Dianne Martin Trophy

This 18 hole mixed Stableford foursomes took place on 8th Sept with seven 4 balls competing.
3 pairs came in with 34 pts but with a better back nine Gordon Paton and June Forson came out on top.
Well done to them and those who took part.

Ladies Senior Open Greensomes Results

The Ladies Senior Open Greensomes took place on Tuesday 4th September. It was well attended with 90 ladies coming from near and far for a very successful day.

The results of the competition were as follow:

1st Helen Maxwell & Winifred Wilson both Ravelston.
2nd Mo Cunningham & Jean Powell both Newbattle.
3rd June Forson of Gifford & Lesley Ross of North Berwick.
4th Valerie Hallam & Phyl Early both Glencorse.
5th Elaine Wolstencroft of Kilspindie & Elizabeth Grandison of Musselburgh.
Nearest pin on 1st Eleanor Davidson of Ravelston.
Nearest wiggly line Jane Steven of Gifford.
2s winners Eleanor Davidson & Agnes Miller both Ravelston.
Name the golf club Jacqui Loudon of Liberton.
Guess the tees Celia Bowers of Longniddry.

Molly Glover Bowl

Hannah Bullen beat Sally Lucas in the Ladies Bronze Championship for the Molly Glover Bowl on 1st September. A good match played in good spirit.

Delighted that Molly could be there to present Hannah with the bowl.

Hannah Bullen and Molly Glover

Club Champions

The Championships Finals Took place on Sunday 26 August. Many congratulations to all finalists and especially the finals winners:
Gents “A” Division: John Archibald
Gents “B” Division: Peter Strachan
Ladies Champion: Annie Hunter

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The Gents details are as follows:
Club Championship 'A' Division 2018
Club Championship 'B' Division 2018

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 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.