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Charity Mixed Foursomes – Sunday 19th April

Entry to the Charity Mixed Foursomes opens on Friday 6th March at 7pm. You can enter online via our competitions page, through the BRS online booking link or App.

This is a shotgun start at 9am.

Please enter as a pair, pairings will be made prior to competition day.

Should you not have partner please speak to Iain Seath and every effort will be made to pair you up.

Players are asked to bring along a prize for the raffle. All proceeds will go to Marie Curie.

Centenary Course Furniture

At the AGM the issue was raised about the possible purchase of new course furniture.

A member asked if these costs could be put on the notice boards. This has been done

and a copy is attached to this post. An explanation is given with these figures.

Course Furniture

Hole & Hole Competition Entry

Please be aware that entry to the Ladies, Gents and Mixed hole & hole competitions will close on Sunday 15th March.

Entry sheets are posted on the relevant notice boards.

Race Night

Please note that the Race Night which was originally set for 14 March has now been changed to Friday 13 March. Apologies for this but hopefully all will still be able to make it along.

Senior’s reminder

All senior members, who wish to be considered for selection to play in the friendly matches this season, are reminded that the sheet is on the senior’s board in the locker room. If you have not already done so please add your name and the matches that you will be available for because as it stands at the moment there are some matches where I would struggle to put a team out.

The sheet will stay up for around another three weeks so please do not delay in getting your name down.

Brian Forsyth

 

Fixture Cards

A pocket size 1st tee fixture card has been produced again this year.

These can be picked up from the Professionals shop or from behind the Bar.

There is also a small supply that are available from the Secretarys office.

Office Closing

The Office will be closed this Friday the 14th of February due to Annual holidays.

It will be open as usual on Monday the 17th of February.

Ladies Update

Ladies Mystery Outing

The 2020 ladies outing will be a Mystery Greensomes at a mystery location on Saturday 25th July. The cost is £36 each which includes the competition green fee, a 2 course meal with a free glass of wine, prizes, bus, treats and tips. The bus will leave at 9.30am and return at 6pm. There will be a maximum of 36 places and tickets will go on sale at the ladies social evening at 7pm on Friday 6th March. It is permissible to sign up one friend provided you bring along their payment – cash preferred. If the 36 places are filled, please, do not hesitate to put your name down as we get a few call offs, as long as you are happy to wait until nearer the time to have your place confirmed.

The Ladies Opening Social Evening on Friday 6th March

The opening social evening will be a 7 for 7.30 start. This will consist of a 2 course buffet meal followed by some table entertainment and announcements for the golfing centenary year. We will also have a small raffle for ladies funds with 3 prizes. The menu is: salmon, lasagne or mushroom risotto followed by lemon meringue or apple pie with tea and coffee. The vegetarian option mushroom risotto is a pre order item, please note on the sign up sheet if you wish this as a main course. Tickets at a cost of £15 will be available behind the bar. When you buy a ticket please ensure you add your name to the list , veg option if desired and indicate whether you have paid by cash, cheque or card. If the menu is not suitable then please let me know and I will sort out some alternatives for anyone with allergies.

2020 Annual Subscription Direct Debit Payments

Please note, for all members continuing to pay annual subscription payments by Direct Debit in 2020, first payment will be deducted on Friday 7 February and thereafter on first Friday of each month for 10 months until November (inclusive).

For members who have chosen to make payment by direct debit for the first time in 2020, the first payment will be deducted on Monday 10 February and thereafter on first Friday of each month until November (inclusive).

Ladies Competitions

Lady Captain’s Open Day

Just a final reminder that if you wish a time in the Lady Captain’s Open Day on Thursday 6rth August, Liberton members have priority for times up until 7th February. There is a sign up sheet downstairs in the ladies locker room and it asks you for your preferred time. We will do our best to accommodate everyone close to their desired tee off. I will be in touch later about payment of green fees. The competition will open to online sign up to the public on 14th February.

Ladies Hole and Hole Singles and Foursome Competitions

Just a reminder that there are sign up sheets for the ladies singles and foursomes matchplay hole and hole competitions in the ladies locker room. Closing date for entries 14th March. The completion dates for next each round are 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 31st August and 28th September. That is 4 weeks for each round and allowing a 5 week period in June to cover that very busy month. Please be mindful of your availability throughout the year, especially if you enter the foursomes. Extensions will not be given. You must also have a competition playing handicap which means that on the website handicap list your handicap will have a “c” beside it. The handicap allowance is max 36. You can enter the singles if you are above 36 but you will only be given 36 shots as your handicap. For the foursomes the max handicap is 36 and you cannot enter if you are 37 plus.

 Ladies Friendly Matches

This year we have 3 away matches and 4 at home matches. They are played at a variety of times during the week, involving 3 couples playing match greensomes off handicap. Following the example of other clubs we have limited the handicap to 36. If you play in a match home or away, you will pay £7.50 and for the home matches we have agreed a main course , tray bake/ pastry and tea and coffee. I am introducing a new sign up system for the friendlies which will hopefully open it up to more members and make it more straightforward to manage selection and confirmation of places. Deirdre McLeod has agreed to run the friendlies in 2020 but it will all be managed via email. I am proposing we agree a pool of players who would like to take part in one or more of the matches. Deirdre will have your emails and will email the group for players to sign up to a match. Deirdre will then shortlist a team, notify you and nearer the match date confirm your place. Anyone of 36 handicap or less can join the pool and you can sign up for as many or as few matches as you wish. Deirdre will fairly manage the numbers and team selections.

Once we are nearer the season starting , in March I will send out an all ladies email about the friendlies and if you wish to sign up for the pool you will be asked to email Deirdre McLeod directly. These matches are a great opportunity to meet new people and play other courses. This year we are away at Gogarburn (only 12holes and very similar to Liberton short and tight fairways), Ratho Park (almost a bigger Liberton !) and Baberton ( long and rolling – practice your woods!), with home matches against – Kingsknowe, Craigmillar Park, Merchants and Dalmahoy. So look out for my email in March.

 

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