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Competition sheets are posted in the club house where you can pick your preferred start time. For medals, you select a preferred 45 min. period for your tee-off time and you will be teamed up with other players in that time slot to make 2 or 3 ball groups. Your actual tee-off time will emailed to you via HowDidIDo (see Handicaps below). When you have finished your round, check and sign your card and place it in the posting box in the corner of the club house.
- Monthly Medals from April to October, the Snawdon Trophy awarded to the best 4 cards.
- The Summer Cup from April to September, the Frank Darbey Cup awarded to best 5 cards.
- The Peel Bowl and Dunbar Salver are matchplay knockout, the entry sheets going up in March.
- The Dewhurst Trophy in May and the Clachan Cup in August are Stableford competitions.
- The men use the Monthly Medals from May and June to determine the qualifiers for the Club group A & group B Championships in June.
The entry sheets for the Muir Trophy (two ball Gent’s Foursomes) and the Oliver Quaich (two ball Mixed Foursomes) are posted in April.
Between April and August, Gifford men play friendly matches with a number of local clubs. Watch the notice board for the entry forms asking for people who want to be included in the team.
The hardy and desperate can enter a winter medal and a winter greensome competition.
- Monthly Medals are on Tuesdays or Saturdays from April to October with the MacKay Trophy awarded to the best 4 cards.
- The Harrison Trophy is a ladies matchplay knockout. This is for the Club Championship.
- The Molly Glover Bowl is a ladies matchplay knockout. This is for the Bronze Division.
- The Ladies run (9/18 hole) Stableford Medals on selected dates through the Summer.
- The Tweeddale Medal and Maslowski Cup are additional competitions along with many fun competions.
The entry sheet for the Oliver Quaich (two ball Mixed Foursomes) is posted in April.
2014 Eggs Presentation Dinner
The fifth Eggs annual presentation dinner was, for the 2nd year in a row, held at the Maitlandfield House Hotel, Haddington, on Friday 28th November 2014. With almost 50 members and guests present, It was another enjoyable and successful night for one and all.
I wonder if there are any of our readers know when the Eggs were officially formed. Its known it was in the mid nineteen seventies, but when exactly? It would be nice to know when to celebrate our 40th anniversary!
Answers please on a post card to Kenny Gray.
- Juniors compete for the Watt/Woodhead Trophy from May to September.
- The Gordon Brotherstone Trophy is in June.
- The Juniors have their own Open meeting in July.
- Junior girls have their own competition, The Main Spoon, in August.
Year End Junior Golf Report, 2014
The junior programme is now complete for the year with the junior prize giving and fun day held on Saturday 25 October where the following prize winners were presented with their trophies:
Junior Championship: Connor Wilson
Watt Trophy: Connor Wilson
Woodhead Trophy: Annie Wilson
Blyth Trophy: Charlie Riddell
Invitation: Jack and Mark Pearson
Girls Spoon: Annie Wilson
Boys medal: Connor Wilson
The key objectives this year have been first and foremost to encourage as many of the juniors as possible to get out and play, and to get as many as possible to complete sufficient cards to be able to assign either CONGU handicaps or less formal club handicaps. As a result we have two new CONGU handicap holders, Annie Wilson and Charlie Riddell with club handicaps assigned to several others.
A special thanks to Donald Macsween for carrying out the handicapping duties as well as the other committee members who helped out during the year.
While we have been successful in reigniting interest in the junior programme, this is something that requires continuous effort and as a club we must continue to look at ideas on how to continue to attract new juniors to the game. The SGU is very much aware of this, as is the club and we look forward to welcoming new junior members in 2015 when we will again be offering the 3 days of professional coaching at the beginning of the year. I would ask juniors and parents alike to encourage others to consider joining the junior section irrespective of age or previous golfing experience.
Best wishes for 2015,
Gifford Golf Club will maintain CONGU handicaps for members (where Gifford is their home course) posting the results into HowDidIDo.
HowDidIDo is a separate, commercial organisation that supplies the software we use to calculate your golf handicap according to CONGU rules. This software uploads the calculated handicaps to the web site www.howdidido.co.uk.
You are strongly advised to register with HowDidIDo so that you can see your handicap, a history of your progress and to receive emails notifying you of revised handicaps and medal competition tee-off times.
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- Check the list of Club 200 members – is your name there?
- If not, why not join now? Only £5 a month. (rules)
- Simply print out and complete the bank mandate form.
- The more people who join, the bigger the payout!
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2014 / 2015 Winter Maintenance Programme
By mid-April the greens staff have completed a tremedous amount of work, including:
- Increased the 2nd, 3rd and 4th teeing grounds so we can incorporate yellow markers into these areas. (The 2nd is pictured left and the 3rd right, below)
- Renovated bunkers around 2nd and 5th green and front bunker at the 6th. These changes will be in play soon.
- Removed two left hand side fairway bunker on the 9th and one or two trees next to ladies 9th tee to encourage play away from 2nd fairway whilst teeing off from back tee on the 9th
- Renovated long grass bunker at 9th green to allow better access and spread wear and tear.
- Remove the large leylandii behind the 4th and planted a more natural beech hedge.
- Trimmed back thick rough on most holes. This should help speed up play while the rough is very thick.
- Thinned out trees and remove tree guards and stakes throughout plantations.
- Did some planting beside the 1st tee and added a winter tee.
Whilst not part of the winter programme, players can not have missed the improvements made to the bridge on the 7th which occurred towards the end of last year.
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