Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kylie and Kelsey debuts on Big Johnson's

 Tour at Caldwell

FROM JOHN HENRY
Organiser of the Big Johnson's Tour
We will have a field of 22 players at tomorrow's (Thursday) competition over 18 holes at Caldwell Golf Club where new head pro Mark Loftus, a great supporter of The B J T, will be hosting us.
Another great field assembled with two ladies in it, none other than two time Ladies European Tour winner Kylie (Walker) Henry and Kelsey MacDonald, as well as European Tour player Scott Henry, Walker Cup player Michael Stewart, and Chris Currie, already a winner on the Tartan tour this year, and 2016 European Tour player Andrew MacArthur .
Spectators welcome as always which is set to be another great event.

The Caldwell Classic
 Caldwell Golf Club
Sponsored by Golf Finance 
 
White Tees 
 
13.00
Mark Loftus 
Conor O'Neil 
Kylie Henry 
13.10
James Hendrick 
Michael Stewart 
Kelsey MacDonald 
13.20
John Duff 
Gavin Hay 
Scott Borrowman 
Scott Henry 
13.30
Chris Currie
Louis Gaughan 
Scott Gillies 
Lawrence Allan 
13.40
Ryan Campbell 
Paul Robinson 
James Steven 
Neil Henderson 
13.50
Sam Binning 
Fraser McKenna 
John Henry 
Andrew McArthur 

 

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Sam Kiloh only  shot off the lead in Austria

Portlethen's Sam Kiloh (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) is lying third, only one stroke behind joint leaders Nicolas Van Dellingshausen (Germany) and Stanislav Matus (Czech Republic) with one round to play in the Pro Golf Tour's Reiffelson tournament at St Polten Golf Club, Austria.

Kiloh,  has had rounds of 65 and 68 for a nine-under-par tally  of 133, compared with Dellingshausen's 64 and 68, and Matus' 62-70.
The Scot had six birdies, at th third, sixth, eighth, 14th, 16th and 18th and bogeys at two par-3 holes, the fourth and 11th, and also the par-4 13th. He had a bogey-free first round.
Peterhead's Philip McLean is joint ninth on 136 (69-67).
Kevin Duncan (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) has scored 70-69 for 139 and a share of 26th place.
Former Scottish amateur champion Chris Robb (Meldrum House0 is joint 33rd after rounds of 71 and 69 for 140.

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Scottish Golf to have club meetings
 
throughout Scotland from June 5 to 21
 
NEWS RELEASE
Scottish Golf is following up on its consultation with Areas and Counties earlier this year with a series of club meetings throughout June as part of its work to develop the priorities within a new four-year strategic plan for the sport in Scotland.
 
Chief Executive Blane Dodds is encouraging club officials to attend one of nine club consultation meetings across the country next month, where he will present the framework of the governing body’s new vision. The focus will be on growth and investment, inviting stakeholders to feedback on how Scottish Golf can work better in partnership with clubs to shape the game’s future development.
 
Priority areas will include new ways of supporting clubs, innovative ideas on growing membership and maximising resources to developing winning golfers.
 
Dodds, who took over in his new role last August, is keen to harness input from Scotland’s 587 clubs to help shape the strategic plan, having already gained valuable insights from his recent meetings with Area and County delegates.
 
Among the topics on the agenda are community club development; plans for new resources via national and international affiliation; and customer relationship management (CRM), as Scottish Golf looks to maximise the collective strength of its 211,000 club members.
 
Captain and club managers/secretaries from all affiliated clubs are invited to join him at a choice of nine meetings being held at different regional locations as per below.
 
Blane Dodds said: “I very much look forward to meeting and speaking with club representatives next month as part of our consultation process. I would like to get the appropriate feedback from our clubs in seeking input to help shape our four-year strategic vision for the organisation.
 
“We have been working to a one-year plan this year, but now need to ensure we have a robust longer term plan in place for 2018 – 2022. This timeframe was designed to allow us greater consultation and input with Areas, Counties, Clubs and partners into the strategic direction and priority areas.
 
“Having presented to a number of Area and County officials in the early part of the year and also stakeholders at our Annual General Meeting in March, I’m now looking forward to some good discussion on our future vision with those working at the coalface at club level.
 
“There is no doubt that collectively we need to take a fresh look at our priorities and deliver more innovative solutions that will source greater investment in the game and deliver growth that we can all benefit from.”
 
As detailed below, the first club consultation meeting will take place on 5 June for clubs in the North at Inverness Golf Club, through to Hilton Park Golf Club near Bearsden on 21 June for those in Dunbartonshire.
 
