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.
Congratulations to Heather Braid who came first in the Scottish Womens Regional Silver Medal Final at Haddington on Friday 3rd May. Heather has now qualified for the Grand Final at the Eden Course St Andrew’s on 16th June.
Well done Heather and good luck in the grand final.
Although the weather could have been kinder, especially to the later players, a thoroughly successful and enjoyable day for this years Seniors Open Texas Scramble
With the first group out at 7.10am and the last score returned at 8.30pm a huge thank you to Iain Seath for all his work in administering the competition throughout the day.
Many complementary comments from players regarding the excellent condition of the course were well justified and these will be passed on to Brian Toall and his team who worked exceptionally hard, especially as they are a team of three at the moment.
Thanks to Brian Forsyth and his team of starters, Stuart and Ailsa in the office and the bar and catering team in the clubhouse.
1st – Net 53 – Albert Russell Trophy and £75 voucher each – S Gibb / M Roberts / H Campbell
2nd – Net 53.7 – £50 voucher each – G Roberts / D Kerr / G Scott
3rd – Net 53.8 – £40 voucher each – D Rennie / R Rennie / A Kay
4th – Net 54.5 – £35 voucher each – B O’Neil / T Paterson / A Richardson
5th – Net 55 – £25 voucher each – J Marshall / B Jackson / S Ross
1st – Gross 57 – £55 voucher each – G Chrystal / K Millar / I Stavert
2nd – Gross 60 (L6H) – £30 voucher each – P Jackson / G Clunie / P Hastie
3rd – Gross 60 – £20 voucher each – A Hunter / M McKenzie / G Wither
Nearest the Pin – £24 voucher per team
6th – H Bootland / S Gilhooley / J Oughton
8th – S Robertson / B Bleakley / I Whyte
11th – P Sinclair / S Watt / K Cockburn
13th – A Colquhoun / H McNeil / I Chalmers
17th – M Wicksted / A Robertson / R Scott
Well done to all the winners!!
Liberton lost tonight to Mortonhall in the Quarter finals of the Ladies Inter Club.
After a hard fought match Mortonhall won through 4&2. The team played very well & as usual were a great credit to the Club.
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!
Saturday 1st June 12.30 for 1pm
Glass of fizz on arrival, two course hot and cold buffet.
Plenty of fun and you might have some winners and of course remember to wear you’re best hat there’s a prize !
Tickets available from behind the bar – £20
Liberton won their first round tie against Kingsknowe last night at Dalmahoy. It was a very close game going right to the last putt on the 18th hole. We play Mortonhall on Friday night at 4.20.
Good luck girls.
This years Captain v Vice Captain’s match will see a number of changes which will include a change of date, time and open entry. The match has been moved forward to Saturday the 18th of May together with an earlier start time of 9.15. It wiil be a Greensomes with the usual Shotgun start.
Following on from the golf will be Breakfast / Brunch at a cost of £5 a head.
In recent years it has proved difficult to contact Members and in order to make sure everyone who might wish to play has an opportunity to do so, the Match now has an open entry.
Gentleman members can enter through the BRS online booking system.( Log on to the BRS system as usual to book a time. You will see a Pink entry box for the Captain v Vice Captain. Click on that & enter your name as usual ). Entry will open on Saturday the 27th of April at 12 noon.
Please note that numbers are limited to 100 so be quick.
One tradition I would like to maintain is the after match dress code. I would ask that all players wear a Jacket and Tie.
This game is always an enjoyable occasion and I look forward to welcoming you on the day.
Wed 1st May to Sat 4th May at Dalmahoy
Liberton play at 5pm on Wednesday 1st May.
There first round match is against Kingsknowe.
The team is:
Jill McLean & Stephanie Sutherland
Mandy Bell & Susan Walker
Reserve Pat Stables
Spectators and supporters all welcome
Kieran Cantley has been included as one of six in the Scotland pool of Players for this years Walker Cup. While selection for the Walker cup is not guaranteed it is a great achievement to be part of this pool & hopefully his ambition to play in this Competition will be fulfilled.
This recognition follows on from his strong performance for Scotland in the Nations Cup in Spain where he finished second top Scot. I am sure everyone in the Club will wish Kieran well in all his golfing endeavours this year.