I would like to announce two new committee members effective immediately. Mike Lodge will assume the Finance Convenor role taking over from Sandra Banks who has served the position with distinction for many years. Gordon Paton has agreed to fill the Match and Handicap Convener role, Gordon takes over the role recently fulfilled by Jimmy Anderson and our thanks go to Jimmy for assisting while a new convener was identified.
My thanks to both Mike and Gordon for accepting these important roles.
I would like to formally introduce and welcome Drew Johnston to the position of Club Secretary, although Drew has been working with Robert on the handover of responsibilities this is his first week in the position.
Drew’s experience includes 38 years employment with Bank of Scotland, as well as roles as Treasurer of Musselburgh Rugby Club and Musselburgh Golf Club and Finance Director of Musselburgh Riding of the Marches (2016). He is also an 11 handicap golfer and we look forward to seeing Drew not only in the office but on the course.
If you have not already done so please take time to introduce yourself to Drew.
The annual renewal notices will be sent to you shortly, via email if you have given Robert have your email address.
The membership rates are available here.
The renewal date is March 15th, please pay on time.
The club is advertising in the Courier this week for new members. As in previous years we are offering 16 months membership for the price of 12. New members joining in October 2015 will not need to renew their fees until the end of January 2017. Details of the advertisement are available here.
The October 2015 Newsletter that was emailed to members can be accessed here.
On Sunday September 27 the Stephen Gallacher Foundation organised a flag/stroke day competition at Gifford that attracted 56 boys and girls.
Details of this event can be found at the Stephen Gallacher website here.
Additional photos can be found at the Stephen Gallacher Facebook page here.
The Winning Team
Wilson Reid, Jimmy Bogan, George Milne, Donald Macsween
On Friday 28 August 12 teams battled for the annual Texas Scramble. Playing in perfect conditions impressive scores were returned, the winning team posted 62 gross and the three following teams each posted 65 gross.
Most importantly, from the entry fees and auction, the players raised a net £1140 for the Motor Neuron Disease Association.
A new introduction this year was the annual Blue Jacket trophy, awarded to the winning captain Wilson Reid. Some photo’s are below.
We have received new stocks of club merchandise and a newly designed club tie in silk.
The price list is available here
Gents A championships
Winner: John Archibald
Runner up: David Shearer
Gents B championships
Winner: Donald Macsween
Runner up: Fraser Hepburn
Winner: Helen Richie
Runner up: Shona Paton
Ladies Bronze championship
Winner: June Forson
Runner up: Shona Paton
Many congratulations to all.
Check out this short video taken on 5th December by @danielwoodgolf, featuring the 6th & 7 th holes at Gifford Golf Club