same for younger ones playing now, too.
“Some people come back to play the Highland Open as it is a nostalgic thing for them. They may have played as a youngster at the start of their careers then went off to work or live elsewhere. But many of them come back. It seems to have that appeal.”
Those wishing to enter should visit http://www.thehighlandopen.com/ for details or contact 01796 472 792.