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45 from 45 celebrate 450 with a round of golf
July 23, 2012

As part of the 12-months of celebrations commemorating 450 years of golf in Montrose, on Wednesday, July 18, 45 Royal Marines from 45 Commando will play a round of golf on Montrose Medal, one of the two courses on Montrose Links.

"We are honoured to be offered this opportunity to play on the fifth oldest golf course in the world," said Sergeant Tony Bewick of 45 Commando Royal Marines. "The Royal Marines who will be teeing off on Montrose Medal on Wednesday are really looking forward to playing there - and have been using every minute of their spare time to practice their golf swings and putting techniques!"

Alan Crow, Chair of Montrose Golf Links, explained that the Marines have been invited to play on the Carnoustie Country course during the Montrose 450 celebrations in recognition of their efforts on previous tours of duty in Afghanistan. "We're delighted to welcome Marines from the Royal Marine Commando base at RM Condor, by Arbroath, to Montrose Medal," Alan continued. "This is our small way of thanking the Royal Marines, and all members of the British Armed Forces, for their dedication to duty, both in the UK and in trouble spots across the world."

Alan explained that the Marines will be playing golf with representatives of the three Montrose golf clubs. "Following their rounds of golf, there will be a meal in one of the clubhouses for everyone involved, where the best golfers of the day will be presented with Montrose 450 commemoration trophies," continued Alan. "Then Montrose Heritage Trust, one of the sponsors of this event, will present a special trophy to 45 Commando."

The Marines' Montrose Links golf day is also sponsored by the Rotary Club of Montrose. "45 Commando RM has been based at Condor since the early 1970s and the service personnel and their families have made a valuable contribution to the whole Angus community," said Chris Hardy, Chair of Montrose Rotary. " Montrose Rotary Club is delighted to show, in some small way, the appreciation we all have of the work they do."

For more information about Montrose 450, visit www.montroselinks.co.uk or call 01674 672634. To find out more about Carnoustie Country and its golf courses, visit www.carnoustiecountry.com .








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