A historic Perthshire golf course that has seen scores of celebrities including the late Bing Crosby, Sir Sean Connery and Sir Jackie Stewart grace its fairways, is to undergo a programme of improvements.
After it was revealed this week that Glenisla Golf Course is to close and the land used for housing, Courier sports writer Steve Scott examines what it says about the health of other clubs in the area.
Thousands of golf enthusiasts will pack into “fan zones” in city centres across Scotland as the Ryder Cup 2014 opens in Perthshire.
The mother of a teenage girl killed on the A9 is backing a campaign to have a permanent footbridge built over the busy road as part of the Ryder Cup legacy.
A quartet of golfing legends are to take on a team of famous sporting faces in a special fun event in Perthshire on the eve of the Ryder Cup.
As the Ryder Cup got under way in earnest with the players enjoying their first day of practice, all involved breathed a collective sigh of relief.
Ryder Cup bosses have thanked locals for their patience and co-operation during the preparations for this year’s competition.
The Ryder Cup was unprecedented for Perthshire in many respects, from the scale of the crowds around 250,000 over the week to the global reach of the tournament.
Perth’s top police chief has emphasised the “positive” benefits of the Ryder Cup to the local community.
Many people can lay claim to playing an important role in Scotland’s hosting of the Ryder Cup but one group has been recognised as an indispensable element to the smooth running of the event the army of volunteers.