Today we had a round at the Edzell Golf Club with Sheila. The golf club is a five minute walk from the house and it is called the gem of Angus for good reason – it is a lovely course and all for GBP10 each: )
The weather was amazing and Sheila and Gus said that this is the best summer that they have had since the 70’s – long may it last. We went home after golf and dropped our gear off before returning to the clubhouse with Gus for a late lunch / early dinner. We sat ourselves in the sun afterwards and we all said “this temperature reminds us of Portugal”.
The original course was laid out in 1895 by Bob Simpson, a top golf course architect of his day. In 1933/34 the course was re-designed on recommendations made by the famous James Braid and remains virtually unchanged to this day. Today the course is situated in some 128 acres and has been complemented with the addition of the 9 hole West Water course in 2001.
Gus used to be a fanatical golfer but has taken to hiking and is out to conquer the Munro’s of Scotland. A Munro is a mountain in Scotland with a height over 3,000 ft (914.4 m). Munros are named after Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet (1856–1919), who produced the first list of such hills, known as Munros Tables, in 1891. A Munro top is a summit that is not regarded as a separate mountain and which is over 3,000 feet. In the 2012 revision of the tables, published by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, there are 282 Munros and 227 further subsidiary tops. The best known Munro is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. So far Gus has climbed 170 of these Munro’s.