Golf: top world pairs event comes to Argyll and Bute

The world’s top amateur golf pairs event will come to Argyll and Bute next year.

The world final of the International Pairs Club Event will take place in October 2013 at Machrihanish Dunes links course. It is recognised as the world’s biggest club competition.

Council leader Roddy McCuish said, “This event is huge and the world final attracts golfers and their followers from thirty countries.

“It is a marvellous coup for Kintyre and the impact will spread throughout Argyll and Bute as word is taken to the world of what this unique area has to offer.”

Councillor McCuish with fellow Councillors Dougie Philand and Donald Kelly worked together to attract the event to Machrihanish.

The event has been held in Scotland at the Carrick Golf Course at Loch Lomond for the past three years. A conversation with event organisers Golf Frontiers revealed they were looking for an alternative venue in Scotland.

“We alerted him to the high class golf courses on Islay and Campbeltown and the rest is history in that he followed links we gave him and now we have the good news that they have selected Machrihanish Dunes,” said Cllr McCuish.