SIX years after being launched, “The Magnificent Seven” is very much to the fore with golfers heading for the Highlands.
The brainchild of Muir of Ord’s then vice-captain Hamish Milne, the “James Braid Highland Golf Trail” was created to profile the legendary course designer’s rich legacy in the region.
In addition to Muir of Ord, Braid left his imprint at Fortrose and Rosemarkie, Boat of Garten, Golspie, Inverness Golf Club, Brora and Reay.
The clubs recently banded together to boost an ever-growing social media profile on Facebook and Twitter.
“The clubs are all keen to build on the Braid legacy and we came up with a unique incentive to boost our following on social media,” explained Hamish.
“Each club donated golf balls with their own logos and with the help of Muir of Ord member John Tuach and our friends at the Black Isle Men’s Shed a prize was created to encourage people to follow, like and tag three friends on Twitter.
“The competition was also highlighted in a golfing publication at the time of the 150th Open at St Andrews.
“The lucky winner of the James Braid Highland Golf Trail prize was Ryan Martin of Alloa Golf Club, which was designed by Braid in 1935 in the grounds of Schawpark House.
“There’s no doubt that five-times Open winner Braid has left us with some fabulous golf courses across the region and his name alone is enough to encourage knowledgeable golfers to tick the courses off their lists.
“Visitors can take advantage of a 20% discount on full green fees. Check out jamesbraid.golf website for further information.”