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Seniors Championships – Congratulations

Congratulations to Stephen Richardson and Gordon Barr on winning the Seniors Championship and Seniors “B” Division Championship respectively.

Stephen won a tough match against David Rennie to win the George Anderson Hunter Trophy and Gordon won his match against John Stewart to win the Hugh J Lawrie Quaich.

Many thanks to George Inglis and Dougie Russell for their organisation and support this week and George and Iain Seath for their work in preparation for the match-play stages.

Well done to all the competitors this week who played all their ties in such a competitive and friendly manner.

Essential Planned Course Maintenance

This months essential planned course maintenance will commence at 5am on Monday 20th August and continue through to Thursday 23rd.

Pencil tinning over the first two days will be followed by over seeding and top dressing on Wednesday with the greens being ironed and granular fed on Thursday to complete the work.

Disruption will be kept to a minimum, however, you will appreciate that the above work is essential in order to maintain the very high standard we now all enjoy. Please note that the above timescales are very much weather dependant.

Seniors Championships

In tonight’s Seniors Championship semi-finals Stephen Richardson won a close match against Peter Lynch and David Rennie won a not so close match against Alan Richardson to go through to the Final.

In the Seniors “B” Division Championship semi-finals John Stewart won against Andy Prior and Gordon Barr won against Robert Ross in two very close matches.

Both finals will be played tomorrow, Friday 17th, starting at 4pm.

Come along and support not only the finalists but the tournament which, once again, has been superbly organised by George Inglis and his team

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Seniors Open Greensomes

Another very successful Liberton Seniors Greensomes competition which was competed on a fine day on our course which was, as usual, in great condition thanks to the excellent work of the greens staff.

Thanks also to Ian Seath, George Inglis and all his starters and the bar and catering staff for making sure all the competitors enjoyed their day and made to feel very welcome to Liberton Golf Club.

Results

Handicap
1st – D S Hood Trophy and £65 Voucher each – B Bleakley and C McElhinney (Duddingston) – 61
2nd- £45 Voucher each – A Kemp and S Robertson (Duddingston) – 62.8
3rd – £35 Voucher each – D Russell and J Mitchell (Liberton) – 64
4th – £30 Voucher each – G Birch and J Wilson (Pumpherston / Bonneybridge) – 64.4
5th – £20 Voucher each – I Whyte and B Anderson (Duddingston) – 65.8

Scratch
1st – £40 Voucher each – R Denholm and J Greenan (Duddingston) – 72
2nd – £25 Voucher each – I Stavert and K Miller (Duddingston) – 73
3rd – £20 Voucher each – K Holdsworth and L Scanlon (West Linton)

Additional Prizes – £15 Voucher
6th hole – Nearest the Pin – R Denholm and J Greenan
8th hole – Nearest the Pin – J O’Brien and I Torrance
11th hole – Nearest the Pin – E Smith and D Crighton
13th hole – Nearest the Pin – D Miller and A Elvin
17th hole – Nearest the Pin –B Robertson and D Lindsay

Gents Open – Results

The Gents Open today was a great success with good scoring producing close results in both handicap and scratch competitions and a hole-in-one for good measure.

The Stuart Munro Handicap Trophy was won by Neil Plenderleith (Liberton GC) with net 65 (BIH) and the Clark Munro Scratch Trophy was won by Paul Ross (Silverknowes GC) with a 69.

Well done to all the competitors and many thanks to Iain Seath for all his work in administering the competition, to the Greens staff for the superb condition of the course which again was commented on by numerous players and the bar and catering staff for looking after everyone in the clubhouse.

Would those players winning a voucher and/or sweep monies please pick up directly from our Professional, Iain Seath.

Results (CSS – Home – 67 / Away – 68)

Handicap
1st – Trophy and £120 voucher – Neil Plenderleith (Liberton GC) – 65
2nd – £90 voucher – R Wilkinson (Uphall GC) – 65
3rd – £70 voucher – Mark Hunter (Liberton GC) – 66 (BIH)
4th – £65 voucher – Fraser Martin (Liberton GC) – 66
5th – £45 voucher – Peter Cowan (West Lothian GC) – 67 (BIH)
6th – £30 voucher – R Rennie (Prestonfield GC) – 67 (BIH)
7th – £20 voucher – Grant Archibald (Alyth GC) – 67

Scratch
1st – Trophy and £100 voucher – Paul Ross (Silverknowes GC) – 69
2nd – £80 voucher – James Grant (Kingsnowe GC) – 70 (BIH)
3rd – £60 voucher – Scott Cunningham (Royal Musselburgh GC) – 70
4th – £40 voucher – Thomas Foster (Mortonhall GC)) – 72 (BIH)

Nearest the Pin – £20 voucher each
6th – George Wither (Liberton GC) – (Hole-in One)
8th – Grant Archibald (Alyth GC)
11th – Darren Davidson (Craigielaw GC)
13th – Stephen Arnott (Falkirk GC)
17th – Ross Lornie (Kingsknowe GC)

