Captain’s Log

Captain’s Log (Star Date: 17,01,195-589)

To boldly go where no Captain has gone before, well certainly this Captain. Email I understand, online I can cope with, Facebook “just about“, but Twitter, really!

I thought I could use this “log” (it’s not a blog and certainly will not be a vlog) from time to time to give members a little bit more news from around the golf club and by doing so perhaps a little insight into the workings of the club.

I hope to do this in a light hearted and positive way which may mean the use of aliases so as to protect the innocent.

It has been a very busy time for everyone with the season in full swing (no pun intended) especially during last month’s Championship week which went very well and finished in style with a Final’s Day with many first time winners. Congratulations again to all players who qualified for the match-play stages.

Starfleet Command (Council) held their monthly meeting last week.

Although losing 70 Members of the club in all categories ( 40 in Full and Youth) this year steady progress is being made to get new members. To date we have gained 18 new members in Full and Youth and we will again be having our special package offer available later in the year, however, excellent rates are available at present, contact David Doig our Secretary for details.

Someone tried to create a new entrance into the course at the corner of Kingston Avenue and Gilmerton Road recently by blasting their way through the wall, should have used their phaser and not their car. Early reports that it was a lady member late for the Strawberry Tea Competition have been greatly exaggerated.

We have placed an order for the replacement of many of the glazing units within the main lounge after which the view from the main deck should be a lot clearer.

Hopefully you will all now be getting used to our new website which has proved a great benefit in getting news out to members. The news items we post on the website are automatically and immediately sent out by subspace communication on our Facebook and Twitter pages and then every Friday all posts from that week are automatically rolled up and sent out by email.

So together with Spock, Uhura, Bones, Scotty, Chekov, Sulu and the rest of the crew and with phasers set to stun (reserving “kill” setting for the aliens) its warp factor one Mr Sulu.

Seniors Championship Match-play Draw

The draw for the match-play stages of the Seniors Championship will take place on Friday 21st July at 2pm in the Clubhouse.

Please come along and support George Inglis and his team. If you are one of the qualifiers find out who you will be playing and if not come along and enjoy the company and the bit of banter we are sure there will be during the draw.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 21st at 2pm.

Sivewright Quaich

Sivewright Quaich

A unique event happened last Friday with Binivell GC defeating Kingston GC in the Sievewright Quaich 3&2. Binivell GC are now in the Semi Finals of the event and will face either Hailes or Colinton Mains. The match result was Neil Plenderleith & Bert Watson finished 1 down to Josh Cairns and Mark Hunter, David Liddle and Graham Roberts finished 4up on Andy Crawford and Gordon Dickson. Binivell last won the event in 1986 and Kingston are also previous winners having done so in 1996.

Ladies Invitation Shotgun

Saturday 22nd July, 3:15pm

This is a fun, shotgun event followed by a meal….

  • Please hand in the £22 entry fee to Ailsa or David in the office as soon as possible. It is important that we have the money in in advance.
  • Some entrants have not yet entered the name of their partner. Please add the names to the list so that we can do the draw.
  • If you don’t have a partner from another club, you can still play with a partner from Liberton but you won’t be eligible to win the competition.
  • If you would like to play, but don’t have a partner, please contact Anne White and she will try to find a partner for you.
  • There are still a few places available, so please enter soon if you would like to.

Thank you

Morison Millar Competition

Morison Millar Competition

Two Liberton Ladies teams participated in the event at Royal Musselburgh on 6th July. Including the caddies, 16 ladies had a great day out!

Round 1 in the morning, a picnic lunch, round 2 in the afternoon, a beautiful dinner in the clubhouse. The sun shone a little, it rained quite a lot, the golf was pretty good (we finished somewhere in the middle). The event was won by Mortonhall Golf Club.

A huge thank you to the caddies who were invaluable, especially when it rained. Well done to the players…




Thanks to all the staff at Srixon Golf Company for an excellent day and advice at Liberton Golf Club

Junior Open – Results

Well done to the 49 players who endured poor overhead conditions for this years Junior Open. Despite the weather some excellent scores were recorded and 48 players returned a score which is excellent on their part. The weather conditions certainly appear to have suited the Mortonhall members with them winning both Handicap sections.

