Captains v Vice Captains day

With a preceding couple days of heavy rain putting the event in serious doubt the heavens opened and the sun shone down on Sunday afternoon to allow the Captains v Vice Captains Texas Scramble to take place. A record 56 members took part and amazingly everyone turned up!

The Captain’s team narrowly won the event overall but the nearest the pin at the 1st and the 14th and the best individual team score was won by the Vice Captain’s team – David Marshall, Joe Clark, Yvonne Archibald and Jane Allan.

Just over £200 was raised with a raffle in aid of our Junior club team outfits.

Thanks again for your support in holding this fun social event.

Also a huge thanks to Shirley Andrew and Anna in the kitchen who once again did us proud.

Kenny
Captain

Junior Open

1st Hcp Prize And Quaich
Sean Gallacher (Prestonfield Golf Club) Gross 72 Net 60

2nd Hcp Prize
Jamie Macphail (Gifford) Gross 94 Net 70

3rd Hcp Prize
Harris Munro ( Haddington) Gross 100 Net 72

Scratch Prize
Jack Collingswood (Tantallon) Gross 87 Net 74

Opening of the Refurbished clubhouse

A fabulous day on Saturday 29 June with a Texas Scramble to celebrate the opening of our refurbished club!

Many thanks to Mrs Beth Boggon who gave a lovely speech and, with Mrs Margaret Dickson, performed the ribbon cutting to formally open our new refurbished clubhouse.

Well done to the Texas Scramble winners Frances Mowatt, Margaret Dickson, David Marshall and Eric Wales with a net 29.55 and to Mike Shakspeare for nearest pin at the 1st. Big thanks to Jimmy Boggon on being the successful bidder of the malt whisky that Mike Shakspeare put up for auction having won it on nearest the pin.

Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets and those who donated prizes, we raised £230 to help buy strips for our juniors who represent Gifford in the league.

Finally, thanks to our catering staff Shirley, Anna and Andy – the food was fab and service excellent!

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Ladies Open Tri-am

It was our Ladies Open Tri-am on Saturday 15 June I am pleased to say the weather on the whole was kind to us.

Well done to our prizewinners:
1st 64 nett- Lorraine Tait, Jacqueline Preston and Diane Johnston – Duns Ladies
2nd 64 nett- Margaret Allan, Gwen Johnston and Sheila Cumming -Gifford + Haddington
3rd 65 nett- Sally Lucas, Marjorie Carter and Jane Steven – Gifford + Castle Park

Nearest pin at 1st – Gwen Johnston, Haddington
Longest Drive Silver – Jill Hodge, Duns
Longest Drive Bronze – Sally Lucas, Gifford

2’s Tina Mooney , Kilspindie
2’s Liz Grandison, Musselburgh

Guess the Golfer – Ann Delaney, Melville – Scott Stallings
Guess how many golf balls- Lynn McCreery, Gifford – 173

I would like to thank the following ladies and gents!
Thank you to my ladies committee, to Jeanie for the beautiful flowers, to Sylvia for the lovely prize envelopes, to the starters Richard, Stewart and Mike, to Shirley, Anna and Andrew for the lovely food and excellent service and last but not least Jamie our greenkeeper. The course was in immaculate condition.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who took part and hope everyone enjoyed it and
I look forward to seeing some of you in September at our Senior Greensomes 3rd Sept and or Super Seniors 18th Sept.

Shona Paton

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Special Visitor Offer!!

Gifford Golf Club Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open Special Visitor Offer!!

To celebrate the renovation of the club house and the arrival of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, Gifford Golf Club is pleased to offer a special visitor deal for the month of July. During that period visitors can enjoy a round of nine holes for only £15! This is a chance to not only play arguably one of the best 9 holes courses in the country but also to experience Gifford’s much improved facilities. To book, click here or call 01620 810591 (Option 1).

The Scrambled Egg

37 Elderly Gifford Golfers (Eggs) turned out on Tuesday 11 June for a 9 hole Texas scramble with Jim Bruce, Graeme Hogg and Gordon MacColl coming out winners. The winners of the Scrambled Egg Trophy are seen below being presented by the donator of the trophy Kenny Paton.

Thanks to all who supported and especially George in the kitchen who saw to our every need.

Kenny
Club Captain