Ladies Open Day – Wednesday 13th July 2016
The Ladies Open Day took place last Wednesday with 75 ladies, from 17 different clubs, playing in the competition. The ladies enjoyed a great day of golf, good food and refreshments! The winners on the day, with a tremendous score of 61, were Janette Murray (Elderslie), Sheila Henderson (Elderslie) and Margot McLeod (Erskine). The Ladies Section chosen charity this year is St. Vincent’s Hospice. A raffle on the day raised £560 so a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets. Special thanks to Joyce Kelly and her Open Day Committee for all their hard work in organising the event and making the day such an enjoyable occasion. Thanks also to the bar staff and all the helpers on the day.
Junior visit British Open
Just like last year the club kindly financed the juniors visiting the British Open. Craig (Junior Helper) was supported by Alastair in keeping the youngsters in check. The weather was kind as were numerous players who took time out to sign autographs and support “selfies”. The club not only paid for the Open they even paid for the train tickets!! We are so fortunate to have a club that genuinely cares for the up and coming future golfers. The boys enjoyed the play zone where we bumped into a member who is working at the event (Colin Edgar). Young Josh even made it onto the STV News !!
Junior Open 2016
A fantastic turn out of 42 juniors supported the 2016 Juinor Open. An event that is regualrly being cancelled in other clubs due to lack of numbers, both Scott and Colin made sure that this did not happen at Elderslie with a massive effort via telephone, emails and social media to generate the impressive numbers. Onto the golf….. even with the wet weather the scores were impressive, all chasing the fantastic prizes that Scott had generated. Not forgetting the younger juniors, a seperate 8 hole competition was created for them (thanks Neil), which witnessed two Elderslie juniors winning, Sophie and Makin McGrorty. With a full clubhouse of juniors the prizes were handed out, well done to the new Elderslie Junior Champion Roddy McAuley (Fereneze/Caldwell/4 hncp) who shot an impressive 64. Other juniors of note were Jack Burns who took 1st in the net score with an amazing 63, and Ben Campbell who took 2nd including closest to the pin. A great turn out by all, many thanks to the bar staff and the supporting scorecard team who managed all incoming scores.
Juniors do well in Cochrane Castle Junior Open 04 Jul 16
It was pleasing to witness 3 of the top 4 winners at the Cochrane Castle Open are from our Junior members. Jack Tourish took the No1 net score with a superb round, closely followed by Ben Campbell coming 3rd in net score with young Rhys taking 4th. Well done the boys.
Juniors take on Newton Shield Champions
Elderslie Newton Shield team were made extremely welcome at the current Champions, Old Ranfurly. A lovely night witnessed the two teams battle it out on a difficult course (especially if you have not played it before), Their first 3 golfers were all 5 or below, our top players battled well, however the quality of golf from Old Ran gave us little chance. Both Heather and Lewis were beat by the eleventh, with Ben holding onto the fourteenth. However the “Young Team” of Evan and Jack T recoverd 2 points with good wins. Especially when tied on the 18th green and with similar 15ft puts I suggested both players (Evan and his Old Ran player Aaron) halved the hole, Aaron was up for it, Evan declined then holed the putt to win !!!. Food and speeches were fantastic, I suspect Old Ran will again lift the trophy with their quality of players, I wish them good luck. Overall a great tournament that has witnessed our young team grow, a few more years and I predict we will win this trophy, especially with our strong Junior set up and full support from both Scott and the club. Scores: Lewis Greenless (8) lost 8/7 Ben Campbell (8) lost 6/4 Heather Mushet lost 8/7 Caolan McGoldrick (11) lost 4/3 Evan Cole (26) won 18th Jack Tourish won 4/3 Reserves Jack Burns won 9/8 Rhys McIlroy game ended early Results so far: Caldwell away – Halved Erskine at home – Elderslie lost 4.5 to 1.5 Old Ranfurly – […]
4 Ball Charity Day
A 5am star witnessed the commencement of the 4 game charity challenge, the 4 players were excited (if somewhat sleepy) to get underway. Off we went to try and play the 4 games in under 14 hours, this was fully approved by the club who were brilliant in there support. Imagine the shock and jubilation as James started the first round with a hole in one at the second “what a start”. The rest of the round was taken seriously as we were hoping the combined stableford scores (from 2 best scores each hole) would win us a prize through the just giving page. First round complete at 0745 with a total of 86 points, we walked straight onto the first to commence the next round. That was complete by 1115, with 88 points. Prior to the third round the club supported complimentary rolls and drinks to boost our moral (amazing what a role and sausage can do!). The third round was starting to take its toll with various aches and pains starting to show amongst us all, however we plodded on supported by jovial banter and cola cubes, the scores reflected our pain with a total of 85 points. We stepped onto the tee for the final time at 3pm, and hobbled our way to victory, numerous pain killers were utilised in this round to assist old man backs and knackered knees. We proudly walked down the 18th at 6:15 to be meet with family and friends, what a day, a fantastic success fully […]