Juniors enjoy Pro day
5 juniors had a great time at Pro days, Scott kindly allowed the juniors to play for the first time and take part in this cracking event. Even though they had to play off the white tees Jack Burns won the longest drive on the 13th (John Daly watch out!). Next year at this rate we will have a junior winner.
12th tee updates
There has been an increase in the number of reports of golf balls leaving the course from the 12th tee. As a consequence red, yellow and white tee markers will be placed on the forward tee from Monday 31st August. All players must use this tee until further notice. If players are waiting to drive, those on the 12th green should mark their ball and allow the game behind to tee off. During Medal play, the white marker will be placed on the back/top tee. The hole will continue to be played as a par 4. If you suspect your drive has left the course when hitting form any tee, you must record the incident in the book behind the bar. Colin J. Haldane – Greens
Money raised for Boy Scout Group & Girls Brigade
The Club where delighted to present cheques to Elderslie 1st Girls Brigade and Elderslie Boy Scout Group after the monies raised on charities day on Sunday 9th August. Both Clubs received £536.00 and were over the moon that we had chosen them as our beneficiaries. Both Clubs will spend the money as they see fit to benefit the Clubs.
Alasdair supports Junior Master Class
Alasdair McDougall gave up his own time to support a junior a 4 hour master class to 7 juniors. Alasdair wished to share his golfing experience he has gained over the years whilst at home from America. The club kindly supported a complimentary lunch followed by Alasdair conducting a putting clinic, time at the range and 4 holes watched and played by himself. The kids all learned so much and asked “if this could be done weekly” :). Many thanks to Alasdair for giving up his own time (after a full weekend playing 72 holes in a competition) the kids really did gain from it. They all wish you good luck when you return to college in the US of A.
Major David Crichton Maitland – Honorary President of 43 years
We are saddened to inform you that our Honorary President of 43 years, Major David Crichton Maitland has died. It was he who, in 1980, agreed to the sale of the 212 acres of woodland, golf course, and adjacent lands to our membership at a bargain price. When he inherited the estates from the Speirs family in 1959 Major Crichton Maitland continued the relationship of goodwill which had been evident between landowner and tenant from the very foundation of our club. Elderslie Golf Club have much to thank Major David Crichton Maitland for.
Elderslie Open – Sun. 31st May
The Gents Open is open for online booking. Thanks to our BRS Tee booking system, times can be booked and secured online. Last year’s inaugural event was a great success and this year we aim to make it an even better experience. Can Phil Murphy defend his title? Will the sun shine brighter than last year. Book now and find out.