Life on the Links - the Montrose golf blog

Jason Boyd
Jason Boyd

After our own weather issues during the Europro event, it was nice to see that we are not the only ones hit with poor weather, anyone who has watched both the european tour and the US tours lately will have seen delay after delay as the weather problems hit. To keep up to date with all that’s going on log onto the following sites and

Over the next month or two we will of course be distracted from the fairways by what is happening in Brazil at the World Cup and of course by the events in Glasgow at the commonwealth games, let’s hope both of these events watched by tens of millions world wide will have a lasting legacy and encourage many youngsters to engage in sport.

Of course just before then we have the U.S. Open at Pinehurst a truly iconic venue where some legends of the game have won. Who could forget the manner in which Payne Stewart won in 1999 and the tragic events which unfolded in the untimely death of Payne just a few months later?

Next time out we had a surprise winner in Michael Campbell from New Zealand and someone who has had many a struggle for form ever since.

So what will happen this year and who will triumph on Father’s Day this year? Recent European success has been good, but this year I really think Phil Mickelson will do well and add to his major haul, remember his national major is the only one missing. Follow the action at

As we reach the point in the season where the US Open is on and our own Open Championship is around the corner it’s time to reflect on a true european legend - Seve Ballesteros. I’m sure like me you will all have your own memories of the man, but truly who can forget his smile and fist pump across the 18th green at St. Andrew’s in 1984 or his final shot and final round in 1988 at Lytham and St Anne’s, he was summed up by Ben Crenshaw, “Seve could hit golf shots that I couldn’t see even in my dreams”.

A film about the great mans life is about to be released in the cinema, a must for all golf fans, and an insight into the life of a genius. Have a look for some inspiration at

Matters now closer to home and our golf courses really are in fantastic shape as we roll towards our really busy spell with some of our premier events in the next few weeks.

With our easy to use booking system and website there is no excuse not to have the 1562 experience and enjoy our wonderful Links. You can also see what our green staff get up to by looking at their blog which you can access from

So until the next time when I will be talking about new programmes to engage the beginner to our game and reflecting on our busy start to our golfing year.

Enjoy the U.S. Open and happy golfing.

Oh and by the way, I think Argentina will win the World Cup!