Mount Vernon Golf Club
Congratulations & a big thank you to our Mount Vernon members, Liberton members & to all who have contributed over the last 14 years to help us raise the fantastic total of £101.000 for the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh.
It all started in 2005 when 3 Mount Vernon members, Colin & John McCallum & Andy O’Donnell walked the West Highland Way to raise much needed funds for the Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh.
The following year a committee was formed made up of Bob Holdstock, Colin McCallum, Billy McLean & Hugh Roarty who all sadly had lost family members to Cancer & were greatly served by the care afforded by the Marie Curie Hospice. The 4 Organised highly successful Sportsman’s Breakfasts for the next 10 years raising funds & around 2014 we added a Golf Day to our fundraising and a new committee member in Jimmy Gardner to add his expertise.
Back when we started our fund raising we never dreamt we would ever reach the fantastic milestone figure of £100,000 & here we are having surpassed that figure.
The Marie Curie Hospice,Edinburgh requires a further £6,175 in donations a day on top of money it receives from the NHS to operate daily. Last year we sponsored Christmas day at the Hospice & are sponsoring 1st January this coming year.
Once again a big thank you for all your support over the years.
Date for your diary — Sunday 31st March 2019 – Sportsman’s Breakfast.
Liberton Golf Club is holding a Craft and Gift Fair for all members, family and friends on Tuesday, 13th November 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Up to twenty local Artisans will be displaying their goods and it would be fantastic to give them as much support as possible.
Please put the date in your diary and come along.
There is no entry fee, but we will be selling raffle tickets on the night and each stall holder will be donating a prize.
(Catering will be available in a similar way to last year, watch this space…)
Thank you for your support,
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Miller Haxton competition on Sunday 7th October hopefully you all enjoyed the day and the company.Congratulations to the following winners- 1st Maureen Graham, Gordon Dickson, Brian Pickard 56.2 Winning the Miller Haxton Trophy and a dozen balls each, 2nd Ailsa Davis, Pat Stables, Pam MaClay 57.5 Winning 6 ball each, 3rd Eleanor Young, Eric Millar, Bob Bee 58.2 Winning 3 balls each. Also a big thanks to everyone who helped in putting together and running this event.
The Friday turn-up golf got off to a great start today.
We had a great turnout of thirteen ladies. Lovely weather, good golf, good fun and a wee bite afterwards.
This is highly recommended to any ladies wishing to keep their golf going over the winter. Every Friday at 10:00am. Just turn up at about 09:45 and we draw the groups out of a hat…
I would like to thank all the 132 members who came out and played today and also a big thanks to Brian Toull and his greenkeeping staff for once again presenting the course in such fantastic condition.Thankfully the weather was great and i am sure you all enjoyed the day as there was a great atmosphere around the club.Congratulations to the following winners;
Ladies Team; 1st F Edwards,P Johnston,C Paterson 61.4 £40 voucher each, 2nd A Davies,P Stables,E Hogg 61.5 £20 voucher each, 3rd J Robertson,N Orr,M Kinnear 62.7 £15 voucher each.
Gents & Mixed Teams; 1st K Paterson, M Lynch,B Murray 51.4 £70 voucher each, 2nd S McKail,K McGlynn,R Barber 53.7 £45 voucher each, 3rd D Glendinning,M Kedar,S McLean 53.8 £25 voucher each.
Full results and on course prize winners will be displayed in the clubhouse.
Well done to everyone,can all winners please collect their prizes from the Professional shop as soon as possible.
Members will no doubt be aware of the significant changes to the Rules of Golf which are effective January 2019.
The R & A have now published the new rules online and we would encourage all members to take some time and make themselves familiar with the new rules.
You can view the new Players Edition of the Rules of Golf by clicking here
The R & A are currently sending out hard copies to golf clubs and these will be available within our Professional’s shop soon.
The Bridge Club plays duplicate bridge in the clubhouse at 1.30pm every Thursday throughout the winter season.
The club starts this year on Thursday 4th October.
Also, an improvers bridge group that meets on a Monday between 1pm and 3pm has just started.
For more information please contact Nina Dunn on 07776 088896.
Scotland finished off their Home International matches with a win over host nation Wales.
Kieran, partnered with Calum Fyfe, won their foursomes match this morning and although playing well in the afternoon singles lost to Paddy Mullins.
Scotland’s win secured third place over Wales with England beating the holders Ireland to win the championship.
Scotland will have been disappointed with their opening match defeat against Ireland, however, they nearly bounced back against England but were narrowly beaten 8 – 7 today at Conwy Golf Club in Wales.
Kieran also bounced back from his narrow defeats with a fine 3&2 win over England’s David Langley in the singles matches.
Tomorrows final matches see Scotland play the host nation Wales for third and fourth place with Ireland and England battling it out to see who will be champions.
We wish Kieran and Scotland good luck and continued good form tomorrow.
Winter Social Golf
October 2018- March 2019
It’s social golf time again so come along and join in. This is a good way of meeting people and keeps the swing going throughout the winter months.
Play is normally greensomes, no handicap is required and it is NOT always 18 holes.
Players should gather at the Pro Shop at 9:45am where balls will be tossed for partners.
The first tee time is 10:00am.
**Friday 14th December** : why not wear a Santa hat or other festive accessories? Coffee and mince pies will be organised for the après golf (there is a small charge for this). Even if you don’t want to play golf, why not come along and join in.