New 2019 Rules of Golf

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It’s not long now until the introduction of the new Rules of Golf, with some huge changes set to come into play.

The changes have been brought in to modernise the game while making the rules more consistent, fair and easier to understand and apply.

In advance of the launch on 1 January 2019, please find a few documents to help explain the changes.

End of Season Captain's Newsletter

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It's the end of the golf season so we thought it would be a good time to write  a Captain's Newsletter with a summary of what's taken place over the past six months on and off the course…

> Read the Captain’s Newsletter

“The six and a half months since the end of March seem to have flown by and if the saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ is true then it’s been a very enjoyable season on the golf course.”

Craig Howie Tops Pro Tour Rankings

Pro Golf Tour Number One!

Congratulations to Craig Howie who has clinched top spot in the Pro Tour Order Order of Merit with earnings of €23,481 after the season ending Castanea Resort Championship. A fantastic achievement by the Peebles man after a long season in Africa and Europe. The Challenge Tour now beckons...just one good season away from the European Tour!

Thanks to all the members and sponsors who have supported him and we look forward to following his progress on the next level up!

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RYDER CUP CHALLENGE MATCH DRAW

RYDER CUP CHALLENGE MATCH

PEEBLES V THE REST OF THE WORLD

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – 8.30am SHOTGUN START

To celebrate the final day of this year’s Ryder Cup in Paris, Peebles will once again be hosting its own Ryder Cup Challenge Match, which has become a tradition at the club since 2014.

Taking place on Sunday 30 September, this will be a fun competition open to all players with a handicap (men, women and juniors), contested between two team – Peebles and The Rest of the World. The event will have an 8.30am shotgun start, allowing everyone to get back to the clubhouse to watch the Ryder Cup action unfold on our bIg screens, live on Sky Sports.

Entry fee will be £2 per player to fund prizes and a special Ryder Cup menu will be available from our catering team throughout the day.

PEEBLESborn, bred or raised, attended a Peebles primary school or have lived in the town most of your life

REST OF THE WORLD – those who have travelled from far off lands such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, England, Ireland, South Africa, USA...or Innerleithen.

We would encourage you to wear team colours on the day to add to the occasion – Blue for Peebles (Europe) and Red for the Rest of the World (USA).

As you will see we still have some spaces available to make up a full tee sheet of fourballs. If you would like to take part then please contact the office or put your name on the sheet in reception.

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RESULTS OF THE SENIOR LADIES OPEN - 13TH SEPTEMBER

Well done to those who took part in yesterdays Ladies Seniors Open Greensome’s. We hope you had an enjoyable day and look forward to welcoming back.

A massive thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped on the day.

Below are the prizes winners:

1st - Marny Waddell (Peebles) & Janet Reid Thomas (Comiston Ladies) - 69.8

2nd - Sheila Cuthbertson & Denise Richards (Both Peebles) - 71.6

3rd - Grace Black (Dunbar) & Anne Dods (Torwoodlee) - 72

  • Nearest the pin on 7th - Sheila Cuthbertson - HOLE IN ONE!

  • Nearest the pin on 16th - Marny Waddell

  • Longest Drive on the 9th - Anne Dods (Torwoodlee)

PGC members who won prizes will be able to collect from the club bar. All others will be posted to their relevant clubs. For a full list of scores please click here.

TT SANDERSON DRAW - SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

We look forward to welcoming all participants to this year’s TT Sanderson Memorial Trophy. Now that the draw has been made, please see below a full list of tee times. Scoring will be on a full handicap, stableford points system with all six scores aggregated.

Best of luck to all competitors and we hope you enjoy your time with us. For a full list of scores please click here.

US MASTERS QUALIFYING RESULTS

Thanks to all those members and visitors who took part in our inaugural US Masters qualifying event. Below is the full list of results, good luck to the Kingsacre Bandits who go on to the final at Blairgowrie Golf Club.

  • Closest to the pin on the 1st – Ivor Clarke

  • Longest Drive on the 9th – Thomas Grant

  • Sweep Winners of 4 Dozen Pro V1’s – Peebles Hackers

 Full results

Full results

RESULTS OF GENTS SENIORS 3 MAN TEXAS SCRAMBLE

Tuesday 4th September

Thanks to everyone who took part and to those volunteers who helped on the day. 

Below are the prize winners:

Prizes:                                                                    

  • First – G Curran, B Reid & J Archibald - net 59.05
  • Second – J Logan, D Millar & L Wallace - net 59.75
  • Third – S Matthews, A Pearson & D Maitland - net 60.4
  • Fourth – T Litster, C Roberts & A Thomson - net 60.5

Nearest the Pin:

  • 7th – S Morrison
  • 12th – L Wallace
  • 16th - G Porteous

Longest Drive: D Maitland

Vouchers for Peebles members will be available to collect from the club bar. For a full list of results please click here.

