LATEST UPDATE - Tuesday 26th October 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!
New members evening
On Friday 29th October the club is hosting a new members evening, starting at 7.00pm in the clubhouse. All members are welcome to attend; if you have recently joined the club or just want to meet more people then please come along and join us!
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
Gents Prizegiving evening
The gents prizegiving evening takes place on Saturday 20th November, starting from 7.00pm. All prize winners will shortly be contacted in writing as hope they can attend in person to collect their award. All members are welcome to the evening, so please come along and celebrate what has been a successful golf season.
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.