Golf news – 18 Feb 2021

Golf news – 18 Feb 2021

We’re gearing up for the start of the season in the pro shop.

We are continuing to embrace the virtual world of events with our upcoming online event on 3 March with PGA rules guru Ashley Weller.

Golphin for Kids

And the recent online event that launched the GolPhin for Kids was a great success.

Over 50 people joined the call on 4 February to find out more about how their children can get involved.

At Montrose Links, we are passionate about junior golf and strongly believe it should be about making it fun and enjoyable.

GolPhin is a Scottish company that is focused on grass roots and the future for all our budding young golfers. We are partnering with them to launch a new programme for primary age children.

Golphin Director Alan Tait said it was “a privilege to be working with one of the oldest and finest courses in Scotland in an effort to growing the game” – high praise, indeed.

You can find out more here.

The planned roll-out of the ten-week programme is April and the £59 fee will only be due then. Everyone who has expressed an interest so far will be contacted next week on progress.

We also have to express our deep gratitude to Fotheringham Property Developments, who have kindly offered to sponsor the Golphin for Kids Pathway2Golf programme here at Montrose.

Tartan Pro Tour

The Tartan Pro Tour returns to Montrose Golf Links on 15 & 16 April this year.

Paul Lawrie and some of Scotland’s best young talent are returning for a 36-hole tournament after the success of the Winter series event.

The Tartan Pro Tour is a development tour for male and female golf professionals, providing a stepping stone for aspiring tournament professionals to reach the highest levels of competition.

Paul Lawrie said: “Playing on top quality courses is an important aspect of the Tartan Pro Tour and the 1562 championship course at Montrose Golf Links is an excellent test with lots of variety.

“We are very excited to launch the 2021 season at Montrose.”

And we are excited to welcome the tour in April. You can see more on all our 2021 events here.

Roll camera, action?

In the last newsletter, our head professional Jason Boyd issued a plea for volunteers.

He is looking for help to produce some videos for our members with top golfing tips.

We’re pleased to announce that four fearless volunteers have stepped forward to assist.

Unfortunately the recent bout of bad weather means we have to wait a little longer to see these top tips and guidance, but it’s good to know our members are keen to help.

Ryder Cup quiz answers

And finally, what you’ve all been waiting for – the answers to last week’s Ryder Cup quiz, which focused on the opposition.

  1. Who was the last American captain to win on European soil?   Tom Watson 1993
  2. Who famously lost twice in a day to Brian Barnes?   Jack Nicklaus 1975
  3. Who lost to Sam Torrance in 1985 at the Belfry?  Andy Bean

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