RESULTS OF GENTS 4BBB OPEN - Saturday 1st September

Thanks to everyone who took part and to those volunteers who helped on the day.

Below are the prize winners:

1st. David Knox & Ian JD Stewart - net 58

2nd. Gerard Crowe & George Rankin - net 62 (BIH)

3rd. Scott Mackay & Guest - net 62

4th. Ryan Forsyth & Guest - net 63

  • Nearest the pin on 7 - A. Lambie
  • Nearest the pin on 12 - S. Burnett
  • Nearest the pin on 16 - R. Douglas

Vouchers for Peebles members will be available to collect from the club bar. For a full list of results please click here.

Craig Howie Support Golf Day - Friday 21st September

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The club is looking for teams and donations for the the “Craig Howie Support Golf Day” which will be held on Friday 21st September 2018 with a 1 pm shotgun start.

Craig has been a member of the Club since the age of seven and has been a fabulous ambassador throughout his Junior and Senior amateur career. Craig was Scottish Boys Champion in 2012, he was first in the Amateur Championship qualifying at Carnoustie in 2015 and won the prestigious Craigmillar Park Open in 2013 & 2017. He has represented Scotland with distinction at both Junior and Full International level.

Craig is currently playing on the Pro Golf Tour in Europe. He has performed consistently well and secured his maiden professional win after a sensational final round at the Leipziger Open in Germany. He is in the number one spot in the Pro Golf Tour rankings to all but guaranteed promotion to the European Challenge Tour next season. Craig is also seeking to qualify to play on the main European Tour and will be attending Qualifying School in the Autumn.

We are aiming to have full field of 20 teams for a scramble competition. The entrance fee is £150 per team which can include members and non-members – maximum handicap 28 men, 36 women. The fee includes a buffet meal served after the competition.

Offers to sponsor prizes for the event or the supporting raffle \ auction will be very much appreciated. All funds raised will be utilised to support Craig on Tour next season. Entries and offers of prize sponsorship should be directed to the Office.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Niall Watson

Club Manager

Odd Shaped Ball Golf Day - Results & Prize Winners

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A huge thanks to the 152 players and sponsors who supported the Odd Shaped Ball Golf Day, helping to raise a fantastic total of £1,600 for junior golf in Peebles. Congratulations to all our winners - if you weren't at the prizegiving, you can pick up your prizes from the office.

> Click here for final leaderboard

TEAM PRIZES

 Team Winners: Rick Martin, Ellie Martin, Darren Howie and Ben Martin (standing in for ricky sked)

Team Winners: Rick Martin, Ellie Martin, Darren Howie and Ben Martin (standing in for ricky sked)

1ST: 55.4 - Darren Howie, Rick Martin, Ellie Martin & Ricky Sked

£30 VOUCHER EACH & 4-BALL AT DUNBAR GOLF CLUB

2ND: 56.4 Mark Thomson, Chris Thomson, Oliver Furness & Nigel Furness

£20 VOUCHER EACH & 4-BALL AT RATHO PARK GOLF CLUB

3RD: 57.1 Cammy Greenshields, Kenny Greenshields, Kerr Sutherland & Michael Smith

HUGO BOSS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TIE & 4-BALL AT DALMAHOY

4TH: 57.6 Kevin Blacklaw, Davie Wells, Jamie Morris & Jamie Fenton

4-BALL AT PAISLEY GOLF CLUB & A SLEEVE OF TITLEIST PRO V1s

 Runners-Up Nigel Furness, Mark Thomson, Chris Thomson and Oliver Furness

Runners-Up Nigel Furness, Mark Thomson, Chris Thomson and Oliver Furness

NEAREST THE PINS

1ST - PAIR OF SKECHERS GOLF SHOES sponsored by Skechers Golf

Winner: Graeme McLellan

5TH - PRO SHOP GIFT sponsored by Graham Lowther

Winner: Mandy Roger

6th - PROSECCO, LOCH LOMOND WHISKY & VOLVIC BALLS sponsored by Ross Duncan

Winner: Cammy Young

7TH - BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE sponsored by Les Biscomb

Winner: Aaron Dores

8TH - BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE sponsored by Gavin Carruthers

Winner: Sam Anderson

12TH - BOX OF PRO V1s sponsored by HowDidIDo

Winner: David Wells

15TH - PRO SHOP VOUCHER sponsored by Davie Tait

Winner: Simon Fairburn

16TH - OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP RUCKSACK

Winner: Darren Massey

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 STRAIGHEST DRIVE & LONGEST DRIVE

