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Russell Knox Junior Open

Inverness Golf Club Russell Knox with junior golfer

New Russell Knox Junior Trophy aims to inspire junior golfers in the North.

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Russel Knox Junior Open Entry Form.

Inverness and Nairn Dunbar Golf Clubs have joined forces to introduce a new trophy for junior golfers in the North – in recognition of the outstanding contribution made to world golf by Russell Knox, who began his golfing career at both clubs.

The Russell Knox Trophy will be presented to the junior boy or girl recording the best scratch score at an annual event, which will alternate between Inverness and Nairn Dunbar.

The inaugural event will be staged at Culcabock, Inverness, on Tuesday 11 July, 2017 and it is being recognised by the North District Golf Association as an Order of Merit event.

It is open to boys and girls and there will be handicap prizes up for grabs as well.

Russell (31) is an honorary member of both clubs. At Nairn Dunbar, he was junior champion and junior captain before going on to win the club championship on 3 occasions from 2002. At Inverness, he won the Inverness 4-day open on three successive years (2004-2006).

As a junior, he made his mark in the local area by winning the North District Boys Championship in 2002 and securing the North District Youth Championship the following year.

Russell said: “I am truly honoured that my former clubs are recognising my achievements in this way. I learned my golf while growing up in the Highlands and owe so much to these early days.”

Russell is currently ranked No 28 in the world rankings.

Gordon Fyfe, President of Inverness Golf Club, said: “Russell has been such a great ambassador for our clubs. The new trophy is a way of recognising what he has achieved on the world stage of golf. I’m sure it will be an inspiration for up and coming juniors in the North.”

Stuart Henderson, Club Captain of Nairn Dunbar Golf Club said: “Nairn Dunbar is extremely proud of Russell’s exceptional progress and his continuing role as an ambassador for the club and Scottish golf.”

Inverness Golf Club Russell Knox with two junior golfers

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