Carnoustie businesses have already begun preparations for the 2016 British Senior Open.
This year’s event is gearing up to be another hectic period for firms as thousands of golfing enthusiasts descend on the town for the four day event in July.
The contest was held in Carnoustie in 2010 and welcomed more than 30,000 spectators.
Staff at the Indian restaurant Ganges hope to keep fans — and hopefully pros — well-fed.
The eatery’s Nasir Hussain, 29, said: “The Senior Open is always busy — the golfing community are always fantastic customers.
“We always make them feel welcome not only in the restaurant, but in Scotland as a whole. We might get some celebrities coming in this year, who knows?
“We get French, Americans — a whole host of nationalities.”
Elaine Vickers, 61, who has run the Carnoustie Coach House for the past nine years, said the Senior Open is one of the biggest events of the year.
She said: “We are already making preparations for our guests arrival.”
Carnoustie councillor Brian Boyd is delighted the event is coming back to the links course.
He told the Tele: “I hope visitors will take in some of the local businesses in the area.
“Hotels, bars and shops I hope will reap the benefits as I know firms have been hit hard in recent months.
“Hopefully it will be a great boost to Carnoustie and the whole of Tayside.”
Andy Stubbs, managing director of the European Senior Tour, said the team behind the contest are delighted to be returning to Carnoustie.
He said: “In 2010, we saw Bernhard Langer become the first continental European to win this prestigious tournament.
“After his second Senior Open victory in 2014, and runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015, he will certainly be one to watch when we return to Angus.
“We will also see the Senior Open debut of Jean Van de Velde, who turned 50 earlier this year and now has the opportunity of setting the record straight after the events of The Open in 1999.
“We enjoyed superb hospitality six years ago, and I’m sure the welcome will be equally warm when the Senior Open tees off at the historic links of Carnoustie in July.”