Thursday, May 19, 2011


The Blairgowrie Golf Club are hosting the Scottish Amateur Strokeplay between May 27 and 29, when a field of high quality amateur golfers, with handicaps all better than +1.3, will compete for the coveted trophy won by such illustrious Scottish golfers as Colin Montgomerie and Richie Ramsay.
The strength of the field is boosted with the Walker Cup being held at Royal Aberdeen later this year, and those playing including Blair's own Glenn Campbell and 15-yearold Bradley Neil, who will be attempting to make their own bid to the selection committee.
Glenn, the 2005 Scottish Amateur Champion, will be attempting to add this title to his impressive golfing CV, and adding his name to others who have won this title when previously held at Blairgowrie in 1974, 1979 (both I C Hutcheon) and most recently in 1989 (F Illouz, France).
Bradley, current holder of the Scottish and English Under 14 titles, will be attempting to land the title at his first attempt and become the youngest winner of the title.
The Blairgowrie Golf Club are honoured to host the event this year, and are working closely with the SGU to ensure that no stone is left unturned in preparation for the event.
Douglas Cleeton, Managing Secretary, said ‘Many members have volunteered their time or services to assist with this event, which speaks volumes for the enthusiasm shown at the club.
"Naturally with the event being played over Lansdowne there will be disruption for the members as generally only Rosemount and the Wee Course will be available for play over this weekend.
"With the Club Championship's first round qualifying also on Saturday 28th May as well as the Stroke Play qualifying 2nd round, we are guaranteed an extremely busy day at the club.
"For this and other days we have ensured an overflow car park is available nearby. The quality of the courses and facilities at the club are a major factor in this event being held this year, and in fact for other major events being held here this year and for the foreseeable future."



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