Golf is a game for all the family

THE school holidays are a time when many youngsters seize the opportunity to get a taste of golf or improve their skills.

This summer, a wide range of lovely Golf Highland courses – both nine and 18 holes – will welcome families to tee it up as part of their trip, whether it’s a staycation or travelling from further afield.

One young lad who first picked up a club when he was three has been making headlines in the Highlands after rewriting the record books.

Tyler Gordon was introduced to the game by dad Warren at Thurso Golf Club on the north coast – and he hasn’t looked back.

He played Junior Opens, winning three-hole events at Thurso and nearby Reay. Many more successes were to follow and he was playing off an adult 18 handicap at the age of 10.

Tyler has benefited from monthly coaching sessions from PGA Professional, Lesley Mackay, who teaches at Dornoch College.

He was playing off eight in winning the 2022 Caithness County Championships. At just 13, his gross 73 left older and more experienced players in his wake.

Proud dad Warren admits his son will seize every opportunity to work on his game over the summer.

“Tyler loves playing golf and plays at every opportunity, sometimes two rounds in one day!” he said.

“He loves to play golf at different courses both in the UK and abroad and hopes to pursue a career in golf.”

Luckily, in the Golf Highland region, there’s certainly no shortage of golf courses awaiting family fun this summer!

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