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Centenary Draw

Please note that the draw for a free membership held by the Centenary Committee will be made on the evening of the annual prize giving, Friday 8 November.

As you know there was an unfortunate incident in the bar which meant that the draw list was taken from the Club. Many thanks to all members who purchased tickets originally and have provided their names, there are still one or two who have not come forward so please advise the Office if you did purchase a ticket but have not provided your details. There may also be an opportunity to purchase additional tickets on the evening should you wish.

31st December – Hogmanay Hoolie

Tickets are currently on sale at the bar for this very popular event, get in quickly to make sure you don’t miss out on one of the best nights of the year.

Let’s make it an extra special night of celebration this year as we enter our Centenary by welcoming in 2020 together. An extra special year for all members of Liberton Golf Club.

Annual Prizegiving

Just a reminder that the Annual Prizegiving evening is on Friday the 8th of November at 7.30pm

This is the highlight at the end of our golfing season. All the prizewinners have of course been invited but this is a

great chance for everyone to come along and socialise with members that you may see in the passing but don’t

often get a chance to talk to. Food will be available on the night prior to the prizegiving – pre booking would be

preferred but not essential

Hopefully many of you can come along on the night. If any of the prizewinners cannot make it that night we would

be grateful if they could inform the office.

 

Ladies News

James Erskine Final At Craigmillar Park. Susan Walker our original winner in June and Fiona Hume represented Liberton on a very wet Friday afternoon. Unfortunately they didn’t win any prizes including the £1,000 crystal chandelier for a hole in one! but both had an enjoyable day putting aside the rain again!

Medal Finals. We had a very good entry of 19 ladies for this with only 2 unable to take part on the day. The silver was won by Fiona Hume and the Bronze by Lynn Greenshields.

Ladies Singles Hole and Hole. This was a repeat of the Championship Final with our 2 lowest handicap players. Congratulations to Jill McLean who was victorious over Stephanie Sutherland on this occassion.

At the Closing Competition we played a String Foursomes which was very much enjoyed by 36 ladies. The winners were Anne Elder & Moira Malcolm with runners up Evelyn Hogg & Ailsa Davies.

The 2019/20 Winter Roll Up has started on a Friday morning at 10am. A date for your diary, Friday 13th December will be tea and coffee with home made mince pies in the lounge at 12 noon. There will be some novelty Christmas prizes for the golfers. All welcome to attend whether playing golf or not. Please advise Iain Seath on the day if you are staying for mince pies.

The Kids Christmas Party will be on Sunday 8th December – Jill McLean and Susan Walker are leading on this and shortly 50 tickets will be going on sale at £10 a head. 

The Ladies End Of Season Dinner will be on Friday 29th November. 7pm for 7.30pm start. There will be fizz & canapies to start with followed by a 2 course meal, tea / coffee and mints. Prizes will be presented for some of the Ladies Competitions and we will have a little light entertainment after our meal. From Monday 28th October,  Tickets priced at £22 will be available from behind the bar. Please select your table companions and menu selections  on the sheet downstairs in the ladies locker room.

 

Junior Section

Following another coaching session with Iain Seath on 17th October which 7 juniors attended we held a nine hole competition which is the first step towards obtaining national handicaps.

Four of the juniors participated and congratulations go to Aiden Byers for returning the best score on the day.

  1. Aiden Byars               57
  2. Freddie Megaw          58
  3. Oliver Constant          64
  4. Iain Sellar                   66

A great effort by all, so well done and we look forward to seeing these scores continuing to tumble next season.

 

Pitch Mark Repairs

Due to recent weather and sanding of the greens the putting surfaces are presently extremely soft which is resulting in an increase to the number of pitch marks made.

Please can I ask all members to be vigilant and repair pitch marks on all greens, although this should be done all year round this is especially important at this time of year.

Many thanks

Seniors Competition Results 2019

Seniors Gents Fourball —Jim Bagan Trophy

Winners —     David Miller & Charlie Love

Runners up —      Ken Chisholm & Robert Edminston

Seniors Open Texas Scramble – see web site

Simon Harris Trophy

Winner      — Stephen Richardson

Runner up — William Love

Seniors Gents Stableford—John Glen Trophy

Winner     — Norrie Patton

Runner up — Ian Kay

Seniors Gents Stroke— Adam Cook Trophy

Winner     — Joseph Douglas

Runner up — Mark Hunter

Seniors Open Greensome—see web site

Liberton Seniors Greensome

Winners      — P. Johnston & R. Wales

Runners up — Pat Dignan & George Henry

Summer singles—Lawrance Boni Trophy

Winner       — Kenny Baird

Runner up — Charles Dailly

Seniors Championship

A Div-Winner — George Wither

B Div-Winner — John Hughes

Marie Curie Fundraising

Jimmy Gardner & Mount Vernon would like to thank all who participated, contributed & helped to make our Golf Day held on 24 August such a huge success. On the day we raised the fantastic sum of £3,486. 

Jimmy Gardners persuasive charm certainly helped to cajole people into buying raffle tickets, sign up to playing & others to donate prizes for the Golf & Raffle.

Adding the £4,855 raised from our Sportsman’s Breakfast held earlier in the year we raised a total of £8,341 for Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh which we are all delighted with as a total figure. Once again we would like to thank all who supported us over the year.

Date for your diaries for 2020 – Sunday 29th March, Marie Curie Fundraising Sportman’s Breakfast with guest speakers – Peter Martin, Eric Davidson & Bill Copeland.

 

Secretary Out of Office

Please note that the Secretary will be out the office from Monday 14 October to Wednesday 16 October. The office will remain open on these days until 2.00 pm as Vivian works part time hours.