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6th Hole, Royal Dornoch Golf Course
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Degree Course for Aspiring Golf Professionals

Scotland's first degree course for aspiring golf professionals will be made available later this year.

The BA honours qualification is a joint initiative by the Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Sutherland and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). (Graphic on the right by John Allan is via Wikimedia Commons and shows the UHI Executive Offices in Inverness).

Jack Nicklaus, the winner of a record 18 major championships, has praised the creation of the new qualification. The American golfer (graphic here via Wikimedia Commons) said: "Royal Dornoch has such a rich history in the landscape of golf, but it also has a legacy in the development of the game, shaping both the next generation of golfers and the next generation of designers.

"I fully support the University of the Highlands and Islands, in association with Royal Dornoch, in their efforts to provide education within the golf industry and beyond."

Starting in September 2015, the course will be based at the Dornoch campus of North Highland College UHI. The campus is next to Royal Dornoch Golf Club - its championship course was ranked sixth in the world by Golf Digest last year.

Rabbits need not apply - students must have a current golf handicap of 4.4 or lower for men and 6.4 or lower for ladies.

Please give me whatever feedback comes to mind via tamfromrampant@gmail.com.

Tam O'Ranter
May 2014

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