Winning weekend for Kieran

Winning weekend for Kieran

Well done to Kieran Cantley for winning the prestigious Craigmillar Park Open. Kieran returned a 4 round total of 13 under par winning by two shots. This continues his winning streak following last week’s Scottish Champion of Champions victory at Leven Links. Kieran is pictured here being presented with the trophy by CPGC Captain John Hall.

Trolley Shed Permits

Trolley Shed Permits

For all members who have and pay for a hook in the trolley shed you will be aware that we are introducing a permit scheme to aid the administration of trolleys in the shed. This small plastic permit should be attached to your trolley at all times and a Cable tie will be provided along with the permit. These permits will be colour coded and a different colour will be provided each year. The permits are numbered and will correspond to your hook number. The permits will be able to be collected from the office from Tuesday, 2 January 2018 at 9.30am members should know their hook number and this will be checked against the information we hold. If you have your trolley in the shed and don’t pay for a hook please remove your trolleys immediately. A waiting list exists for trolley hooks and anyone wishing to have their name appended to this should contact the office. Following a period of time to allow for the distribution of the permits, an audit will be carried out and all trolleys without a permit at that time will be removed (notification of this date will be provided in advance) . We require the cooperation of members to assist us in providing the ideal administration of this area. We are aware of the light that is out in this area and that the area could do with a good clean. Arrangements are in place to resolve both issues.

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.

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.

 

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.