2018 Season Update

Greetings from Bonnie Wee golf

We have enjoyed an incredible summer here in Scotland this year. It was the hottest Scottish summer in 12 years. The golf courses were all in fantastic shape and the links courses were playing incredibly fast & bouncy. We are now very much in the midst of winter here in Aberdeen, but the good news is that the days will soon be getting longer and we can start looking forward to another great golfing season.
Thank you for travelling with Bonnie Wee Golf this season.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 


 

 

Video Clip of The Year

Dave Finocchio from San Francisco holing a huge putt on the 18th on St Andrews Old Course. Great putt Dave!

 


 

Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am

Bonnie Wee Golf is pleased to announce that the inaugural Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am will take place in Aberdeen from the 1-3 of May in 2019. Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay & Trump international are the three confirmed venues for the tournament next year.

Each team will consist of 1 golf professional & 3 amateurs. The PGA will be running the tournament. Teams are welcome to bring their own professional.

78 golf professionals will take part in the 54 hole tournament & will be competing for a total prize fund of 40,000 GBP. There will also be prizes for the top three teams along with a daily nearest the pin prize at each of the three venues.

Team entry will cost 2,400 GBP (British Pounds) and will include golf for 3 amateurs at Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay & Trump International along with a banquet dinner at The Marcliffe Hotel.

Sam Torrance & Dougie Donnelly will be entertaining the audience at the dinner. Tee Video will also be showing some of the tournament highlights at the dinner.

For more information or to enter a team please contact david@aberdeengolflinks.com or visit the website www.aberdeengolflinks.com

  


 

St Andrews

The ultimate experience for many golfers is to play St Andrews Old Course. The magic and majesty of this iconic track is borne, quite literally, of the stuff of legends – golfing legends. If afforded the opportunity to walk and play over this special piece of land, which has been graced by the presence of almost every great golfing hero throughout history, the result is very often a dream come true. Despite its status, this prestigious golf course remains true to its Scottish roots operating as a public course, open to all who meet the handicap requirements.

The town of St Andrews is no less magical. As one of the most attractive medieval towns in Scotland it is a great place to base yourself and explore all things Scottish. The town comprises a wonderful mixture of the ancient, the old and the modern including sandy beaches, castle & cathedral ruins, the gravestones of Old Tom Morris & his son Young Tom, the British Golf Museum and the cobbled streets of the town centre where a wide range of shopping and dining options can be enjoyed.

If you are interested in visiting this charming and historic town please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com We are here to assist you in planning your adventure to the Home of Golf and have availability for guaranteed rounds on the Old Course.

 


 

Recounter Photography

Enhance your St Andrews experience with a memento from Recounter Photography, official photography partners of St Andrews Links Trust.

For golfers who play St Andrews Old Course with a Bonnie Wee Golf guaranteed tee time, we are delighted to be able to offer an official photography service through Recounter. You and your group will be photographed on the 1st, 17th and 18th holes of the Old Course by Recounter’s professional team of photographers. After your round, you will have the option of accessing your iconic photographs in the form of a fine art print, a luxury eco leatherbound book, and online. We think this is the best keepsake available from a golf trip to Scotland, securing your very own legacy on golf’s most famous course. We have been working with Kevin Kirk and his team at Recounter for several years now. They truly are the best in the business.

For more information on Old Course tee times and official photography services please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

 


 

Harris Golf Club Life Membership

Are you looking for the perfect golfing gift for that special someone? Bonnie Wee Golf is once again offering lifetime membership of an iconic Scottish golf club for just 350 GBP (British Pounds).

Tim McFerrin from Tulsa, Oklahoma became a life member of Harris Golf Club this time last year. In August this year Tim travelled to the Island of Harris to compete in the annual Life Members Tournament, The Harris Open & Texas Scramble. Tim’s team were victorious in the Texas Scramble. The photo is of Tim (grey sweater) and his winning Texas Scramble Team.

For more information about joining Harris Golf Club or visiting the Isle of Harris please contact david@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com

 


 

Old Head of Kinsale in Ireland

The McHeadley Cup returned to Old Head again this year.

For the first time in McHeadley Society history a father & son finished 1st & 2nd in the biennial tournament. Austin Barkett was crowned the McHeadley Cup Champion in August & his proud father Ken Barkett was the runner up.

Old Head is one of the most dramatic locations for a golf course on the planet. On the 4th and final day of the tournament there was a storm brewing in the Atlantic & the conditions became too challenging for many of the players. Austin managed to keep his composure & finished in style with a birdie on 18. Well done Austin!

