Scotland’s official FootGolf Tour kicked off this weekend with the Angus Open.

It was the first event in a packed calendar which sees players battling it out at 17 different courses across three other countries.

FootGolf sees players kicking a size five football around courses with specially adapted holes, trying to complete the holes in the least number of shots.

On Saturday, Brechin Golf Club hosted an alternate shot pairs tournament with a 36-hole singles competition on Sunday.

Players receive ranking points based on their performance at each event, and the Scotland squad for international matches is chosen from the rankings.

FootGolfers from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Fife all locked horns in the matches.

Last month Scotland narrowly lost out to Ireland at the Four Nations FootGolf event, with England and Wales, in Kilkenny.

FootGolf Association of Scotland President Neil Shave, 33, said: “We are excited to start our National Tour season off at Brechin Golf Club.

“This is our second year visiting the course, and it has quickly become one of the favourites for many of Scotland’s top-ranked FootGolfers.

“Players will be coming from all over the country with the aim of seeing themselves at the top of the National Rankings come to the end of the day on Sunday.

“We are expecting it to be a huge season for the sport in Scotland as we continue to grow.

“There is plenty to play for including all important qualification spots for the National team.”

Scotland Captain Joe McCourt, 34, added: “I’m delighted the first National Tour event is finally here.

“This year will be the biggest ever for footgolf in Scotland as we visit 17 courses over the next seven months.

“Brechin Golf Club is a spectacular place to start and I’m excited to be going back after the success of last year’s event.”

Neil, of Doune, Perthshire, will be among the favourites for the event, having won the Angus Open last year, as will 2021 National Champion Matthew Morgan, 29, of Cupar, Fife.

The 2022 Scottish National Tour will be action-packed with a full calendar of 12 individual events and 11 pairs events. If that wasn’t enough, there are also four regional mini-series to look forward to, so you’ll get to experience all of our courses.

Brechin Footgolf is situated midway between Dundee and Aberdeen in Angus, making it a convenient location for those in eastern Scotland looking for a game.

This club has a friendly atmosphere and is a traditional parkland course. There are snacks, bar lunches, high tea, and dinner within the clubhouse.