When we think of Carnoustie Country, we are immediately drawn to the legendary courses that we have in the area, from championship layouts to natural links and exciting inland tracks. Carnoustie Country has over 30 courses to discover, some of which are the oldest in the world, with golf being played here for over 450 years.
The stories often told are as equal in legend as the hallowed fairways they take place on. The protagonists are often icons of this game – Ben Hogan winning The Open in his one and only Championship appearance at Carnoustie; Tom Watson being introduced to links golf at Monifieth before going on to become one of The Open’s most successful champions of all time.
However, what often goes untold is the stories of Carnoustie Country’s local legends – the people who make up the fabric of golf in this area. The stories below are the chance for us to shine a light on the local legends of Carnoustie Country and tell their stories.