The losing streak continues as we went down 13 – 4 at Royal Musselburgh on Monday. The open texas scramble on Tuesday was a great success and there is a full report elsewhere in the newsletter.
On Wednesday the Simon Harris trophy was won by Stevie Richardson and the first monthly stableford of the year took place on Thursday following last months cancellation due to adverse weather.
The main event next week is the John Glen Trophy on Thursday 16th May which is a stableford format and all seniors are reminded that time is running out to arrange second round ties in the hole and hole competition.
A bit of a nightmare at Musselburgh on Monday where we lost 24 – 0. Next week is very busy from a seniors point of view,
1. Monday is the away match against Royal Musselburgh (hoping for a better outcome).
2. Tuesday is the Seniors Open Texas Scramble which is fully subscribed from 7am till 5pm but if anyone can’t make it please let Iain know as he has some people on standby, Thanks to the members that have volunteered to help with starting duties.
3. Wednesday is the Simon Harris Trophy which is a seniors stroke competition played from the medal (white) tees, entry sheet in pro shop and record scores in the computer and put card in Liberton box.
4. Thursday is the monthly stableford, either turn up in the clubhouse at 9am for a 9.30 start or register in the pro shop and play with another Liberton senior at any time during the day.
We can all have a day off on Friday!
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.