Fairmont St Andrews head over heels for presenter Kirsty Gallacher at the Open

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    After a storm of comments from the golfing fraternity, the Fairmont St Andrews has issued an open invitation to Sky Sports TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher to make a return visit to the luxury accommodation provider at the ‘Home of Golf’.
    Kirsty Gallacher was accused of damaging the driving range with her choice of shoes. (Picture from @TheRealKirstyG on Twitter)

    Gallacher became the talk of the media and social networking sites last week after interviewing the Open Championship favourite Jordan Spieth on the driving range of the award-winning resort in ground-damaging three-inch stiletto heels.

    The 39-year-old was mistakenly accused of speaking to the Masters and US Open champion on the hallowed turf of St Andrews’ Old Course — venue for this week’s Open, which concludes on Monday — only for the interview to actually have taken place at Fairmont St Andrews on the outskirts of town.

    The Fairmont St Andrews, ©Kevin Murray

    John Keating, Fairmont St Andrews’ general manager, said: “All the comments have come as a complete surprise to us given that Fairmont St Andrews was clearly recognisable from the pictures used.

    “Contrary to the reports, the only damage done was by Jordan Spieth smashing a small glass target on the driving range with a perfectly-struck shot. We would be delighted to see Kirsty back here any time.”

    The Fairmont St Andrews, photo from The Azalea Group

    The multi-award-winning Fairmont St Andrews sits in a majestic cliff-top location overlooking the North Sea and the historic ‘Auld Grey Toon’.

    Voted IAGTO’s European Golf Resort of the Year in 2012 and winner of the award for ‘best large hotel’ in the 2014 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, the resort boasts two championship golf courses — The Torrance and The Kittocks — and has played host to a number of prestigious events, including both the Open Championship’s final local qualifying and the Scottish Senior Open, which it has hosted for the past six years.

    The Fairmont St Andrews, ©David Cannon

    Daniel Fountain / 20.07.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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