2017 Prizegiving

Many thanks to all members and guests who attended the Annual Prizegiving to congratulate and celebrate with all the winners on their achievement.

The evening was a great success for which we have to especially thank Ailsa Davies for not only the many months of organisation but the arrangements on the day.

Thanks also to David Doig as Master of Ceremonies, Elinor Philp in assisting Ailsa with the trophy arrangement, Evelyn Hogg in expertly presenting the trophies, Dougie Russell for the photography, the “Marigold Squad” of Alison Paterson, Jacqui Louden, Liz Bisset and Aida Crosbie in making sure all the trophies were shiny and bright and to the bar and kitchen staff who looked after us all on the night.

Congratulations again to all the winners.

Children’s Christmas Party at Liberton

The tickets for this popular event will go on sale at Noon on Sunday, 19 November 2017 in the clubhouse. Tickets are booked on a first come first served basis to a maximum of 40 children.

Members wishing to book tickets are reminded that they can only book in person, and require the names, gender and age of the child.

The age range for this event is 3yrs to 9 yrs. The Party is on Sunday, 17 December 2017 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Liberton members strive in the Alliance

Congratulations to Scott Fraser and Keiran Cantley for their successes in the East of Scotland Alliance meeting at Royal Musselburgh on 18th October. The field of 90 players included 13 professionals and 3 trainee professionals.

Following solid rounds both players recorded winning scores in the Handicap and Scratch competitions.

Scott Fraser won the Handicap Prize along with the Andrew Oldcorn Trophy by recording a 72 less 4 handicap for a Net 68

Kieran Cantley recorded a scratch 68 and was required to share the prize with Lloyd Saltman after the two players couldn’t be separated through countback.

In the order of merit both players are very much in the hunt with Kieran lying 2nd in the scratch and 3rd in the handicap, with Scott sitting 2nd in the handicap section.

Good work lads and hope you keep it going throughout the season.


Is Golfing History your bag?

Glencorse GC is hosting a presentation by W J Dettlaff, a Master Professional and former manager of TPC Sawgrass. This will be held in the Glencorse Clubhouse on Tuesday 10th October at 7pm. They are cordially inviting any Liberton members who may be interested to Glencorse on that evening. I have attached details about the presentation. A small buffet will be provided  with a question and answer session to conclude the evening. This is a unique opportunity for those interested in golf to hear the American story of how golf developed in the USA and how Scots emigrating to America were influential in developing the game we enjoy today.

If you are interested, please contact the Office on 664 3009 to register and I will pass details to Glencorse. Closing date for booking your place is Wednesday 13th September 2017


The Council Cup

The Council Cup

The Council Cup was contested on the beautiful afternoon of Friday 1st September. An excellent mixed entry included Council members, The Professional, Greenkeeping staff and Office staff. The event was very competitive with plenty of cheeky banter! The afternoon concluded with an excellent meal in the dining room.

The result was very, very close….

Runner up : Joe Loffelman

Winner : Captain Alan Richardson (bih). Very well done Alan.

Success for Liberton Champion as he wins six-hole sudden-death play-off at Royal Dornoch

Success for Liberton Champion as he wins six-hole sudden-death play-off at Royal Dornoch

Story by COLIN FARQUHARSON Edinburgh player Kieran Cantley (Liberton) , 19, won a marathon sudden-death play-off against Stephen Roger (Cruden Bay) and Kyle Godsman (Moray) to be presented with the David Blair Trophy as North of Scotland open amateur stroke-play champion at Royal Dornoch this evening (Sunday). The trio had tied on three-under-par 277. The play-off lasted six holes and more than one hour. Had it continued much longer, they would have run out of daylight! “It’s my biggest achievement in golf so far,” said Cantley. “I played in the tournament for the first time at Inverness last year and finished in the top 10.”

Robin Wilson describes the play-off action: The play-off saw the first and 18th holes played twice. Then the first and second holes. All three players birdied the first extra hole where Godsman drove the green. Godsman drove into the rough at the second play-off hole and, with a bogey to his rivals’ pars, he was eliminated and placed third in the final standings. Back to the first hole again which was halved in par, and so too was the 18th. On to the second hole. Both Cantley and Roger were on the green with their tee shots. Cantley holed a 25ft winning putt for a birdie 2. Former Scottish youths champion and past winner of the North-east District 72-hole Open, Roger, 29, closed with a 69, birdieing the third and 15th but bogeying the 12th. Cantley had birdies at the eighth, ninth and 12th in a closing 70 but he could have won the title without the need for the extra time drama as he bogeyed the 11th, 13th and 14th.

 Kieran Cantley receives the David Blair Trophy from Royal Dornoch GC captain Alan Ramsey. Stephen Roger is second from the right and North District SGU John Ross is on the extreme right. Pictures by Robin Wilson.