Victorious Howie Homes in on Number One Spot


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


Enter the Odd Shaped Ball Golf Day – Saturday 18 August


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:

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.

Job Vacancy - Club Administrator

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All applicants must have good IT skills, an interest in golf would be useful and a commitment to providing good customer service is essential. Peebles is consistently recognised as providing a warm welcome and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to service excellence.

The post is integral to every aspect of Peebles Golf Club’s operation and is heavily relied upon by the members, visitors and staff. Applicants must be available to work occasional weekends.

> Click here for the full job description

Club Championship Draws

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Congratulations to all golfers who have qualified for the knock-out stages of the Club Championship across our various categories, with matches being held from Monday 25 June through to our Finals Day on Saturday June.

The eagerly anticipated draws have now been made so to find out who is playing who in the first round, click on the links below:

> Men's Club Championship: 1st round on Wednesday 27 June

> Ladies Championship: 1st round on Wednesday 27 June

> Men's B Championship: 1st round on Tuesday 26 June

> Ladies B Championship: 1st round on Monday 25 June

> Men's C Championship: 1st round on Monday 25 June

> Junior Championship: 1st round on Monday 25 June

Should you require any further information on the Club Championship, please contact the office. We would encourage all members to come and support the players throughout the week or join in the celebrations at the presentation, taking place in the evening of Saturday 30 June.

Ladies Open Greensome Results

We hope all those that took part in the Ladies Open on Saturday 9th June enjoyed their day despite the thunder and lightning delay. Nice to see a strong field taking part and look forward to having you back soon. The results are as follows:

1st - Judy Cairns & Sue Nelson (both Peebles GC) - 66.8

2nd - Sheila Horsburgh & Lorna Rutherford (both Peebles GC) - 67

3rd - Val McKean (Peebles GC) & Maureen Pia (Liberton GC) - 67.2

4th - Mary Ann Richmond & Liz Tweedie (both Biggar GC) - 68

Best scratch prize - Jane Herd (Gullane GC) & Sal Shepherd (Craigmillar Park GC) - 78

Nearest the pin on Hole 1 - Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles GC)

Nearest the pin on Hole 7 - Cat Cheape (Grangemouth GC)

Nearest the pin on 12Sal Shepherd (Craigmillar Park GC)

Nearest the pin on 16 - Sandra Hennessy (Broomieknowe GC)

Longest drive on hole 9 - Anne Brownie (Mortonhall GC)

All Peebles members, prizes will be available to collect from behind the bar. All visitors who won prizes will have vouchers sent to their respective clubs. 

PGC Belhaven Brewery Mixed Open Results

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Thank you to all those who participated in the Belhaven Brewery Mixed Open yesterday. We hope you enjoyed yourself. The results are as follows:

1st - Steve & Moira Brown (Peebles GC) - nett 65.6

2nd - Thomas & Helen Lang (Harburn GC) - nett 66.4

3rd - Stephen Matthews & Sue Nelson (Peebles GC) - nett 68.0

4th - Alan MacDonald (Jedburgh GC) & Lorna Rutherford (Peebles GC) - nett 68.2

Best gross- Stephen & Mandi Roger (Peebles GC) - 73

Nearest the pin competitions

1st - Sandy Wood (Peebles GC)

7th - Douglas Leithead (Hawick GC)

12th - Laura Hall (Penrith GC)

16th - Karen Pearson (Brampton GC)

All those non members who won prizes will have them sent out to you this week. Hope to see you all again. 


Peebles Golf Club Ltd – Members Privacy Notice – May 2018

What we need

Peebles Golf Club Ltd. will be a “controller” of the personal information that you provide to us in this form, unless otherwise stated.
When you register as a member of Peebles Golf Club or renew your membership (including if you are registering or renewing on behalf of a child under the age of 18), we will ask you for the following personal information:
• contact details – name, address, email address, and date of birth;
• membership criteria/category – athlete, parent, volunteer; and
• equality information – disability (if any) and gender identity.

