Success of golf exhibition hailed

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AN EXHIBITION organised as part of the 450th anniversary celebrations of golf in Montrose has been an “outstanding success”, organisers have said.

The exhibition, which closed last Saturday, attracted almost 2,350 people since it opened in Montrose Museum at the start of May.

David May, chairman of the 450 group which is organising the celebrations, said that feedback from the exhibition’s visitors has been positive.

He said: “I visited the museum on Monday and was told that almost 2,350 visitors have come to see the exhibition and it is clear from the figures, and the reaction of people I have spoken to, that the exhibition has been very popular.

“Our grateful thanks to GSK for their very generous sponsorship of the exhibition as without their finance the exhibition could not have taken place.

“It is intended that the excellent information boards in the museum will soon be available for viewing in the three golf clubs and in the Montrose.”

The display included plans showing the development of the classic links course over its 450 years as well as the history of the local golf clubs - Montrose Caledonia, Montrose Mercantile and Royal Montrose Golf Clubs.

It also showed a number of artefacts from the development of golf over the period.

Alan Crow, chairman of the overall Montrose Golf Links committee, congratulated all involved for their efforts in putting the exhibition together.

He said: “We are very grateful to Lynn Coull, assisted by Harry Faulkner, and the superb museum staff for their hard work in putting together the exhibition.

“We also very much appreciate that several individuals as well as our three golf clubs and the National Golf Museum loaned various golf items which include medals from almost 200 years ago, early versions of golf balls, trophies, historical minutes from the golf clubs and the booklet from the re-opening of the course following World War Two.”