Stuart Griffiths, Head Greenkeeper
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
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
Once again we are at the start of another golfing year with so much to look forward to. The winter has been very kind and already the course is in wonderful condition and with the use of mats it is divot free. Let’s make an effort to look after the course this year by replacing divots and repairing pitch marks every time, so the divot filling evenings are very brief affairs!
The course is ready, and so are many more of you having being able to play through the winter and benefit from group and individual coaching from Neil. Colin Milne is showing us all the way by winning the Winter League and first competition with a fine 66.
The web site has been updated through the winter, so take a look if you haven’t already and get involved and feed us stories with humour, the bizarre and anything that happens on the course.
So on my theme of getting involved, I look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible for the opening events to start a bright new year for Pitlochry Golf. I never forget how lucky we all are to be able to play golf here.
Roger Haworth, Gents Captain
March 2017 Newsletter from the Ladies Captain
The Golf Clinic with Neil Douglas proved so popular that a block of four coaching sessions (in two groups) for the lead up to the season has been fully subscribed (and copied by the Senior Section!!)
A competition twice round the Lettoch Links was won by Lynn McDonald with myself & Denise Wildblood coming joint second. The prize for the best single round went to Ann Garden.
The last competition of the winter season for the best 8 holes from either 9 was won by Katherine Haworth, with Clara Webb 2nd & Janette Kennedy 3rd after countback (all on 29.5).
I wish all the Club Members, the Professional, the Clubhouse and all at PGL a good & successful golfing season
Jean Bates, Ladies Captain
PGC Seniors Newsletter Report March 2017
Our Seniors Winter championship has now concluded. The weather over the winter period has been very kind with only 3 out of a total of 36 competition days lost to bad weather. This has resulted in 35 competitors completing 617 rounds in total compared to only 439 rounds in 2015/2016
Congratulations go to Jim Wilson who retains the trophy for the second year running. Jim scored a total of 101 merit points. The runner up was Peter Miller (who pipped yours truly on the final day of the competition), Peter scored 93 merit points. A more detailed report can be found in the Seniors Section of the Pitlochry Golf website.
Our new Pro has been holding a series of golf clinics for the Seniors. These have proved very popular with around 18 attending on each of the first 3 sessions. Neil will be covering all the main aspects of the game in the four sessions planned.
PGC Seniors Captain.
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
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