Peebles Golf Club: Club Secretary and Accountant

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Peebles Golf Club is seeking a part time club secretary and accountant to assume executive responsibility for the day-to-day management, financial control and operations of the club.  The position, which will report to the Captain and Board, is part of a broader office restructure which will replace the existing club management contract.

The role will include responsibility for:

  • Overseeing the Clubs service offerings and facilities, ensuring these are presented to the highest standards for members and visitors at all times;

  • The recruitment, performance, management and motivation of the club’s employees

  • Managing arrangements with, and working in close liaison with, the Club Professional and Caterer;

  • Health and safety and other legal and regulatory matters;

  • Organisation and administration of Committee meetings in liaison with the Captain and Board;

  • Acting as a negotiator and agent in respect to all new material contracts the club enters; 

  • Reviewing all activities of the Club and advising the Board of any key matters requiring their attention;

  • Ensuring that proper accounting records and systems of internal control are efficiently maintained;

  • Preparing the annual budget, investment plan and other financial forecasts, in liaison with the Finance Convenor;

  • Monitoring and reporting on the Club’s cash flow position, and monthly income and expenditure relative to budget; and

  • Oversight and support for the year-end annual reporting processes

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership, motivation, diplomacy and communication skills;

  • Knowledge of employment laws and other relevant regulation;

  • Flexible approach to working hours including weekends

Hours and Remuneration:

It is anticipated that the candidate will work 10-15 hours a week.  A competitive package commensurate with experience is on offer.

Application Process:

To apply candidates should send a letter highlighting their motivation for the role, plus an up-to-date CV specifically detailing your relevant skills and experiences as per the Personnel Specification.

Please send your application to: secretary@peeblesgolfclub.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th May

 

 

 

Factory Cup Results & Weekly Round-Up

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Factory Cup

 The warm weather drew a packed field for Saturday’s Factory Cup team tournament with no fewer than 144 competitors taking part. Temperatures reached the 70’s but the scores plummeted as players took advantage of perfect conditions coupled with a fun scoring format. The that sizzled most in the sunshine were the quartet of Andrew Flannery, Sam Anderson, Rob Wilson and John Dawson, who’s 17-under par total of 124 gave them a one-shot victory over Alan Aiken, Ross Aiken, Kerr Sutherland and their guest. In third place were Ian Connor, Billy Wilson, Grahame Connor and Gerry Crowe on 128 with the all-female grouping of Lorna Rutherford, Sheila Horsburgh, Sheila Cuthbertson and Denise Richards in fourth spot with an excellent score of 12-under par.

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 If that whetted your appetite, there’s more team golf on Saturday 11 May when the popular David Duthie Texas Scramble takes place. It’s back to individual stroke play this Saturday with the qualifying round for the Captain’s – Vice-Captain’s Trophy, played alongside the Amanda McCullough Memorial Trophy, while the next Scotsdale Monthly Medal takes place on the first Saturday in May. Entry via the usual route on the BRS system – don’t forget to download the App if you haven’t done so already.

Ladies Results

There was a three-way tie in the April Stableford with Marlene Borthwick, Julie Oram and Sheila Horsburgh all scoring 35 points. Congratulations to Sheila who won on the better inward half.

In the first of the season’s SGA Medals, Katie Brackenridge made light of the Baltic conditions to come out on top in the Bronze Division, scoring a commendable 70(21) resulting in a cut in her handicap and promotion to the Silver Division. The Silver Division competitors failed to master the conditions with Patricia Wood running out the winner with a 77(14).


Continuing her steady form since recovering from shoulder surgery, Sheila Horsburgh and partner Lorna Rutherford won the Coronation Foursomes with a fine tally of 37 points, while Susan Brown scored 37 points to lift the Cystic Fibrosis trophy, beating Glynis Reid on the better inward half.

Junior Golf

Ten young golfers contested the David Duthie Trophy last weekend and it proved to be a runaway victory for Frankie Masson, who fired a superb scratch score of 75 – playing off 15! – to card a net 60. The ever-improving Masson is now down to 12 and is certainly a name to look out for this season. Kerr Sutherland edged Ross Aiken for second place on the better inward half after both finished on net 67. Well done boys – keep up the good work.

