Boundary Bell Champions for the 4th Consecutive Year
This truly is a special Donald Cameron team we have, perhaps the best we have ever had. The Boundary Bell game was moved to Hilton Park at the last minute as Hayston was deemed not to be in suitable condition for competitive play, but this didn’t stop the team triumphing over Cathkin Braes by 6 games to 2. The final fling now is the intercities final, where we will be going for another 4th title in a row. The match will be played at Balmore Golf Club on Sunday the 1st of October, and we will face the winners of Mortonhall and Baberton.
Continuing with celebrating our success on the golf course I want to say well done to Calum Fyfe, Andy Fairbairn, Gordon Miller and Graeme Cross in being selected to represent Glasgow in this year’s Scottish Area Team Finals held at Newmacher G.C.
A special mention needs to go to Calum who shot an incredible 18 under par in the 36 hole qualifying. Calum broke the Hawkshill Black Tee’s course record (his 3rd course record of the year) with an eight-under-par round of 64 and in the afternoon he returned a 10-under-par 62, one short of the Swailend course record. Outstanding Golf! Unfortunately, the team came undone in the quarterfinals, losing to the eventual winners, the North East, by 3 games to 2.
We held the inaugural Junior Fundraising Scramble on the Keir course on Sunday 27th August, which had a fantastic turnout of 76 players. The teams were made up of Gents, Ladies and juniors with quite a few visitors in attendance. The format was a fun Texas Scramble with a few twists that went down well with all the competitors but more importantly we managed to raise over £1000 for our junior section.
Winners on the day: Craig Ferguson, Craig Ewing, Scott Mitchell & Jamie McIlvaney – with a nett 57.
A big thanks to all who attended and joined in the fun and to those who donated prizes, especially Old Prestwick Golf Club and Dundonald Golf Club. Also congratulations to Alastair in the Pro Shop who won the football card and received the 4 ball at Old Prestwick as his prize.
Win a Free Membership
If you do not already know, tickets can be purchased from the bar to win a free membership for 2018. It’s just £20 to enter the raffle and the maximum tickets to be sold will be 100, good odds! so why not pop in a purchase a ticket?
It is being reported that its been the wettest Summer in 32 years and the 3rd coldest since 2002. It’s not been much of a summer at all, but the course has stood up well under the circumstances, and unlike many courses in the areas has remained open for play for the majority of the summer. The continued rain has highlighted some problem areas, which will be targeted over the winter months. In the meantime we have started an aeration programme on the Keir course greens with pencil tines to help clear the water quicker.
The member’s survey was mostly positive for the courses, but one key theme to come out of the survey was the play-ability of the courses, in particular the Cawder course. Therefore, we will be reviewing the tee arrangements as well as the rough to try to make the courses more playable next year.