Benefits for Kirrie golfers with reduced green fees

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Members of Kirriemuir Golf Club will soon be able to enjoy the benefit of reduced green fees when they visit courses that are members of the Association of James Braid Courses.

The club has agreed to join the association in 2012. There are currently over 200 courses in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland and the USA which are members. All these clubs allow members of other association clubs to play their course for a fee which in some cases was as little as £10 in 2011.

James Braid was born in Earlsferry in Fife in 1870, and won the Open Championship five times in the early 1900s. He was professional at Walton Heath golf course and is reputed to be the originator of the dogleg golf hole. Courses in the association are spread over many areas that could be the basis for an excellent UK tour.

The Board of Kirriemuir Golf Club are delighted to be invited to be members of this Association, as the club has always been proud of its links to James Braid. It is hoped this will encourage more visitors to play Kirriemuir, as well as giving Kirriemuir members something more for their membership of the club.

The current year has been a year of major change at Kirriemuir which will be highlighted by the forthcoming annual general meeting of the limited company that now is in control of the club, with all full members of the club being shareholders and eligible to vote at the company’s agm for the first time this year.

The agm is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 in the clubhouse at 7.30pm, and will include a review of the golfing year, up to date financial information and the election of directors to the Board. The retention and recruitment of members is vital to the continued success of the club. A recent open day was successful in recruiting a number of new members and it is hoped the quality of the course and the different types of memberships on offer will encourage even more golfers to join Kirriemuir for 2012.