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

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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.

Catering Franchise

LIBERTON GOLF CLUB 

Catering Franchise

 Liberton Golf Club is located on the Southern side of Edinburgh less than 5 miles from the City Centre. The Club has a vibrant and stable membership base in excess of 560 members in varying categories.

 Due to the resignation of our current caterers an opportunity has arisen for the right person who displays the required drive and enthusiasm to join our clubhouse team. The successful candidate will provide catering services to Club Members, Visitors and Society Outings as well as events within the Function Hall which can accommodate functions for up to 120 people and the recently refurbished Dining Room facility for parties of under 40. Additionally, the Club also hires out meeting room facilities which provides further sources of catering income.

Liberton has a strong reputation for providing good quality fayre in a warm and friendly environment. In addition to servicing members and guests with the usual daily meals/snacks, evening meals/buffets, a formal dining experience, member theme nights, parties etc. we host external functions such as weddings, birthday and celebration parties.

The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate a friendly personable manner, be suitably qualified to provide the above services and to build on this current level of success by displaying an enthusiastic outlook with a view to driving their business forward in conjunction with the club activities.

The club has a fully fitted kitchen and will provide all the required support to allow you to achieve our joint goals. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will enjoy a long term relationship with the Club taking us through and beyond the Club Centenary in 2020.

If you have the skills and the enthusiastic outlook required we would like to hear from you. Notes of Interest and CV’s should be emailed to the Secretary at info@libertongc.co.uk

More information is available in the first instance from our Club Secretary, David Doig on 0131 664 3009 opt 1 or by emailing info@libertongc.co.uk

 

Closing Date for preliminary expressions of interest is 10th September 2017 and following an interview process we anticipate a mutually agreed start date in 2017.

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.

Marie Curie Golf Day 26th August 2017

The Annual Marie Curie Golf Day being run by Jim Gardner is filling up fast. If you wish to play in this please contact the office next week, Entry is £100 per team with great prizes to be won. Raffle tickets for this fund raiser can be purchased behind the Bar at £2 per strip. with two main first prizes of a one year Membership at Liberton GC or a supplied & fitted 25 square metre hardwood floor. Various other prizes are also available, if your not in it you can’t win it!

Clubhouse – Lounge Closure

Please note that the main lounge will be closed on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August to allow installation of new glazing units to the windows.

It may be necessary to extend closure of the lounge through Thursday 10th and / or Friday 11th to allow completion of the works.

The Bar, Kitchen, Bar Lounge area and all other areas of the clubhouse will be open for business as usual during the works.