Why we need your personal information – contractual purposes

We need to collect our members’ personal information so that we can manage your membership. We will use our members’ personal information to:
• provide you with core member services, including, insurance, licensing and PVG checks;
• set up your online membership account and administer your account online; and
• send you membership communications by post or email in relation to essential membership services, including but not limited to, membership renewals and information on membership benefits.
If you do not provide us with all of the personal information that we need to collect then this may affect our ability to offer the above membership services and benefits.

Why we need your personal information – legitimate purposes

We also process our members’ personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests to:
• promote and encourage participation in Golf by sending members’ communications and booking information for upcoming competitions and events. Our competitions and events may be filmed or photographed and your personal information may also be used in images captured from our competitions and events, which we use for promotional, education and development purposes;
• provide competition in the sport of Scotland by accepting and managing entries for our competitions and checking your personal information to ensure you are entered into the correct category;
• develop and maintain our members’ qualifications, including sending email communications to members to inform you of upcoming courses, renewal requirements and verify that you have completed any mandatory training and PVG / child protection requirements; and
• respond to and communicate with members regarding your questions, comments, support needs or complaints, concerns or allegations in relation to the Peebles Golf Club.

We will use your personal information to investigate your complaint, suspend membership and take disciplinary action where appropriate. Where we process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to us using
your personal information for the above purposes. If you wish to object to any of the above processing, please contact us via

If we agree and comply with your objection, this may affect our ability to undertake the tasks above for the benefit of you as a member.

Why we need your personal information – legal obligations

We are under a legal obligation to process certain personal information relating to our members for the purposes of complying with our obligations under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 to check that our coaches and volunteers are able to undertake regulated work with children and vulnerable adults.

Other uses of your personal information

We may ask you if we can process your personal information for additional purposes. Where we do so, we will provide you with an additional privacy notice with information on how we will use your information for these additional purposes.

Who we share your personal information with

We may be required to share personal information with statutory or regulatory authorities and organisations to comply with statutory obligations. Such organisations include the Health & Safety Executive, Disclosure Scotland, and Police Scotland for the purposes of safeguarding children. We may also share personal information with our professional and legal advisors for the purposes of taking advice.
As an affiliated club of Scottish Golf we are required to ensure that all of our members are members of Scottish Golf and the border golfers association (bga) as a condition of affiliation. We will share your name and membership category with Scottish Golf and bga who will become a controller of your personal information when they receive it.
Scottish Golf’s privacy notice explains how they use your personal information and can be accessed here

In the event that we do share personal information with external third parties, we will only share such personal information strictly required for the specific purposes and take reasonable steps to ensure that recipients shall only process the disclosed personal information in accordance with those purposes.

How we protect your personal information

Your personal information is stored on our electronic filing system and our servers based in the UK and is accessed by our staff and volunteers for the purposes set out above.

How long we keep your personal information

We will only keep your personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with membership services. Unless you ask us not to, we will review and possibly delete your personal information where you have not renewed your membership with us for six years.
Your rights
You can exercise any of the following rights by writing to us at
Your rights in relation to your personal information are:
• you have a right to request access to the personal information that we hold about you by making a “subject access request”;
• if you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your personal information; you have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information for specific purposes; and
• if you wish us to delete your personal information, you may request that we do so.
• Any requests received by Scotland Sports Club will be considered under applicable data protection legislation. If you remain dissatisfied, you have a right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at

R&A 9-Hole Championship & Maureen Haig Memorial Salver

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On Wednesday 16 May the club will be staging a qualifying competition for the R&A 9-Hole Championship, with the chance to win a place at Carnoustie in the final. This exciting new event will also be played in conjunction with the inaugural Maureen Haig Memorial Salver, open to women, women and juniors with a handicap limited of 36 and 28.

