Golfers from the UK, Europe and the USA full of praise for this year’s Carnoustie Country Classic
By SCG Newsdesk
Micheal Wilste from Segregansett Golf Club in Massachusetts claimed the premier golfing prize at the 2016 Carnoustie Country Classic as golfers from around the globe competed over four days in near-perfect conditions.
Played over four different courses - Montrose Medal, Panmure, Monifieth Medal and Carnoustie’s Championship Course - the Carnoustie Country Classic is a 72-hole stableford competition with Wiltse triumphing in the gents competition, while Michael Taylor from Silloth Golf Club won the seniors event and Ballochmyle Golf Club’s Catriona Findlay clinched the ladies’ crown.
As well as their rounds on the championship links, competitors and their non-golfing partners enjoyed a variety of social activities staged throughout the week including a welcome reception and buffer dinner at Panmure and a gala prizegiving at Carnoustie Golf Hotel showcasing the best of Angus food and drink.
Marshall Taylor from Tennessee was competing in the Carnoustie Country Classic for the tenth time and he said the reason he continues to come back every year is because ‘the courses in the tournament are magnificent’.
Mark Horyna, who lives near Stuttgart in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest, agreed with Taylor’s assessment and was also very impressed by the event.
ìI really enjoyed my Carnoustie Country experience - the golf, the camaraderie between the golfers and the friendliness of everyone I met,î said Horyna.
“In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I’m signing up for membership of Panmure Golf Club.”