The meetings will start at 7pm and be expected to finish approximately at 8.30pm. For club officials to book their place, they are encouraged to visit www.scottishgolf.org
 
 
DateClubArea / County
Monday 5 JuneInverness North / Northern
Tuesday 6 JuneHaggs CastleGlasgow/Ayrshire
Thursday 8 JuneNewmacharNorth East / Aberdeenshire
Tuesday 13 JuneAuchterarderStirlingshire/Perth & Kinross
Wednesday 14 JuneKirkcaldyFife
Thursday 15 JuneRatho ParkLothians / Borders / East Lothian / Midlothian
Monday 19 JuneStonefield Castle Hotel, ArgyllArgyll & Bute / Argyll
Tuesday 20 JuneDumfries and County South / Galloway / Dumfriesshire
Wednesday 21 JuneHilton ParkRenfrewshire / Dumbartonshire
 

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Merion GC, Pennsylvania to host 2022

Curtis Cup match


FROM THE USGA WEBSITE
Merion Golf Club, Ardmore in Pennsylvania is to stage the 2022 Curtis Cup match.

The Merion East lay-out enhanced its reputation by hosting three U.S. Golf Association championships in a nine-year span, capped by the wildly popular U.S. Open in 2013 that went down to the wire before Justin Rose emerged with the trophy.
 
Merion's selection  was announced Tuesday by the USGA. It will be its second time as the site for a Curtis Cup, a biennial competition matching female amateurs from the United States against those from Great Britain and Ireland. The United States won the 1954 Curtis Cup at the club.

Merion has hosted a wide variety of USGA events, including five U.S. Opens, six U.S. Amateurs, four U.S. Women's Amateurs, a Curtis Cup, a Walker Cup, and the U.S. Girls Junior.
Of course, the Open is the big prize.
It took the national championship 32 years to return to Merion for its 2013 run there, which followed the 2005 U.S. Amateur and the 2009 Walker Cup.
Asked if he could see another U.S. Open in Merion's future, club president James B. Bradbeer Jr. responded, "We have ongoing conversations with the USGA. I think I'll leave it at that."

 
Bradbeer said he and club officials felt the 2022 Curtis Cup, which will be conducted from June 10-12, "was a terrific follow-up to the Open."
"We love hosting championships, which we did in '05, '09 and '13, which was a lot," he said. "Then we appropriately took a break . . . It will end up being nine years, which I think is right. We really loved our Walker Cup experience and we're excited about doing something like the Curtis Cup. We think it will be terrific. . . .
"Hosting championships is part of being a Merion member, being part of a club that invites the United States Golf Association in from time to time to host a wide variety of events," he said. "I think '05 and '13, and even the Walker Cup, reminded us just how much fun and how good that was, not only for us but also as a steward of the game."
The next Curtis Cup, hosted by Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York State, will take place in June 2018.

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Sam Torrance awarded Honorary Life
 
Membership of the European Tour
 
Torrance
NEWS RELEASE 

Sam Torrance has been recognised for his record-
 
breaking European Tour career and Ryder Cup heroics
 
by becoming the latest addition to the exclusive group of
 
Honorary Life Members of the European Tour.
 
As the European Tour enters a new era at this week’s
 
BMW PGA Championship, the first event of the new
 
Rolex Series, Torrance’s significant contribution to all
 
aspects of the Tour and Ryder Cup was recognised at
 
Tuesday night’s Championship Reception when he was
 
presented with the accolade by European Tour Chairman
 
David Williams.
 
Torrance said: “It’s fantastic. It’s been my whole life. I
 
should really be honouring the European Tour for giving
 
me such an arena to play golf. What a life. It has been so
 
rewarding – the people I’ve met, the places, I’ve been.
 
What a journey.
 
“It’s very special to receive this honour. The European
 
Tour has always made me feel very special though.
 
“The Ryder Cup captaincy was definitely the highlight of
 
my career but I’ve many memories. I won the Australian
 
PGA in 1980, which to this day is still my biggest win. I
 
played with Seve the last two rounds. Seve finished
 
second, Greg Norman finished third. I beat the pair of
 
them and when I came off the last green, Seve said, “Hey
 
Sam, you’re very tough to beat”. For someone as
 
legendary as that to say that to me, it gave me so much
 
confidence.
 
"Up to that point I’d only won twice and hadn’t
 
played in The Ryder Cup yet. I went on to win a few and
 
play in a few Ryder Cups and a lot was down to that great
 
man.”
 
