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British Masters R1

I had to pull out this morning as my back was still really poor when I tried to hit balls on the range , frustrating doesn't cover it but not much I can do I suppose. I went to frilford Heath to watch Craig play his third round of European tour PQ1 , he played nicely and shot 70-2 to be t13 with one round to go

British Masters

Had a bad travel day yesterday with British Airways cancelling the 9 30am flight then the 12 50pm took off late , but it's all part of the fun and happens from time to time

I hurt my back this morning picking up my clubs to put them into the courtesy car , I only played 9 holes as was really struggling to get through it , I seem to be having no luck at the moment with little niggles. I was playing with Kenny Dalglish in the pro am and also met Sir Jackie Stewart for the first time who was walking round with his grandson, which was cool

Dunhill links round 3

We were at kingsbarns today which is the easiest course of the three , I really struggled on the range as my groin was pretty sore but I managed to stretch it good enough to play , I missed a lot of putts on our front nine but shot 68-4 to finish -3 overall which was 3 too many to make the cut , problem this week was on the greens where I missed too many to be competitive. Massive thanks to Martin Gilbert, my partner, for another really enjoyable Dunhill - wasn't our week but loved it all the same. Also, thanks to Dunhill for your continued support of a fantastic event

Dunhill links round 2

We were at Carnoustie today which is always a really cool place to play , I hit it really good on the range but struggled slightly on the course , I missed quite a few short putts today which is not something I normally have trouble with , the course was as always immaculate , we played the front nine into the wind then it turned and we had the back nine into the wind which was tough

Dunhill links round 1

Hit it really good today but was a little frustrated to only shoot -2 , I didn't struggle with the putter just felt I hit it better than my score , again it was beautiful weather and very little wind , we play at Carnoustie tomorrow which is always good to go back to

I was delighted to be asked to help launch the merger of the men's and ladies game in scotland , it has taken a while but it's very exciting for it to finally happen good luck to everyone involved

Dunhill Links Championship

This week is one of my favourite weeks of the year , I am again playing with Martin Gilbert from Aberdeen Asset Management which is always a good laugh - there are only 6 pros and 11 amateurs who have played every one of the 15 Dunhill links event so far which Includes Martin and myself , we play at the old course tomorrow then Carnoustie on Friday and Kingsbarns on Saturday


Davy and I walking down the 12th at Carnoustie....lovely picture

w/c 21 September

This week was pretty frustrating as I had a sore back early in the week then my groin and left foot were sore towards the end of the week , it was disappointing having to pull out of the Porsche European open as it was being promoted by my management company 4sports who also promoted our saltire energy PL matchplay , I feel much better now after seeing Lindsay Smart who is our resident Physio at PLGC.  Next week is the Dunhill Links event which I'm very much looking forward to.

Foundation Matchplay & Pro-Am

Foundation Matchplay & Pro am

We were at Newmachar again today for the matchplay finals for boys and girls as well as our pro am for the under 15 stableford kids. Congrats to Shannon McWilliam and Sam Locke who are our 2015 winners of the matchplay. Thanks to all the pros for playing and passing on tips and help to the kids. Thanks to Newmachar GC for hosting us both courses were in really good shape.


Under 15s Pro-Am Winners - Terry Mathieson (Pro), Ross, Liam, Ruari

Congrats to Alex Ritchie who won the under 15 Stableford order of merit with Cameron Munro 2nd and Ross Connon in 3rd

U15s Stableford OOM Top 3 - Alex, Cameron, Ross

PLF Boys & Girls Matchplay

I was over at newmachar GC today to firstly play a few holes with Craig and then to watch some of the boys and girls who are playing in our foundation matchplay this weekend , they were playing the swailend course today with the semi finals and final being played on hawkshill course tomorrow , it was a beautiful day with pretty much no wind and the course in very good condition

Paul Lawrie Invitational

This week was our annual Invitational at Deeside , we had 57 pros for the first two rounds then we cut to 28 and ties which came at -1. Paul Mckechnie won with a fantastic three round score of -18 , as always Deeside GC were perfect hosts with the course in fantastic condition Massive thanks to our five sponsors - Aberdeen Asset Management , Saltire energy , Statoil , Simmons & company International and farmfoods , also thank you to all the team at the PGA for another very well run event


