Congratulations to Dom Lee on winning the 2020 Club Championship with an excellent 36 hole score of 144, 2nd was James Cram and 3rd Sam Wilkinson. Congratulations also to the 2020 Junior Champion Mitchell Robson who beat Archie Wilson in the final.
The sun shone on our Captain for his socially separated Captains day. The half way refreshment stop was very popular and greatly appreciated. 157 players competed for an array of prizes and the following were the lucky winners:
Earlier this year members very kindly took part in a golf club survey organised by ‘Players 1st’ in conjunction with (and funded by) English Golf. Unfortunately the full and final results were delayed due to the English Golf representative being furloughed as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. However these results have now been presented to the committee and are available to you the members. A summary of these results is presented below as a slideshow.
It is necessary for Northern Gas to undertake some essential repairs to the gas line that crosses the golf course. Following a meeting with Mick Byerley (Director of Course Services) Contractors will begin to move some of their equipment on site on Thursday July 2nd with digging likely to commence the following week.
Because of the large number of entrants in the competitions the sweep payout distribution has been modified and now pays out to 7 places when there are >120 entries. In addition sweep money will be paid out to the leading players in the ‘Order of Merit’ Saturday series ‘Handicap Golfer of the Year’ and Sunday’s ‘Fred Punshon League’ as well as the ‘Paisley Cup’ Eclectic.
It is very encouraging to see so many members entering the competitions and congratulations to the winners. Don't forget the full results can be viewed on the club website and those of you winning a share of the sweep can check the balance of your purse on ‘My Golf’. As usual the sweep payout is added to the winner’s competition purses and the two’s payout is added to the Shop accounts. Remember you can spend the money in your purse in the Pro’s shop or it can be used to top-up your loyalty card
This Saturday (13th June) we have the first club competition, the Braidwood Cup. This competition is open to everyone with a handicap. Play will be from the White tee boxes (men) and Red tee boxes (Ladies) and the Competition will be a qualifier. Please note the Local Rules.
Sign-in will be from the shop with fees taken directly from your competition purse. If your purse balance is £0 or negative you will need to top it up in the shop
We sincerely hope everyone has been able to benefit with the change to allow groups of 4 balls which has eased the pressure a little on tee times. The return to having competitive golf through the “Pro’s Sweep” is also a welcome return to many of our members but unfortunately it appears to be causing situations around the first tee as informal gatherings are being created.