2018 saw 23 Seniors return to the venue of our very first outing in 2013. Most of us enjoyed a coffee and bacon roll before venturing out onto the fairways. Crieff is always a good place to visit with wide fairways, very little rough and excellent greens. The weather also played its part in providing us with a calm, warm and sunny day. So there should have been no excuses for poor scoring. Looking at the scoring it appears that most people scored better on the front nine. You may be interested to hear that our Captain Trevor Hayes has become a single figure player – 8 points on the back 9 after scoring 22 on the front 9 (Gotcha!)
In the end, our low man Ron Bell, showed his class and returned an excellent 42 points closely followed by one of our high men Keith Urry with 40 points, well done Keith – there’s life in the old dog yet!!
The best 2 from 3 scores team competition was won by the team of Ken Tait, Ian Wilson and Tony Boon. It's good to see yet another of our octogenarians walking away with a prize !
Nearest the Pin Prizes:
Not satisfied with just one prize, Ron Bell won nearest the pin at the 4th. Alan Watt won nearest the pin at 13 and Ali Park nearest the pin at 17.
I think it's fair to say everyone enjoyed the day out at Crieff and I’m sure we’ll be back again to enjoy the course and facilities sometime in the future.
The full results are below:
Ron Bell 42
Keith Urry 40
Ken Tait 38
Nigel Durno 36, Ian Macleod 36
Jim Wilson 35
Peter Miller 33, Ron Duncan 33, Roger Senior 33, Ian Wilson 33
Tony Boon 32, John Payne 32, Kevin Putnam 32, Jackie McCranor 32
Alan Kemp 30, Alan Watt 30, Trevor Hayes 30, Ali Park 30
Norrie Shand 28
Ron Webb 27, Sandy Love 27
Mike Nixon 26
David Cruikshank 21
Team Result - Best 2 from 3 scores
Team Tait 85
Team Bell 81
Team Senior 81
Team Wilson 78
Team Shand 76
Team McCranor 75
Team Park 71
Team Watt 65 (2 man team only)
The Seniors Dyson Salver 18 June 2018
This was a Pairs betterball strokeplay competition. 17 teams did battle and in the end the result turned out to be very close.
The winning pair was Cambell McDonald and Ray Smith with an excellent score of 60
2nd place was Kevin Putnam and Alan Rae with 61
3rd place was Alan Watt and Ian Wilson with 62
The Salver was presented to Campbell by Richard Dyson, unfortunately Ray was not present but he will get his moment of glory at the end of season prizegiving.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 01796 472394
The rules for all our various Seniors Competitions can be found HERE
PGC SENIORS FIXTURES 2018
Our Fixture list can be found HERE