Open golf championship winner Sandy Lyle dropped into Dundas Parks Golf Club at Queensferry to offer a few golfing tips to members.
Lyle was attending his son James’ wedding at Dundas Castle on Saturday, October 26, and as part of the celebrations the groom was joined by his dad, his brother Stuart and two close friends to play nine holes over the course.
Dundas Parks captain Jim Cowper and fellow council members extended traditional Dundas hospitality when Sandy and his party joined members in the clubhouse for refreshments.
To mark the occasion the club presented James Lyle with a gift of a miniature barrel, handcrafted by local cooper Ian Andrews, a long standing member of the club. Ian was also commissioned to make the presentation barrels for the 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup matches.
Jim said: ‘‘Sandy and his party were ‘greatly impressed’ with the condition of the course and, in particular, the greens which they felt were among the best they had played on this year.’’
Lyle, who won the Open Championship at Royal St George’s in 1985 before making history by becoming the first Brit to claim an Augusta Masters Green Jacket three years later, became one of the world’s leading golfers in the 1980’s and is forever regarded as a member of Europe’s “Big Five” during that era.
After amassing 30 professional wins and playing in five Ryder Cups he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 and has now entered Scottish golf’s equivalent.