ClubGolf coaching returns on Sunday, starting at 10am for the P1 – P3 group and an 11am kick-off for the older P4 – S1 group, with all new members welcome.

Top Three Finish for Howie

Darren Howie’s fine early season form continued as he notched an impressive third place finish in the prestigious Battle Trophy, held at the Crail Golfing Society in the East Neuk of Fife. The 20-year-old Scotland international put himself into contention with rounds of 70 and 71 on the opening day and despite a two-over par 74 in the third round, he finished in style with an excellent four-under par 68. That gave him a 72-hole aggregate of 284, seven shots behind winner Josepth Bryce from Bathgate who sealed back-to-back victories in the Scottish Golf Order of Merit’s opening two events. Peebles’ Stephen Roger also performed well, closing with a pair of 71s to end the tournament in a share of twelfth place.

All eyes will be on Darren’s brother Craig who gets his Challenge Tour campaign underway this week at Samsun Golf Club in northern Turkey. Having won the Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit in 2018, the Stobo Castle sponsored golfer is eyeing a place in Europe’s elite and the Turkish Airlines Challenge will be the first step on his season’s journey. Good luck to Craig! You can follow his progress via the European Tour website by clicking the Challenge Tour menu.

New Caterers on the Menu

Don’t forget that our new catering team of Ani and Francesco take the reins on Wednesday 1st May and we look forward to welcoming them to the Peebles Golf Club team. A fantastic new menu is in store for members, visitors and guests alike, with theme nights to follow soon. To book a table for lunch or dinner, please call 01721 720197, or pop into the clubhouse to say hello and make your reservation.

 

Gents Senior Open Texas Scramble Results - 16th April 2019

1st - 57.9 - Ian Stewart (Peebles) Mike Veitch (Peebles) Keith Dunn (Peebles) Alan Jackson (Peebles)

2nd - 58.1 - Denis Ferguson (Cambuslang) John Bell (Cambuslang) Kenny McGeachy (Cambuslang) Jim Stevenson (Fereneze)

3rd - 58.7 - Garry Christal (Duddingston) Iain Stavert (Duddingston) Keith Millar (Duddingston) David Graham (Duddingston)

4th - 58.7 - Stevie Matthews (Peebles) Andy Pearson (Peebles) David Maitland (Peebles) Robin Leith (Peebles)

5th - 58.9 - Victor Roberts (Peebles) Tom Litster (Peebles) Roger Scott (Peebles) Jim Lyle (Peebles)

Club Administrator: New Job Vacancy

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We're looking for a Club Administrator to work within our team. If you are interested or know someone looking for this type of work, please contact Martin Kelso via e-mail on secretary@peeblesgolfclub.com with a CV and cover letter.

For full details, please see Job Description below:


Job Title: Club Administrator

Location: Peebles Golf Club (Clubhouse), Kirkland Street, Peebles

Level/Salary Range: £8.75 per hour (depending on experience)

Position Type: Part-time up to 20 hours per week – mornings preferred. Occasional weekend hours by agreement

Contact: Martin Kelso (Club Secretary)

Closing Date for Applications: 26th April 2019

Applications – Covering Letter & CV to:

Email: secretary@peeblesgolfclub.com Subject Line: Administrator Application


Job Description:

Supporting the Club Manager/Secretary, in the operation of the club including:

  • ·Member and visitor queries and bookings – on the telephone, by email and in person.

  • Operation of the member database including invoicing and member communication

  • Sales and Purchase invoice processing

  • Maintenance of records including business and golf related information

  • Liaison with all areas of the club and external suppliers / contractors

  • Function / event marketing and organisation

  • An interest in golf would be useful; a commitment to providing good customer service is essential.

Qualifications & Education Required:

Education to “Highers” level or equivalent and evidence of further qualifications may be an advantage

Preferred Skills:

  • Computer literate – experienced user of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Comfortable being trained on specific golf industry packages and operation of social media sites.

