Golf news – 13 May, 2021

Golf news – 13 May, 2021

Claire lifts county championship

Angus Ladies County Golf Association held their matchplay championship at Edzell on 2 May, 2021.

Our very own secretary Claire Penman lifted the scratch trophy as she was crowned Angus Ladies County Champion (pictured above with finalist Frabces Millar from Carnoustie).

It is Claire’s first time to have won the championship. Susan Sneddon from Carnoustie won the handicap event.

Montrose ladies Edna Wallwork and Eileen Fullarton were beaten semi-finalists in the handicap event, with Carol Littlewood and Virginia Jamieson also qualifying for the last eight but were beaten in the first round.

Doreen Leask qualified for the last eight of the scratch matchplay but was beaten in the first round.

Course record

And we have a new amateur course record for the 1562.

Kevin Gall scored a remarkable 62 on 1 May, in the Royal Montrose Mercantile Golf Club May Day Cup competition.

His score consisted of nine birdies and nine pars and broke the long-standing course record held by Ross Coull.

Holes in one hit double figures

Back in Montrose, there is finally some good news about the 9th on the Broomfield.

Congratulations to Alison Johansen who had had her first hole in one on 5 May on the “new 9th” of the Broomie, using her trusty three-wood and a Titleist Pro V1.

The hole is 150 yards and the achievement was witnessed by her husband Stephen and son Gavin.

Also holing out last week was James Collier. This is the tenth hole in one on the links this year.

James holed his pitching wedge shot in a club tie with Stephen McGill on the 137-yard 3rd hole of the 1562 course.

This was the third time he has holed in one and needless to say despite losing the tie in extra holes he did indeed win the hole against Stephen

Congratulations to both Alison and James.

Next sessions for Ladies to Get into Golf

Do you know a female who might be interested in getting into golf?

We’ve just announced next month’s dates for our Ladies Get into Golf classes

  • Wednesdays from 11-12 noon  on the 2, 9, 16 & 23 June
  • Fridays from 10-11 am  on the 4, 11, 18 & 25 June

They get four hours of tuition for £50 and all equipment is supplied, if required.

You can tell them 2021 is the time to try something new and meet lots of new friends.

The contact is professional@montrosegolflinks if they have any questions or would like to book a place.

Is everyone registered and ready?

Here’s a short guide to registering with BRS as a season ticket holder in easy steps…

Golphin Pathway update

We are absolutely delighted to have 34 kids now registered across the Golphin sessions for budding young golfers.

Thanks to the generous support of our two sponsors – Fotheringham Property Developments and BNI Nexus – we are in the process of supplying water bottles, gym bags and hoodies to all the kids who have registered.

 Step back in time

You may know a little about the historic courses on the Montrose Links.

Here, our head professional Jason Boyd steps in as expert guide to tell you a little more

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