45 from 45 celebrate 450

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AS PART of the 12 months of celebrations commemorating 450 years of golf in Montrose, 45 Royal Marines from 45 Commando on Wednesday played a round of golf on Montrose Medal, one of the two courses on Montrose Links.

Sergeant Tony Bewick stated: “We are honoured to be offered this opportunity to play on the fifth oldest golf course in the world.”

Prior to Wednesday, the Marines had been using every minute of their spare time to practice their golf swings and putting techniques!

Alan Crow, chair of Montrose Golf Links, explained that the Marines had been invited to play on the Carnoustie Country course during the Montrose 450 celebrations in recognition of their efforts on previous tours of duty in Afghanistan.

He continued: “We were delighted to welcome Marines from the Royal Marine Commando base at RM Condor to Montrose Medal. This was our small way of thanking the Royal Marines, and all members of the British Armed Forces, for their dedication to duty, both in the UK and in trouble spots across the world.”

The Marines played with representatives of the three Montrose golf clubs and following their rounds of golf there was a meal in one of the clubhouses for everyone involved.

The best golfers of the day were presented with Montrose 450 commemoration trophies and Montrose Heritage Trust, one of the sponsors of the event, presented a special trophy to 45 Commando.