Monday, March 28, 2016


The Annual Easter Fun competition took place on Easter Monday, 28th March 2106.
Bunnies were hiding on the course waiting to be spotted which proved more difficult than you would think, with only one team managing to spot all 6.  The golf was good fun with free shots allowed at various points but the weekend rain meant that instead of the ball running it was more like 'splash'!
The winning team were Pamela Mackenzie, Chris Minto and Helen Crichton with 53 points (BIH)
Runners up were Jean Irvine, Joy McLeod and Eileen Walker also with 53 points.

The Easter Bonnets on display at lunch were very inventive but the winner was Jean Murray, chosen by  our new catering team.  Congratulations  to all those who took part.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


The draw for Easter Monday's Fun Competition is as follows:-

                    9.30      Jean Irvine                    Joy McLeod          Eileen Walker
                    9.38      Pamela MacKenzie      Helen Crichton      Chris Minto 
                    9.46     Marion Munro              Pat Pennel              Jane Dickie
                    9.54     LilIas Snodgrass           Mary Hardie          Jean Murray       Dorothy Simpson

Please confirm your availability to play by either ticking your name on the notice board or emailing Joy.  Play is from the Green tees and you do not require to wear your Easter Bonnet while playing but it should be worn during lunch!!  Remember, there is a lovely prize for the best one.

If anyone would still like to play, please get in  touch.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


14 couples played today - 23rd March - and despite the change in the forecast we all got home dry.  The course was looking very good considering all the rain and the greens took a bit of adjusting to after all the temporaries!

Winners  -  Joy McLeod and Chris Minto   36 points  (29)  
Runners-up  -  Jan Macnab and Sheila Biggart  35 points  (13)  (BIH)


The Ladies Social evening is on Thursday 21st April and is entitled:  -
                      'The Future of Scottish Golf - A Conversation with Eleanor Cannon'

The evening will begin at 7.15pm with supper and tea/coffee followed by Eleanor.  The Cost is £11.00 which includes a raffle ticket and staff gratuity.  I have put a notice in the Locker room which gives you a three choice menu.  Can I ask you to sign up and indicate your choice of meal.  Payment will be made on the night.  I'm hoping to see as many of you as possible to support one of our own members and get first hand information on the direction golf is going.

Friday, March 18, 2016


Thank you to all who came along on Wednesday night and made the evening such a success.  We raised £262.00 for Transplant Sport  from the raffle which is wonderful and will be much appreciated.  The Ladies Committee provided a very high class supper and worked very hard serving everyone tea and coffee - not to mention clearing up afterwards.  Thank you to everyone for your time given.   The winners on the night were Pamela Wilson and partner for the Small Slam and Vicky for the main bridge prize - congratulations!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


In case some of you would like to play in the Ladies/Gents Texas Scramble on Sat.26th March but do not have either a team or a partner, there is a list in the Locker room for you to sign up on.  Paul will put you in a team so not to worry.  He is keen to have as many mixed teams as possible.

An email was sent out to all members regarding the Members' Forum on Wed 30th March when Scottish Golf's local Development Officer - Claire Middleton - will be hosting the evening.  This will allow you to put forward the areas you would like the Club to focus on and is the next step on from the  Members Questionnaire.  It is hoped that as many as possible will register interest with Ronnie but so far we only have 4 Ladies names.  Remember it is your club and this is your chance to let the Board know what you would like it to concentrate on in the future.

The Committee has posted a notice on the Notice Board looking for volunteers who would be prepared to commit to playing in the lunchtime ballot on specific dates.  This is an attempt to prevent any member  from being the only player at lunch time.   Members will still have to notify Tom of their intention to play before 1pm on the Tuesday and the Volunteer would then be able to check with Tom whether or not they would be required the next day.  A full explanation is provided with the notice in the locker room.  If you are happy to volunteer for any of the dates could you please add your names to the list.  Thank you in anticipation.


Monday, March 14, 2016


On Wednesday 9th March 18 ladies played the 5 Club Stableford over 18 holes.  Despite it being a beautiful, sunny day it was very wet underfoot and all greens were temporary.

Winner :-         Sheila Biggart (13)   44points   (BIH)
Runner-up :-    Gillian Donaghy (28)  44 points

Wednesday, March 09, 2016


As a result of the heavy overnight rain, I have been unformed by James that more than half the holes will have temporary greens.  Consequently I have decided that today we will play a 5 Club Stableford and the Marie Curie Trophy will now be played for on Wednesday 29th June when there is a Stableford Competition already in the diary.  As a result of this mats will be allowed if you wish and lets hope that rain will not be a regular feature during this season.  Happy golfing!!!!

Sunday, March 06, 2016


Well done to Marion and her team.  They had a good win against Elderslie at home on Saturday 5th March.  Congratulations to you all.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ladies and Gents Texas Scramble

Captain Paul Morrell has put the entry sheet for the Ladies and Gents Texas Scramble on the main notice board.  It is on Saturday 26th March with a shotgun start at 9am.  Cost is £7.50 which includes pie, beans and chips or soup and a sandwich afterwards and the prize giving.   Paul is very keen for the Ladies to enter in teams of 4, mixed teams or - if you are unable to get a 4 - as a 2 and he will try to team you up.  I realise this is Easter Saturday so some of you may be away but perhaps you will give it some thought.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016


Just a reminder that the Golf Season starts on Wed 9th March with the Marie Curie 5 Club competition.  Hopefully it will stop raining and let us play without wet feet.  Just normal ballot times on the day.
The entry sheet for our Fun Easter competition has gone up in the locker room so if you are available on Monday 28th March please enter your name and we will be delighted to see you.   The day is good fun with treats galore and a prize for the best head wear!  The draw for teams and times will be made before, so remember to check in plenty of time.
Entry sheets for the Silver and Bronze Knockouts, the Summer Foursomes and the Winter Greensomes are also all on the Notice board - please sign up.
Finally you should have had an email from Ronnie telling you of the arrival of the diary.  Hopefully you will have time to collect yours so that the important dates can be noted before your social diary is filled up.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 9th March.