Johnston picked for coaching panel

Roxburghe golf pro Steve Johnston

Roxburghe golf pro Steve Johnston

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LOCAL golfing talent Steve Johnston has been selected to be one of seven coaches on the 2013 coaching panel for Scottish golfing magazine, Bunkered.

Over the course of the year, Johnston will offer tips and advice for both amateur and professional readers in the magazine and online.

PGA professional at The Roxburghe Golf Club, Johnston runs golf tuition, teaching individual lessons and group sessions, and caddied for Ted Innes-Kerr, the son of the Duke of Roxburghe, at the ISPS Handa Wales Open last year.

Within weeks of hearing the news, he was whisked off to Lumine Golf Resort in Tarragona, Spain, for photo and video shoots with the other six members of the panel.

Commenting on the experience, Johnston said: “It is a great honour to be accepted on the golfing panel.

“While in Tarragona, Bryce Ritchie, editor of Bunkered, made me feel very much at home and it was good to meet the other members of the panel.

“We swapped tips between ourselves.”

The coaching panel is made up of seven professional golf coaches selected by the magazine from across the country with the aim of improving readers’ golf skills by making expert opinion freely available.

In excellent company, Johnston is joined on the panel by Murray Urquhart from the Spey Valley Golf Course, David Patrick from Elie Sports Club, Kevin Craggs from the Scottish Ladies Golf Association, Scott Clark of the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy, Gavin Abson from The Carrick, and Andrew Jowett of the National Academy at Gleneagles.

AROUND THE CLUBS

KELSO

John Wichary Trophy: 1, G. Welsh, P. Henderson, L. Murray, D. Wilson 62 (3.5) 58.5; 2, D. Hirst, A. Roxburgh, B. Hogarth, A. Chalmers 61 (2.4) 58.6.

THE WOLL

Winter League January (sponsored by Lindsay Grieve Butcher): winner – M. Willison

Winter League February (sponsored by Murray Cleghorn): winner – B. Pettie

Overall Winter League winner: B. Pettie.

Members are reminded that this Saturday is the Woll Waltz, while Sunday, March 24, will be the Captain’s Challenge, all entries taken at reception.