The Winners of the 2013 Great Scotland Golf Giveaway


Wow! We cannot believe how many entries were received for the 2013 Great Scotland Golf Giveaway. Tens of thousands of people entered the contest, and thousands shared the contest via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Thanks to Free Birdie, Carl’s Golfland, Travel Pro Luggage, SCOR Golf, and Golf Vacation Insider for helping sponsor and make this contest possible plus most importantly our partners in Scotland, Turnberry, Kingsmills Hotel Gleneagles, Prestwick Golf Club, Royal Dornoch Golf Club & Castle Stuart who shall be providing a memorable trip to the winner and three friends.


The Winners Are…..

Grand Prize Winner of the PerryGolf Foursome to Scotland:

Kathy Scott


Runner Up Winners:

A set of TaylorMade RBZ Irons:

Chuck Coleman

Travel Pro Walkabout luggage:

Gilbert Castro

1 Year Supply of Srixion Golf Balls:

Anthony S. Prusaczyk


Share Prize Winners:

Callaway RAZR X Black Driver:

Derek Cornett

Ecco Biom Hybrid Golf Shoes:

David Jaehning

1 Year Supply of Titleist Pro V1:

Riley Stroven

Set of SCOR Golf Wedges:

James Williamson

Congratulations to our contestants.  Keep checking the PerryGolf website for updates on future contests.



When is the Ryder Cup? – The 2014 Ryder Cup Dates Announced

The Ryder Cup will be held over the weekend of 26-28 September in 2014, it was announced earlier today.  The event, which will be held in Scotland for the first time since 1973 when it was at Muirfield, will be played over the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.  Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, was “delighted to have seen […] the many exciting changes that are being made to improve this already outstanding golf course.   As well as the hi-tech efforts to reduce water on the greens, the Ryder Cup teams can expect many of the changes – proposed by Jack Nicklaus – to provide a sterner test as they seek glory during the competition.”

Keep your eyes peeled for the trips PerryGolf will be offering to what always proves to be a memorable tournament!

By Keith Baird.  Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.

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Restored James Braid Design for Taymouth Castle

We at PerryGolf are asked regularly by our clients to suggest hidden gem courses and courses that hark back to golf as it was played in the past as well as the new modern layouts.  I have read with interest plans to restore Taymouth Castle near Gleneagles back to its original James Braid design.  The course currently is ideal for a nice relaxing round in some stunning scenery so with the addition of the new improvements -including 2 holes along the banks of the River Tay – it promises to be a great layout and should be ready right on time for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014. You can see full details by clicking here.

By Alastair Niven.  Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 11 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.


Technology Advances at Gleneagles

Any developments at Gleneagles are viewed with interest, especially with them due to host the Ryder Cup on its return to Europe in 2014.  From this article, it looks like they have found a solution (for greens anyway) of maintaining great course conditions in spite of difficult environmental factors.  I wonder how long it will be before we see this technology in more widespread use.

By Alastair Niven.  Alastair has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.