Despite all of the doom and gloom weather prophets the qualifying round for the Senior’s championship took place on Saturday as planned and the draws for those that qualified are posted on the competitions page of the website.
The latest of this season’s friendly matches takes place at Baberton on Monday. The knock out rounds of the championship take place next week with both A and B division quarterfinals due to be played on Tuesday at 4pm and the semi-finals at the same time on Thursday. The final is planned for Sunday (25th) starting at 11.30 anyone wanting to offer their support are encouraged to do so.
There was a reasonable amount of entrants for this month’s roll up stableford for which the results will be posted on the notice board in the locker room as soon as they are available.
It has become apparent over the last few months that certain Course Etiquette is not being adhered to.
The use of Caddy Cars & Buggies. All Members & their guests are reminded that if they are using a Caddy Car
or Buggy and are approaching a Greenside Bunker they should always make sure that they go round the
OUTSIDE OF THE BUNKER & not between the Bunker & the Green.
Similarly Caddy Cars & Buggies should be kept away from the fringes of the Greens & not taken on to the Tees.
Our Greenstaff are consistently producing our Course in great condition & it is up to us all with just a little
consideration to help them when we can.
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.
Please be aware of dangers when playing 10th and 11th holes
The Club have recently received complaints from residents of Greenpark as a number of properties have recently been damaged due to stray golf balls which are suspected to be due to overhit second/third shots at 10th hole or tee shots hit too far right at 11th.
This has now become extremely serious due to the number of balls which are causing damage and also can potentially cause injury to residents.
Please can every member take extra care when playing in this area of the course and if a ball is hit out of bounds this must be reported to the professional (or to office/bar in his absence) as the Club must keep track of numbers hit out of bounds in this area of the course as residents are becoming extremely anxious and could potentially take this matter further if this was to continue. Visitors to the Club will also be advised to take additional care.
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.
Well done to our Midlothian 5 aside team who yesterday played their final match and pulled off a 4/1 win which means they are in the running for winning division 2 and being promoted to division 1 next year. We await another couple of clubs to complete their matches but the winners and promotion are between LIBERTON, Comiston Ladies and Glencorse. A great achievement girls well done to the Libertom Midlothian pool of players. Fingers crossed we come out on top.
Further good news is that Jill McLean and Pam Maclay are into the 7th round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. They were victorious yesterday at Dalmahoy winning at the 3rd extra hole. Well done girls and particular mention of Jill who played both games yesterday. So good luck in the next round and hopefully we will be cheering you on at the finals at Slaley Hall in October.
Next Friday is the Ladies 9 Wine and Dine evening. This comprises 9 holes in a fun format followed by a glass of wine and 2 courses in the clubhouse afterwards. The closing date is today Friday 9th August, so if you want to play please enter today.
Today’s Gents August Medal was initially suspended due to the threat of lightning and subsequently abandoned due to closure of the course as a result of torrential rain.
Today’s medal has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14th August. Please note no block booking will be available and anyone wishing to play should book a time through the BRS system from 7pm tomorrow 8th August.
Any scores returned today will be accepted for reduction to handicap only.