  • Previous experience of invoice production and processing.

  • Proactive and takes responsibility for own workload, prioritising to meet conflicting demands Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels Ability to work flexibly across a range of areas

  • Previous experience of following health and safety procedures

Additional Notes:

First Aid qualification desirable or be willing to work towards.

Opening Day Scramble: Results

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Congratulations to the quartet of Ellie Martin, Andrew Flannery, Rick Martin and John Dawson who topped the leaderboard in last Saturday's Opening Day Scramble with a fantastic score of 50.2 (playing off 12.8). A £25 voucher each awaits you!

Well done also to the runner-up team of John Brown, Sue Brown, David Wright and Katrina Wright, just behind the winners on 51.6.

Still a few spaces left for tomorrow's competition. Enter online now at:www.brsgolf.com/peebles/members_home.php 

Captain’s v Vice-Captain’s Team Challenge Match Draw

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The annual Captain’s v Vice-Captain’s Team Challenge Match will take place on Sunday 24th March with an 11.30am shotgun start, following our opening ceremony at 11.00am.

Please click the link below to view the updated draw (one space left):

> Captain’s v Vice-Captain’s Team Challenge Draw

For those not participating in the golf, you are invited to take part in the Jim Carruthers Memorial Walk which also takes place after the opening ceremony, departing from the Millennium Cairn and hosted by David Brown and Gordon Sanderson.

We look forward to seeing you on the day and joining friends and family in the clubhouse after the golf and the walk.

An Exciting Opportunity: Candidates Sought for Club Manager Role

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Peebles Golf Club is offering an exciting opportunity in the recruitment of a highly motivated, innovative and business-focused Club Manager, with applications for the role now open.

Located just 23 miles south of Edinburgh, Peebles is a one of the country’s most progressive golf clubs. We are a successful, family-friendly club at the heart of the local community with a large membership, boasting a picturesque golf course and modern clubhouse to match, with the recent addition of a driving range and Academy facilities. We are seeking a Club Manager to continue the growth and development of the club and the management of our day-to-day operations.

The successful candidate will report to the Club’s Board and support our PGA professional, greenkeeping team, catering franchise and bar manager to lead the team and drive the club forward. The Club Manager will oversee our membership services and administration as well as growing the club’s revenues through visitor golf, clubhouse functions and local sponsorship.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leading and managing the club’s employees

  • Marketing of the Club to all existing and potential Members, Visitors, Sponsors, the local community and other customers, working alongside the Marketing Convenor

  • Retention of recruitment of Members through engaging communication and excellent customer service, including the overseeing of the club’s competition calendar

  • Working closely with the Catering franchise to ensure a good quality food operation and excellent customer service

  • Growth of visitor revenues through management of visitor booking and excellent customer service alongside the PGA pro and other staff

  • Financial management including monitoring of monthly management accounts and budgets including preparation of Annual Accounts and Budget in conjunction with the Finance Convenor

  • General day to day administration including organising, attending and reporting at Committee and Board Meetings

  • Management of all Health and Safety, Employment and Human Resources, Licensing, and other regulatory matters - including PVG

  • Formal recording of all company secretarial procedures including all Committee/Board/Meetings of the Golf Club

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven people management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead a strong team

  • The ability to communicate and liaise with members, visitors and other customers to promote a friendly and welcoming atmosphere within the Club

  • A strong and proactive work ethic and be responsive to the needs of the Club

  • Proven business experience with sound financial and commercial acumen

  • A keen and knowledgeable interest in golf with a sound understanding of the golf industry

  • Effective IT skills preferably with experience of Microsoft Office and golf management / accounting software packages - the Club currently uses Club Systems V1 and Sage software

  • Good knowledge of digital marketing and social media is preferable

The Club Manager’s role will be supported by the club committee, sub-committees and administrative staff.

A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience. The role will be based in the clubhouse with complimentary membership offered as part of the package. The club will also support further training and development through opportunities with Scottish Golf’s education programmes.

