TWO long-serving golfers have been awarded for their extraordinary service to their club as they were made honorary members.

Dougie Hawke and Iain Urquhart were awarded the memberships as they have now been members of Braehead Golf Club for, amazingly, more than 50 years.

The club wanted to honour the two men and decided to make the pair honorary members at their winter prize-giving ceremony, as they get ready to start the new season.

Dougie and Iain have both served Braehead well in the time that they have been members – everything from secretary to president and most things in between.

Tom Breen, member of the club, said the presentation was a great occasion.

He said: "They were presented with their memberships because everyone was there so it was a good idea, so everyone could see them getting it.

"They have done so much for the club over the years. Both have served the club in a variety of committee positions within the club, including captain, secretary, match secretary and general committee member.

"Their commitment to Braehead Golf Club over these last 50 years has been nothing short of spectacular and they both deserve their honorary membership."

Not only are the pair now honorary members, but they still play up to four times a week at the ripe old ages of 85 and 80 – a feat Tom branded "amazing".

The club, which has more than 100 senior members on its books, is set to open its doors for the new season, and Dougie and Iain will be as involved as everyone else as the embark on yet another year of golf.

Tom added: "They have had so many achievements at the club. They have done pretty much everything and contributed to the club when it went private from the council.

"When we built a new clubhouse they were also heavily involved. All members owe a huge debt of gratitude to both of them."

Dougie and Iain's presentation was delivered by the club captain Andrew MacDonald, club secretary David Dick and Malcolm Spiers, senior secretary.