Today’s Gents Open produced some great scoring from a number of players, in particular Liberton’s Gregor Emmerson who’s lowest scratch score of 66 also gave him the lowest handicap score of 62.
Another highlight was a hole-in-one at the 11th from Duncan Ireland of Duddingston who needless to say won the nearest the pin prize at that hole.
Weather wise the day was very mixed with a few heavy showers but a large field of 140 players appeared to enjoy themselves and everyone we spoke to after their round could not praise the condition of the course highly enough. Thanks for this must go to our Greens staff who again have worked very hard over a very busy period to ensure that the high standard they set themselves and achieve are maintained.
Thanks must go to Mark and John in the shop who not only did great work in dealing with the many last minute entries received through our online booking system but also in recording and processing the scorecards.
These events also require a lot of preparation and for that thanks must go to David and Ailsa in the office and Iain Seath. Thanks also to our starters Les Sclater, Denys Flaherty, Tommy Paterson and Brian O’Neil.
To the bar and kitchen staff many thanks for looking after all the players and also showed great composure when a number of our ladies arrived near closing time and decided to have a glass / bottle or two of wine on returning earlier than expected from their outing to Aberdour.
1st – £120 Voucher – Gregor Emerson (Liberton)
2nd – £90 Voucher – Graham McKay (Broomieknowe)
3rd – £70 Voucher – Trevor Kelly (Liberton)
4th – £65 Voucher – Darren Hogg (Craigielaw)
5th – £45 Voucher – David Glen dinning (Liberton)
6th – £30 Voucher – Andrew Martin (Liberton)
7th – 20 Voucher – Mike McDonald (Portobello)
1st – £100 Voucher – David Rennie (Liberton)
2nd – £80 Voucher – Duncan Ireland (Duddingston)
3rd – £60 Voucher – Callum Ferguson (Dalmahoy)
4th – £40 Voucher – Scott Rutherford (Newbattle) – (BIH)
Nearest the Pin
6th – £20 Voucher – Gordon Finney (Liberton)
11th – £20 Voucher – Duncan Ireland (Duddingston)
13th – £20 Voucher – Craig Watson (Dundas Park)
17th – £20 Voucher – Brian Twist (Mussleburgh)
Sponsors Irene Adams, Balanced Lifestyle, Peter Collin, Sandra Love, Alison Paterson, Liz Bisset, Anne White, Canny Man’s Pub, The Orchard Restaurant, Raeburn Hotel, Mary & Dayle Henderson, Alastair & Jill McLean, Stephen – Caterer, Kilspindie GC, Dumfries & County GC, Royal London Insurance, Iain Seath, Liberton GC, Susan Walker, Brian Drumm, Buchanan Castle GC, Tigerlily, Andrew Miller of Bellhaven Breweries
A Massive Thank You to all of the Sponsors and all of the kind members of Liberton Golf Club who donated their time and gifts for the raffles
A special Thank You to :
Brian Toall and the green keepers. The course is in fantastic shape and everyone was highly complementary
The Captain, Alan Richardson for all of his support
Iani Seath, for his support and advice
David Doig & Ailsa Davies in the Office – for everything
The Gentlemen for doing Starter and Car Park duties
I hope that I haven’t missed anyone out!
Looking forward to next year already!!
Thursday, 3rd August 2017
A great day for golf, friendship and fun!
We had a wonderful entry of 108 pairs playing in 54 games from 08:45 until15:45. The weather was mixed (especially for the morning players), but it didn’t spoil the enjoyment. Well done to all of the players.
Prize Winners: Handicap
1st Jacqui McDougall, Margaret Heally Canmore 64.8 £60 M & S Voucher each
2nd Moira Cunningham, Barbara Hamilton Newbattle 67.6 £45 M & S Voucher each
3rd Megan Russell, Moira Brown Gogarburn 68.8 (bih) £30 M & S Voucher each
4th Hilary Wallace, Margaret Hobbins Newbattle 68.8 £20 M & S Voucher each
5th Pat Meikle, Eunice Reid Lochend 69.8 £10 M & S Voucher each
Prize Winners: Scratch
1st Caroline McIntosh, Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe 72 £60 M & S Voucher each
2nd Anne Brownie, Dulcie Barnes Gullane 73 £45 M & S Voucher each
Prizes at each hole:
2nd Nearest the pin in 2 shots Royal London Umbrellas & balls Linda Henderson, Sandra Clark
3rd Nearest the pin in 2 shots Golf lesson & balls Anne Brownie, Dulcie Barnes
4th Nearest the line Four ball at Dumfries & County Susan Walker, Muriel Gilligan
5th Nearest the pin in 3 shots Royal London Goodie Bags Aileen Penny, Mary Malcolm
6th Nearest the pin No winner
7th Nearest the pin in 3 shots Two bottles of Chanteclair Wine Suzanne Ireland, Jill McLean
8th Nearest the pin (bronze) Two bottles of Chanteclair Wine Irene Allan, Christine Fitzpatrick
9th Nearest the Target Two bottles of Prosecco Elaine Finnegan, Linda Gray
10th Nearest the pin in 2 shots Whisky Duo and Hip Flasks Caroline McIntosh, Kate McIntosh
11th Nearest the pin Four ball at Buchanan Castle Ann Douglas, Annette Cunningham
12th Longest Drive (bronze) Two sleeves of Volvik balls Margaret Heally, Jacqui McDougal
13th Nearest the pin Marks & Spencer Vouchers Louise Duff, Anne White
14th Longest Drive (silver) Two bottles of Cava Caroline McIntosh, Kate McIntosh
15th Nearest the pin in 3 shots Golf Gloves and balls Mary Malcolm, Aileen Penny
16th Nearest the pin in 2 shots Two bottles of Esprit de Buganay Megan Russell, Moira Brown
17th Nearest the pin Four ball at Baberton Irene Adams, Shirley Hepburn
18th Nearest the pin in 3 shots Vouchers for Balanced Lifestyle Megan Russell, Moira Brown
Star Prize Raffle:
1st Four ball at Archerfield Jean Inglis, Murrayfield
2nd Case of Chanteclair Wine Jill Crerar, Liberton
3rd Four ball at Auchterarder Jill McLean, Liberton
4th Four ball at Glenbervie Johanne Quin, Bonnybridge
5th Four ball at Duddingston Sue Hay, Liberton
6th Four ball at Kilspindie Linda Gray, Royal Musselburgh
7th Afternoon tea with Fizz at Tigerlily Nan Gilhooley, Swanston
8th Afternoon tea with Fizz at Tigerlily Shirley Hepburn, Canmore
9th Lunch or Dinner at Canny Man Christine Fitzpatrick, Turnhouse
10th Food & Drink voucher at Orchard Bar Lorna Lettice, Newbattle
11th Afternoon tea at Raeburn Hotel Eleanor Young, Liberton
12th Brian Drumm Hair Products Pat Stables, Liberton
13th Two bottles of Champagne Lynn Greenshields, Liberton
14th Marks & Spencer’s vouchers Di Denoon, Liberton
15th Marks & Spencer’s vouchers Sandra Love, Liberton
16th Four ball at Liberton June Oliver, Craigmillar Park
Congratulation to all of the prize winners.
Please see separate post for photos and thanks….