Gleneagles will host The Senior Open Presented by Rolex for the first time when the iconic Scottish venue welcomes Europe’s only Senior Major Championship in 2022. The King’s Course on the 850-acre Perthshire estate will host the 35th edition of the tournament from July 21–24, 2022.
Blairgowrie Golf Club has announced the appointment of one-time Amateur champion Stuart Wilson as their new managing secretary. He will join the Perthshire club from a similar post at his home club Forfar and take-up his duties in January as successor to Steven Morgan.
It's one of the oldest courses in world golf and six years after the future of the council-owned North Inch was hanging in the balance, the turnaround in its fortunes has been enhanced by a post-lockdown boost. While other cities have been losing municipal courses, the Perth 18-holer has gone from strength to strength.
The Barrie Douglas Foundation is backing a young Perth golfer’s ambition to join the ranks of the professionals. Alex Simpson (19) has joined the team at the Noah’s Ark Golf Centre, where he was introduced to the game before he even went to school. The former Perth High pupil has been appointed as an assistant professional by Centre head pro and founder Niall McGill.
He has been head professional at Blairgowrie Golf Club for more than 20 years. But Charles Dernie (64), a two times Ryder Cup referee, has retired. It marks the end of an era at the Perthshire Junior Ryder Cup venue, where his successor, Neil Cameron, steps-up to become just the fourth pro in the club’s history. A retiral dinner and presentation was held at the clubhouse to allow mem
An exciting initiative has been announced which will see golf clubs in Perthshire – home to The 2019 Solheim Cup – take major strides towards more sustainable golf course operations. The joint project between Golf Perthshire and GEO Foundation, which is also backed by Scottish Golf’s Environment & Sustainability Support, will help golf clubs which are part of the regional golf group to...
Record crowds of more than 90,000 turned out to watch The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles – making it the highest attended women’s golf event ever held in the UK. Scotland and Gleneagles provided the ultimate platform for the biggest event in women’s golf, delivering on the country’s pledge to take The Solheim Cup to new levels and to showcase women’s sport to new audiences.
With fans’ plans being finalised for the Solheim experience in September, a stay-and-play break to picturesque Perthshire is a must. Crieff, sitting less than 20 minutes north of Gleneagles, is a par-fect base if you are journeying to the Solheim, Indeed, look no further than staying at a venue synonymous with Perthshire, and Scotland in general, the wonderful Crieff Hydro Hotel.
There is a sense of excitement and anticipation as Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club comes into view. Making the quaint drive through the countryside up to the historic main building, glancing at the tree-lined pristine Perthshire fairways en route, an eagerness both to check in and head for the first tee takes hold.
The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles draws ever nearer. With the biggest team event in women’s golf taking place over The PGA Centenary Course in Perthshire from 9 – 15 September, we sat down with the European captain, Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, to talk all things golf in an exclusive Q&A.
Budding junior golfers can benefit from free golf and access to free golf equipment as part of an innovative partnership between The 2019 Solheim Cup and Golf Perthshire in a bid to make Perth & Kinross the most family-friendly golf destination in the world.
Eve Muirhead is no stranger to success. A bronze medal winner and three-time Olympian, most recently in Pyeongchang in 2018, she is one of Perthshire’s most notable sports personalities. She is also rather handy at golf.
A new and engaging golf campaign, aimed specifically at encouraging more women to travel to Scotland to play golf, has been launched today by VisitScotland.In what is a world first by a national tourism organisation, the campaign features four women who, as friends, are filmed enjoying a golf break which also involves other fun activities off the course
It’s the dreaded question during the festive excesses. ‘So, do you have any New Year’s resolutions?’ Given we’ve now hurtled into the early weeks of 2020, let’s hope any promises remain held and will powers remain intact. Keeping fit is often a best intention for many at the start of a new year, with gyms often crammed and new membership offers circulated.
For two talented Perthshire professionals, the new year heralds one of opportunity. For Carly Booth, a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, 2019 offers a year like no other. For Bradley Neil, the Amateur Champion in 2014, it’s about a new Challenge.