Is Golfing History your bag?

Glencorse GC is hosting a presentation by W J Dettlaff, a Master Professional and former manager of TPC Sawgrass. This will be held in the Glencorse Clubhouse on Tuesday 10th October at 7pm. They are cordially inviting any Liberton members who may be interested to Glencorse on that evening. I have attached details about the presentation. A small buffet will be provided  with a question and answer session to conclude the evening. This is a unique opportunity for those interested in golf to hear the American story of how golf developed in the USA and how Scots emigrating to America were influential in developing the game we enjoy today.

If you are interested, please contact the Office on 664 3009 to register and I will pass details to Glencorse. Closing date for booking your place is Wednesday 13th September 2017

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Kieran goes close in South East District Championship

Kieran Cantley went close to winning back to back tournaments following his excellent win in the Northern Open last week. This time he managed to finish second in the South East District Championship at Musselburgh only being pipped by local club player Benn McLeod. A final round 67 was just two shots off the pace and no doubt he will reflect on the 75 gained in the 3rd round having hit 68 & 69 on day one. His impressive play has obviously come to the attention of the Lothians Selectors as Kieran has been selected to represent Lothian in the Area Team Championships being played at Newmacher next weekend.

I’m sure everyone at the Club congratulates Kieran on his recent efforts and wishes Kieran and the Lothian team the best of luck for next weekends matches..

Good Luck Kieran.

The Council Cup

The Council Cup

The Council Cup was contested on the beautiful afternoon of Friday 1st September. An excellent mixed entry included Council members, The Professional, Greenkeeping staff and Office staff. The event was very competitive with plenty of cheeky banter! The afternoon concluded with an excellent meal in the dining room.

The result was very, very close….

Runner up : Joe Loffelman

Winner : Captain Alan Richardson (bih). Very well done Alan.

Catering Franchise

LIBERTON GOLF CLUB 

Catering Franchise

 Liberton Golf Club is located on the Southern side of Edinburgh less than 5 miles from the City Centre. The Club has a vibrant and stable membership base in excess of 560 members in varying categories.

 Due to the resignation of our current caterers an opportunity has arisen for the right person who displays the required drive and enthusiasm to join our clubhouse team. The successful candidate will provide catering services to Club Members, Visitors and Society Outings as well as events within the Function Hall which can accommodate functions for up to 120 people and the recently refurbished Dining Room facility for parties of under 40. Additionally, the Club also hires out meeting room facilities which provides further sources of catering income.

Liberton has a strong reputation for providing good quality fayre in a warm and friendly environment. In addition to servicing members and guests with the usual daily meals/snacks, evening meals/buffets, a formal dining experience, member theme nights, parties etc. we host external functions such as weddings, birthday and celebration parties.

The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate a friendly personable manner, be suitably qualified to provide the above services and to build on this current level of success by displaying an enthusiastic outlook with a view to driving their business forward in conjunction with the club activities.

The club has a fully fitted kitchen and will provide all the required support to allow you to achieve our joint goals. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will enjoy a long term relationship with the Club taking us through and beyond the Club Centenary in 2020.

If you have the skills and the enthusiastic outlook required we would like to hear from you. Notes of Interest and CV’s should be emailed to the Secretary at info@libertongc.co.uk

More information is available in the first instance from our Club Secretary, David Doig on 0131 664 3009 opt 1 or by emailing info@libertongc.co.uk

 

Closing Date for preliminary expressions of interest is 10th September 2017 and following an interview process we anticipate a mutually agreed start date in 2017.

Success for Liberton Champion as he wins six-hole sudden-death play-off at Royal Dornoch

Success for Liberton Champion as he wins six-hole sudden-death play-off at Royal Dornoch

Story by COLIN FARQUHARSON Edinburgh player Kieran Cantley (Liberton) , 19, won a marathon sudden-death play-off against Stephen Roger (Cruden Bay) and Kyle Godsman (Moray) to be presented with the David Blair Trophy as North of Scotland open amateur stroke-play champion at Royal Dornoch this evening (Sunday). The trio had tied on three-under-par 277. The play-off lasted six holes and more than one hour. Had it continued much longer, they would have run out of daylight! “It’s my biggest achievement in golf so far,” said Cantley. “I played in the tournament for the first time at Inverness last year and finished in the top 10.”

Robin Wilson describes the play-off action: The play-off saw the first and 18th holes played twice. Then the first and second holes. All three players birdied the first extra hole where Godsman drove the green. Godsman drove into the rough at the second play-off hole and, with a bogey to his rivals’ pars, he was eliminated and placed third in the final standings. Back to the first hole again which was halved in par, and so too was the 18th. On to the second hole. Both Cantley and Roger were on the green with their tee shots. Cantley holed a 25ft winning putt for a birdie 2. Former Scottish youths champion and past winner of the North-east District 72-hole Open, Roger, 29, closed with a 69, birdieing the third and 15th but bogeying the 12th. Cantley had birdies at the eighth, ninth and 12th in a closing 70 but he could have won the title without the need for the extra time drama as he bogeyed the 11th, 13th and 14th.

 Kieran Cantley receives the David Blair Trophy from Royal Dornoch GC captain Alan Ramsey. Stephen Roger is second from the right and North District SGU John Ross is on the extreme right. Pictures by Robin Wilson.

Ladies Texas Scramble

A very good entry to the Texas Scramble and a nice day too. Some great scores….

Well done to the winning team : Nancy Orr, Maureen Anthony and Pat Stables 58.4

Well done too, to the runners up: Fiona Hume, Heather Braid and Maureen Cockburn 58.7

Kieran Cantley Wins North of Scotland Open

Congratulations to Kieran on winning the North of Scotland Open at Royal Dornoch this weekend.

After scoring 69, 68, 70 and 70 for a three under par total and share of first place Kieran went on to win the title at the 6th extra hole.

Congratulations again and well done.

Professional’s Day – Sunday 1st October

This years Professional’s day will be played on Sunday 1st October.

Teams of three in any combination of Gents, Ladies or Mixed will play Texas Scramble format.

Team bookings should be made through our online booking system and tee times within the 7:30am to 3pm block booking will be available to book from 7pm on Saturday 9th September.

Entry monies will be collected on the day in the Professional’s shop.

Gents Inter Club

Our team of Kieran Cantley, Fraser Martin, David Rennie and Marc McAdam had a very good 8 and 7 win on Wednesday against Bruntsfield in this years Gents Inter Club at Turnhouse Golf Club.

Unfortunately we could not carry forward our good form to tonight with our team of Fraser Martin, Marc McAdam, David Rennie and Gareth Evans losing to Ratho Park 7 and 6.

Well done and thank you to all our players who represented Liberton.

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