Golf management students at Scotland's University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have helped to install a new putting facility, supplied by Huxley Golf, at the North Highland College site in Dornoch.
Lecturer Alan Fleming, also a PGA professional, said: “This new facility has many benefits for our university. It is, of course, an advantage for our academic students in terms of developing performance, but it is also hugely beneficial for the university golf team who will now be able to increase their competitiveness during the university golf season. Furthermore, it is important in terms of attracting new students and promoting our commitment to the game of golf. We have enviable links to clubs such as Royal Dornoch, and this new facility will enhance these relationships by providing their pros access to a winter facility if required.”
Established in 2001, the golf management course at UHI, was the first honours degree programme of its kind in the UK. Students are at the college from September through to May, the worst time of the year to expect to be able to practise outside. A real grass putting green was not a practical option for the university in terms of maintenance or cost and so Fleming approached Huxley to provide a solution.