CARNOUSTIE’S very own pizzeria has really been getting into the swing of the ladies’ open golf this week.
The Titanic Pizza Company has welcomed the Ricoh Women’s Open with open arms, a new paint job and a tasty new range of themed pizzas.
The shop has been repainted in Ricoh’s jaunty red and white livery, and there is now an exhibition of signed autographs provided by the Ladies’ Golf Union.
Owner Marie Fagan said: “We really wanted to make an effort for the town, so we developed a bit of a theme.”
And the effort seems to be paying off. On Monday, Titanic was visited by American Reilley Rankin, who popped in for a pizza and to sign the wall, like so many golfers before her.
Marie said: “Of course, we’ll be rooting for her now!”
The proprietor added that she expects Reilley will not be the last pro to walk through her doors this week, and has been in contact with lots of other Ricoh hopefuls via Twitter.
She added: “There are a few I expect might appear, Christina Kim and Karen Stupples for example, and possibly a few more.
“I’ve got 21 men’s signatures from the last Open, it would be nice if we could even that up with signatures from more women.”
The pizzeria has also created four brand new toppings in honour of the competition which have been going down a storm according to Marie.
‘On the green’ features pesto chicken with green peppers and parmesan, the ‘Ricoh’ is all red with cherry tomatoes, parma ham, red onions and peppers, while the ‘birdie’ is topped with chicken and ginger and the hearty ‘caddy’ boasts steak, mushrooms and onions.
Marie said: “We might keep them going, we’ll see how it goes. So far, the pesto chicken has been really popular.”
The new opening time of noon until midnight this week has also been a hit, Marie said: “We had a brilliant day on Monday, there were a lot of people in the town and a lot of new faces.
“I think this may turn out to be bigger than anyone expected.”