“Why learning as a youngster is so important to the future of golf”
How many of the readers have played at Auchterarder Golf Club? I would bet most of you have played at Gleneagles – but perhaps not it’s older cousin. In fact Auchterarder GC pre-dates the 2 original courses at Gleneagles by nearly 30 years. I was proud to have been a member at Auchterarder for around 3 decades having learned to play golf there when it was still a wee 9 hole course back in the 1960s. In those days the junior subscription for a year was 10 shillings (50p in today’s money) and the Gents annual fee was £4 2s 6d – which is around the price of a pint these days. We were incredibly lucky as junior golfers ..read more..
Portugal – March 2017 – by Peter Craigon, Morton Golf Holidays
Fiona and I have just returned from the type of high end and top class service holiday which we have been supplying for our clients for the last 13 years. The difference with this trip was that it was in Portugal rather than the wondrous experiences our clients have when they come to Scotland or Ireland ( or England or Wales )!
As we have such an extensive and yet loyal client base which has been built up over years of providing top class service we are often asked which other destinations we do. So it was not too onerous a task to arrange the type of high end trip for ourselves we normally deliver to our clients. And I must say..read more
Scotscraig Golf Club – 200 years old this year!
One of the truly great Scottish golf courses Scotscraig is steeped in history and this year it is celebrating its 200th anniversary.
Today I was delighted to play at Scotscraig with in their annual..read more..
Gullane No 1 Course is one of the best links courses in the world
and yesterday I was delighted to play it as a guest of long time member and champion Lindsay Gordon. Lindsay was partnered by another member of over 10 years standing, Alastair Taylor whilst my partner was my life-long golfing buddy and friend Iain (Giddy) Simpson who is ..read more..
The Renaissance Club, East Lothian, Scotland
I was lucky enough yesterday to spend a day at the Renaissance Club which is a wonderful Tom Doak designed links course just over the fence from Muirfield..read more..
Prestwick – Should be on everyone’s MUST play list
Everything about the place just oozes “class“ – from the history of the golf course and the clubhouse to the wonderful welcome you will receive when you play there it really is one of the best places in the world to play golf..read more..
Castle Stuart Golf Links – It is a MUST play when you visit Scotland
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of spending a couple of days at Castle Stuart on an early season mini-tour with 3 of my great golfing buddies..read more..
Peter Craigon from Caddie to Golf Tour Operator
Peter Craigon the owner of the long established golf tour operator Morton Golf Holidays attended the SIGTOA meeting at Gleneagles today. Every time he visits Gleneagles whether to see clients, have meetings with the management team or occasionally to play he is reminded of when he was a caddie there in the 1970s. “ That was a great time in my life read more..
Remember, light and shadow never stand still
I’d be lying if I said I turned up to work this morning with quaffed hair, a groomed beard, a pair of high tops and skinny jeans, but we’re aware in business that we have to move with the times. In the fashion stakes, I might not be 2016, but I firmly believe that the key to business is not standing still. read more..
The Best Customer Service
It’s quite a statement, but should we all vie for it or should it simply be expected?
Perhaps it’s because we are at the PGA Show in Orlando this week, but the USA (North America) does a lot of customer service right! Some might argue it’s forced, others might say it’s for tips,whilst we would say it doesn’t matter it makes for a great customer experience. read more..
My 10 best golf books for Christmas
This is a short pre-Christmas blog to help you choose a last-minute gift for Christmas. I am proud to admit that I am a golf book expert, having read over 600 read more..
The Solheim Cup comes to Scotland
So, there were 10 possible venues in the first instance. Then, it became a straight fight between Bro Hof Slott in Sweden and our own beloved Gleneagles in Perthshire. And, as you will probably know, the Solheim Cup will come to Scotland in 2019. read more..
Golf numbers into Scotland are taking off!
Here at Morton Golf we promote the best golf in the world, whether it is Scotland, Ireland, England or Wales. We are in the fortunate position that golfers want to visit the UK and Ireland. read more..