Scottish amateur champion comes back to his home course
‘It’s a proud time for our golf club. Our older members know how much it means’
OBANITE Robert MacIntyre, the current Scottish amateur golfing champion, brought his trophy back to the town last Saturday, where his career began.
The 19-year- old golfer made history by becoming the first left-handed player to win the Scottish amateur championship at Muirfield earlier this month.
He brought the trophy to Glencruitten Golf Club, where a reception was held in the teenager’s honour.
Friends, family and fellow golfers gathered to congratulate Robert, and they also had the opportunity to not only to see, but also touch the prestigious silverware.
Robert, who lives in Glencruitten, is also a member of the local club.
He said: ‘It all started here in Oban when I was three years- old. As soon as I could walk, my dad got me in to golfing by buying me a plastic golf set.’
‘I always go into an event believing I can win. I wouldn’t enter an event if I didn’t, there would be no point in turning up. You have to believe in yourself.’
‘There’s a good chance of me playing in the Scottish Open.
‘It’s my dream to play on tour, but to do it as an amateur would be even better.’
Robert was due to go back to the United States on Tuesday, where he will compete in five events this semester at his university in Louisiana.
His dad, Dougie MacIntyre, said: ‘ We’re very proud parents. We always knew he had the ability, but you don’t expect him to win something as prestigious as the Scottish amateur golf championship.
‘It’s a proud time for our golf club. Our older members know how much it means.’
Robert MacIntyre pictured with friends and family at Glencruitten golf club last Saturday
Robert pictured with the Scottish amateur golf trophy