Thumbs up – Easter Golf Camp!
The Elderslie golf club Easter golf camp was last week with 16 kids attending.
- Junior Coaching Programme
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 – […]