Despite a spirited fightback from games 4 and 5 we went down 13 – 8 to Duddingston in the first match of the season so look forward to the return.
The first trophy of the season, Jim Bagan, was decided on Thursday with victory going to David Miller/Charlie Love and Ken Chisholm/Robert Edminston coming a close second.
The team sheet for the Falkirk away fixture on 23rd May is posted on the senior’s notice board in the gents locker room so please confirm your availability asap.
There has been a poor response to last weeks request for volunteers to assist as starters for the senior’s open texas scramble on May 7th so please either get in touch with Brian Forsyth directly or put your name on the sheet on the senior’s notice board.
We have a busy time this week as there is this season’s first friendly match versus Duddingston on Tuesday and the Jim Bagan trophy on Thursday.
For members taking part in the senior’s open texas scramble on the 7th May the caterer has agreed to open the kitchen at 0730 for breakfast and for the early starters it has been agreed that rolls can be ordered, by phone, from the 7th tee and collected from the kitchen fire escape door as you pass through the car park enroute to the 8th tee. Volunteers are required to act as starters for this event which starts at 0710 with a final tee time at 1700 so if you can help please either contact Brian Forsyth or put your name on the sheet that is currently on the senior’s notice board in the gents locker room. Remember the more volunteers the shorter the shifts.
Due to the adverse weather the course was closed and we were unable to hold the monthly stableford on Thursday. The team sheets for the matches have been updated and the start time for the match at Musselburgh (Monktonhall) has been changed to a 9 o’clock start with coffee and biscuits at 0830.
The first trophy of the season (Jim Bagan) is due to be contested on Thursday 18th April (hoping for better weather). The format for this competition is a best ball pairs and can be played at any time during the day by registering with Ian in the shop
The first competition of the new season takes place on Thursday (4th April). Players wishing to take part in the monthly stableford should meet in the clubhouse at 09.00 with a first tee time at 09.30. If you are a late riser and can’t make that early start you can play at any time during the day by registering with Iain in the pro-shop and paying the entry fee of £1. Play is from the blue tees and your score can be used to maintain your national handicap calculated by a reduced standard scratch. Your score should be recorded as for stroke-play as the computer will convert to stableford points when you enter it.
Congratulations to Liberton Senior , “George Wither “by winning 1st place in the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Golfer’s Alliance Handicap section for season 2018/19. His concisely good play off a 4 hcp. over the season September to March gave him a total of 180 Pts closely followed by Mike Louden ( Glencorse ) with 177.5pts & Brian Thomson ( Kilspindie )with 177 pts.
George now goes on to complete the season on Wednesday 27th over Gullane, courses 2 & 3, for Scratch Championship along with Keiran Cantley , wishing them both all the very best.
There are still some members who have not ticked their names on the team sheets currently on the notice board, please do so asap so that reserves can be arranged for anyone who is unavailable.
The first senior’s competition of the new season will take place on Thursday 4th April. It is the monthly Stableford which is played off the blue tees and counts towards your handicap. Meet in the clubhouse at 0900 ready for first tee off at 0930 but if you can’t get out of bed that early you can register with Iain Seath and play at any time during the day. The entry fee is £1 and when you are finished your scores should be entered into the computer.