18TH - BUNKER MENTALITY HOLDALL Sponsored by Grant Foster

Winner: Chris Patterson

10TH - OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP RUCKSACK

Winner: Niall Watson

RAFFLE PRIZES

SHOTSCOPE V2 GOLF WATCH – Rick Martin

TOM TOM GOLFER 2 SE WATCH – Paddy Shields

SUN MOUNTAIN LIGHTWEIGHT GOLF BAG – Martin Kelso

BUNKER MENTALITY POLO SHIRTS – Jim Dickson

TWEED VALLEY PHYSIO VOUCHER – Scott Stevenson

CASE OF BELHAVEN BEER – Robin Leith

BOTTLE OF GLAYVA – James Young

BOTTLE OF WINE – Archie Rankine

CLUB JUMPER FROM STEVE JOHNSTON – Les Shortreed

 

 

Victorious Howie Homes in on Number One Spot

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Peebles golfer Craig Howie secured his maiden professional win after a sensational final round at the Leipziger Open in Germany and surged to the number one spot in the Pro Golf Tour rankings to all but guarantee promotion to the European Challenge Tour next season.

The 23-year old former Scottish Boys Champion, playing his first season in the paid ranks, came from behind on the third and final day with a stunning 8-under par 64 which included two eagles and five birdies, leaving him tied for the lead on 16-under par with compatriot Chris Robb from Aberdeen. Having lost out in extra holes in the previous tournament, Howie held his nerve to sink a short birdie putt on the third play-off hole to take the title and with it, a cheque for 6,666 euros, which elevated him to top spot on the Order of Merit with just three events remaining. With the top five players booking a place on the more lucrative Challenge Tour next season, the Peebles man is a certainty to stay within the leading places, and has now set his sights on finishing the year as the Tour’s number one golfer.

“It’s nice to get the first win under my belt and I’m delighted to have got the job done. Getting to the play-off in my previous event was huge for me and it gave me the confidence to know that I could produce the goods when I needed to. It was nice to win in style with a low final round and perform under pressure in the play-off.” said Howie, who became the first ever Peebles golfer to win a professional Tour event.

 Howie rolls in the winning birdie putt

Howie rolls in the winning birdie putt

 

Having finished runner-up in the previous two events with an accumulative score of 24-under par for his last six rounds, Craig knew he was in great form heading into the tournament in Leipzig last week.

“I’ve been playing well and scoring low so I’d approached the event with a different mentality of going for birdies and not really having to think about my score, which is a good place to be. “

"You need that to do well on this Tour and it gives me the belief that I can do that at a higher level. My target now is to kick on and finish the season as number one, which would earn me an even better category on the Challenge Tour. I’ve achieved the goal I set myself at the start of the season and that’s satisfying.”

Craig was besieged by messages of congratulations by fellow members and received a great ovation when he returned home to the club on Saturday afternoon.

“The messages of support from back home have been crazy and it’s great to have so many people behind me. Stobo Castle have been great sponsors for me and the Club and its members have also supported me really well with fundraising from an event they did last year. We’ve got another one at the end of September so it would be great to fill all the teams and get another good turnout. It’s a nice way for me to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and help with the next stage of my career. It’s an expensive job unfortunately so I really appreciate the sponsorship I have received which has enabled me to play at this level.”


If you’d like to support Craig, you can enter a team of four in Peebles Golf Club’s Elite Golfer Support Day, which takes place in September, costing £150 for a team. To book your place, please contact the office on 01721 720197.


Craig’s next event is this week’s Starnberg Open, also in Germany, with the Tour Championship taking place from 24 – 26 September.

Elite Golfer Support Day - 21 September

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Following the huge success of our inaugural Elite Golfer Support Day in 2017, Peebles Golf Club will be once again staging an event to support our aspiring young players taking place on Friday 21 September.

All proceeds from last year's event went towards funding for players, including Pro Golf Tour player Craig Howie, who has since gone on to be number one in the rankings on the Pro Golf Tour and secure a Challenge Tour Card for next season. The support Craig has received has been invaluable in helping with the extensive travel and accommodation costs of life on tour, with events being played in North Africa and continental Europe. It is fantastic to see Craig's continued progress as he flies the flag for Peebles and raises the club's profile.

The format of the event is a Texas Scramble and entry fee is £150 for a team of four, which includes dinner. There are some great prizes on offer with an auction/raffle taking place in the evening following the presentation and a Q&A with Craig.

If you and your friends would like to take part, please contact Niall or Martin in the office on 01721 721097 or e-mail manager@peeblesgolfclub.com

 

Enter the Odd Shaped Ball Golf Day – Saturday 18 August

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The fourth annual Odd Shaped Ball Golf Day takes place at Peebles Golf Club on Saturday 18 August and we are encouraging all golfers to take part.

Last year’s event attracted a record entry of 192 players and helped raise over £1,900 for the club’s junior section, with proceeds going towards new equipment and coaching to support the development of our next generation of golfers.