Sweeps
Handicap
£70 – Neil Plenderleith (Liberton GC) – 65
£70 – R Wilkinson (Uphall GC) – 65
£20 – Mark Hunter (Liberton GC) – 66
£20 – Fraser Martin (Liberton GC) – 66

Scratch
£90 – Paul Ross (Silverknowes GC) – 69
£45 – James Grant (Kingsnowe GC) – 70
£45 – Scott Cunnungham (Royal Musselburgh GC) – 70

Two’s
15 two’s each worth £16

Star Raffle Prize List

1st – Four Ball at Archerfield – Liz Findlay, Ravelston

2nd – Three Magnums of Chanteclair Wine – Irene Faulconbridge, Canmore

3rd – Afternoon Tea at Tiger Lily – Hilary Wallace and Margaret Hobbins, Newbattle

4th – Afternoon Tea at Tiger Lily – Rosie Dennis, Murrayfield

5th – Four Ball at Crail – Ann Chalmers, Turnhouse

6th – Orchard Food & Drinks £50 voucher  – Irene Dove, Liberton

7th – Afternoon Tea at Greywalls Hotel – Jill Miller, Prestonfield

8th – Archerfield Walled Garden £30 token – Liz Samuel, Ratho Park

Congratulations Ladies and enjoy your prize!

Ladies Open Greensome

Ladies Open Greensome

The Ladies Open Greensome took place yesterday, 2nd August. We had a full entry of 55 groups of four. The weather was kind to us (mostly) and there was a wonderful atmosphere throughout the day. The Cava tent after the seventh proved popular as always and everyone enjoyed the catering and the fun in the clubhouse. This year, we were very pleased to support Arthritis Research UK.

There were some terrific scores recorded too. As the Competition is firstly handicap, the result sheet prioritised handicap scores over scratch scores:

Congratulations to all of the winners listed above.

Our Raffle sales were amazing! We raised £1534. Thank you so very much ladies for helping us to support our chosen Charity.

The Liberton Ladies hugely appreciate all the following:

The gentlemen in the club – for carrying out your Starting and Car Park Attendant duties with such good humour.

The Professional – Iain was always available to offer advice when we needed it, to provide assistance to everyone throughout the day and to support us in any way we asked.

The Lady Volunteers for putting so much time and work into making the day such a success – selling raffle tickets, manning the registration desk, manning the cava tent.

The Greenkeeping Team – The Course is magnificent and we received so many compliments

The Catering Team – You did a great job feeding everyone.

The Bar Staff – You were kept busy all day and your good humour is much appreciated.

The Office staff – for so patiently allowing us to constantly interrupt their day with so many requests.

The members and Companies who so very generously donated so many amazing prizes!!!

The Ladies Committee – Great Job Girls!

Looking forward to next year already!

Seniors Inter-Club – The Final

Seniors Inter-Club – The Final

Liberton’s great run in the Seniors Inter-Club came to an end today in the final against Royal Burgess GC.

An excellent performance from a very strong Royal Burgess team was just too much for our team of Neil Plenderleith, David Rennie, Malcolm Stevenson and George Wither.

The boys can be justly proud of themselves for the way they played all week.

Many thanks to George Inglis for his team management and for the on course support from Brian O’Neil, Dougie Russell, Bill Kent and Mark Kedar.

Gents Invitation Silloth – Results

Gents Invitation Silloth – Results

Congratulations to Colin Ross and Jimmy Gordon from Royal Burgess on winning the Belhaven Best Handicap Trophy and Graham Roberts and Mark Timmins from Dunbar on winning the Belhaven Best Scratch Trophy

Would the winning members please pick up their vouchers, prizes, sweep money or two’s money directly from Iain Seath.

Results

Hanidicap
1st – Colin Ross & Jimmy Gordon (Royal Burgess) – 62.3 – £90 voucher each
2nd – Gareth Evans & Neil Ferrier (Broomieknowe) – 63.7 BIH – £70 voucher each
3rd – Robert Ross & Richard Dent (Pitreavie) – 63.7 – £50 voucher each
4th – David Miller & Brian Thorpe (Morton hall) – 64.7 – £30 voucher each
5th – Scott Bennett & Kenny Gilchrist (Broomieknowe) – 65.7 Last 6 holes – £20 voucher each

Scratch
1st – Graham Roberts & Mark Timmins (Dunbar) – 62 – £80 voucher each
2nd – George Wither & Paul Logan (Monktonhall) – 65 – £60 voucher each
3rd – David Rennie & Robert Rennie (Prestonfield) – 66 – £40 voucher each

