Kirrie club set for 2012 season

KIRRIEMUIR Golf Club has announced Alan Tucker as the new chairman of the board.

The move comes as the club look to revitalise over the course of the next year.

Mr Tucker was elected as the first captain of the newly amalgamated club last year and will now combine both roles in the second year of his captaincy.

He said: “We have made some changes in the first year, and we need to build on a good year by seeing our plans for improvements at the club coming to fruition.

“A new course record for the ladies being set last year, and the gents success in winning the Strathmore League shows the golf is in good order.

“We aim to recruit new members this year and encourage more visitors to come to play the course to build an even more successful club for the future.”

The winter months have not seen any decrease in enthusiasm as members continued to enjoy club activities in full swing.

Both ladies and gents winter leagues have been played with golfers enjoying the different challenges set by the course in cold and frosty conditions.

Everyone remembers the frustration of last winter when snow and ice stopped play and are hoping that the recent sunshine is a sign of a good year ahead.

On the social side of the club a very busy programme of music nights featured the talents of the members, a Burns supper and fine dining experience were held as well as a ladies pampering evening.

A Michael Buble and Robbie Williams tribute evening is on the cards so there is still lots to look forward to.

The club is also there to help golfers looking to improve their game.

During the winter there have been regular ‘coaching clinics’ run by club professional Karyn Dallas.

In her role as clubhouse manager, she has also been heavily involved in organising the social events for members, ably assisted by the golf club staff and willing volunteers.

The club’s board of directors is looking forward to working with Karyn for the years ahead with the aim of making Kirriemuir the best golfing experience possible.

In order to boost the club further still, a number of corporate packages will be available for local businesses. Current members can also apply for life membership but there is a very restricted number of these positions available.

From 2012, Kirriemuir is a member of the Association of James Braid courses which allow club members the opportunity to play a large number of other clubs in the UK at special rates.

Similar arrangements are also being considered in conjunction with other local clubs involved in the Carnoustie Country initiative.

As part of their big plans for the future the club are also giving consideration to clubhouse improvements, an on-line tee booking system, course machinery requirements and the possible provision of buggies for members and visitors.

Meanwhile, a variety of memberships are available at the club including full golfing for ladies and gents, special deals for families of golfers, junior memberships and overseas and country membership for those living further afield.

For details call 01575 573317 or visit www.kirriemuirgolfclub.co.uk