Pitlochry Seniors


The opening competition of the 2018 season, the TCL Decanter was played today (26 March 2018)

A turnout of 40 golfers enjoyed the early spring sunshine.

There was some excellent scoring and everyone  enjoyed playing the  full course again (which was in excellent condition) after the long hard winter.


The leading 3 places were:

1st Place:  Kevin Putnam 40 points

2nd Place : Ron Duncan 37 points

3rd Place : Bob Masson 36 points



TCL Decanter 2018

Kevin Putnam receiving the TCL Decanter from last year's winner John Dunn.



Results and Handicapping

 Full results CLICK HERE

 Winter Championship Rules are HERE

General Information on the Senior Section

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 on Mondays from 08.30am 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 Saturday or Sunday preceding the Monday 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 Monday and Thursday (09.50 draw) 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: Kevin Putnam: Seniors Membership secretary on kevinputnam@talk21.com 01796 472394


The Seniors held their 2017 season prizegiving on 17 October after the penultimate competition of the summer. The format for the competition was "Hidden Pairs". The winning 2 golfers on the day were Mike Fertacz and Ian Wilson with a score of 76 points, well done to both of them. The golf was followed by the prizegiving and then an excellent buffet in the Clubhouse.

A picture of all the trophy prizewinners is below:-

Seniors Trophy Winners 2017

Left to right: Alan Henderson (Dyson Salver Pairs, Stewart Williamson is missing from photo), Dougal Spaven - The Kiiliecrankie Cup,  John Dunn - TCL Decanter, Roger Senior - Seniors Captain - trophyless !, Jim Wilson - Winter Championship, David Braine - The Neil Panton Matchplay knockout trophy, Alan Watt - Captain's Trophy, and Mike Fertacz - Order of Merit.

Many congratulations to all our Trophy Winners this year.



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.


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


Our Fixture list can be found HERE