Members will no doubt be aware of the significant changes to the Rules of Golf which are effective January 2019.
The R & A have now published the new rules online and we would encourage all members to take some time and make themselves familiar with the new rules.
You can view the new Players Edition of the Rules of Golf by clicking here
The R & A are currently sending out hard copies to golf clubs and these will be available within our Professional’s shop soon.
Scotland finished off their Home International matches with a win over host nation Wales.
Kieran, partnered with Calum Fyfe, won their foursomes match this morning and although playing well in the afternoon singles lost to Paddy Mullins.
Scotland’s win secured third place over Wales with England beating the holders Ireland to win the championship.
Scotland will have been disappointed with their opening match defeat against Ireland, however, they nearly bounced back against England but were narrowly beaten 8 – 7 today at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.
Kieran also bounced back from his narrow defeats with a fine 3&2 win over England’s David Langley in the singles matches.
Tomorrows final matches see Scotland play the host nation Wales for third and fourth place with Ireland and England battling it out to see who will be champions.
We wish Kieran and Scotland good luck and continued good form tomorrow.
This weekend’s Gents Strokeplay Championship was curtailed to yesterday’s 18 holes due to the course being closed today as a result of the overnight rain.
Congratulations to Trevor Kelly on winning the championship and the J D Grant trophy with a score of 71.
Brian Pickard won the “B” Division championship and the Scottish & Newcastle Breweries trophy with a score of 80 (BIH).
Congratulations to Stephen Richardson and Gordon Barr on winning the Seniors Championship and Seniors “B” Division Championship respectively.
Stephen won a tough match against David Rennie to win the George Anderson Hunter Trophy and Gordon won his match against John Stewart to win the Hugh J Lawrie Quaich.
Many thanks to George Inglis and Dougie Russell for their organisation and support this week and George and Iain Seath for their work in preparation for the match-play stages.
Well done to all the competitors this week who played all their ties in such a competitive and friendly manner.
This months essential planned course maintenance will commence at 5am on Monday 20th August and continue through to Thursday 23rd.
Pencil tinning over the first two days will be followed by over seeding and top dressing on Wednesday with the greens being ironed and granular fed on Thursday to complete the work.
Disruption will be kept to a minimum, however, you will appreciate that the above work is essential in order to maintain the very high standard we now all enjoy. Please note that the above timescales are very much weather dependant.