TAMS is a well known group within Peebles Golf Club but not everyone knows that it stands for 'Thursday am Seniors' .
TAMS was established by 23 Senior members in 1993. 9 holes of golf are played every Thursday morning in all seasons, followed by coffee and conversation.
The first Thursday of every month is a Stableford competition and every other week it is a strokeplay competition.. 2 golf balls are awarded for first place with the runner up receiving one ball. Those players achieving birdies also win a golf ball and each week a golf ball is awarded to the player who is nearest the pin on the 7th hole. Everyone is however guaranteed to win at least one golf ball in the course of the year as players' birthdays are marked with the same coveted prize.
Over the summer, 4 trophies are played for including the Stanley Ridgeway Trophy and the Roddie McAlpine Gavel. The Drew Haldane Quaich is played for over the winter months.
Of the original members who founded TAMS, 3 still play. Currently there are 34 TAMS playing with an age range from late 50s to 90 and a handicap range from 7 to 25. New players are always welcome.
TAMS is now a well established part of Peebles Golf Club that provides many of our senior members with the chance to play some competitive golf in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. TAMS also continue to support our younger members by sponsoring the Club's junior players.
The Seniors' blog will bring you the results from the weekly TAMS competitions.
Thank you to George Langlands for the TAMS information.