The Carnoustie Country Classic celebrated its tenth anniversary by welcoming 144 golfers from all over the world to play on four of Scotland’s top links courses - Carnoustie Championship, Monifieth Medal, Panmure Medal and Montrose Medal.
After four days of highly-competitive and enjoyable golf, Marshal Taylor from Dayton Golf & Country Club in the USA was named the overall winner and presented with the Carnoustie Country Classic crystal trophy, as well as the special 10th Anniversary Golden Putter.
“This is my eighth year of competing in the Carnoustie Country Classic so it’s wonderful to finally have won, especially in such a significant year,” said Marshal. “The Carnoustie Country Classic is a very good tournament with a fantastic vibe where I always meet great people – I’ll be back!”
The top Senior was Peter Rooney from Walsall Golf Club, while Elli Yum from New Jersey’s Galloping Hills Golf Club won the Ladies Competition.
“This is my first time in Scotland and I’ve enjoyed every minute, even the Scottish weather, which certainly didn’t co-operate when I was playing at Carnoustie Championship,” laughed Elli.
Over the last ten years, the Carnoustie Country Classic has established a worldwide reputation for its excellent courses, good organisation and friendly atmosphere. As a result, this year, the four-day tournament was fully booked and attracted a truly international field, with golfers competing from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
“The courses are all different and quite challenging – and so much fun to play,” said first-time competitor Freddy Tzimieri from Germany. “We’ve had an unbelievably good week of golf.”
American radio host Michael Williams revealed that he’d been amazed by the history of the courses he played during the Carnoustie Country Classic.
“It gave me such a thrill to discover golf was being played on Montrose Links when Mary Queen of Scots was around,” said Michael, who will be devoting one of his CBS Radio shows to his trip to Carnoustie Country, which covers the 34 courses within a 40-minute drive of Carnoustie Championship.
“I’ll be talking about playing golf in Carnoustie Country but I’ll also be explaining how much more there is to see and do in this magnificent part of Scotland. I can’t wait to return.”
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Photograph caption: Marshal Taylor, winner of the Carnoustie Country Classic 2014, with the tournament’s 10th Anniversary Golden Putter.
Photograph features Montrose Medal Course - Getty Images