Golf news – 4 Feb 2021

Golf news – 4 Feb 2021

Volunteers wanted

Keen to improve your golf and don’t mind doing it in public?

Our head professional is looking for volunteers to help produce some videos for our members with top golfing tips.

Maybe you want to help with the filming, or maybe you want to take part in the tuition featured in the video.

You get free expert guidance and advice, and a head start to the season’s golfing.

Interested? Email Jason Boyd at

New season preparation

Indeed, February is a great month to start focusing on your preparation for the new season.

One of the few bright sides of the current lockdown is that one-to-one tuition is permitted.

Are you committed to improving your handicap, or gaining your handicap during 2021?

Maybe you need a new putter? Our head pro Jason Boyd has some top tips for you here.

Golf lessons are a great way to improve and track your progress and with the help of Trackman, the market leader in Launch monitors, we have all the tools to help you.

Get in touch with the professional shop for more details.

New dates for Ladies Get into Golf

Due to ongoing restrictions caused by the global Covid pandemic, we will not be able to start the Ladies Get into Golf sessions in February as planned.

Instead we are taking bookings for session starting from the middle of March.

The new dates for classes are:

  • Wednesdays between 11am and 12noon, on 17, 24 & 31 March, and 7 April
  • Fridays between 12noon and 1pm, on 12, 19 & 26 March, and 2 April
  • Sundays between 10am and 11am, on 14, 21 & 28 March, and 4 April

Dates announced for 2021 Ladies Get into Golf sessions

For more information, call our professional Jason Boyd on 01674 672634 or email

Latest on the European Tour

Ryder Cup year always gives the big events on the European Tour a boost as some of the real stars come back to play.

The Dubai Desert Classic is one such event with a real world class list of past winners and what an event just finished.

Paul Casey has been a world class player for many years and of course a Ryder Cup veteran.

What a fantastic performance in all four rounds and a real lesson in doing things very well under pressure.

He stayed patient and controlled his golf ball round a very difficult golf course. A deserved victory and I am sure he will be on the team come September.

Another great event for Scotland’s Bob McIntyre, and while not going his way in the final round I’m sure he will have learned much from playing with Casey in the final group on the final day.

Can Bob fly the flag for Scotland and make the team? We wish him well in his quest.

Ryder Cup quiz

As you know it is Ryder Cup year, but how well do you know the opposition?

  1. Who was the last American captain to win on European soil?
  2. Who famously lost twice in a day to Brian Barnes?
  3. Who lost to Sam Torrance in 1985 at the Belfry?

Answers to last newsletter’s questions are:

  1. Who is the Ryder Cup named after? Samuel Ryder, an English businessman, entrepreneur, golf enthusiast, and golf promoter
  2. Name the two venues to have hosted the Ryder Cup in Scotland? Muirfield (1973) and Gleneagles (2014)
  3. Ian Poulter has been given a great nickname in the Ryder Cup, what is it? The Postman 

Benefits of golf

Montrose Golf Links can be played 12 months of the year.

Angus courses have been hit hard with ice and snow since the start of 2021 and have been closed or partially open to date.

Despite the cold frosty conditions, it has been great to see both Montrose courses busy.

It is proven that playing golf is good for you, here we look at the 10 biggest reasons why golf is looking after your health and wellbeing.

  • You are outside in the fresh air
  • Golf is a social sport
  • Provides a healthy competitive streak
  • Can be enjoyed while not scoring
  • Great to boost your brain and concentration
  • Good for your heart
  • Improves your mental wellness and reduces stress
  • Helps to burn calories and improves weight loss
  • Low impact sport with low injury risk
  • Improves your sleep

There you go – 10 perfect excuses for why you’re out on the golf course!




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