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25 March

Wednesday

I was out at hill of Banchory primary school this morning for a couple of hours with two primary 3 classes , we had a Q&A with them all then I signed autographs and had a pic with each of them , the kids and staff were brilliant I hope they enjoyed my visit

22nd March


I was at Plgc this morning with our PLF team of golfers firstly to have a look at their short games for an hour then to play 9 holes , we spent about an hour working on all aspects of the short game which was worthwhile , then we threw the balls up on the first tee with myself and Sam Locke loosing by 1 hole to our Michael and Adam fisher with Michael birdieing the final two holes  little ****. Lol , we then had a bite of lunch at Clarets

w/c 16 March

Have been pretty busy this week with hitting balls in the morning at Plgc then short game and gym at home in the afternoons , also had a few meetings re saltire energy matchplay and last night alan Reid and I were invited to the Turriff Utd v cove Rangers game by Aberdeenshire shield sponsors Morrison motors up in Turriff , it finished 2-1 to Turriff after extra time


 

 


PLF Pro Series event 10-14 March - Penina

We flew to Faro from Glasgow on Tuesday morning as we were playing at Penina hotel and golf resort in our second PLF pro series , this time we invited 19 pros to play 54 holes.  The weather was superb as was the venue with the course being a good test and in good condition , many thanks to everyone at Penina for looking after us superbly well and of course to Michael Macdougall for organising us all week , scoring was a bit mixed as you'd expect as some of the boys havnt played much golf , David Law and I tied for first on -8 with the top ten players receiving prize money , the foundation covered accommodation ,green fees and food for the week , I hope all the boys enjoyed it as I certainly did

5th March update

Rhein golf show

I was in Düsseldorf last Thursday and Friday at the Rhein golf show with caledonia putters , I was on their stand most of Friday as well as doing a Q&A on the main stage which was all good fun and great to see so many people trying the product

St. Andrews

I was down in St. Andrews for a couple of days with Craig , caddie Davy and foundation manager Michael Macdougall , we played the new course on Monday then the jubilee on the Tuesday , mind you we didn't play all the way round either day as it was really cold and blowing a gale !!! ,  apart from that I have been busy hitting at Plgc and working hard on the short game at the house

 Eat on the green

We were out for dinner last Saturday with the Morrisons and the Reids at eat on the green which was the first time we had been there and it was really  really nice I would highly recommend it , service and food were top notch

Friday 20th Feb - Kid for a Quid

I was at Hazlehead school today for pictures to promote our kid for a quid tickets at our saltire energy Paul Lawrie matchplay at murcar links in July , we had 20 children help us today and they all received a baseball hat with the tournament logo on them


Singapore and Malaysia

I flew to Singapore on Saturday evening as I had a golf day there for Aberdeen Asset management on Monday , we played at Sentosa which was good fun and of course the weather was perfect , I then flew to Malaysia for golf days on Tuesday and Wednesday firstly for Aberdeen Asset then Hunting , we played them both at Kuala Lumpur  golf and country club which again was great fun and pretty hot as you can imagine , I flew home on Wednesday evening arriving Thursday morning

Thur 12th & Fri 13th Feb

Our youngest son Michael finished his prelims on Monday so I suggested we head up North for a few days with his Granda Bert and Foundation manager Michael MacDougall.   We played at Royal Dornoch on Thursday then Nairn on Friday with an overnight stay at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness , both courses were superb for this time of the year and the weather was lovely both days.   Huge thanks to everyone for looking after us, we all had a great time

Wed 11th Feb

I have been pretty busy this week with meetings with potential sponsors of our Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie matchplay at Murcar Links in late July

We have added Ross Kellett to our stable of players to receive funding from the foundation and will be attached to PLGC , Ross impressed me with his attitude in Portugal recently where we played a 36 hole event , he will play mainly on the European challenge tour this year we wish him all the best

I have managed to hit balls every day and have also been in the gym at home most days which feels good

I decided not to go to Thailand at the last minute as I was only just home after 5 weeks away so wanted this time at home

Dubai 4RD

73+1 today which wasn't exactly what I was looking for but overall I've no complaints ,  hit it ok first 12 holes but struggled to get it close , then really struggled off the tee coming in, hitting it left quite a bit , there was a little bit more wind today which made it a bit tougher 

The course all week was magnificent especially the greens , I fly home in the early hours of tomorrow and have next week off which will be spent working hard with the putter

Dubai 3RD

Hit it lovely on front nine but struggled again on the greens to turn in -1 then missed from 5 feet for birdie on ten before birdieing 11,12,13,14 and 17 to shoot 66-6 and be -10 for the week , hit a lot of really good putts today with looser grip pressure and standing a bit closer to ball , much more like it today but it's been coming for a while

Dubai 2RD

Very solid from tee to green today but 32 putts is to many , struggled with the pace of my stroke today putter felt really quick off the ball so spent a bit of time after the round working on it , was again really hot with no wind


Dubai 1RD

I teed off at 12 45pm with Mikko Illonen and Pablo Larrazabal , it was a beautiful day with little or no wind and pretty hot , I struggled with the driver a little so 69-3 was a decent effort , mind you 12 guys shot -6 or better which is fantastic scoring even with pure greens


Wed 28th Jan

I teed off from the 12th hole this morning with 3 really good lads who were good fun and easy to spend time with , the course is as always in really good condition with the greens running quite fast and incredibly true , I spent most of yesterday on the range working on a few bits and pieces as I struggled on Monday during the saltire energy golf day , Davy had noticed that my posture was a little slumped at address and I had lost a little speed at impact , it felt a lot better this morning ,


Mon 26th Jan

It was an early start this morning as I had a Saltire Energy golf day at Saadiyat Island with first tee time of 7 30am it was a 5 15am taxi up from Dubai , it was a gorgeous day with no wind and the course was again in fantastic condition, huge thanks to all the lads for making it as always great fun , Joe the pro from Pentagon Freight won and received a signed Afc top which he was chuffed with , Joe hit a lovely fade off the fourth tee to which I said nice shape joe his reply was its the only shape I've got , it was nice to catch up with Mike Loggie from Saltire Energy and gave us a chance to chat about the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie matchplay which were both very excited about its going to be a great week at the end of July.


Qatar 4RD

Pretty much the same story hit it nice hit a lot of good putts that just slid past shot 71-1 with 32 putts , finished off strongly with birdies at 16 and 18 which is always good to finish an event like that 
Flew to dubai at 5pm for this weeks omega dubai desert classic which is not an event I've ever done well in hopefully this year will be different 

Qatar 3RD

Hit it nicely the first ten holes and holed very little to be two under after birdies at the 9th and 10th but missed a tiny putt at eleven for par then hit awful 3 wood off 15th tee to make double bogey there , finished with another 73+1 which was harsh as hit it really good early on , I sent Andrew Locke a swing last night he said stance was to narrow and ball position slightly to far back which makes sense , was better today

Qatar 2RD

Disappointing 73+1 this morning which was about right as hit a lot of poor iron shots mind you I hit 10 fairways and 13 greens , I took 5 more putts today also which doesn't help but hit loads of good putts that missed , the pins were tucked away today so scoring was a bit tougher

Qatar 1RD

Shot 67-5 today with 5 birdies and no bogeys , the course is in excellent condition and probably the best I've ever seen it , there wasn't much wind today so scoring was good I tee off early tomorrow


Tues 20th Jan

It was pro am day today as this week is a Wednesday start as it has been for a few years now , I played with the St Regis hotel team who were good fun , it was a very early start of 06 40am and a pretty cool temperature but still warmer than back home The course as always is in immaculate condition and probably the best I've ever seen it presented