Bradley visit thrills winners
Perth and Kinross County Golf Union committee members and trophy winners Young Perth and Kinross County golfers were thrilled to receive their trophies from Bradley Neil at the area’s annual prizegiving.
Blairgowrie’s former amateur champion recently secured his European Tour card after a top 15 finish on the Challenge Tour.
County president Scott Michie congratulated the 21-year-old on becoming the first local pro to secure Tour status since Brian Marchbank nearly 40 years ago.
He said: “We were delighted that Bradley found time on a hectic schedule to attend the prize-giving.
“Not so long ago he was playing for the county and now he is preparing to play on the European Tour.
“We have some talented youngsters coming through the ranks in Perth and Kinross and Bradley’s success shows what can be achieved. He will be an inspiration to our young players.”
After presenting prizes, Bradley took part in a question and answer session with local journalist Gordon Bannerman, touching on a range of topics.
He also joined in heartfelt tributes to long-time mentor Barrie Douglas, the former Perth and Kinross County stalwart and Scotland youth team manager, who passed away earlier this year.
Bradley is awaiting news of his first Tour event. He is currently number five on the reserve list for Hong Kong but Mauritius could be his first outing after stepping up from the second tier tour at the season’s finale in Oman.
Blairgowrie’s former Scotland international Glenn Campbell was presented with the 2017 Champion of Champions trophy.
The county executive team thanked sponsors the GS Group, the Blue Group and Stephen Gardiner Construction for their support during the season.
Scott Michie (left), new president of the Perth and Kinross County Golf Union, presented Glenn Campbell with the Matchplay and Champion of Champions trophies