It was a great week in Kinsale & one of the many highlights was a live performance by the McHeadlans featuring Jimmy McCartney & Peter Cooper. The duo played to a full house at The Folk House, with fans of all ages turning out. The band put on a high-energy performance, kicking-off the evening with covers from the Rolling Stones & Pink Floyd.

For more information on Old Head or visiting the town of Kinsale please contact bookings@wordpress-764532-2697600.cloudwaysapps.com


Finalists at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2024 ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’
17 January 2024

Bonnie Wee Golf for The Old Tom Morris Trail: Nominated for ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’ We are excited to announce that Bonnie Wee Golf, the proud curators of the Old Tom Morris Trail, has earned a spot on the shortlist for the prestigious ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’ category at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. This...

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PGA Show 2024
16 January 2024

The PGA Merchandise Show is one of the top trade shows in the US. This exclusive golf expo takes place at Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando from 24th – 26th January 2024. Should you or your club professional be attending the show, then please do swing by the VisitScotland Stand and say hello to...

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Finalists at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2023
06 February 2023

Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2023 Last week the The Bonnie Wee Golf team attended the sixth Scottish Golf Tourism Week. The event which took place at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews, aims to support Scottish golf businesses and encourage growth in the industry. Bringing together more than 80 world leading golf tour operators from 30...

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Heading into the 2023 season…
04 January 2023

Heading into the 2023 season.. Scotland was crowned the ‘Best Golf Destination’ in the World and in Europe in November 2022. Naturally, we’re not surprised; we know we have something unique here, and it’s reflected in how busy the tee sheets are for 2023 already.  It is not just Scotland that is booming, but Ireland...

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Old Tom Morris Trail
12 January 2022

Bonnie Wee Golf launches the Old Tom Morris Trail Introduction to the Old Tom Morris Trail by Golf Historian, Stephen Proctor “In golf, all roads lead to one man: Tom Morris, of St Andrews. During the 19th Century, as the Scottish game was coming of age, Old Tom spread the gospel of golf by travelling...

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Best Par 3s in Aberdeen
15 October 2020

With the recent announcement that the Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am will be back again on 28-30 April 2021, we thought we’d take a look at the best par 3s in Aberdeen on offer for competitors at the tournament. Launched in 2019, The Aberdeen Golf Links Pro-Am is a 3-day Pro-Am tournament staged at 3 of...

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Golf Pubs in Scotland
24 August 2020

Bonnie Wee Golf’s Guide to the Best golf Pubs in Scotland . . .   Golf pubs in Scotland are nearly as plentiful as golf courses. Whether it’s a cold pint of Tennent’s, a Gin & Tonic or a fresh orange juice, one thing’s for sure – after a good day on the links, all...

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Restaurants in St Andrews
17 August 2020

Restaurants in St Andrews all visitors should try at least once   We know that refuelling after a round of golf in Scotland is nearly as important as the golf itself, and there are plenty of restaurants in St Andrews to choose from. Dining out is the perfect way to recount the day you’ve just...

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2019 Season Update
20 December 2019

SEASON UPDATE & NEWS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND Well, 2019 was yet another fantastic year on this side of the Atlantic and once again we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming a number of fantastic visitors to our shores, both golfers and sightseers. 2019 was a landmark year for golf and for Bonnie Wee Golf. A particular highlight...

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HELiGOLF: Turnberry, South West Scotland & Northern Ireland
14 October 2019

ELEVATE YOUR GAME HELiGOLF is undoubtedly the best way to explore golf in Scotland. HELiGOLF allows you to elevate your game and play all those legendary but hard to reach championship golf courses while staying in one location for the duration of your trip. The south-west coastlines of Scotland are arguably the most beautiful anywhere in the world, so...

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2018 Season Update
19 December 2018

Greetings from Bonnie Wee golf We have enjoyed an incredible summer here in Scotland this year. It was the hottest Scottish summer in 12 years. The golf courses were all in fantastic shape and the links courses were playing incredibly fast & bouncy. We are now very much in the midst of winter here in...

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Gullane Golf Club: A Profile
10 January 2018

A BRIEF HISTORY OF GOLF AT GULLANE Resting on the southern banks of the firth of forth in East Lothian lies a special strip of land, steeped in Scottish golfing heritage. When approaching the village of Gullane you are already deep into golf country. The road to Gullane from Edinburgh takes you past multiple links...

