Pitlochry Golf Club
Seniors Golf at Pitlochry Golf Club

The Seniors section at Pitlochry Golf Club was first introduced in 2013, and now has over 80 members. Our section is open to all paid up Pitlochry G.C. and Blair Atholl G.C. members aged 55 and over.

Our primary objective is to offer our registered members an enjoyable eclectic mix of serious and fun golf in a friendly and sociable environment. Although we all enjoy our golf, the fun and banter is very much an important part of our weekly get-togethers.

In the summer season we play most Tuesdays at 11am and entry sheets for each competition are posted on the Seniors’ notice board approximately 2 weeks in advance. A draw is usually produced on the Sunday preceding the Tuesday competition. Details of the format are given on each entry sheet and a full Fixture List is provided and can also be found on the Seniors’ notice board.

ALL of our competitions are played off the forward yellow tees.

Handicaps are not required before you join as you can play for your handicap in our weekly competitions. Three (3) such card entries are required.

We open each season with a Singles Stableford for the TCL Decanter and play a qualifying medal round every month. The monthly medals are alternate Stroke play and Stableford formats.

We also have a Seniors match play knock out championship (for the Neil Panton Trophy) and a Pairs competition for the 4 Ball Better Ball Dyson Salver.

Our eclectic mix of team competitions includes, Texas Scrambles, Stableford 1-2-3, Scotland v England and other 2/3 man team events. Some of the team events are drawn teams, others can be entered as a team and we will make up teams from the remaining entries.

We currently play 4 Inter Club social matches (2 home, 2 away) and have a Seniors outing each year.

In the winter season we continue our golf with a Winter Championship Trophy competition. This is a Turn Up and Play competition, played on a Tuesday and Thursday and played off full handicap. The weather can throw up some real challenges, but that does not stop a very enthusiastic bunch of hardy golfers from enjoying their golf throughout the winter period.

INTERESTED?? If you would like more information or wish to discuss any aspect of our activities, or indeed would like to join, please contact: Roger Senior: Seniors Captain on roger.senior@gmail.com 01796 472567

 

SENIORS OUTING TO AUCHTERARDER 8 AUGUST  2017

Auchterarder                                        

Tuesday 8th August saw 24 Senior members make the short journey down the A9 to Auchterarder for the annual outing. The weather proved to be very kind with warm sunshine and hardly a breeze, so ideal conditions for good golf and good scoring ! The condition of the course was also excellent with the greens being fast, and quite scary for downhill putts.

Well the scoring proved to be quite difficult with the leading scorers in a 3 way tie on 36 points. 1st place however went to Jackie McCranor on countback with a better back 3 from Ron Bell, and a better back nine from Tony Boon. 14 golfers scored 30 points or more with 10 golfers scoring less than 30.

 We had nearest the pin at 3 holes, the winners of golfing gloves were:

Nearest the pin at 4th John Dunn

Nearest the pin at 8th  Roger Senior

Nearest the pin at 12th  Ron Bell

 

We also had a team competition with all 3 team members scores added together.

In first place was J. McCranor, J. Anderson and K. Tait with 98 points

2nd placed team was R. Bell, K. Urry and R. Harriman with 93 points.

 The golf was followed by an excellent meal to round off the day. I think everyone enjoyed the day and I suspect that we will revisit this venue in the not too distant future.

                                          

                                            

OUTING TO DUNBAR 31/05/17

12 Seniors made the trip to the Championship links course at Dunbar. We last visited this course back in 2014 and, just like then, the weather was very kind to us with beautiful wall to wall sunshine. There was only a slight breeze, (well by Dunbar standards), and the fairways were hard and dry making the ball run a long way. The greens were fast and true and so you would expect or hope that there was some good scoring……...

This is such a different golfing challenge to our course at Pitlochry, and I think it’s fair to say that the course got the better of most of us. We played Pairs better ball Stableford and the leading 3 teams were: -

1st place with 41 points was Dougal Spaven and Tom Mulholland.

I don’t think Tom will mind me saying that he was not having the best of days before he came to the 18th where he proceeded to score 4 points, this turned out to be sufficient to win on the day and take the sweep from the 2nd place team !!

2nd place with 40 points was Ron Duncan and Roger Senior

3rd place with 37 points was Ron Bell and Sandy Love

Nearest the pin winner was Dougal Spaven.

After the golf we all enjoyed a meal in the clubhouse before making our journey home. All the Seniors present were very grateful to get the opportunity to play this course and thanked Duncan Munro for arranging this outing at his home course. It was a great golfing experience at an unbelievable price. I think we’ll all be hoping to get the chance to play again at this wonderful venue sometime in the future.!

Roger Senior.  PGC Seniors Captain

 

TCL DECANTER 28/03/17

The first "Major" of the year was held on our Summer Season opening day on 28/03/17. On a fairly decent day for golf in March, 39 members competed in what was a very closely contested event.

Three players carded 40 points with John Dunn winning the trophy with the best inward half - Colin Milne and Stewart Williamson being the unlucky runners up.

Pictured below is John receiving the trophy from Captain, Roger Senior - whisky courtesy of last year's winner Ian Rodney.

 

 

 

 COMPETITION RULES

The rules for all our various Seniors Competitions can be found HERE

 PGC SENIORS FIXTURES 2017

Our Fixture list can be found HERE

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