PerryGolf was pleased earlier this month to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Georgia Section PGA’s Fall Meeting at Sea Island Golf Club.
The club that would become Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland, was founded in 1780. It was a city club until 1888 when it relocated 2 miles up the coast to Balgownie. After 126 years, the world’s 6th oldest golf club will host the European Tour’s Scottish Open in 2014. The pros will find what links lovers have known for years that there is no finer outward nine in the game as there is at Royal Aberdeen.
CBS Sunday Morning News ran a story during the holidays about Islay single malts that reminded us that the flight from Glasgow to Scotland’s famous Isle of Islay (EYE-lah) takes less than an hour. Whisky loving links golfers who journey this way with a week or so to chase their passions will find their quest for Scotland’s pride and joy off to an outstanding start.
LINKS Magazine celebrated the royal wedding last week with email releasing their list of the top 10 “Royal” clubs. I’ve played seven so i can’t go all in but i do know after two rounds recently at Royal Aberdeen its a dandy. Top 5 for me.
The list is complemented by outstanding photography:
Congratulations to Mr. George Burlingston for his spot on prediction in our “Predict the Majors” game that 272 would win this year’s Masters. He credits an accurate weather report for his success and true enough, conditions were ideal for the 4th lowest total in Masters history! Mr. Burlingston is the first of four eventual winners in our game to correctly predict the winning total for each of this years majors. He will receive a Royal Bank of Scotland five pound note commemorating Jack Nicklaus’ career and his final British Open appearance in 2005 at St Andrews. Mr. Burlingston and a guest are also invited to join PerryGolf at the 2010 Ryder Cup for $2,720 per person (10x the Masters score) which represents a $5,550 savings for two people!