Prize Winning Scores on the day were as follows;

Burns Memorial Trophy (Overall Handicap)

1st – David Addison (Mortonhall) 85 – 25 = 60 (BIH)

2nd – Thomas Clark (Mortonhall) 80 – 20 = 60

3rd – James Mackie (Mortonhall) 84 – 22 = 62 (BIH)

Alison Smith Trophy (Girls Handicap)

1st – Jessica Walker (Mortonhall) 84 – 22 = 62

2nd – Mollaidh Nicolson (Prestonfield) 83 – 17 = 66

Jameson Trophy (Scratch)

1st – Robb Hawthorn (Murrayfield) 70

2nd – Lewis Hannah (Musselburgh) 72

Well done to all who made the prize list, please contact our Club Professional, Iain Seath (664 1056) to arrange collection of Club vouchers.

Junior Open – 4 July 2017

Junior Open 2017

We offer a warm welcome to all the competitor’s in our Junior Open today.

We wish all players every success and hope they enjoy the course.

A field of 48 players take to the tee in what is the first event in the Lothian Golf Association Junior Order of Merit.

One late call off from our event is Claire McLaughlin of West Kilbride GC, who was scheduled to play here until she qualified for the final of the Scottish Girls Nett Championship at Scotscraig, we wish her every success in her match final.


Morison Millar Competition

The annual Morison Millar competition takes place this Thursday, 6th July at Royal Musselburgh. Liberton have two teams taking part.There are two rounds for everyone and 32 teams from 20 different golf clubs.

Liberton Team A : Janet Collin and Pat Stables. Susan Walker and Maureen Pia

Liberton Team B : Rosalyn Marshall and Heather Braid. Sheila Keith and Evelyn Hogg

We also have Anne Elder, Maureen Graham, Moira Kinnear, Dorothy Reilly, Liz Bisset, Sandra Love and Anne White caddying – Thanks girls.

We are looking forward to an excellent day out with lots of good golf, good fun and good food. If you would like to come along to watch and support us, we would be delighted and our A team go out for their first round at 10:30am.

Open Mixed Foursomes 2017 – Results

This year’s Mixed Foursomes tournament concluded today with the match-play semi-final’s and final’s after yesterday’s handicap stroke play event which was won by Jacqui Loudon and Ricky Hay with a fine score of net 63.

The top four scratch and handicap qualifiers from yesterday who were available played match-play with Jill McLean and Keith Millar winning the scratch trophy and Janice McLauchlan and Robert Ross winning the handicap trophy.

Many thanks to Brian Toall and his green keeping staff who worked wonders on Friday to ensure the course was in it’s usual excellent condition for the weekend especially given the heavy rain throughout the week, to Iain Seath for all his work, in particular over the two competition days, to our starters John Glen, Graham Roberts, Tommy Paterson, Alister Lawrie and John Nelson and to the bar and catering staff who looked after everyone over the weekend.

Full results:

Handicap Stroke-play
1st – net 63 – Ricky Hay and Jacqui Loudon – C K Murphy Trophy + £50 voucher each + £50 sweep
2nd – net 64 – James Herron and Sharon Herron – £25 voucher each + £30 sweep
3rd – net 66 – Graeme Hume and Margaret Hume – £15 voucher each + £23 sweep

Scratch Stroke-play
1st – 77 – Michael Rolland and Lindsay Rolland – £50 voucher each + £50 sweep
2nd – 78 – Keith Millar and Jill McLean – £25 voucher each + £30 sweep
3rd – 81 – Phil Craig and Kirsty Livingston – £15 voucher each + £23 sweep

Winners – Keith Millar and Jill McLean – Press Charities Cup + £50 voucher each
R/up – Michael Rolland and Lindsay Rolland – £25 voucher each

Winners – Robert Ross and Janice MacLauchlan – Newington House Trophy + £50 voucher each
R/up – Neil Todd and Alicia Todd – £25 voucher each

There were ten 2’s each receiving £14.

Should you not have already received your voucher, sweep monies and/or 2’s money please collect from Iain Seath our Professional or contact him direct on 0131 664 3009 to arrange.