Scottish Open golf trophy visits Capital headquarters

Scottish Open golf trophy visits Capital headquarters
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Friday 8th June saw an intimate gathering of delegates for a golf seminar that showcased the Scottish Open golf trophy, and gave an insight into the planning that goes into the Scottish Open.

The seminar was held in the headquarters of Capital Document Solutions on McDonald Road, Edinburgh, in our excellent showroom.

The Men’s and Women’s trophies

Scottish Open golf trophy

Delegates got to see one of the world’s most famous sporting trophies up close. The Scottish Open golf trophy features beautiful and elegant detail, and is a traditional Scottish Quaich – or drinking vessel – a historic symbol of Scottish welcome and hospitality.

The trophy’s detailed work

2018’s Scottish Open

Part of the PGA European tour, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open takes place in Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian in July this year. The 36th staging of Scotland’s National Open will see some of the world’s biggest golfing stars compete over four days.

In addition, the tournament is a last chance for European Tour players to earn a spot in The Open Championship, which traditionally takes place the week before The Open.

Capital’s in-house seminar and tour

The event began with a networking session that took place around the trophy, then Capital’s Managing Director & Founder, Tom Flockhart opened the talk before handing over.

Robert Gordon, Commercial Director of the Scottish Open presented insights to the Scottish Open’s qualifying process. He outlined who the elite golfers are, how they are invited, the Scottish Open’s venues, and how the venues are selected. He rounded up by talking about, after being at Loch Lomond for so many years, the Scottish Open organisers shifted the venue to links courses, in order to entice players into having a last go at preparing for the British Open, since it is always played on links courses.

Tom, along with Capital’s Business Development Manager, Grant Mather, and Capital’s Senior Client Support, Joyce Campbell, led the group on a tour of the headquarter’s workshop and office buildings, which are currently undergoing a refurbishment, before returning to the showroom for lunch.

Delegates were delighted by the premises, and remained impressed with Tom’s passion and enthusiasm.

Richard Laing (left in the main image), Director of LAINGS, Edinburgh remarked:

“A great golf event at Capital Document Solutions on Friday! It was a pleasure to get the opportunity to hold the Scottish Open Trophy with Tom Flockhart. And it was interesting to hear all about the Scottish Open from Robert. We also had a tour of Capital’s buildings, which were filled with pride and passion by Tom himself. I found it to be a very impressive and professional operation. A great day of golf, golf and more golf chat!”

So if you would like to receive more information about Capital, our events, and our products, please contact us now.

Delegates also commented on MakerBot‘s 3D printing of golf balls for the event. Capital, in partnership with ArtSystems, is also a proud supplier of the renowned Makerbot 3D printers.

Finally, main image features Tom Flockhart and Richard Laing of Laings Jewellers.



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