Local golf round-up: Fraser is the Mann

Fraser Mann won the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills
Fraser Mann won the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills
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FORMER Musselburgh club pro Fraser Mann has reason to enjoy his ‘Senior Service’ after picking up a first national title – as well as a cheque for £5250.

Mann, who spent 17 years at Monktonhall before his departure in 2009, won the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Foxhills in Surrey by six shots.

“It’s just great,” said Mann. “I’ve won a few things in Scotland but this is my first national title. I played really nicely all week and I have just enjoyed it.”

• Ace Robert is one to watch

SILVERKNOWES member Robert Doig can have no excuses for missing his next tee-time after winning a limited-edition watch for achieving a hole-in-one.

The 48-year-old chalked up his ace on the 119-yard at his home club to earn membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club.

“For most amateur golfers, a hole-in-one is as memorable as winning The Masters would be to a professional,” said a BOSS spokesman of a scheme that is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo, a web-based social network for golfers. “We want to ensure they have something tangible by which to remember the day, other than an expensive bar bill.”

• Mortonhall gets Rich

MORTONHALL members have had three-times European Tour winner Richie Ramsay for company on the Capital course recently.

This season’s Hassan Trophy champion lives in Morningside and popped up to one of his local layouts to help him prepare for this week’s BMW PGA Championship.

“I’ve been playing a little bit at Mortonhall as well as The Renaissance to get on a parkland course,” he said. “It has a few more run-offs and rough near the greens that allow me to play little soft shots.”