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Golf news – 4 March 2021

Golf news – 4 March 2021

Ian Anderson

Recently there have been two holes in one by members.

The first, on 20 February, came from Ian Anderson.

Ian is a new member and a retired vet spending his days playing golf.

Playing with Pat Mulcahy, he “slam-dunked” (straight in the hole with no bounce) his 9 iron at the 3rd hole on the Broomfield.

Despite playing for many years this was Ian’s first ace.

Alistair Serrrels

And then a week later on 27 February, Alistair Serrels holed his 9 iron shot at the 3rd on the 1562 when playing with clubmate Keith Norman.

This was the fourth time Alistair has achieved this. However his last was over 30 years ago and they were all at Hollandbush Golf Club where he grew up.

The remarkable feat was compounded by his tee shot at the 12th landing within two feet of the hole and he tapped in for a birdie 2, and he made 3 at the 16th. He covered all the par 3 holes in just six shots.

He tells us his general play card had every score from a 1 to a 7 written on it.

This follows the first hole-in-one of 2021 on 3 January from Stephen Pirie, who also holed his tee shot at the third hole on the 1562 course

Booking privileges

From Monday (8 March), booking privileges for members are changing so that you can only book one tee time (currently members can book more than one tee time for multiple players).

Tee times

Two-ball golf groupings are set to continue until further guidance is received from Scottish Golf and the Scottish Government.

Tee times are available to book via the BRS online system.

With this in mind, there will be no facility for members or golf clubs to reserve multiple tee times for club events etc.

When we revert to three-ball and/or four-ball play, we will once more consider advance block bookings.

Remember, you can book tee times four days in advance from 7pm for both courses through the online booking system or by calling 01674 672634.

If you are experiencing any difficulties booking a tee time, do let us know.

Rules refresher

Twenty-four members enjoyed an online presentation last night (Wed) on the rules of golf, and changes since 2019.

Hosted by our head professional Jason Boyd, the presenter was leading PGA referee Ashley Weller.

Jason told us it was a great night as we prepare for the new season and it will be great to see Ashley back with the EuroPro team in June.

Losing your grip?

As we prepare for the start of the season, Jason has some top tips for regripping your clubs.

You can watch his advice in this video here.

 

Ladies will eventually Get Into Golf

We promise this is going to be worth the wait. But there is once more a delay to the start of the Ladies Get into Golf session – https://montrosegolflinks.com/2021-ladies-sessions/

With the latest government guidance not allowing one-to-one and small group coaching until 29 March, the new dates for classes are:

  • Wednesdays between 11am and 12noon, on 31 March, and 7, 14 & 21 April
  • Fridays between 12noon and 1pm, on 2, 9, 16 & 23 April
  • Sundays between 10am and 11am, on 4, 11, 18 & 21 April

For more information, call our professional Jason Boyd on 01674 672634 or email professional@montrosegolflinks.com

Top tips

It’s World Book Day today (Thursday).

To mark the occasion, our head professional Jason is highlighting two of what he thinks are the best books around at the moment that help golfers understand the game and improve their skills.

First up, we have The Practice Manual, Ultimate guide for golfers (Adam Young)

Using information from the latest in motor learning research you will discover the keys which make up the ultimate practice plan, finding out where you have been going wrong and quickly making changes for the better.

And the second recommendation is Every Shot Counts (Mark Brodie)

There’s a foreword from Sean Foley, who is a leading coach in the game today and it’s all about using data to understand the game.

Edoardo Molinari European Ryder Cup star says it’s “a fantastic book, it could change the way you play the game.” And who are we to argue?

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