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.
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.
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.
Liberton Golf Club’s new website is now live and we hope that you will find it easy to use, clear and clean in its appearance and full of information whether or not you are a Member or potential Member, Visitor or Guest.
The site has been developed to allow easy access to our Online Booking system for Members, Visitors and those golfers wishing to enter any of our Open competitions.
You will find a dedicated News page giving all the Latest News, News by category and Archives.
Please find time to explore our new site where all the information regarding the Club, Course, Clubhouse, PGA Professional services, how to Join, Visit us, Competition details and our dedicated, password protected, Members area.
Thanks must go to Evelyn Hogg, Alison Paterson, David Miller, John Hunter, David Doig and Ailsa Davies together with our Website developer Aileen Hunter of Little Voice Communications Ltd for all their hard work in producing our new Website.