If you have the skills and attributes we’re looking for and a desire to work for one of the country’s most progressive golf clubs, please send your CV and covering letter, including details of your current remuneration/salary expectations, by e-mail to: secretary@peeblesgolfclub.com for the attention of the Club Captain. Closing date for applications is Friday 5 April.

Further details on the club can be found at www.peeblesgolfclub.com or on our Facebook page.

 

Stobo So Supportive of Howie

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Their catchphrase might be ‘So Stobo’ but the words ‘So Generous’ are more apt with the announcement that Stobo Castle will be one of Craig Howie’s sponsors for the 2019 season.

Recently voted the UK’s best destination spa, Stobo Castle will once again provide Craig with financial backing and full use of their gym and spa facilities for a second year as the Peebles golfer looks to build on a hugely successful debut season as a Tour professional.

Having won the third tier Pro Golf Tour in 2018, the 24-year-old former Peebles High School pupil will embark on the next stage of his golfing journey when the European Challenge Tour gets underway in Turkey in April, with his sights set on joining the big guns on the main European Tour. The top fifteen players in the rankings will gain promotion at the end of the season and having seen former Scotland amateur colleagues Grant Forrest, Bob MacIntyre and Liam Johnston all make the successful transition in recent months, Howie will go into the campaign with high hopes.

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“I am delighted that Stobo have committed to getting on board again. Their support over the last 12 months was a huge catalyst for my successful year on the Pro Golf Tour and their backing has been great. The reality is that I wouldn’t be able to travel and compete without their help, so it is hugely appreciated and I am proud to be associated with their brand for another year.”

“The members of Peebles Golf Club have also been very supportive and I know they’re all rooting for me to do well and have someone representing the town at a high level. I’m excited about playing on the Challenge Tour and I can’t wait to get started.”

Craig Howie is pictured with Stobo Castle’s Marketing Manager Jenni Watts

“I played a lot of golf as an amateur at a similar level to Grant, Bob and Liam, as well as Connor Syme who played on the European Tour last season, so it’s been great to see these guys doing so well. It gives me the confidence to know I can compete with the best players on the Challenge Tour and I proved last year that I’ve got what it takes to win as a professional.”

Craig travelled to Barcelona last week as part of his preparations for the new season and finished tied 16th in the Ecco Tour event at PGA Catalunya – his first event of the year – with rounds of 75, 65 and 69. He plans to compete in a few events in Morocco over the next few weeks, before the Challenge Tour gets underway in April, where he’ll travel to the likes of China, Turkey, UAE, Italy and France, as well as closer to home in Ireland, England and hopefully an event in Scotland this summer.

Spaces remain room for others sponsors, so if your company would like to offer your support, please get in touch with the office at Peebles Golf Club on 01721 720197 or e-mail Craig directly on craigr.howie@btinternet.com.

You can follow Craig’s progress throughout the season via www.europeantour.com/challengetour

 To discover more about Stobo Castle - Scotland’s only destination spa - visit www.stobocastle.co.uk

Team Up for the Family Quiz Night

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Join us for the Family Quiz Night at the Clubhouse on Friday 1st March!

This event is open to members, guests and family members with a great fun night in prospect for adults and kids alike. Teams cost just £5 for a maximum of five players with some great prizes up for grabs. The event is being run by the Junior Coaches and will encourage our junior members and their families back up to the clubhouse ahead of the start of the new season.

Buy your ticket from the Bar, or we’ll see you there on the night!

Catering Opportunity at Peebles Golf Club

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Peebles Golf Club is a vibrant and family-friendly club with a first class clubhouse facility to match its beautiful golf course. We operate at the heart of the local community with over 800 members across our various categories.

The recent growth in our membership has allowed us to invest in our facilities, including a major clubhouse refurbishment to the bar, lounge, restaurant and kitchen, as well as a new driving range, both of which were completed last year. The club is located close to the town centre, making us a popular venue for food and drink for members and visitors alike, with a busy calendar of weekly golf competitions across all our membership categories which drives footfall into our clubhouse.

