Fine turn out at Lanark’s Ne’erday tee off

First shot...Captain John Hughes hits the first tee shot of 2014 (Pic Andrew Wilson)
First shot...Captain John Hughes hits the first tee shot of 2014 (Pic Andrew Wilson)
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A TRADITION which started at Lanark Golf Club 131 years ago is still going strong in 2014.

Club captain John Hughes struck this year’s opening tee shot on New Year’s morning, before 10 pairs battled it out over 18 holes for the Orchard Shield.

“The shield was donated to the club way back in 1883 and it is fantastic that it is still played for at New Year today,” said Lanark GC secretary George Cuthill.

“Between 60 and 70 people turned up here to toast the club at 10.30am on New Year’s Day and 20 of them went on to play 18 holes of twoball foursomes golf for the Orchard Shield.

For more, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.