Captain - Struan Matchett
Vice Captain - Grant Stewart
Child Welfare Officer - Fiona Seaton.
The junior section is now well under way with the opening match resulting in a win for the Captain by 3 matches to 2.
The first medal was won by Athol Davidson with a great net score of 56, well done Athol. The Junior Festival of Golf was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and has resulted in a number of new junior members.
Golf for the younger juniors has started at the Atholl Palace and the enthusiasm shown by those being introduced to the game is a joy to behold. Official coaching for this young group starts on Sunday the 26th May with two sessions at the golf course, 12pm-1pm and 1pm- 2pm under the tuition of assistant professional John.
Coaching for those juniors with a good grounding is underway on Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 7.30pm with Mark , Graeme and Level 1 advanced coaches.
Coming events at the course for juniors are the Junior Mini Foursomes on the 5th May, Junior Highland Open 23rd June and the Stephen Gallacher Foundation event on the 26th July.
Finally three juniors John Cowan, Blair Stephen and Grant Stewart qualified for the Perth and Kinross Matchplay finals at Strathmore Golf Club. All did well but pride of place must go to GRANT who reached the final and in a great match was unfortunately beaten at the first extra hole having holed out for an eagle at the 18th to take it into extra holes. Our warmest congratulations go to Grant and we wish all the best to all juniors who enter open tournaments during this summer.
Junior Captain Struan Matchett is forming a junior committee to assist in the running of the junior section and he and his Vice Captain Grant Stewart are intending to keep juniors abreast of current events on Facebook.
Good news was received last week when The Stephen Gallacher Foundation agreed to hold one of their junior tour events at Pitlochry on Friday the 26th of July. This event is open to all Boys and Girls under the age of 18 and is personally backed by Scotlands current No2 player and recent Dubai Desert Classic Champion Stephen Gallacher.More details to follow!
Two of our juniors, Blair Stephen and Grant Stewart, are competing in the Scottish Boys Championship at Monifieth in early April and we wish them all the best.