The Scottish lighthouse keeper’s brought with them many things to help survive when stationed on
|The 1st & 6th Greens|
|Circa 1970's Trophy|
Lighthouse Keepers & Fair Isle Golfers with Trophy - Dave Wheeler
This photo is dated July 4th 1980 by Dave Wheeler
Thank you to Dave Wheeler Photography the only known photo source of lighthouse keepers golfing.
The Broomstick & the Pudding Tin.
Years ago spare broomsticks were used as pins and canned steamed pudding tins were used as cups.
In retrospect one lighthouse keeper said,
"If I ever see another steamed pudding in a can it will be to soon!"
Today” the newly reinstated Lighthouse Keeper’s Course” is much the same but with real cups and flag-pins. Still only six adventurous holes. The humble grounds and greens are still mostly maintained by the weather and the sheep. The islanders gladly welcome the games return but, insist the sheep, birds and island football on Sunday afternoons all come first. We suggest along with golf clubs and plenty of spare balls, you bring binoculars and a camera as these are some of the best areas for whale and bird watching on the island.
|The 3rd Hole|
|Wind damage to Flags|
|A BIG Thank You to Alan McPherson (on left) for new flags plus woman's & men's set of golf clubs.|
Alan's Fair Isle golf experiences on his blog:http://scottishgolfcourses-allofthem.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/fair-isle-lighthouse-keepers-golf.html
"If you want to play a more remote golf course, you would have to play with Neil Armstrong on the Moon."
Tim Leary - USAStill foggy? read more...
Scotsman - News
Shetland Times - Newspaper
link to Scotland's Golf Course listings
Scotland's Golf Courses
Signature Golf Holes - Signature Special Golf
|Fair Isle Lighthouse Keepers Golf Course featured in the ROHAN outdoor clothing catalogue.|
Here is a link: http://issuu.com/rohandesigns/docs/2697_august_32pp_editorial_web?e=0%2F4383140#search
|Fun for boys of all ages!|
|The Norwegian Girls golfed what can only be described as the "prettiest" round of golf ever!|
|Henry on the 2nd green.|
viewed from top the Lighthouse.
|The 4th green on a foggy day.|
|No one ever plays through... plenty of time to take in the view.|
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