We have a very good reputation for customer service and the club’s facilities offer an attractive venue for other events and functions within the community

 A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified team or candidate to work in partnership with the club to provide the following:

  • A full catering service to meet the needs of our members, visitors and other customers;

  • A range of good quality catering to include short order items, breakfasts, bar snacks, light meals and dinners, across our bar, lounge and restaurant;

  • A catering service for member and non-member functions including: competition days, visiting golf parties, club functions, team matches, birthday parties, theme nights, Christmas party nights and potentially also larger functions such as weddings;

  • A flexible and proactive approach to the club’s catering requirements to drive increased traffic into the clubhouse.

The ideal candidate(s) should:

  • Have a proven track record in catering operations, preferably in a golf club or large restaurant environment;

  • Have the manpower to  deliver a consistently high standard of catering product and service to meet the needs of our members and other customers;

  • Be innovative and creative to ensure the club thrives in a highly competitive environment;

  • Be commercially minded to grow clubhouse revenues in partnership with the club’s management team (club manager, bar staff, PGA professional, committee);

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Have a proven record of Food Hygiene and compliance to Safety Standards with working experience of all relevant regulations;

  • Have high personal and professional standards and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service;

  • Be compliant with all pertinent employment regulations relating to its staff and have a proven track record in the management of its staff.

There is a well-equipped kitchen at the club while accommodation may be available within an agreed package for the successful applicant.

To discuss the opportunity in more detail or apply for the role, please contact Niall Watson, Club Manager, on 01721 720197 or e-mail manager@peeblesgolfclub.com. Formal applications must be received by Tuesday 12 February and preferable start for the successful candidate is early April.

 

 

Catering Update - Gary Moore Resignation and Appointment of Linda Robertson

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It is with regret that I announce the resignation of Gary Moore as the club’s resident caterer.   Gary’s final day will be this Sunday, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.  

Thankfully, we’ve been able to secure short-term cover through Linda Robertson who will be taking over the reins from Tuesday 15 January through to the end of March.  Many of you will be familiar with Linda already as she has been working with Gary at the club over the last few months.  Linda also owns her own catering business in Peebles.

Linda and her team will provide catering from 9.30am to 3.00pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, offering a range of short order items including soup, breakfast rolls, sandwiches, paninis, cakes and scones.  We’ll also be looking at options for evening and Sunday catering, although we’re aware the next three months are generally a quiet period for the club in any case.

Event catering will also be covered during this period, including our Burns Night (Saturday 26 January), Night Golf Event (Saturday 9 February) and Past-Captain’s Dinner (Friday 8 March). The Club remains available for functions and other bookings, so please get in touch with Niall if there is anything we can help you with and he can discuss requirements with you.

We remain committed to providing our members and visitors with a full restaurant and catering service and the Board is now looking at a range of options to ensure a sustainable catering arrangement for the future.  Unfortunately, we’ve now had two established caterers leave the club in fairly quick succession with both unable to generate a sufficient level of business to make it a long-term success. 

We still believe the catering opportunity at Peebles Golf Club remains an attractive one, with our recently refurbished clubhouse one of the best venues in town. A vibrant catering service is vital for the health of the club, not only does it improve the ambiance of the clubhouse but the revenue it generates is critical to our economic model, including continued investment in our course and other facilities.    

To help enable greater use, one of the options we intend to look at is the potential adoption of an ‘open-door’ policy, which would give non-members greater access to our restaurant, subject to certain restrictions.   Peebles Golf Club prides itself on being at the heart of the local community and while our members will always be our first priority, we would consider providing broader access if we felt this would be to the overall benefit of the club.  Such a policy would need careful consideration of course, and we intend to speak to other clubs that have adopted a similar type of model.   

Throughout this process, we’d also like to speak to as many members as possible to help us shape our future plans.  As part of this, we encourage you to send e-mails or phone the club with your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.   Following this consultation process, the Board will then present its recommendations to the members at the AGM on Tuesday 12 February, where we’ll also be inviting a representative from Scottish Golf to help facilitate the session.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of Peebles Golf Club, wish you a Happy New Year and hope you have a successful season on the golf course in 2019!

Kind regards

Ross Duncan - Club Captain

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

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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.