For all members who have and pay for a hook in the trolley shed you will be aware that we are introducing a permit scheme to aid the administration of trolleys in the shed. This small plastic permit should be attached to your trolley at all times and a Cable tie will be provided along with the permit. These permits will be colour coded and a different colour will be provided each year. The permits are numbered and will correspond to your hook number. The permits will be able to be collected from the office from Tuesday, 2 January 2018 at 9.30am members should know their hook number and this will be checked against the information we hold. If you have your trolley in the shed and don’t pay for a hook please remove your trolleys immediately. A waiting list exists for trolley hooks and anyone wishing to have their name appended to this should contact the office. Following a period of time to allow for the distribution of the permits, an audit will be carried out and all trolleys without a permit at that time will be removed (notification of this date will be provided in advance) . We require the cooperation of members to assist us in providing the ideal administration of this area. We are aware of the light that is out in this area and that the area could do with a good clean. Arrangements are in place to resolve both issues.
The kids party took place on Sunday in the function hall. What a wonderful time was had by all. With over 60 children this year, Tricky Ricky had his hands full!
Anyway, the kids were great and they all joined in the fun with games, magic tricks, dancing, joke telling, food and of course a visit by Santa Claus!
A massive thank you to Dave and Ann Kelly for all of the organization and of course, their band of helpers. Also a massive thank you to Santa for the great presents and spending so much time posing for photos.
Due to the weather conditions overhead and on the Course players are meeting at 10.30am for Coffee and Mince Meat Pies. See you all there.
Please see attached a list of all opening hours for the bar and catering over the festive period.
Please note that the online entry system for ALL Open Competitions will be available from Monday, 15 January 2018 at 9.00am
The following Competitions will be available;
Seniors Texas Scramble – Tuesday, 1st May 2018 – £27 per team
Mixed Foursomes – Saturday 30th June 2018 – £15 per pair
Junior Open – Tuesday, 3st July 2018 – £5 per player
Lady Captains Open Greensomes – Thursday, 2nd August 2018 – £15 per pair
Gents Open – Sunday, 5th August 2018 – £12 per player
Seniors Open Greensomes – Thursday, 9th August 2018 – £12 per pair
Booking of these competitions have been quickly taken up in previous years and therefore we advise that early booking is recommended.
The Professional Shop Christmas draw was done on Saturday 9th December,the lucky winners are as followers;
1st Motocaddy Electric trolley won by – Alex Dowie.
2nd Taylormade cart bag won by – Colin Ross
3rd Skechers Golf Shoes won by – David Livingstone
Thanks to the Club Captain Alan Richardson for drawing the winning tickets, thanks to everyone for taking part and a Merry Christmas to one and all from the Professional Shop.
Christmas lunches start on Monday 11th and the Christmas Menu has been updated to include, due to popular demand, traditional Roast Beef.
Please contact David Cree or one of his team directly to book your table.
Please note that there is very limited availability on Friday 15th December.
Remember, drinking good wine with good food in good company, is one of life’s most civilised pleasures. Enjoy!!
FISH, who asked for fish?
Friday “Fish Teas” are coming your way, starting on Friday 29th December. It would help the catering team if you would let them know you are coming, however, if you simply want to turn up on the night you are more than welcome to come along and enjoy.
“Hot” Night Out
After a very successful Curry Night the catering team’s next “Theme Night” will be early in the New Year. Italian perhaps, Buon Appetito.
Liberton’s Champion Golfer Kieran Cantley continues to make great progress in the East of Scotland Alliance competitions. This week seen him produce a winning scratch score of 1 under par, 64. The blustery conditions played havoc with many of the scores but Kieran held his game together to assist his progress in the Order of Merit Competition. Kieran now stands in 2nd place overall with fellow Club members Marc McAdam, 15th and Scott Fraser, 18th who returned creditable scores. This leaves them all in a good position going into the New Year for the Championship Qualifying of 60 players. Keep the good work up guys.
Captain’s Log (Star Date: 17,02,325-456)
It has been longer than expected since my last log due to an unexpectedly long mission to another galaxy far, far away (I know, that‘s Star Wars). This mission was fraught with intrigue, trickery, conspiracy and danger from the Romulans and Ferengi but especially the Klingons (who don’t just appear from the starboard bow). My phaser has been re-set to “kill”.
After such a great week of golf during the Championships it was going to be hard to keep the success going through the remainder of the season but between our own competitions and the Open Mixed Foursomes, Junior Open, Gents Invitation Silloth, Lady Captain’s Open, Gents Open, Seniors Open, Professional’s Day and of course the first ever Seniors Championship it was a tremendous year of golf. Many thanks and well done to everyone who helped in the running of all our events and of course congratulations to all the winners.
We the members can not thank enough Scotty and the greens staff who have once again worked hard all year producing and maintaining a course to a consistently very high standard, and, as you can see from the current work on the new bunkers for the 7th, 14th and 18th holes, are continuing to work to improve our course. Well done and many thanks to Brian and his team.
Very recently we welcomed on board David Cree and his Bankhouse Catering team who are providing us all with great fayre, excellent service but most importantly friendly and welcoming service. Hopefully all members will make good use of the catering on offer, not only before or after golfing, but as somewhere relaxed to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner and of course at the various events organised by David and/or the Club.
As to behind the scenes on the bridge much activity, intrigue and disbelief but then what is different. Spock and Uhura were very busy with the Prizegiving and thanks to them and a number of the ladies, it was a tremendous night.
Thanks also to Chekov and Bones and the ladies behind the bar who have looked after us over the year and are no doubt looking forward to the festive season, especially the Children’s Christmas Party!!
The bad news is that the subscription notices are in the post but the good news is that we have increased the subscription fee by only £10. We lost a relatively large number of members at the beginning of this year, however, we have slowly welcomed new members into the main categories which in terms of numbers has for these categories brought us back up to where we were. Unfortunately we are still struggling to encourage Juniors to join the club and if you add that to that the fact that a number of current juniors have turned 18 it is looking to be a difficult year ahead in the junior section. However, we did have three young ladies join the junior ranks so if you see them on the course say hello and make them feel part of the club.
That just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.