Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Boost for Pitlochry Golf Club

February 13, 2013

Pitlochry Golf Club hopes the introduction of new facilities in Spring will help build on a memorable 2012 season which saw on-field success across the board.

The Highland Perthshire club is on course to open its new 7-bay Driving Range and Practice Area and officials have been collating the achievements of the past 12 months.

Amongst the highlights was the Gents Team victory at the 2014 Ryder Cup venue, Gleneagles, in the Perth and Kinross Scratch League.

Olympic curler Eve Muirhead recorded a major win in the Ladies County Championship, with highly rated junior Blair Stewart also awarded a Gleneagles Scholarship.

Now, with major improvements only weeks away, officials believe the addition of the anticipated facilities will help them set new on-field goals for 2013 and beyond.

The development, part of a wider £200 000 Centre of Excellence at the course, will give the club the best facilities in Highland Perthshire.

Club Captain Jeff Carter said: "These are exciting times all round at Pitlochry Golf Club.

"The successes we have achieved on the course over the past year shows that we are heading in the right direction and are significant for a club of our size.

"With the new facilities set to open in Spring, it can only help us as we look to this year and to the future."

Team accolades for 2012 included the victory over Craigie Hill at Gleneagles in August by Mark Rose, Stephen Carruthers, Willie Hutton, Greg Carruthers and Alex Mair.

Earlier in 2012, Greg and Stephen Carruthers and John Jackson finished second to Blairgowrie in the Gents Club Team Championship at Auchterarder.

Notably, Hutton and Greg Carruthers earned a call-up to the County Gents Coaching Squads this winter on the back of those performances.

In the ladies, Eve Muirhead edged out Craigie Hill's Jillian Milne to take the County Championship at Auchterarder and the juniors also fulfilled their promise.

Blair Stephen won the Perth and Kinross Boys Autumn Meeting at Auchterarder and Blair and Grant Stewart were regulars in the County Boys team.

Both are in the 2013 Boys Coaching Squads and have benefited from the club's policy of early integration into the main adult competitions.

"On top of the other youth initiatives the club operates, this has been very important," added Carter.

Over the course of this winter Head PGA Professional Mark Pirie has been visiting local Primary schools to introduce kids to golf as part of the national Clubgolf initiative.

Youth development has also been bolstered by Junior Members getting free summer lessons with Mark Pirie, PGA Teaching Pro Graeme Leggat and PGA Trainee John Jackson.

All levels and age groups are granted the opportunity to take part in weekly competitions; an initiative that has been boosted by the selection of John Cowan and Stewart Burns for county coaching in 2013.

For More Information regarding this release, please contact Press and Communications Officer, Kenneth Stephen, on 07823 770 651.




2014 in Review
Through the bag the best shots of the year...

Who will be Rory's rival in 2015 and beyond....

Tiger Woods
Going retro with new swing coach...

PGA boss fired over Ian Poulter comments...

YE Yang
The struggles of Asia's first major winner...

Colin Montgomerie
His thoughts about the 2014 Ryder Cup, his game...

Ryder Cup
The USA's flawed Ryder Cup system...

Mazda 3 - Engineered to perfection...

Sam Snead auction of famous personal items...

Book Review
The Spiritual Golfer - By Robert "Lumpy" Lumpkin

© 1996-2018 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us