Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Eager golfers crash online booking system ahead of Aberdeen courses reopening this week

Pictured is a locator of Hazlehead Golf Club, Hazlehead, Aberdeen. The MacKenzie course at the club is set to close for a year.
Picture by DARRELL BENNS    
Pictured on 23/02/2018
Pictured is a locator of Hazlehead Golf Club, Hazlehead, Aberdeen. The MacKenzie course at the club is set to close for a year. Picture by DARRELL BENNS Pictured on 23/02/2018

Golfers desperate to get back onto courses in Aberdeen crashed an online booking system when trying to arrange slots.

Sport Aberdeen runs several of the city’s greens and is preparing to reopen the MacKenzie Championship Course, Hazlehead Pines, Balnagask and the Kings Link course on Friday.

But when more than 700 people rushed onto the website at once to ensure they could be among the first to play, the system was unable to cope and went down.

Teams have since worked on taking bookings over the phone and email to allow people to play.

Alistair Robertson, Sport Aberdeen’s managing director, has said sorry to those affected.

He said: “I want to personally apologise to all of our valued Golf Aberdeen members.

“I am truly sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience that the crashing of our online booking system will have caused.

“Over 700 people tried to access the booking portal at once and it has struggled to cope.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]