‘It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir December 14, 2020 07:05

An 18th century Scottish golf club has said that 2020 has been so successful that the venue will move forward to the ‘next level’ due to the influx of new members.

Fraserburgh Golf Club, the seventh oldest in the world, has welcomed just under 80 new members this year amid the participation and membership boom that most golf clubs experienced due to the pandemic.

The club, established in 1777, said ‘it has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history’.

Fraserburgh Golf Club. Image from Facebook

Incoming captain Seamus Logan said: “It has been an unprecedented time in the club’s history.

“We have 479 members, excluding juniors and social members, and 79 of them have joined between the end of May and the end of November.

“It’s been a difficult year, but there are a number of factors that have put the club in a strong position.

“The council bristles with talent and our membership has been tremendous giving up their time voluntarily, for example, to paint the club lounge, keep the buggies clean and improving the sprinkler system.

“I want to lead the club to the next level and make Fraserburgh Golf Club a major name in Scottish golf.”

The club also pointed out its president, Bill Maitland, has been a member for an astonishing 75 years.

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir December 14, 2020 07:05
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5 Comments

  1. Preston December 30, 13:42

    Great to see
    Great part of the golfing world!!

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  2. Kaiser December 16, 19:14

    Golf is the best sport in the world

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  3. Peter December 15, 11:56

    “Moving to the next level” scares me and it should scare them !! I’m an optimist but firmly rooted in reality, sorely needed when when formulating future plans !! Slow down !! Enjoy your new found success and members but put any “major plans” on hold until the new normal…looks normal !!

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  4. Tesar December 14, 19:58

    Thank goodness for the silver linings of this cloud of a year!!!
    I wish them the best of success in their ventures!!!

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  5. Wayne December 14, 16:08

    Great news for Fraserbrugh Alistair. It is an old, links course I want to play when visiting the Aberdeen area. A bit further up the coast from the main ones but these are good courses to add with bigger names.

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