2019doddieweirAs part of our charitable support from the Speyside Golf Experience, we are providing, on behalf of our partners, a unique auction item for Doddie Weir’s MND Charity. This will be auctioned during their cycle trip up the A9 next month.

The auction item includes 2 player participation in this year’s Speyside Golf Festival, plus executive tours around Johnston’s of Elgin and Benromach Distillery, plus 6 nights’ accommodation at the Knockomie Hotel.

This item should generate significant funds for a worthwhile cause which we are delighted to support.

For details of the event, and where you can join the route, see https://doddie5-ride.co.uk/the-great-rugby-cycle; don’t forget to visit https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk/ to read all about the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

As a celebration of many years’ effort on behalf of SGWT and the golf festival, our Chairman, James Macpherson, was treated to luncheon at Elgin Golf Club, and presented with a fitting memento – Benromach 35 year-old single malt whisky.

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Chairman Designate, Bob Cunnigham presenting James with his 'gift of appreciation'.

“Some 10 years ago David Urquhart stood down as Chairman of the group and we were tasked with finding a new Chairman. To my mind only one person fitted the bill, James Macpherson. With his knowledge of the whisky industry and golf he was the obvious replacement. James agreed and with his usual enthusiasm he took the chair.

“I have no doubt that without James leadership and enthusiasm the organisation would not be where it is today.

“James contributed greatly to the success of the golf festival. From the meet and greet on Day 1 of the festival to his star performances at Prize Giving.

“James the group will miss you and no doubt so will the golfers who return year after year.”

    Steve Crane, Festival Director

Overall Winner Speyside Golf Festival 2018 :- David Booth Vicars Cross GC

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David having receive the Quaich and replica from Colin MacGregor Captain of Elgin Golf Club

Runner up, leading lady at Boat of Garten and winner at Moray Gillian Duncan

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The slideshow from the presentation below shows some of the principal prize winners


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The results of the Speyside Golf Festival 2018 (Best 4 out of 5) scores can be found via the following link 

Once again we were extremely lucky with the weather with only 1 short sharp shower spoiling the day.

The results from the Elgin round can be found via the following link

Apart from 1 short shower we had another fine day at Forres

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The results for Day 4 at Forres can be found via the following link

The results for combined score from days 1,2,3 and 4 can be found via the following link

Despite the doom and gloom of the weather forecast we had superb conditions at  Moray for day 3 with only slight winds towards the end of the field and the rain kept off until everyone was in the clubhouse. 

The results for Day 3 at Moray can be found via the following link

The results for combined score from days 1,2 and 3 can be found via the following link

Highlight of another beautiful sunny day at Grantown was a Hole in 1 by Elizabeth Wood (Brancepeth Castle) at the 16th.

Elizabeth is pictured receiving her bottle of "Red Door" Gin to mark the occasion

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We had 8 players from Switzerland 6 of whom are pictured below.

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The results for Day 2 at Grantown-on-Spey can be found via the following link

The results for combined score from days 1 and 2 can be found via the following link

As usual the 2018 edition of Speyside Golf Experience began in bright sunshine with everyone taking advantage of sitting outside after their round.

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The results for Day 1 at Boat of Garten can be found via the following link




Registration for the 2019 Speyside Golf Festival will open at 17:00 on 7th September 2018.

Click on the "Book Here" tab under the "Golf Festival" tab in the Main Menu and then on Register to access the registration form.


Monday 2nd September - Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club

Tuesday 3rd September - Boat of Garten Golf Club

Wednesday 4th September - Elgin Golf Club

Thursday 5th September - Forres Golf Club

Friday 6th September - Moray (Old) Golf Club


All players will receive a complimentary Titleist ProV1 and a miniature of Single Malt Scotch Whisky before teeing off.

Gordon & MacPhail (The World’s Leading Malt Whisky Specialist) and Johnstons of Elgin will be pleased to arrange VIP visits to Benromach distillery in Forres as well as a tour of Johnstons of Elgin’s Cashmere visitor centre – both a ‘must do’ when visiting Speyside.

Following the final round, there will be a free buffet. Prize giving for daily and overall winners will take place along with a free raffle for those attending.

At each course there are 2 excellent prizes for both ladies and gents to be competed for on a daily basis, with an extensive prize fund of golfing gifts and quality products from Speyside.

The overall winner receives a quaich to retain, a voucher for £150.00 and a 70 cl bottle of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Vouchers ranging from £100.00 to £30 are also presented to those coming 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th over the week’s play.

Play at each of these splendid courses is averaging out at £30 per round and we believe this represents exceptional value for a great golf week. We look forward to meeting old friends and hopefully many new faces in 2019.


Registration for the 2019 edition of Speyside Golf Festival will open on completion of the 2018 event at 17:00 on 7th September.

Terms and Conditions for the event can be found at the following link.

Speyside Golf Festival - 2nd-6th September 2019

The entry fee is just £150.

Monday 2nd September - Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club

Tuesday 3rd September -  Boat of Garten Golf Club

Wednesday 4th September - Elgin Golf Club

Thursday 5th September - Forres Golf Club

Friday 6th September - Moray (Old) Golf Club


To register for the tournament, after the booking system opens on 7th September, click on the "BOOK HERE" tab under the Golf Festival tab in the main menu, click on the blue Register link and fill out the form. Detailed terms and conditions will be displayed during the registration process as will payment options.


Reports of all  the previous years' competitions can be found under the Golf News tab.


 Facebook page for Speyside Golf Festival. Get the link HERE

 We are now on Golf Empire :-  Speyside Golf Festival on Golf Empire

 We are also now list on :- Golf Society Alliance website

Please contact Steve Crane at golffestival@hotmail.com or 07977465933 for further information.


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