Junior Autumn meet & Stuart Murray trophy
The final meeting of the year witnessed some incredible scores, a good turnout by both the handicapped juniors and junior juniors (no handicaps just yet). The Autumn meet was won by Jack Tourish with an impressive 65. Second was young Josh with an 66 and joint third were Junior Captain (Ben) and Vice Captain (Lewis) with respective 69’s. The young juniors without handicaps played for the first ever Stuart Murray trophy, a 4 hole competition witnesses young Sophie McGrorty take the prize, however the other youngsters are a fantastic prospect for the future.
Juniors major part of Final day
The finals day brought 3 juniors onto the course to fight for a win, Heather Mushet, Jack Burns and Josh Campbell were all playing in this special day. Heather was so close to winning the Ladies Championship, narrowly loosing on the 1st extra hole, what an effort and without a doubt Heathers name will be on the winners board soon. Josh and Jack were playing in the Campbells trophy final, and again what a game, all square down the 18th Josh won it with the final putt (an impressive par). Jack was gracious in defeat giving Josh nothing but encouragement all the way round. The day once again highlighted the positive and growing junior set up we have within the club.
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.