After careful consideration, and unless there are any objections, I am prepared to continue as senior’s captain for the 2020 season.
I took over, from George, as senior’s captain because no one else expressed an interest in doing so and I did not want to see the section fade into oblivion.
My main disappointment from last year was the level of participation in club senior’s competitions so I want to take this opportunity to remind all members over the age of 55 that you qualify to take part in all senior section competitions. It is possible to play in your usual groups and still enter a card into the competition simply by registering in the pro-shop prior to starting your round. Due to a severe lack of interest last year the monthly stableford roll up will not be programmed for the 2020 season.
The 2020 fixture list has been set by the centenary committee but now is the time to start thinking about what you want to happen in 2021 so if you have any ideas you can e-mail me via the office, talk to me in person or pin a letter to the senior’s notice board.
I will be starting to put notices up on the board in the near future so remember to have a look any time that you are in the club and I hope that we all have a successful 2020 season.
Happy new year
Seniors Gents Fourball —Jim Bagan Trophy
Winners — David Miller & Charlie Love
Runners up — Ken Chisholm & Robert Edminston
Seniors Open Texas Scramble – see web site
Simon Harris Trophy
Winner — Stephen Richardson
Runner up — William Love
Seniors Gents Stableford—John Glen Trophy
Winner — Norrie Patton
Runner up — Ian Kay
Seniors Gents Stroke— Adam Cook Trophy
Winner — Joseph Douglas
Runner up — Mark Hunter
Seniors Open Greensome—see web site
Liberton Seniors Greensome
Winners — P. Johnston & R. Wales
Runners up — Pat Dignan & George Henry
Summer singles—Lawrance Boni Trophy
Winner — Kenny Baird
Runner up — Charles Dailly
A Div-Winner — George Wither
B Div-Winner — John Hughes
After a successful qualifying round yesterday the draw for the match play rounds of the Gents Seniors Championships for “A” and “B” divisions were made today by our Captain, Brian Gorman and Professional, Iain Seath.
To view the draw please visit the Competitions page on our website, select View Results and click on “Knock out Draws” to select your division draw.
The first round of matches for the “A” division is on Tuesday 13th August, first tee time at 4.15pm with 7/8 minute intervals between matches.
The first round of matches for the “B” division is on Thursday 15th August, first tee time at 4.15pm with 7/8 minute intervals between matches.
The Quarter-finals for both divisions will be on Tuesday 20th August, first tee time at 4.15pm.
The Semi-finals for both divisions will be on Thursday 22nd August, first tee time at 4.15pm.
The finals for both “A” and “B” divisions will be on Sunday 25th August, tee times 12.00pm and 12.15pm.
Well done to all who qualified and good luck in the match play.
The senior’s open greensomes took place on Thursday and was well supported by golfers from many clubs all over the country as well as from Liberton.
The team sheets for the remaining friendly matches are now posted on the notice board in the locker room so please confirm your availability asap.
The qualifying round for the senior’s club championship is due to take place on Saturday 10th August but if the adverse weather requires it to be cancelled it will be rescheduled to run alongside the strokeplay competition on Saturday 17th August. Details of the times for the knockout rounds will be published once the qualifying date has been confirmed.
The Seniors finally got off the mark in this seasons friendly matches with a 16-3 victory over Musselburgh at Liberton on Monday.
This Thursday (13th June) is the date for the latest monthly stableford. Meet in the clubhouse at 9am for a 9.30 start or play at anytime during the day by registering with Iain in the pro shop prior to playing.
It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of George Eddington. George had been a Member of Liberton for a number of years. He was an active playing member and regularly represented Liberton in the Senior team matches. George was well liked and respected by all who knew him and our thoughts go out to his family.
Funeral arrangements will be posted when they are known.