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 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.
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.
The Christmas Professional Shop Draw is now open,only 100 tickets available at £5.00 per ticket.
1st Prize = Motocaddy S1 electric trolley worth £349.99
2nd Prize= TaylorMade Cart bag worth £129.00
3rd Prize = Sketcher golf shoes worth £79.95
Good luck everyone
Many thanks to all members and guests who attended the Annual Prizegiving to congratulate and celebrate with all the winners on their achievement.
The evening was a great success for which we have to especially thank Ailsa Davies for not only the many months of organisation but the arrangements on the day.
Thanks also to David Doig as Master of Ceremonies, Elinor Philp in assisting Ailsa with the trophy arrangement, Evelyn Hogg in expertly presenting the trophies, Dougie Russell for the photography, the “Marigold Squad” of Alison Paterson, Jacqui Louden, Liz Bisset and Aida Crosbie in making sure all the trophies were shiny and bright and to the bar and kitchen staff who looked after us all on the night.
Congratulations again to all the winners.
Motocaddy have put a deal together from 7th November-24th December. Buy any new Motocaddy trolley with a Lithium battery and you can claim a FREE bag worth at least £99.99.
To avoid disappointment please order ASAP.