Sweeps

Handicap
1st – Colin Ross & Jimmy Gordon (Royal Burgess) – 62.3 – £50
2nd – Gareth Evans & Neil Ferrier (Broomieknowe) and Robert Ross & Richard Dent (Pitreavie) – 63.7 – £25 each pair

Scratch
1st – Graham Roberts & Mark Timmins (Dunbar) – 62 – £50
2nd – George Wither & Paul Logan (Monktonhall) and Gareth Evans & Neil Ferrier (Broomieknowe) – 65 – £25 each pair

Additional Prizes
1st – Balls & Pitchfork – David Glendinning & James Easton
4th – Training Sticks – David Gardner & Hendry McCluskey
5th – Crested Wind Tops – David Glendinning & James Easton
6th – Whisky – Malcolm Stevenson & Derek Davidson
7th – Dozen Balls – Marc McAdam & Jim McGregor
8th – Golf Shirts – Brian Grant & Andrew Rodgers
9th – Whisky – Peter Lynch & Alex MacIntyre
10th – Golf Ball Line Marker – Brian Grant & Andrew Rodgers
11th – Golf Cap & Poker Chip Marker – Josef Boni & Alistair McGowan
12th – Gift Pack – Mark Hunter & David McCabe
13th – Baselayer Top – Charlie Love & John Peacocke
14th – Golf Lesson – John Hoyle & Bill Horne
15th – Bag Towel – Kenny Gilchrist & Scott Bennett
16th – Golf Glove – Keith Liddell & Ross Davis
17th – Whisky – Eric Black & James Scott
18th – Dozen Balls – Troy O’Conner
18th – Dozen Balls – Phil Lovie

Two’s

27 two’s in total – £5 per 2.

Gents Invitation Silloth

The Gents Invitation Silloth started on a bright and dry morning, however, due to a torrential downpour play had to be suspended for half an hour to allow the greens to soak up the rain.

Play resumed and the weather changed to sunny and breezy conditions which allowed play to be completed.

Thanks to all the players who were on the course during the suspension for their understanding and well done to all the players on what was a very successful day on a course which was, as usual, in excellent condition thanks to our greenkeeping staff.

Many thanks to Iain Seath for all his work today which not only included registering players, recording scores and finalising the result but in monitoring the weather and course conditions to ensure everyone was safe.

Thanks also to the Catering team and bar staff for the provision of the barbecue and bar, the starters and David and Ailsa for their work leading up to today.

Results

Hanidicap
1st – Colin Ross & Jimmy Gordon (Royal Burgess) – 62.3 – £90 voucher each
2nd – Gareth Evans & Neil Ferrier (Broomieknowe) – 63.7 BIH – £70 voucher each
3rd – Robert Ross & Richard Dent (Pitreavie) – 63.7 – £50 voucher each
4th – David Miller & Brian Thorpe (Morton hall) – 64.7 – £30 voucher each
5th – Scott Bennett & Kenny Gilchrist (Broomieknowe) – 65.7 Last 6 holes – £20 voucher each

Scratch
1st – Graham Roberts & Mark Timmins (Dunbar) – 62 – £80 voucher each
2nd – George Wither & Paul Logan (Monktonhall) – 65 – £60 voucher each
3rd – David Rennie & Robert Rennie (Prestonfield) – 66 – £40 voucher each

Sweeps

Handicap
1st – Colin Ross & Jimmy Gordon (Royal Burgess) – 62.3 – £50
2nd – Gareth Evans & Neil Ferrier (Broomieknowe) and Robert Ross & Richard Dent (Pitreavie) – 63.7 – £25 each pair

Scratch
1st – Graham Roberts & Mark Timmins (Dunbar) – 62 – £50
2nd – George Wither & Paul Logan (Monktonhall) and Gareth Evans & Neil Ferrier (Broomieknowe) – 65 – £25 each pair

Additional Prizes
1st – Balls & Pitchfork – David Glendinning & James Easton
4th – Training Sticks – David Gardner & Hendry McCluskey
5th – Crested Wind Tops – David Glendinning & James Easton
6th – Whisky – Malcolm Stevenson & Derek Davidson
7th – Dozen Balls – Marc McAdam & Jim McGregor
8th – Golf Shirts – Brian Grant & Andrew Rodgers
9th – Whisky – Peter Lynch & Alex MacIntyre
10th – Golf Ball Line Marker – Brian Grant & Andrew Rodgers
11th – Golf Cap & Poker Chip Marker – Josef Boni & Alistair McGowan
12th – Gift Pack – Mark Hunter & David McCabe
13th – Baselayer Top – Charlie Love & John Peacocke
14th – Golf Lesson – John Hoyle & Bill Horne
15th – Bag Towel – Kenny Gilchrist & Scott Bennett
16th – Golf Glove – Keith Liddell & Ross Davis
17th – Whisky – Eric Black & James Scott
18th – Dozen Balls – Troy O’Conner
18th – Dozen Balls – Phil Lovie