In total the 63 year old Scot went on to play 706 events
 
which, to this day, remains a European Tour record. It
 
total he won 21 times on Tour between 1976 and 1998.
 
Torrance carried that success into the European Senior
 
Tour, winning the John Jacobs Trophy by topping the
Order of Merit on three separate occasions – in 2005,
 
2006 and 2009 – and winning a total of 11 titles on the
 
over 50s Tour.

EUROPEAN TOUR COMMUNICATIONS
EUROPEAN TOUR COMMUNICATIONS

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Drumpellier Cup 36-hole open tournament on Sunday, June 11

The Drumpellier Cup 36-hole men's open tournament will be held on Sunday, June 11.
Entries can be booked through BRS on the club website.
Handicap limit is 5 and there are eight prizes with the first prize voucher to the value of £300.
Last year's winner was Dominic Dougan of Airdrie after a four-hole play-off with Ed Wood of Crowwood

John D. Harkess BA, DCE
 (Competition Administrator)

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           PLENTY OF TEE TIMES AVAILABLE, SAYS CLUB PRO DAVID BROWN
 
Entries can be made by phone 01467 642225 option 3 or by going online to www.kemnaygolfclub.co.uk and click opens. 

 

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2017 ABERDEEN LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 - LATE ENTRY FORM


 

Please complete this form and, along with your entry fee, insert in an envelope, and leave behind the Bar in the Northern Golf Club.

Closing Date: 8 pm Wednesday, 7th June 2017.

 

ENTRY FEES


LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP/MURRAY CUP/SENIORS - Season Holders - £5

- Non-Season Holders - £10

 

Please tick the box of the Competition you are entering.

 

LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP
 
MURRAY CUP
 
LINKS SENIORS
 

 

NAME:

 

CLUB:
HANDICAP:
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER:
 
CDH Number:                            
 Found on your SG Membership Card

 

Requested Tee-Time* .................
 
Date of Birth (Seniors) ............

Entry Fee Enclosed £ ...............
 
Cheques to: Links Championship Committee

* Requested tee time cannot be guaranteed.

 


 

(For Office Use Only)
Date Received ................
Entry Number ........

 

 

 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Super Seniors (over-65s) fixtures for 2017

By ALASDAIR MACDOUGALL
The Scottish Seniors Golfing Society are introducing two new 36 hole Super Seniors (age over 65) events this year.  As well as the stroke-play championship at Largs, new events will be held at Stirling and Ladybank.  This year's fixtures are :
 
June 22-23 - Stirling Golf Club
August 17-18 - Largs Golf Club
September 7-8 - Ladybank Golf Club.
 
Scottish Senior Golf Society members can play in all three events, but non-members are allowed to play in one event of their choice without any obligation to join the Society.
Anyone who is interested can find further details at www.scottishseniorsgolf.com

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 Three tie on 68 at Big Johnson's Tour, Kelso

 FROM JOHN HENRY
We had a great day at The Roxburghe, Kelso today with some very fair weather for our event sponsored by Golf Finance. We played from the medal tees (whites), a course which measures 6925yds and every yard of it was in pristine condition! 
 Massive thanks to The Duke of Roxburghe and head professional Craig Montgomerie for hosting us on at their fantastic venue and Ian Henderson at Golf Finance for sponsoring. 
We had six new players today which was great to see. The following made their BJT debuts - Lloyd Saltman, Zack Saltman, Euan Bowden, Cameron Donaldson, Mathew Burt and Ronan Rafferty.
We had a tie for first with three great scores of four-under-par 68 - Louis Gaughan, Johnny Mullaney and Ryan Campbell.

SCOREBOARD
Par 72 
T1 Louis Gaughan 68
     Johnny Mullaney 68
     Ryan Campbell 68 
T4 Sam Binning 70 
     Lloyd Saltman 70 
T6 Zack Saltman 71
     Paul Robinson 71 
T8 James Hendrick 72
     Gavin Hay 72 
     Ronan Rafferty 72 
T11 Fraser McKenna 73 
       Michael Patterson 73
T13 Paul Wardell 75 
       John Gallagher 75
15 Fraser Robertson 76
T16 Mark Hillson 78
        John Henry 78
T18 Mathew Burt 79 
        Cameron Donaldson 79 
        Euan Bowden 79

  Our next event is on Thursday (May 25) at Caldwell Golf Club. We are still taking entries. If you would like to enter, please get in touch via Facebook, Twitter - bigjohnsonstour or email - johnhenry92@hotmail.com
As always The Big Johnson's Tour is open to ALL pros, male or female, senior or assistants.