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2017 Season Update
07 December 2017

Greetings from Bonnie Wee golf We have enjoyed a visually stunning autumn here in Scotland, the leaves have now fallen from the trees and winter has arrived signaling the end of another fantastic golf season. It has been our pleasure to welcome so many of you to Scotland & Ireland this year. Thank you for...

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Airways to Fairways – Fly into Inverness airport and tee off on a Scottish Open Venue within minutes.
20 July 2017

If ever there was an example of a perfectly located golf course, surely Castle Stuart Golf Links, on the outskirts of Inverness is it. Castle Stuart can be reached in 4 (yes, four) minutes from Inverness Airport. The beauty of Inverness airport is its size. As one of the smaller international airports in the United...

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St Andrews – The Town of a Saint
30 November 2016

The 30th of November is St Andrew’s Day in Scotland. The feast day of Saint Andrew, patron saint of Scotland. Many Scots recognise this Christian holiday by celebrating Scottish culture and cuisine. Long before he became a saint, Andrew was born in Bethesda on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the younger brother of...

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HALF-IN-1 for buddies during golf trip of a lifetime with Bonnie Wee Golf
14 July 2016

Golf buddies David Yaspan and Bob Sunness made history at North Berwick Golf Club, Scotland on Friday 24th June 2016 by becoming the first golfing group to have 2-hole-in-1’s on the same hole during a Bonnie Wee Golf tour of Scotland! As the group made their way from the 5th green to the 6th tee,...

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Dr Alister MacKenzie: The Master Behind Augusta National
06 April 2016

April is a marvelous time to be alive, as the days lengthen, trees blossom and flowers bloom. For the golfing community, April also represents the start of the golf season. The Masters is once again upon us: armchair audiences around the world will gather round televisions, captivated by a golf course like no other. Amateur...

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Following in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris: Bonnie Wee Golf suggests five reasons why every golf enthusiast should experience the Askernish Open.
01 March 2016

If it’s an authentic golfing experience you seek, look no further than The Askernish Open in South Uist. Askernish is a remote crofting community in the Outer Hebrides and is home to one of the most distinctive golf courses in the world. Founded in 1891 and designed by Old Tom Morris, the course sadly fell...

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June 1st 2016 – the newly redesigned Turnberry Ailsa Course will be unveiled
22 January 2016

An exciting new chapter is unfolding at the historic Turnberry Resort on the West Coast of Scotland; both the Turnberry Hotel and the Ailsa Course have been closed since 28th September 2015 to allow extensive refurbishment and remodeling of this prestigious resort. Renowned golf architects Mackenzie & Ebert were commissioned to craft the proposals, in...

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2016 Open Championship
17 December 2015

The Open Championship will once again grace the shores of the Ayrshire Coast in 2016 where the world’s best golfers will battle it out for the famous Claret Jug on the links at Royal Troon Golf Club. This will be the 145th Open Championship and the ninth occasion The Open will be contested at Royal...

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Bonnie Wee Golf is attending the PGA Show in Orlando
16 December 2015

The PGA Merchandise Show is one of the top trade shows in the US. This exclusive golf expo takes place at Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando from 27th – 29th January 2016. Should you or your club professional be attending the show, then please do visit the Scotland stand and say hello. Bonnie Wee...

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Bonnie Wee Golf Hole In One at Turnberry
15 December 2015

In June John Jung Junior became the first golfer to have a hole in one, whilst on a Bonnie Wee Golf tour. John aced the par 3 15th hole and received a certificate from Turnberry. Congratulations John! The Ailsa course at Turnberry is currently going through a major renovation and will reopen in June 2016.

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From the blog…

01 February 2024

Back-to-back nominations for ‘Best Tour Operator’ at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2024

Bonnie Wee Golf is proud to announce its nomination for the coveted title of Best Tour Operator at the upcoming Scottish Golf Tourism Week for the second consecutive year. This recognition reaffirms Bonnie Wee Golf’s unwavering dedication to delivering unparalleled golf experiences. Building on the success of the previous year, this prestigious nomination underscores Bonnie...

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17 January 2024

Finalists at Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2024 ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’

Bonnie Wee Golf for The Old Tom Morris Trail: Nominated for ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’ We are excited to announce that Bonnie Wee Golf, the proud curators of the Old Tom Morris Trail, has earned a spot on the shortlist for the prestigious ‘Best Golf Marketing Campaign’ category at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. This...

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