Life on the Links #5: The season is gathering pace

Jason Boyd
Jason Boyd

As you read this the season is really starting to gather pace.

Another great tournament, The Players Championship has come to an exciting conclusion and here on the Links our own Spring Tournament and seniors George Lloyd qualifying events have come and gone with some great golf being played.

I have to mention the Europro event which was played over the Links at the end of April. We had mist fog and haar which shortened the event to 36 holes, but the weather however didn’t stop the drama as a playoff was required again with Jack Senior winning at the 37th hole.

A special mention goes to our army of volunteers who braved the conditions to ensure the tournament ran as smoothly as possible.

Sky Sports were here again and the highlights were on this week. Check out all the details here.

I am always challenged on how we can grow the game, and in these days of much competition how does golf stand up to creating interest. Last week, in conjunction with the primary schools we had 140 P5 pupils taking part in a golf festival and had a full morning engaging with them and giving many an opportunity to try golf for the first time. This was a great day and with the positive feedback I’m sure it won’t be long before I repeat this.

Once again I am running a Junior Club Golf Camp this summer starting on the July 14. This is where boys and girls will enjoy coaching, games and fun, during this week campers will learn cool skills and make new friends along the way! To book your place click here.

As a retailer in what again is a very competitive market, consider these seven reasons when you are shopping for your golf equipment, at Montrose Links we offer the following: expert golf tuition, custom fit specialists, best value policy, convenience shopping, multi-buy discounts, great personal service with unbiased PGA advice. We also strive to further our knowledge and in fact Graeme Brown is just back having spent a day learning from one of the finest coaches in Golf check him out here,

On a personal note, my 5km a day for 50 days challenge is also gathering momentum and my next 10k race is in Aberdeen on Sunday (May 18). This time with the 50/50 challenge I am raising money for 2 charities and junior golf development here in Montrose. Everyone who pledges their support will be entered into a draw for some fantastic prizes, so please help me raise as much as possible it really will make a difference. Call into the shop for more details.

Thanks also to everyone for the kind words about being a Commonwealth Baton Bearer for Angus only six weeks away and you can follow the progress by following the link.

Until the next time when I will discuss coaching in depth, enjoy the wonderful old links and happy golfing.