Anyone out on the courses over the next few weeks should keep a look out for Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides). This small native wild flower seems to have flourished this year, with many patches to be seen especially in the rough of the seaward holes of the Medal course.
Maiden pink is scarce nationally, with Montrose and Kinnaber links a stronghold for the plant within Angus.
An evergreen perennial, forming a mat of green foliage with narrow green leaves, the slender stems bear a succession of clustered pink / red flowers. Each flower has 5 petals. Maiden Pink enjoy well drained sandy soil and its great to see it thriving on Montrose Links.
Day 2 of the Europro tour, and like yesterday, the day started with blue skies and sunshine. Hopefully the rain and thunder that has now reached the area clears away and todays play can be completed.
A few photos prior and during today's play can be seen below.
Andy surveying the leaderboard prior to day 2's play.
Cutting the 18th green as the sun rises over the dunes at 4.30 am.
Cutting the 1st green and apron.
Looking out to Scurdie Ness lighthouse.
The leader board next to the 16th tee.
The driving range in full swing!!
Players on the 1st green.
Looking down the 2nd from the 18th tee.
Players on the 3rd tee.
Putting out on the 13th.
Teeing off at the 16th.
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