 

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Maverick McNealy wins Ben Hogan Award


Stanford's Maverick McNealy added another feather to his cap this week: the prestigious Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the  best collegiate golfer in the United States. 
It was his third time being a finalist for the award, but his first time winning. As part of his prize, he will receive an exemption into the 2018 Dean and DeLuca Invitational. Past winners of the award, which goes to the top men's college golfer, include Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler.
McNealy, a senior at Stanford University, tied Tiger Woods' record for most wins while at the school this fall. He is currently No. 2 in the World Amateur Ranking. In 2015, as a sophomore, McNealy won the Haskins Award, a title previously claimed by the likes of Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ben Crenshaw.
Although he's considered a top prospect for a pro career once he leaves Stanford, McNealy has expressed ambivalence in the past about following that path. 

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2017 Junior Scottish Open Qualifying Series
At Dunnikier Park Golf Club
Saturday 20 May


Top spot went to Balbirnie Park, with Kirkcaldy second and Edzell third.
All three teams go forward to the Junior Scottish Open at Troon Links, Lochgreen, on the eve of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at nearby Dundonald Links, on Tuesday, July 11.


SCOREBOARD AT DUNNIKIER PARK

1st BALBIRNIE PARK
Kevin Williamson
Joe Bell
Lewis Raynor
Jay French

2nd KIRKCALDY
Kenny Kelly
Ben Young
Adam Hay
Calum Sharp

3rd EDZELL
Scott McMillan
Kenzi McMillan
Sarah Tough
Ruben Rutherford
 
4th ABERDOUR
Ruth Gillanders
Tyler Lowe
Callum Leydon
Niamh McLanaghan

5th ANSTRUTHER/CRAIL
Alan Howie
Callum Wishart
William Howie
Jack Birrell

6th BURNTISLAND GOLF HOUSE
Luke Hawkins
Sean Hawkins
Joe Meldrum
Keiran Page

7th STRATHMORE
Iain Butchart
Kirsten Miller
Kieran Neil
Flora McGregor

8th KINGHORN
John Ketchin
Stuart Millar
Angus Millar
Leon Thomson

9th THORNTON
Keith Renton
Ben Horsburgh
Aaron Graham
Keiron Harmes

10th DUNNIKIER PARK
Mike Westwater
Eva Malcolm
Corey Connor
Alexander Westwater

11th DUNNIKIER PARK
Raymond Johnston
Adam Johnston
Aaron McLay
George Connor

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2017 ABERDEEN SENIOR LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP

STROKE-PLAY FIRST ROUND DRAW

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

 
Late entries (on the appropriate form) will be taken until 8 pm on Wednesday, June 7.



TEE TIME

 

 
 
8.00
G McLaggan (BA)

N Walker (N)

G Paterson (N)
8.10
G Allan (C)
I MacDonald (ML)
J Muir (N)
8.20
G Fiddes (N)
R Dunn (BA)
A Hunter (C)
8.30
J Wilson(BA)
H Walker (NB)
E Yeats (C)
8.40
xxx
xxx
xxx
8.50
S Finnie (C)
G Somers (C)
B Holbrook (ML)
9.00
H Roulston (S)
R Cheyne (BA)
J S Gray (C)
9.10
xxx
xxx
xxx
9.20
G Bond (N)
W Benzie (BA)
D Black (C)
9.30
A Shirreffs (N)
Jim Scott (Pc)
J Forrest (N)
9.40
G Reid (BA)
W Rae (N)
D J Hampton (C)
9.50
M Rothnie (BA)
R Sutherland (BA)
I McDougall (C)
10.00
xxx
xxx
xxx
10.10
R Jones (N)
D Cumming (BA)
R Petrie (C)
10.20
A G A Forbes (C)
S Duthie (N)
J Skinner (N)
10.30
xxx
xxx
xxx
10.40
N West (N)
S Smith (C)
J Murphy (N)
10.50
D Fowler (BA)
R Riley (N)
N Stewart (N)
11.00
W McKay (BA)
J Strachan (NB)
J Urquhart (BA)
11.10
D Beattie (NB)
W Carr (NB)
G Ingram (BA)
11.20
xxx
xxx
xxx
11.30
R Fraser NB)
J Duff (N)
B Lumsden (N)

 

Abbreviations:
BA: Bon Accord, C: Caledonian, ML: Murcar Links, NB: Nigg Bay, N: Northern, Pc: Peterculter.

 

 
 

 

 

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