Barry, Angus, Scotland – Panmure Golf Club, one of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious golf clubs, has hired U.S. based public relations agency Kevin Frisch PR to manage golf media relations across the U.S. and Canada.
This historic club, located on Scotland’s east coast, just down the road from Carnoustie and 40 minutes from St. Andrews, is welcoming golf vacationers visiting Scotland. Founded in 1845, the world’s 21st oldest golf club is steeped in tradition.
“We are thrilled that Kevin Frisch PR will help share our club’s unique story among Scottish golf history and tout it as a top golf experience when visiting St. Andrews or nearby Carnoustie,” says David Brodie, General Manager at Panmure Golf Club. “His vast network of golf media across the United States and his team’s knowledge of golf travel and the industry makes this a natural match for Panmure. We look forward to expanding our recognition in the golf world, on both sides of the pond.”
Just prior to the turn of the century, the club moved to its present location in Barry in 1899. The current course was built by the same contractor – R. Duff of Edinburgh – who also constructed the St Andrews New and Muirfield courses, both of which were Old Tom Morris layouts. There have also been changes and modifications to the course over the years, with many of the suggestions coming from James Braid.
Today the course measures 6,551 yards and is a wonderful combination of links and heathland style, featuring a traditional out-and-back routing. Holes play firm and fast on undulating and rolling fairways that meander through areas of dunes and pine trees to fun compact greens that are well-guarded by bunkers. The course is often ranked among Scotland’s top 35, with recent rises in the Todays Golfer and National Club Golfer Top 100s.
Panmure Golf Club has been most recognized for its relationship with Ben Hogan. Before he won his only Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in 1953 – his final Major victory – Hogan spent two weeks practicing at Panmure, getting his game acclimated to the terrain of links golf and acquainting himself with the smaller 1.62-inch British golf ball. He also left his mark at the club and on the course. The 414-yard, par-4 6th hole, one of his favorites, is now named after Hogan after he suggested adding the cleverly placed hidden pot bunker to the front right of the green. It is also reported that Hogan mowed the 17th green to his specification for Carnoustie and returned the cleaned mower to the head greenkeeper.
Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, James Braid, Tommy Armour, Henry Cotton, Roberto de Vicenzo, Sandy Lyle and Padraig Harrington are some of the past Open Champions who have played and competed at Panmure Golf Club, while the likes of Gary Player, Nick Faldo and Dustin Johnson have also discovered the historic links course.
Another highlight of the Panmure Golf Club experience is its iconic clubhouse – one of Scotland’s finest old golf buildings. Built in 1899, it was modeled both architecturally and spiritually after the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in India. Many of the original features remain and the Hogan lounge provides visitors the opportunity to view the captain’s silver clubs.
“Panmure Golf Club is rich in history and a perfect inclusion when planning a golf trip around St. Andrews and Carnoustie,” says Kevin Frisch. “Scotland is full of authentic and charming local clubs and courses like Panmure that are just waiting to be discovered. They’re perfect complements to a Scotland golf vacation. We are very excited to share the club’s story and promote this experience to golfers across the U.S. and Canada.”
Located just 10 miles from Dundee – Scotland’s sunniest city – Panmure Golf Club is within easy traveling distance of both St Andrews and Edinburgh airport.
About Panmure Golf Club
Panmure Golf Club was founded in May 1845 by 17 gentlemen. The Club’s name and logo come from the close connection with the Maule Ramsay family and to this day, the Rt. Hon. Earl of Dalhousie is the Club’s Honorary President. The golf club is one of the world’s oldest and one of just 24 that originally helped purchase the Amateur Championship trophy, first played for in 1885. A copy of the R&A minutes is on display in the Clubhouse, which states all of the Clubs involved.
Panmure Golf Club has been recognized several times over the years with many significant competitions being staged at the course, including national amateur tournaments and final qualifying for the Open Championship. In recent years, the club has hosted regional qualifying for the Open Championship, the R&A Girls Amateur Championship, final qualifying for the AIG Women’s Open and the stroke play qualifying for the R&A Boys Amateur Championship.
Visit panmuregolfclub.co.uk for more information.
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