Competition Rules

• Nominate your partner before the day of play and add your names as a pair on the sheet provided
• You may play alongside your partner but you cannot play as just a two-ball – you must compete within a three-ball with one other player. If competing in same group players in the same team must not give advice or mark each other’s card.
• You do not have to play with your partner but you both must take part in the competition
• A player’s 9-Hole handicap allowance will be calculated by our club system’s software using the following formula. [Exact Handicap + Nine-Hole SSS – (Nine-Hole Par x2)] / 2.
• The scoring format is 9-hole net stableford
• Each player must register a 9-hole stableford score
• The winning team will be the highest combined stableford points score
• In the event of a tie, the team with the highest individual score will be the winners
• In the scores are still tied, there will be a card countback on the highest winning score – last 6 holes, last 3 holes, last hole
• The competition is open to men and women with a CONGU handicap
• Teams can be made up of two men, two women or a man and a woman

Other notes:
• One junior can play with an adult
• You must be available to play the next round on 14/15 June 2018
• The final is on Sat 14 July 2018

• The winning pairing will qualify to play in the R&A 9-Hole Championship Scottish Final which will take place at Milnathort Golf Club on 14 or 15 June (players can nominate their preferred date from the two date options).
• The leading two teams from each day of the final, based on combined net stableford 9-hole scores, will win a place in the R&A 9-Hole Championship Final at Carnoustie on Saturday 14 July – on the eve of The Open Championship.


Further details of the R&A 9-Hole Championship can be found on the link below.

> R&A 9-Hole Championship



The draw for this season's knockout competitions has taken place. To find out who you are competing against please follow the relevant links below. Please play your ties before the deadline given, any issues please contact the office.







Good luck to all those competing.



Congratulations to the ‘young team’ of Cameron McBride, Jamie Fenton, Kris Hopkirk and Martin Walker who took victory in the Factory Cup with an impressive score of 125, beating off competition from 38 other teams. A great day at the club in glorious sunshine with another packed course and busy clubhouse.

1st - Cameron McBride, Jamie Fenton, Kris Hopkirk & Martin Walker = 125 points
2nd - Toby McDonald, Brian Robson, Andrew Thomson & Alister Lambie = 126 points
3rd - Grant Parker, Kevin Blacklaw, Douglas Parker & Guest of G. Parker = 127 points

Well done to all who took part.



Well done to all those who took part in a wet and windy Gents Seniors  Scramble yesterday. Glad you all enjoyed the course, hope to see the visitors again soon.

1st team prize - A. Mckenzie/G. McClelland/A. Hunter/G. Wither all from Swanston GC - nett 59.7

2nd team prize - C. Espiner (Ponteland)/ G.Waugh (Gosforth)/G. Hill (Ponteland)/ T. Longhirst (Maften Hall) - nett 60.1

Nearest the pin on the 7th - Iain Mitchell (Peebles

Longest drive on the 9th - Tom Litster (Peebles)

Nearest the pin on the 16th - Ian Clincscales (Galashiels)

Peebles members will be able to collect their prizes from the bar, we will be in contact with all victorious visitors. 

Full list of scores

Full list of scores

Captain's v Vice-Captain's Challenge - The Result

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It proved to be a winning start to the season for the new Captain as Ross Duncan's side edged out Gavin Carruthers' troops by a margin of 11.5 - 8.5 to get the season officially underway the Spring sunshine.

The course was in excellent condition for the time of year and with the lure of new caterer Gary Moore's Sunday carvery waiting back in the clubhouse, the pace of play proved to be very quick! 

> Click here for full results

A big thanks to our Piper Tracey Thomson for piping us in and out at the Millennium Cairn for the opening ceremony, and to David Brown, Gordon Sanderson and the Carruthers family for hosting the annual Jim Carruthers Memorial Walk. 

Peebles Golf Club Gents Competition process

The entry fee for gent’s weekly competitions has been increased to £2.50. This is the first increase in over 20 years and will enable an increase in both prize money and the amount available for trophy engraving etc.

We will also be introducing a new process for prize distribution.  The current process of issuing club vouchers is inefficient for both club and Pro.  In addition, we have members missing out on competition winnings due to non-collection of vouchers.

The new process is set out below;

A list of winners and values will be provided to the Pro as each Gents competition is closed.  The Pro will credit the appropriate member account (as is currently the case with 2’s).  Money won on a Saturday will be credited to an account by Monday.  Money won in midweek competitions will be credited by Friday.

Members will be advised via email that winnings have been credited to their Pro shop account. 

Notices of all competition scores will continue to be posted in the Gent Locker area.

Scottish Golf Vouchers will continue to be issued for winnings gained at the Thorburn Cup, Centenary Trophy, Captains \ Vice Captains Trophy and all Open Competitions.

 Martin Kelso