A BRIDGE is keeping alive the memory of a late member at Braehead Golf Club following a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.

Peter's Bridge, in memory of late club member Peter Doyle, has replaced the old structure crossing the burn at the 16th hole and was opened last week.

Mr Doyle had been a long-standing member at Braehead with the bridge seeking to commemorate his life.

The idea for the project came from his son Derek, who was on hand last Monday, July 20, to give thanks to everyone involved in making it a reality.

He was inspired when standing on the famous stone Swilken Bridge at St Andrews Links but initially had no idea of the size of the task ahead.

Luckily, Harvey Harrower - Braehead's head greenkeeper of 40 years – was able to recall where stonework from the old clubhouse had been buried on the course and asked his staff to dig it out for material.

Mr Doyle's old friends from the senior section kindly donated £1,000 towards the project while thanks was also given to Gillian Brydie, representative of Hamilton & Brydie Aggregates who sponsor the 16th hole, for their support.

The structure itself was built by senior members Grant Gillespie and recently retired master stonemason Lawrence Begg.

They had been cleaning and dressing the tonnes of stone required over the winter months, but were delayed due to lockdown restrictions until recently.

Late Mr Doyle's wife, Angeline, was on hand to cut the ribbon with club captain Andy McDonald declaring it open.