Marie Curie Golf Day 26th August 2017

The Annual Marie Curie Golf Day being run by Jim Gardner is filling up fast. If you wish to play in this please contact the office next week, Entry is £100 per team with great prizes to be won. Raffle tickets for this fund raiser can be purchased behind the Bar at £2 per strip. with two main first prizes of a one year Membership at Liberton GC or a supplied & fitted 25 square metre hardwood floor. Various other prizes are also available, if your not in it you can’t win it!

New Weekend Specials Menu from the Caterer

Steven the Caterer is providing a new Weekend Specials menu within the clubhouse. See attached the flyer in this regard. Why not treat yourselves to a night at the Club and take advantage of this great offer. Seats bookable directly with Steven.

New Weekend Specials

Seniors News

Liberton Seniors Greensomes

This years Liberton Seniors Greensomes will be played on Tuesday 5th September.

Please note that there will be no block booking for this event, therefore, please try and arrange to pair up with another team and book a time as normal through our online booking system up to 6 days in advance.

Seniors Team Matches

Please can you check the seniors team selection sheets on the noticeboard and if you have been selected tick off your name to confirm your availability for that match.

Seniors Open Greensomes – Results

Congratulations to all the winners listed below in what was a very successful Seniors Open Greensomes.

Thanks to George Inglis and his team, Iain Seath, David Doig and Ailsa Davies and Brain Toall and his greens staff for all the hard work in preparation for the competition.

To Iain, all the starters and bar and catering staff on the day for making sure all players were made very welcome and had a very enjoyable day.

Results

Handicap
1st – D S Hood Trophy and £65 Voucher each – J Fairgrieve and G Dickson (Liberton)
2nd- £45 Voucher each – A Robertson and J Dunnett (Longniddrie/Murrayfield)
3rd – £35 Voucher each – C Craig and C Laing (Longniddrie/Kingsknowe)
4th – £30 Voucher each – S Ritchie and H Napier (Prestonfield)
5th – £20 Voucher each – P Lynch and J Hughes (Liberton)

Scratch
1st – £40 Voucher each – W Morton and G Black (Dunbar/Torwoodlee)
2nd – £25 Voucher each – D Rennie and A Rennie (Liberton/Edinburgh Western)
3rd – £20 Voucher each – D Miller and B Yardley (Murrayfield)

Additional Prizes – £15 Voucher
6th hole – Nearest the Pin – K Miller (Duddingston)
8th hole – Nearest the Pin – K Cairns/R Lawrie (Duddingston)
11th hole – Nearest the Pin – G Black/W Morton (Dunbar/Torwoodlee)
13th hole – Nearest the Pin – T Whitecross (Liberton)
17th hole – Nearest the Pin – P Jackson/G Clunie (Kinross)

New Dates

Professional’s Day

Iain Seath’s “Professional’s Day” will now be held on Sunday 1st October

This new date is one week later than shown on our fixture card.

Iain’s event is one of the highlights of the year and is always very popular with members. Event details and entry dates will be posted soon.

 

Gents Inter-club

The Gents Inter-club Tournament has been changed to Turnhouse Golf Club with the first round on Wednesday 23rd August at 1:30pm. The competition will continue on Friday 25th at 3.00pm with the semi-final and final on Sunday 27th.

 

Captain ‘v’ Vice Captain

The Captain ‘v’ Vice Captain’s match originally planned for tomorrow will now be held on Saturday 23rd September.

 

Ladies five-a-side team

Very well done to Jill, Steph, Mandy, Fiona and Sheila for a great win against Turnhouse! The first time Turnhouse have lost this season….

Captain has an ACE of a day at Peebles.

Whilst playing with David in the Captains & Secretaries Qualifying Competition organised by Scottish Golf Ltd yesterday at Peebles, Alan Richardson managed to hole his tee shot at the 107 yard 7th hole. On an excellent day weather wise, Alan and David managed to card a 72 for nett 65 allowing them to be one of the eight qualifiers from this round. They now proceed to the Finals day on Tuesday 19 September to be played at the links course of Elie Golf House Club.

Ladies Aberdour Outing

Ladies Aberdour Outing

Sunday, 6th August 2017

Thirty ladies on a bus! We had a fab day out at the Aberdour Tri-Am. We didn’t win any prizes, but the course was really fun, a great meal and the usual rain! A massive thank you to Jacqui for the organisation of the outing.

Gents Open

Today’s Gents Open produced some great scoring from a number of players, in particular Liberton’s Gregor Emmerson who’s lowest scratch score of 66 also gave him the lowest handicap score of 62.

Another highlight was a hole-in-one at the 11th from Duncan Ireland of Duddingston who needless to say won the nearest the pin prize at that hole.

Weather wise the day was very mixed with a few heavy showers but a large field of 140 players appeared to enjoy themselves and everyone we spoke to after their round could not praise the condition of the course highly enough. Thanks for this must go to our Greens staff who again have worked very hard over a very busy period to ensure that the high standard they set themselves and achieve are maintained.

Thanks must go to Mark and John in the shop who not only did great work in dealing with the many last minute entries received through our online booking system but also in recording and processing the scorecards.

These events also require a lot of preparation and for that thanks must go to David and Ailsa in the office and Iain Seath. Thanks also to our starters Les Sclater, Denys Flaherty, Tommy Paterson and Brian O’Neil.

To the bar and kitchen staff many thanks for looking after all the players and also showed great composure when a number of our ladies arrived near closing time and decided to have a glass / bottle or two of wine on returning earlier than expected from their outing to Aberdour.

Prize List

Handicap
1st – £120 Voucher – Gregor Emerson (Liberton)
2nd – £90 Voucher – Graham McKay (Broomieknowe)
3rd – £70 Voucher – Trevor Kelly (Liberton)
4th – £65 Voucher – Darren Hogg (Craigielaw)
5th – £45 Voucher – David Glen dinning (Liberton)
6th – £30 Voucher – Andrew Martin (Liberton)
7th – 20 Voucher – Mike McDonald (Portobello)

Scratch
1st – £100 Voucher – David Rennie (Liberton)
2nd – £80 Voucher – Duncan Ireland (Duddingston)
3rd – £60 Voucher – Callum Ferguson (Dalmahoy)
4th – £40 Voucher – Scott Rutherford (Newbattle) – (BIH)

Nearest the Pin
6th – £20 Voucher – Gordon Finney (Liberton)
11th – £20 Voucher – Duncan Ireland (Duddingston)
13th – £20 Voucher – Craig Watson (Dundas Park)
17th – £20 Voucher – Brian Twist (Mussleburgh)

Clubhouse – Lounge Closure

Please note that the main lounge will be closed on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August to allow installation of new glazing units to the windows.

It may be necessary to extend closure of the lounge through Thursday 10th and / or Friday 11th to allow completion of the works.

The Bar, Kitchen, Bar Lounge area and all other areas of the clubhouse will be open for business as usual during the works.