Tuesday & Wednesday saw the finale of the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre sponsored Ladies Tartan Tour OOM, as the leading 20 players from the season-long Order of Merit arrived at Deeside for the 36-hole event, alongside the Invitational.  Nastja Banovec, an amateur from Slovenia, studying at Abertay University, shot a final round 67 to leapfrog the Professionals and finish ahead of Laura Murray, who had led the way after an opening (1 under) score of 69.  Great effort!

Paul Lawrie Invitational - Pro-Am

Pro-Am Day

I played in the pro am yesterday at Deeside for this years PL iivitational , the course is looking fantastic and as always the food and service from everyone at Deeside was top notch.  We have five main sponsors this year - Saltire energy , Aberdeen Asset Aanagement , Simmons & Company International , farmfoods and Statoil , these events can only happen with backing and support from sponsors so a massive thank you to all five. I have decided not to play this week as I have a really big schedule coming up over the next 6 weeks

KLM Dutch Open Round 4

71+1 today to finish -14 and in a tie for tenth , hit it lovely early on then doubled the sixth and 15th holes which were big blows , bit of a disappointment today but overall a lot of positives and back to back top tens is a move in right direction , home tonight then pro am for PL invitational at Deeside tomorrow

KLM Dutch Open Round 3

Thankfully hit it much better off the tee today and holed a few putts to shoot 63-7 to finish -15 and only one shot behind , even though I shot one over yesterday I took confidence from the fact I hit it that poorly and only shot +1. Awesome result at pittodrie today with aberdeen beating Celtic 2-1

KLM Dutch Open Round 2

Really struggled off the tee today only hitting 3 fairways so 71+1 was a decent effort , greens weren't quite so good in the afternoon which is understandable as they're soft. All to play for at the weekend. Great to see Tom Watson make the cut..what a player he has been

KLM Dutch Open Round 1

61-9 this morning which is my lowest ever European tour round. I hit it solid and had 26 putts which is a nice combo , they always say beware of the injured golfer but to be fair resting yesterday did the trick as my back felt good today

KLM Dutch Open

I flew to Amsterdam yesterday morning for this weeks KLM Dutch open at Zandvoort golf and country club , my back was a little stiff in the morning and with flying etc I was not fit enough to play in the afternoon pro am , I again played no golf today (wed) but I did manage to hit a few balls on the range and should be ok for tomorrow, fingers crossed. Davy and I walked a few holes this morning the course is looking superb as always.   Tom watson is playing this week which is awesome and a real good idea by the promoters

6th September

It's been a pretty busy week with some meetings for next years  Saltire Energy PL Matchplay.  Have also hit a lot of balls working on takeaway and slower change over mainly , the green at the house is immaculate just now so have spent loads of time up there this week.  Marian and I were at trump on Friday night for dinner with the Morrisons and the Reids which was good fun as always , we had our final regular Flag event of the season today at PLGC , we had over 40 kids who played in beautiful sunshine all day , well done to all the winners

Sunday 30th August

I was at Deeside today for our Foundation junior open , it was a beautiful day with the course in excellent condition , Sam Locke won  for the third year in a row with an excellent two under par round of 68 , our Michael was second ( for the third year in a row ) with 69 and Benjamin Henderson finished third with 72 , Finlay smith from Ellon won the handicap with a very good 74 nett 65  which was an excellent effort , thanks to everyone at Deeside GC for hosting us and to Michael Macdougall and Marian for all their hard work

Made in Denmark R4

Got off to a horrible start today with a double bogey six at the first hole , then played really nice making 4 birdies and no more dropped shots to shoot 69-2 to finish -10 and in a tie for 6th , felt as though I could have been quite a few less today but overall it was a good performance after the poor start , made in Denmark is a very cool event with again over 80,000 fans there for the week which is incredible and makes for a fantastic atmosphere for everyone