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Golf news – 28 May 2021

Golf news – 28 May 2021

Order of Merit

With prizes up for grabs worth in the region of £2,000 the Order of Merit is now entering the third week of 26.

Brian McKay is the early pacesetter so far.

Remember, at just £5 to enter you can play on any day apart from a Wednesday and a Saturday. Bonus points are available for those who choose to play on a Sunday.

It’s your chance to win your season ticket for 2022.

OOM leaderboard

  1. Brian McKay 800
  2. Corry Marshall 600
  3. John Bremner 300
  4. David Clark 175
  5. Finn Coull 175
  6. Sean Logue 165

You can also find the Links Matchplay Draws here 

Links Qualifying took place on the 15 and 22 May over the 1562 course.

Sean Logue was the top qualifier with a 142 total (73 and 69).  Marc Simants and Gary Tough finished one shot further back on 143.

In the handicap, the leading qualifer was Brian McKay with a 135 total and he finished 6 shots ahead of John Robertson and Craig Traill.

Video volunteer

practise your puttingYou may remember that we shouted out for some fearless volunteers to appear on video.

Despite lockdown’s best efforts, we’re pleased to report that our first victim, or volunteer, is here.

You can see how Craig Sharp and Jason got on with practising their putting here

Ladies Get into Golf

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

A real success in 2020/21, our Ladies Get into Golf sessions are a boost to health and wellbeing, as well as the chance to meet new people and try something new.

It’s great fun in a friendly environment and the latest dates have been announced.

  • 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.

Ladies Links

If you would like to participate in the 2021 Ladies Links Championship, email us or call 01674 672932 by Friday 11 June.

This is open to 1562 lady season ticket holders.

The Ladies Links will be a seeded draw and the handicap competition will be random.  Draws will be issued to competitors the week commencing Monday 14 June.

  • Quarter-finals must be played on or before the 18 July
  • Semi-finals on or before 22 August
  • Finals Day will be held on Sunday 5 September with tee times as follows:
    • Ladies Handicap Final 1.30pm
    • Ladies Links 1.45pm

Women’s International Golf Day

womens golf dayStaying on the subject of women’s golf, we are holding an event at Montrose Golf Links on Tuesday to mark Women’s Golf Day.

Find out more about a great day in this attachment, and take part in some or all of the activities on the day.

Lunch is provided free, courtesy of our professional Jason Boyd as a thank you for 20 years of support.

Any new ladies can also come for lunch and take part in the taster session meeting other ladies. It’s a great introduction to golf (and they can find out more about Ladies Get into Golf sessions!).

Fitting day for Callaway

Our professional Jason held a Callaway fitting day earlier this week.

He and Callaway Tech Representative Roger Goodfellow and Jason had sessions with 18 season ticket holders on Monday (24 May).

Gains were made on current equipment and everyone went away with lots to think about when it came to purchasing new clubs.

Jason says this was one of the busiest fitting days we have ever had, and thanks everyone for their support.

USPGA Championship

We can’t let the golf news slip by this week without mentioning the fact that Phil Mickelson at 51 became the oldest major winner ever.

A truly outstanding performance from Phil to finish two shots ahead of the pack. A great win and he joins a legendary group of players who have won six majors or more.

The final scores can be seen here

Question

Before Phil’s victory in the USPGA who was the oldest major winner? (answer below)

British Masters

Also proving what a fantastic sport golf is, Richard Bland won The British Masters at the iconic Belfry resort last week.

Four hundred and seventy seven tour events without a victory, he finally won, proving the old adage you should never give up.

He made history in at the Betfred British Masters by becoming the oldest first-time winner in European Tour history, where he defeated Guido Migliozzi in a play-off to earn his maiden title during his 478th appearance.

Answer

Before Phil’s victory in the USPGA who was the oldest major winner?
It was Julius Boros who lifted the 1968 PGA Championship in San Antonio aged 48.

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