Handicap and Gent’s Competition Secretary

As of today, we are pleased to announce that Ian Whyte is the club’s new Handicap Secretary and Gent’s Competition Secretary.

This is a role he fulfilled whilst he was a member at Castlepark Golf Club and currently works closely with the Scottish Golf Union on the subject.

Junior Open 2018

At the Junior Open on Saturday 27th July, the winners were:

1st Scratch – Fraser Wanstall 73 (Royal Burgess)
2nd Scratch – Connor McCathie 75 (Turnhouse)

1st handicap – Riley Porterfield net 64 (Bathgate)
2nd handicap – Jamie 0’Connor net 68 (Gullane)
3rd handicap – Finlay Mackenzie net 69 (Gullane)

Nearest pin at 1st – Ruaridh McKenzie (Tantallon)

Great scoring and congratulations to all.

News update

Earlier this year the website England Golf wrote about the increase in 9 hole golf competition returns 2016 to 2017. England recorded an increase of 50%, Irish women & girls 64% and Irish men 200%, Wales recorded an increase of 28% and Scotland recorded an increase of 30%
Scotland had the first ever National 9 hole final at Milnathort in June and over 170 clubs registered for a chance to enter. Also, they reported that there are over 300 courses in Scotland with a designated 9 hole SSS to stage 9 hole medals.

So it was great to hear that Today’s Golfer included Gifford Golf Club in Britain’s top 50 nine hole courses. (Thanks to David Willox for spotting that).

Other news; congratulations to Peter Imre for progressing through to the quarterfinals of the Lothians Golf Association Matchplay competition.

Captain v Past Captain

The Captain’s team won overall. The best male score was Kenny Paton and best female was Janet Reid both with 21.

Great day, great buffet and great company, including special guest Max Muir exactly 50 years since he was captain.

Juniors at the Scottish Open

6 juniors from Gifford Golf Club went to the Open on the 12th. They had an awesome day (their words), received some good coaching and learned some new tips.
They were Jamie Macphail, Bryn Evans, Angus Bogie, Ewen Robertson, Heather Gillies and Ray Gillies.

Ladies Open Triam

The Ladies Open Triam on Sat 16th June was won with a net 61.
1st Yvonne Archibald, Sandra Banks and Shona Paton
2nd Eileen Stevenson, Katy Gillie and Cathy Buckhaven
3rd Jean Waddell, Susan Meikle and Jay Fleming