Lady Captain’s Open Day

Just a final reminder that if you wish a time in the Lady Captain’s Open Day on Thursday 6rth August, Liberton members have priority for times up until 7th February. There is a sign up sheet downstairs in the ladies locker room and it asks you for your preferred time. We will do our best to accommodate everyone close to their desired tee off. I will be in touch later about payment of green fees. The competition will open to online sign up to the public on 14th February.

Ladies Hole and Hole Singles and Foursome Competitions

Just a reminder that there are sign up sheets for the ladies singles and foursomes matchplay hole and hole competitions in the ladies locker room. Closing date for entries 14th March. The completion dates for next each round are 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 31st August and 28th September. That is 4 weeks for each round and allowing a 5 week period in June to cover that very busy month. Please be mindful of your availability throughout the year, especially if you enter the foursomes. Extensions will not be given. You must also have a competition playing handicap which means that on the website handicap list your handicap will have a “c” beside it. The handicap allowance is max 36. You can enter the singles if you are above 36 but you will only be given 36 shots as your handicap. For the foursomes the max handicap is 36 and you cannot enter if you are 37 plus.

 Ladies Friendly Matches

This year we have 3 away matches and 4 at home matches. They are played at a variety of times during the week, involving 3 couples playing match greensomes off handicap. Following the example of other clubs we have limited the handicap to 36. If you play in a match home or away, you will pay £7.50 and for the home matches we have agreed a main course , tray bake/ pastry and tea and coffee. I am introducing a new sign up system for the friendlies which will hopefully open it up to more members and make it more straightforward to manage selection and confirmation of places. Deirdre McLeod has agreed to run the friendlies in 2020 but it will all be managed via email. I am proposing we agree a pool of players who would like to take part in one or more of the matches. Deirdre will have your emails and will email the group for players to sign up to a match. Deirdre will then shortlist a team, notify you and nearer the match date confirm your place. Anyone of 36 handicap or less can join the pool and you can sign up for as many or as few matches as you wish. Deirdre will fairly manage the numbers and team selections.

Once we are nearer the season starting , in March I will send out an all ladies email about the friendlies and if you wish to sign up for the pool you will be asked to email Deirdre McLeod directly. These matches are a great opportunity to meet new people and play other courses. This year we are away at Gogarburn (only 12holes and very similar to Liberton short and tight fairways), Ratho Park (almost a bigger Liberton !) and Baberton ( long and rolling – practice your woods!), with home matches against – Kingsknowe, Craigmillar Park, Merchants and Dalmahoy. So look out for my email in March.