The Newton Shield Comes Home!
In 1960 the Newton Shield Competition was founded by Elderslie’s Harry Burns who was convinced of the merits of a Paisley and District Golf League. The shield was presented to the league by Harry himself who named the shield after the Newton Woods – an integral part of the Elderslie Golf Club. Elderslie Golf Club were the inaugural winners of the tournament followed by a further success in 1971. Since 1971 the Shield has eluded Elderslie Golf Club. That all changed on Sunday 14 July 2013 when David Burns, nephew of Harry Burns, stepped up to collect the Newton Shield at the presentation at Ranfurly Castle after a 5-3 win over Cochrane Castle. The shield was coming home! Pictured opposite is David Burns with the shield and the Newton Woods in the background. The team on the day was: Owen Lavelle, Alasdair McDougall, Lee Jenkins, Robbie McLeod, David Burns, Kenny Bell, Robert Reilly, Alistair Love, Cammy Roberston and Scott Ballantyne. Special mention to Graham Conlan and Scott Ewing who played for the team in the group stage thus contributing to the success. [nggallery id=15]
Prize Draw Winner
A prize draw was held at the Copan A Chardeis with a fourball at the Earl of Mar golf course up for grabs. The Winner of the Earl of Mar fourball is Charles Gillespie who’s name was drawn at random from all the entries. Congratulations Charles!
Membership & Fixture Card – Corrections & Alterations for July & August
Please note the following amendments to the 2013 – 2014 Membership & Fixture Card:- July 2013 Correction. / The following text “in parenthesis”, which appears in the published version of the Membership & Fixture Card, should be ignored:- “Centenary Entry Open” appearing on 6th July “Centenary Entry Closes” appearing on 21st July This Competition was played on Saturday 1st June ! August 2013 Alterations / Various reasons Gents Running Ballot Medal Moved from Sunday 11th Aug to Sunday 18th Aug No Tee Reservation Charities Day Moved from Sunday 18th Aug to Sunday 11th Aug Course Closed 9:00 am till 4:00 pm. McMillan Cancer Support Alt Day Moved from Saturday 31st Aug to Saturday 24th Aug Tee Reserved 2:30 – 3:00 pm Gents Running Ballot Medal Moved from Saturday 31st Aug to Saturday 24th Aug No Tee Reservation The Gents & Ladies Committee’s apologise for any inconvenience & hope that the above corrections & alterations do not cause too much disruption to your playing plans. [print_link]
Club Golf Camp 2013 – Day 3
Our Club Golf Camp 2013 is in full flow. Here are some images of the fun from our happy campers. [nggallery id=13]
Unplanned Aeration Work
The weather since the turn of the year has caused significant complications to the maintenance of our golf course. The recent severe rainfall has added to these issues and the Course Manager has advised that the greens are having difficulty coping with the sheer volume of rain water. Puddles are forming easily on some greens and the greens are generally softer than we would wish them to be. The Course Manager had originally planned to pencil tine and verticut the greens over the forthcoming few weeks. This is a fairly non- intrusive process and would not have affected the roll of a putt. Visually the greens would have been back to normal within a few days. Unfortunately due to the recent inclement weather the Course Manager has recommended that further work to the greens is required. Weather permitting on Wednesday 15th May the greenstaff will begin to vertidrain and verticut all the greens. This process is not as intrusive as coring the greens but it will mean that this coming weekend the greens will have aeration holes in them which is likely to affect putting. The greenstaff will do all they can to ensure the greens are as smooth as they possibly can be but please be aware this work is necessary for the longer term playability of the greens. Greens Committee httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVHZm4IiWcs
Matchplay Knockout Competitions – Entries – Deadline approaching Captain’s Cup / Victory Cup / McRobert Trophy. Entries Close Monday 15th April 6pm. Entry Forms in Pro Shop. Greensomes – Playing Saturday 20th April Entry Sheet in Pro Shop Saturday 13th April. Removed for draw Wednesday 17th April 6:00pm. [print_link]