Pitlochry Golf Club
Members News

From the Course

 We are now a week away from opening day and believe we have come trough the winter very well.
The weather has been very kind to us compared to last year . The rain and the cold temperatures have stayed away which has allowed my team to re level the 6th and 18th white tees.
As most of you will know we then opened up a big project adding 2 new bunkers to the right of the 12th green which meant moving the 13th over to the left . Doing this has allowed us to create a cart path to protect the normal traffic areas.
All the tees will be in play for the start of the season.
I hope you all have a great season and look forward to seeing you all on the course.

Stuart Griffiths, Head Greenkeeper

From The Pro

It is nearly one month since my wife Angie and myself arrived from East Malaysia, We have been overwhelmed by the support and friendliness of the members of Pitlochry and Blair Atholl so far. We are settling in well and looking forward to the 2017 season with anticipation. I have been very impressed by the presentation of the golf courses and the condition that they are in for early February, Credit has to go to Stuart Griffiths and his team for transforming the course. 

My shop stock will be arriving late March/ Early April in time for the new season although if you come down to the Pro shop before then you will pick up some great bargains and lots of equipment at cost price. There will be over 160 products to choose from through the shop and our online `click and collect` system through Foremost golf, Check it out here at www.foremostgolf.com 

My lesson diary has already started and several members are now taking lessons before the new season starts.There is a promotional rate of £30 for an hours lesson till March which will give you a practice plan and drills to work on any problems to your swing that you may have picked up. Call me on 01796 472792 to book a lesson or purchase a gift voucher lesson for a friend or family member. 

Once again many thanks for your warm Perthshire welcome and i look forward to helping put Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Golf Clubs firmly on the map.

Neil Douglas, PGA Professional

From the Clubhouse

Cargills Clubhouse is open 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm. We have a few special nights which all start from 5pm. Our pie night on a Wednesday, Fish Friday, Saturday Sizzler and Sunday Roast from 12-4pm. We are also taking bookings for Mother's Day and Afternoon Teas are available every week.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Lee Cargill, Clubhouse Manager

From the Gents

The golfing season is now fully underway and we are seeing a great turnout for the competitions with 70+ playing each week .The exceptional weather
is making maintenance a big challenge just to keep the grass alive, so thanks to Stuart and his team for their continual efforts.
Ewan Dunbar obviously finds the conditions ideal with an exceptional 65 in the John Murray Cup, well done !
The divot filling referred to last month was a great success with so many helpers we kept running out of sand .
We have made a winning start to our friendly competitions with wins against Alyth and Carnoustie Mercantile at Carnoustie which was particularly memorable day playing a wonderful course
in a gale. Even with their massive resources they are struggling to keep the grass green.
The lists are now up for our next 2 matches and for the trip to Braemar, these are open for everyone so if you would like to play put your name down.

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Roger Haworth, Gents Captain

From the Ladies

May 2017 Newsletter from the Ladies Captain

The Captain v Vice Captain’s match was enjoyed by all and well attended with 27 players and 31 for the meal. The course was in superb condition & the Vice Captain’s team won despite the best score being achieved by the Captain’s team of Janette Kennedy, Lynn McDonald & Lisa Leck.
Jenny Collins came 3rd in the Silver Division of the Regional Medal Finals at Inverness, qualifying for the Grand Final at Crieff in July.
Lauren Pirie was 2nd Girls Scratch with 94 in the Perth & Kinross Schools Golf Championship at Pitlochry.
In the Daily Mail Foursomes Jenny Collins and Gillian Munro had a convincing 6&4 win at Blairgowrie in Round 2, but unfortunately lost to Craigie Hill at the 21st hole at Pitlochry in Round 3.
Winners of the club competitions were:- Extra Medal: Ann Mailer (67), April Medal: Katherine Haworth (71), April Butter Cup: Julie Henderson (71), Pitlochry Par: Hayley Carruthers (20) and May Medal: Janet McDonald (68)
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 Jean Bates, Ladies Captain

From the Seniors

 PGC Seniors Newsletter Report May 2017

Our season is now well and truly underway. Our opening competition, the TCL Decanter, was a very closely contested event with the leaders on a 3-way tie with 40 points. Just missing out on the trophy were Stewart Williamson, and Colin Milne with John Dunn taking the overall honour with a better inward half and his name goes on the trophy.
The Captain vs Vice-Captain match was a reversal of last year’s result with the Captain winning by 8 holes. Many thanks to all the golfers who played for the Captain’s side – another heavy defeat like last year would have been very embarrassing and would have meant another 12 months of mocking from Trevor.!
This is a very busy time of year on the golf course, with lots of knockout ties taking place, so just a gentle reminder not to leave it until the last week of the month to arrange your games!
Following the success of the Pro’s Seniors golfing clinics, Neil has started a 2nd round of these. It’s great to see the enthusiasm for these sessions and I’m sure the participants will see the benefits in the coming months.

PGC Seniors Captain.

Roger Senior

From the Juniors

Calling all Juniors, please register as soon as possible with Head Pro Neil in the shop to put your name down for this years junior lesson program.

Starting in March we will be bringing new and exciting lessons to you. We are looking to take the junior level to the next level and we will be putting Pitlochry and Blair Atholl on the map of junior golf in the area. If you want to be part of this journey then i look forward to teaching you to the best of your ability.

Watch this space for the dates/times of the new Junior Program.

Neil Douglas Head Professional 

From the Manager

The season has already started with a few medals planned before our ladies and gents opening matches.Could i remind those members who don't normally get the clubs out before the better weather, that subscriptions are due to be paid before play and that the direct debit option for payment is still available.

My office next to the professional shop is nearly completed and when i am in place i will have an open door to all member who may wish to discuss any matter relating to the activities at Pitlochry Golf.

Michael Winton,General Manager

 

 
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