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 thew draw:

> 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.

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