• Juniors take on Newton Shield Champions 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 – […]

  • John Laurie wins Elderslie Trophy John Laurie wins Elderslie Trophy

    The Elderslie Trophy, the club’s 36-hole Scratch Open Competition, was won yesterday by John Laurie with an impressive 138 total. As weather conditions deteriorated, John was able to add a 71 to his super morning round of 67. John, who plays out of Glasgow Golf Club but also has a membership at the village club, is shown here with club captain, Robert Reilly, picking up the magnificent trophy. Runner-up was Kilmacolm’s Paul Reilly on 141 with Elderslie’s Lee Jenkins taking 3rd spot on 143. The competitors were most complementary about the condition of the course with one stating that the greens were “the best I’ve putted on so far this year.” Well done to John Gairoch and his staff. The competition was run flawlessly by a team of Elderslie’s finest volunteers led by Past-Captain Neil McLeod, ably supported by Colin MacKenzie from Match & Handicap with Phil Coyle as Starter.

  • Outstanding Performance by Alasdair McDougall Outstanding Performance by Alasdair McDougall

    Alasdair McDougall took the next step in his golfing career and grabbed another bunch of world ranking points with a fantastic performance in the 36-hole qualifier for the Amateur Championship – a competition contested for by many of the world’s leading amateur golfers. Alasdair started early, at 7:11 a.m. to be bleary-eyed precise, on Monday at Pyle & Kinfig, setting the tone with a birdie at the 1st hole on his way to a mightily impressive 69 to sit 15th after the first round. With 64 players and ties making it through to the matchplay stage there was still work to be done and Alasdair delivered, and then some. In wet and windy conditions at Royal Porthcawl, the main course for the event, the young Elderslie phenom, carded another 3 under par round for a 138 total and the clubhouse lead eventually finishing second, 2 back of countryman and current Australian Amateur Champion, Conor Syme. When asked whether Alasdair could give us something for the website he responded, “Played very well in tough conditions, controlled the ball nicely, and my pace putting was exceptionally good”. Responding for his golf club is something that Alasdair is known for. Unlike some other elite amateurs, Alasdair is always one of the first to make himself available to represent his club and this was demonstrated by his recent appearances – one for a Newton Shield game 24 hours after his transatlantic return from William Woods University in Missouri where he had just completed a very successful sophomore year and […]

  • Charity day in support of Macmillan Nurses Charity day in support of Macmillan Nurses

    Four members of the Club are conducted a charity day on the 20 Jun 16 to support Macmillan Nurses. Organised by Peter Armour he wishes to raise funds to support the continuing fight against cancer.  His brother Paul was diagnosed with Testicular cancer in 2015, Paul is now in remission after battling the cancer with chemotherapy at Gartnaval.  As a thank you to the doctors and nurses that treated Paul, we wish to complete the challenge.  We will tee off at 0530 to begin our games, hopefully this will witness us completing at approx 8pm (with numerous aches and pains). We have placed a charity box in the changing room and have a just giving page (link below), it is our desire to raise £400, we are already half way there, however any more donations through the link to support the battle against cancer would be greatly appreciated. Scott the professional has also kindly donated a prize for our team, this will be won by the last man standing ! Players: Peter Armour, Craig Campbell, James Mclauglin and Steven Gray (average age – 150!!) If you see 4 old gents labouring on the course 20th June , please excuse their slow play !! Link to just giving page (highlight hyperlink, right click, open link): https://www.justgiving.com/Fourpaul?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20160611_70371              

  • Juniors Fight for a great Half Juniors Fight for a great Half

    Elderslie were welcomed to Erskine last night. With Erskine keen to take the points, and their first 3 players having low handicaps (2 – 8) we knew it would be a tall order to take anything from the game.  Regardless Lewis, Ben and Caolan lead the way and fought bravely to take all 3 players to the 16 and 17th hole. Behind them young Rhys, Jack and Evan utilised their handicaps to try and restore some Elderslie pride. This is where the tie heated up, all 3 Elderslie players fluctuated from being behind to even.  Confident Rhys slowly pulled away to win his game on the 16th with Evan and Jack T continuing to fight. Consistent Evan won on the 17th  with a super chip to 1ft. So it was down to Jack T , 1 down through 15, he played wonderfull to win the next to holes and half the 18th to win his match Not forgetting the reserve match with Josh C and Josh G , this resulted in a tight match that would have resulted in a Elderslie win (we ended on 17th due to timings). A great game played in a friendly manner; all the kids (and the adults) enjoyed the great food afterwards and the interesting speeches. Scores: Lewis Greenless (8) lost 3/1 Ben Campbell (8) lost 3/2 Caolan McGoldrick (11) lost 7/5 (speech!!) Evan Cole (26) won 2/1 Rhys McIlroy won 3/2 Jack Tourish won 1 up   Results so far: Caldwell away – Halved Erskine at home – […]

  • Junior Championship Quarters Finals Junior Championship Quarters Finals

    8  Juniors stepped up to battle out for the last 4 positions on a lovely evening. The boys were: Caolan McGoldrick (9) v Evan Cole (24) Jack Burns (13) v Rhys McIlroy (20) Ben Campbell (8) v Josh Gray (24) Josh campbell (17) v Jack Tourish (24) Over the rounds there were some “coupon busters” with Rhys weraing down Jack to win 2 and 1, and Jack T beating Josh on the 18th. So the semis to be played on the 16 June is : Ben Campbell v Rhys McIlory Caolan McGoldrick  v Jack T  

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