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New Tartan Tour schedule

The 2017 Tartan Tour schedule is set for a big finish at the end of another exciting campaign for PGA in Scotland members. For the second year in a row, the circuit’s flagship event, the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championship, will bring the curtain down when it takes place at Gleneagles on October 16-19.

Won last year in its 100th staging by West Linton’s Gareth Wright, the tournament carries an increased prize fund and will be staged once again on the King’s Course at the Perthshire venue. It comes exactly a month after another of the circuit’s Order of Merit events, the P&H Championship, which is taking place for the third year running at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian.

The schedule also contains around 30 one-day pro-ams, including a visit to Trump Turnberry for an event in aid of Ayrshire Hospice, the return of the Grampian Houston event at Royal Aberdeen and a new event at Williamwood in Glasgow.

PGA in Scotland secretary Shona Malcolm said: “The Tartan Tour continues to provide high quality playing opportunities for PGA members, and, while the economic situation remains challenging in certain quarters, a number of new events have been included this year. A significant amount of work is currently going into developing new and varied events, with some exciting ventures already in the planning for 2018.”

2017 Order of Merit events

June 6-8 Northern Open, Moray

July 8-9 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Qualifier, TBC

Aug 1-2 Deer Park Masters

Aug 26-27 Kerr Investments Pro-Am, Dumfries & Galloway

Sept 18-20 P&H Championship, The Renaissance

Oct 16-19 M&H Logistics Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, King’s Course