The format of the event is a ‘Texas Scramble with a Twist’, with players invited to make up a team of four to take part. The event is open to all categories of current members (gents, ladies and juniors) with the opportunity to invite guests to make up your team, or enter a team of four guests. Tee-times are available from 0730 to 1630.

 The kids club challenge on the 16th hole

The kids club challenge on the 16th hole

As well as the usual Scramble rules, we’ll be dropping in a few fun holes, including playing one of the par 3s with the kids plastic clubs, teeing off through the rugby posts, a few tricked up pin positions and other surprises! A BBQ and drinks stand will also be available throughout the day.

Entry costs £10 per person which includes a raffle ticket and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and individuals, we can some fantastic team and raffle prizes on offer.

If you are a member, you can enter via the online booking system linked below:

> Book your team now

If you’re not a member but want to take part, please call the Office or Pro Shop on 01721 721097.

The event is part of the local Odd Shaped Ball campaign which has raised more than £27,000 for local sport in Peebles over the past five years across golf, rugby, football, cricket, hockey and netball.

For more details on the Odd Shaped Ball, visit: https://www.facebook.com/OddShapedBallPeebles/

Peebles Men's Open - Sunday 8 July, Draw

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To view the draw for the Peebles Men's Open on Sunday 8 July, please click on the link below. We still have a number of spaces available in the times highlighted so if you are looking for a last-minute booking, please use the 'Enter our Opens' button on the home page.

> The Draw

Players should report to the check-in desk in the clubhouse foyer no later than 10 minutes prior to your tee-time.

History Repeats Itself at Club Championship Finals

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It was a case of déjà vu at the Peebles Golf Club Championship Finals on Saturday as Jamie Morris and Sheila Cuthbertson both chalked up another title success at the end of a superb week of golf over the Kirklands course.

The scorching heat was matched by scintillating play over five days of knock-out golf, with the course looking more like an Open Championship links as golfers across six different categories went head to head in the club’s blue ribbon event.

In the Men’s Championship, Jamie Morris made it ten wins in the space of just 21 years, overcoming the challenge of old rival Allan Turnbull in a superb final. The game ebbed and flowed over the first 18 holes with Morris recording no fewer than six birdies, but the match turned in Turnbull’s favour after the former Scotland international chipped in for birdie at 15 before Morris levelled at the halfway stage with a fine birdie on the 18th. The second round followed a similar pattern with Turnbull, looking for his first win since 1992, edging ahead early on. Ever the competitor, Morris battled back strongly and sealed victory number 10 by a 2&1 margin on the 35th hole to etch his name into the Peebles history books. On the Friday night, Morris earned a comfortable win over Jordan Lamb to reach the final, while Colin Fraser had put up a great fight with Turnbull in the other match, narrowly missing a birdie putt on the final green which would have taken the match to extra holes.

 Sheila Cuthbertson clinched her 21st championship title with a win over June Ann Clark

Sheila Cuthbertson clinched her 21st championship title with a win over June Ann Clark

The Ladies Championship Final had a familiar look to it, with Sheila Cuthbertson battling hard to edge out Mandy Rodger in an excellent semi-final tie to earn her place against June-Ann Clark, who impressed with a comfortable 5&4 win over Denise Richards. Looking for her first ever title, Clark had a narrow lead at the halfway stage, but the experience of Cuthbertson – 51 years after winning her first championship – won the day, eventually closing out the match on the 17th hole.

Experience was also to the fore in the Men’s B Championship, as 70-year-old Jimmy Nicol stormed through the field to take the title. The three-time Boys’ champion showed his class throughout the week, defeating Sam Anderson in the semis to set up a final with another member of the Clark family, June Ann’s husband Allen, who overcame the challenge of Davie McAllister on Friday evening. It was Nicol however who belied his age to earn a comfortable 4&3 win, much to the delight of his watching family and fellow pipe band members.

There was a second successive Ladies B Championship success for Lillian Smith, who beat Mandi Bain 4&3 to lift the Laverock Cup, while the closest battle of the day came in the Men’s C Championship, as David Rusnack held off the challenge from Les Shortreed to clinch a popular win.

 New junior champion Jack Kinghorn

New junior champion Jack Kinghorn

Earlier in the day, the club saw a rising star clinch the Junior Championship title, with 7-handicap youngster Jack Kinghorn – younger brother of Scotland international Blair – storming to a 7&6 victory over Rueben Sterricks. Congratulations to both players on reaching the final and it was great to see such a strong field take part in this year’s knock-out stages, with more juniors coming through the ranks to challenge them next year. The future looks in good hands!

The club would like to thanks the various volunteers who supported Championship Week through starting and refereeing and the fellow members who came out to support the players in the final. To see more photos and videos from Championship week, visit our Facebook page.