Home CSS – 69 Away CSS – 69
Scratch The Clark Munro Trophy Winners Score
1st £100 voucher Mark McAdam – Mortonhall 69
2nd £80 voucher Duncan Ireland – Duddingston 70
3rd £55 voucher Craig Taylor – Mortonhall 72
4th £35 voucher Mark Timmins – Dunbar 72
5th £25 voucher James Grant – Mortonhall 73
Handicap The Stuart Munro Quaich Winners Score
1st £120 voucher Scott Dickson – Liberton 68 – 5 = 63
2nd £ 95 voucher Ramzi Senussi – Liberton 72 – 6 = 66
3rd £ 75 voucher Wayne Curran – Dunniker 72 – 6 = 66
4th £ 50 voucher A. Shepard – Leven 82 – 14 = 68
5th £40 voucher David Glendinning – Liberton 77 – 9 = 68
6th £30 voucher Robert Rennie – Prestonfield 82 – 12 = 69
7th £20 voucher Craig Russell – Lochgelly 75 – 6 = 69
Additional Prizes – £20 voucher Winners
6th Hole Nearest the pin in 1 shot S. Cairns – Liberton
8th Hole Nearest the pin in 1 shot C. Charters – Craigmillar Park
11th Hole Nearest the pin in 1 shot C. Russell – Lochgelly
13th Hole Nearest the pin in 1 shot D.Liddle – Liberton
16th Hole Nearest the pin in 2shots R.Senussi – Liberton
17th Hole Nearest the pin in 1 shot S.Muir – Liberton
18th Hole Longest Drive ”A ” C.Taylor – Mortonhall
18th Hole Longest Drive ” B ” G.Sinclair – Falkirk
1st scr – S Dickson £75
2nd scr – M.McAdam £45
3rd scr – D.Ireland £30
1st H’cap – S.Dickson £75
2nd H’cap – R.Senussi £25
Thanks to Iain Seath for all his organisation for this Competition.
The winner of the raffle for a Fourball at Archerfield is Pat Dignan.
Congratulations to him and thanks to everyone who entered.
Thanks are also due to Janet Collin and the Eastern Western Motor Group for their donation of the prize.
SCRATCH 1st – £70 voucher each – G.Roberts & M.Timmins ( Dunbar ) 65
2nd – £50 voucher each – G.Evans & T.Evans ( Kilspindie ) 67 bih
3rd – £40 voucher each – M.Stevenson & D.Davidson ( Glencorse ) 67
HANDICAP 1st – £80 voucher each – J.Mitchell & A.Wall ( Pitreavie ) 59.7
2nd – £60 voucher each – D.Rennie & R.Rennie ( Prestonfield ) 64.7
3rd – £45 voucher each – J.Markey & G.Markey ( Broomieknowe ) 65.3
ADDITIONAL PRIZES PRIZE WINNERS
1st Hole – Nearest the pin in 2 shots Balls & Pitchfork G.Evans & T.Evans
4th Hole – Nearest the line Training Sticks J.McCallum & A.Thomson
5th Hole – Nearest the pin in 2 shots Crested Wind Tops M.Hunter & D.McCabe
6th Hole – Nearest the pin in 1 shot Beer P.Whitecross & K.Connachan
7th Hole – Nearest the pin in 2 shots Dozen Balls I.Jennings & T.Donnelly
8th Hole – Nearest the pin in 1 shot Golf Shirts J.Hughes & G.Miller
9th Hole – Nearest the target Beer I.Kay & K.Murphy
10th Hole – Nearest the 150 yard disk Golf Shirts S.McLean & D.Cant
11th Hole – Nearest the pin in 1 shot Golf Cap & Poker Chip Marker R.Scott & D.Colburn
12th Hole – Nearest the pin in 2 shots Gift Pack J.Mitchell & A.Wall
13th Hole – Nearest the pin in 1 shot Super Stroke Putter Grips G.Roberts & M.Timmins
14th Hole – Nearest the target in 1 shot Golf Lesson D.Glendinning & J.Easton
15th Hole – Nearest the pin in 2 shots Bag Towel D.Blyth & S.Crombie
16th Hole – Nearest drive to 100 yard marker Golf Glove I.Jennings & T.Donnelly
17th Hole – Nearest the pin in 1 shot Beer J.Mitchell & A.Wall
18th Hole – Longest drive H’cap scr-10 Dozen Balls P.Whitecross & K.Connachan
18th Hole – Longest drive H’cap 11 & over Dozen Balls J.McLurg & S.Finlayson
( Drives at 18th had to be on the Fairway )
The Raffle prize for the Fourball at Archerfield will be announced soon.
Thanks go to Iain Seath for his organisation & the running of the Silloth.