British Amateurs head to Carnoustie

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Nearly 300 of the world’s top amateur golfers will descend on Carnoustie this weekend for the beginning of the British Amateur Championship.

From tomorrow (Saturday) until next Saturday (June 20) 288 amateurs from around the world will be battling to make the cut in the R&A event.

Restrictions are in place with the Championship course closed to members and visitors, the Buddon will be reduced to 16 playable holes with the first and 18th used for practice grounds, but the Burnside and attendant car park will be fully open.

Parking restrictions are also currently in place on Links Parade until Wednesday, June 24.

The Golfers’ car park and grass area to the left on Links Parade have been set aside for competitors during the event, the Black Slab is for members playing the Buddon.

The Pro Centre will be closed to the public, but Buddon check-in will be via the emergency exit side door. Dog walkers are also being asked to take extra care and if possible avoid the practice areas.

CGLMC chair Pat Sawers said: “We are pleased this prestigious tournament is coming here where we can watch some of the world’s finest amateur golfers showing off their talents on one of the finest and most challenging links courses in the British Isles. Hopefully the weather will be kind and the wind gives the players a true test of seaside golf.”