In among the EuroPro preparation, the greenkeeping team finally got the Broomfield burn finished.
You’ll see it looks a lot better and we will try and keep the burn maintained.
A small competition to see if anyone can guess exactly how many balls we found in the burn.
The winner can claim all the balls, so pass on your guess to Paul Teviotdale in the greenkeeping team.
The answer – and any “lucky” winner will be revealed in the next newsletter.
Bunker rakes and pins
We are delighted to confirm that bunker rakes and the removal of pins will come back into play with immediate effect on both courses.
The Scottish Golf guidance is intended as just that – guidance and not legal advice.
This has been risk-assessed and all players must handle the rake and pin with their glove hand or use a towel. We ask all players to leave the rake outside the bunker, and do remember to sanitise your hands.
This means players no longer receive preferred lies in bunkers as the rakes are now back in play.
Preferred lies on the 2nd
Montrose Golf Links will continue to adopt the local ruling until further notice of “preferred lies” on the 2nd hole of the 1562 course.
The second fairway will receive further fertilisation along with extra watering at nights to aid recovery.
We are delighted to confirm we have 51 teams competing in our Texas Scramble this Sunday (27 June).
We still have a few tee times available, before 8am and after 3pm. Enter your team here, or give us a call on 01674 672634.
In fact, our temporary head greenkeeper Paul Teviotdale is a man of many talents, as he won the Angus County Golf Association Champion of Champions at Brechin a few weeks ago (Sun 6 June).
Paul shot a scratch 70 and won by two shots. Sean Logue, assistant in the Montrose pro shop, was also taking part in the event.
The picture shows Paul with his son, Ben. Ben is also a keen golfer and hopes to follow in his dad’s footsteps.
Angus County Ladies
Season ticket holder Jane Grubb and Secretary Claire Penman were recently part of Angus County Ladies team that took part in the North Division Jamboree at Monifieth.
The jamboree is an annual event where Aberdeenshire, Angus, Perth and Kinross and Northern Ladies County Teams compete over three days with three daily foursomes in the morning and then six single matches in the afternoon.
Angus finished in third place with one win, a draw and one defeat.
PGA National Pro-Am
We hosted our qualifier for the PGA National Pro-Am last week (16 June) and saw over 40 golfers take part in this national event.
Scoring was good, with Aiden Hutchison on 68 and Keith Norman leading a pack on 69, however they were eclipsed by Raymond Craig who lead the qualifying with a superb 64.
Raymond now moves forward and will play with our professional Jason Boyd at Montrose on 12 July at the Scottish regional final. The winners there will progress to the national finals.
Meet the team
Andrew Brandie has recently started with the greenkeeping team and Paul Teviotdale says he has fitted in really well.
For example, when he was asked his favourite season, he replied “the football season”.
With an answer like that, Paul says he’ll get on fine down at the links.
Andrew is a big Rangers fan and often can be seen at Ibrox.
At the links, he enjoys cutting the greens although admits he’s not keen on emptying the dog bins. Paul suggests he just needs some practice.
What a magical place Torrey Pines is, writes Jason Boyd.
Even without Tiger we had a fantastic US Open where an emotional John Rahm came through a stellar leaderboard to win.
Rahm used what happened to him a couple of weeks earlier at The Memorial tournament to reset and prepare for Torrey. His first major was dedicated to the legend that was Seve. He would have loved the drama and the emotion of the closing stretch.
You can catch up here. First of more majors for the Spanish magician.
And the answer to our question: where is the 2022 US Open going to take place?
It is taking place at Brookline.