Written by: Craig Boath
On the first Thursday of every month, a group of around 18 individuals meet in the new Carnoustie Links Golf Centre. With an average age of 78, they go down memory lane, looking at photos of past Open champions at Carnoustie such as Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tom Watson, as well as sharing stories of their own golfing achievements. They also strike a ball in the new simulator bays, play ‘The Nestie’ short six-hole par-3 course or try the public putting green, all this is in competition for their own ‘Claret Jug’ monthly award.
Staff working at Carnoustie Golf Links have also participated in Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions, as have several other businesses throughout the town. Ultimately the aim is to make Carnoustie a truly Dementia-Friendly Community.