THE Wee County will host the latest footgolf tournament this weekend as teams compete to be crowned the best in Forth Valley.

A host of top Scottish footgolfers are heading to Muckhart for the latest stage in the FootGolf Scotland Tartan Tour which will take place at the village’s golf club on Sunday.

The 36-hole event sees players playing 18 holes in the morning and 18 holes in the afternoon on the course, with the winner being the player who cards the lowest score across the day.

A total of 20 Scottish internationals are taking part in the tournament, including 14 of the 20-strong squad that faced off against England and Ireland in the Tri-Nations Cup at The Irish Open last weekend.

Scotland vice-captain Matt Morgan, who finished second in The Irish Open, is one of the favourites to lift the Forth Valley Open trophy, as is home player Callum Haig, who plays for Muckhart FootGolf Club.

Neil Shave, who is the tournament director of FootGolf Scotland, says the event will be a great advert for the sport in Scotland.

He said: "The Tartan Tour has grown stronger every year since it began.

"Last year we beat England home and away and, although we lost out to them at The Tri-Nations Cup at the Welsh Open, and the Tri-Nations Cup at The Irish Open last weekend, the quality of players in Scotland is improving greatly.

"The fact we beat both Wales and Ireland away from home shows that, especially as Ireland have competed in World Cups.

"There will be live coverage on the FootGolf Scotland Facebook page but if anyone is nearby and at a loose end they should come down and watch.

"The first round kicks off at 9.30am, with the second round scheduled to start at 1.30pm.”

Anyone interested in playing FootGolf competitively can find out more by visiting the FootGolf Scotland Facebook page.

Players of all ages, genders, experience and abilities are welcome.