Rolling out the green carpet

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The world-famous Ryder Cup Trophy made a dramatic arrival in Harris as part of the Official Trophy Tour, which is being delivered by Ryder Cup Europe and VisitScotland.

The Isle of Harris Golf Club was the very first club in the Western Isles to take part in the ClubGolf junior initiative. The 2014 Ryder Cup is already leaving a legacy benefit to Scotland via the ClubGolf junior golf initiative, which was a commitment made by Scotland as part of the 2001 bid - almost 300,000 school children have been introduced to golf through the scheme since 2003.

The week-long tour will take in some of the nation’s most spectacular scenery at the most Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western courses participating in the ClubGolf programme, before arriving at Gleneagles, host of The 2014 Ryder Cup, on Wednesday 10th September. The wider legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup is also important with participating courses also being chosen for their tourism and environmental connections.

See this week’s Stornoway Gazette for a full spread of pictures from the visit and reaction from former club captain Willie Fulton.