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.
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
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.
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.