LATEST UPDATE - Sunday 21st November 2021
Thanks to everyone who attended the gents prizegiving on Saturday 20th November. It was fantastic for everyone to get together and celebrate the season. Well done to all our winners. A full photo gallery can be found here.
Committee of Management nominations - 2022
Any member wishing to be considered for the committee of management next year should complete a nomination form which can be found in the clubhouse (at the bar area or on the noticeboard in the main hallway. Nominations require to be backed by a proposer and seconder. The closing date for nominations is 3rd December 2021.
The club is delighted to be hosting a Hogmanay Party this year. Tickets are on sale now from the clubhouse, priced £10 each.
The event will be hosted under the current government Covid guidelines, meaning that all attendees will be required to provide a vaccine passport. Details on how to obtain one can be found here: NHS Scotland COVID Status | NHS inform
We hope you will come and join us as we celebrate the New Year!
On Saturday 23rd October we were finally able to host Tommy and Mary McDermott's retirement party, much delayed due to the covid pandemic.
The club were delighted to present Tommy and Mary with honorary membership in recognition of their many years service and dedication to the club. Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a fantastic night for two very special people.
The club were delighted to raise £500 for Kilbryde Hospice following a recent charity event. Captain John Pollock and Vice Captain Greg McNeil presented the funds. Thanks to everyone who took part on the day.
Link to online press article: Golfers club together to raise vital funds for Kilbryde Hospice - Daily Record
We have a vacancy for a catering assistant, working at weekends during the regular golf season and as required for club social functions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this opportunity.
You may be aware of the updated guidance released yesterday from Scottish Golf which intimated that course furniture, namely bunker rakes and touching/removing of flags can now resume. SLC have confirmed that there have been discussions this morning with maintenance staff at all their courses, and they have decided to implement these changes from next week. As such, these new regulations will come into effect for all club competitions from Saturday 24th July.
The course maintenance staff will spray the flagpoles with disinfectant every time they cut the greens, and they will spray the bunker rakes every time the bunkers are raked in the mornings. We would still advise golfers to carry their own sanitiser and use when required during their round.
There may be golfers who still do not wish to touch and use the rakes/flags at this time; the local rule of discretionary placement in bunkers (within six inches of the original ball position and not nearer the hole) therefore continues until further notice.
Pace of play
All members are reminded that it is their responsibility to play at a reasonable pace; you should always:
Aim to keep up with the group in front, not just be ahead of the group behind
Be ready to play when it's your turn
Be aware of where your group is in relation to the groups ahead and behind; consider letting a faster group behind you play through
Consider where you leave your golf bag in relation to your exit point from the green to the next tee, which saves unnecessary waiting for those playing behind
Consider playing "ready golf" in your group - the video below should help if you are not aware of this concept.