Notice of Works to Clubhouse and Professional Shop

Works to carry out the External Painting of the Clubhouse, Lounge and Professional Shop will commence week beginning 7th October.

It is expected that the works will take three to four weeks to complete and members need to be aware that in order to safely carry out these works various types of access equipment, including motorised platforms, will be in place at various times throughout the contract.

Although signage and where necessary barriers will be in place with regard to working areas and wet paint we would urge members to assume at all times that newly painted surfaces may be wet and that extra care should be taken.

It may be necessary to close the downstairs external entrance to the locker rooms for short periods. At these times access to the locker rooms will be by way of the main entrance.

St Andrew’s for Heather

Congratulations to Heather Braid who came first in the Scottish Womens Regional Silver Medal Final at Haddington on Friday 3rd May. Heather has now qualified for the Grand Final at the Eden Course St Andrew’s on 16th June.

Well done Heather and good luck in the grand final.

Ladies Interclub Tournament at Dalmahoy

Liberton won their first round tie against Kingsknowe last night at Dalmahoy. It was a very close game going right to the last putt on the 18th hole. We play Mortonhall on Friday night at 4.20.

Good luck girls.

 

Secretary’s Office

Please note that the Secretary’s office will be closed on Monday 22 April 2019 due to holiday.

FREE Junior Coaching in Easter Holidays

Just a reminder that Iain is arranging to provide FREE coaching sessions for Juniors within the upcoming Easter Holidays.

There are sheets on Junior Notice Board, please add names as quickly as possible in order that Iain can make arrangements.

 

Open letter to Liberton Members

A major part of my role as Junior Convenor over the next few years is to ensure that our Junior Section Membership is increased as, at present, it is almost non-existent.

Liberton and it’s members have always been great supporters of Junior Golf in the thirty plus years I have been a member and it is sad to see that we have approximately 10 Junior members (very few playing), with no competitions for them and no representative team to play in either of the Summer or Winter Leagues.

Iain Seath and I have created a document for Junior Development, but this will require not only our time to get off the ground but hopefully the help of some Liberton members.

Anyone interested in helping, even a little help is better than none, please contact the office and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

We are currently looking into different coaching schemes that would suit Liberton best, along the lines of Clubgolf Scotland or Golf Access (our preferred choice), which is popular in England, Ireland and Wales.

These schemes in reality rely on volunteers to give a little of their time to assist with any coaching sessions that Liberton put in place.

We are actively working with local schools, The Braid Hill Driving Range and the local community to try and encourage Junior members back into the Club. Only this week, we have, as a result of advertising at The Braid Hills, the potential of a couple of new members and look to these being the first of many.

If you have a son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or family member, please think about bringing them along to Liberton.

Memberships for current Member’s siblings start at 8 years old, Non-Member’s children can join from 10 years old.

It is FREE for children between the ages of 8/10 until their 15th birthday.

Liberton should have a vibrant Junior Section, I know the choices children have for recreational time is vast, but your child could be the foundation for the future of Liberton Golf Club.

 

Robert Ross

(Junior Convenor)