LATEST UPDATE - monday 6th September 2021
Congratulations to Tracy Macpherson who won the ladies championship on Saturday 4th September 2021. Thanks and well done to everyone who took part.
Gents Senior Open
Thanks to everyone involved in the Gents Senior Open on Sunday 22nd August, the day was a great success. Congratulations to Douglas Craggs who won on the day after a fine nett 63.
Thanks to those members who attended the defibrillator training on Monday 9th August, and to paramedic John Gallagher for giving his time to facilitate the session. The club invested in a defibrillator earlier last year - a vital piece of equipment we hope we never have to use.
Gents Club & Handicap Championships
Congratulations to David Gallacher and Robert Houston, winners of the Club and Handicap Championships this year. Well done!
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.