Yearly Archives: 2015
It is with sad regret I have to inform you of the death of member and friend, Jim Black. Jim will be remembered fondly by all. A quiet gentlemen, who was always polite, he possessed a great sense of humour and enjoyed his golf to the full. He has carried an illness for some time now but never moaned about it. He went into hospital a week ago on Thursday and succumbed to pneumonia on Saturday evening ( 21st November 2015). I will pass on the funeral details once I know them
Jim was the epitome of positive attitude and worried about others rather than himself. He was always thinking of his playing crew and I would receive a phone call from him to say he was running late at the hospital or that he was not well and could not make it down, so I could let them know. Jim was 69 years of age but always looked 20 years younger. To say he will be missed is putting it mildly but we can look back with a host of fond memories and laughs at the times he spent at Cambuslang.
Our thoughts are with his wife Margaret, his children and grandchildren at this time.
Alan R Smith
For those of you who have been getting withdrawal symptoms from lack of golf the good news is that the course is once again open. As I type Stephen Cameron our head greenkeeper is accessing each green individually but is hopeful that most will be on with only a couple of winter greens. Please remember it is mats from the fairways and wet suits from the rough.
Alan R Smith
Course Closed till Further Notice.
UPDATE AS OF 9AM 2015. The first fishing trip of the season is being organised after a salmon was seen trying to get up the first fairway.
Sunday 18th October we have both a visiting party of 30 from the Kirkhill Bar and the Captain and 20 members from Blairbeth Golf Club. The first tee will therefore be closed from 10:30 till 17:00. Any persons playing their second round prior to 10:30 may obviously finish their eighteen. The fact that 50 players will be on the course means there will be nowhere for members to “Cut in” so the course is in reality closed.
I apologise to the regular Sunday Ladies and Gents but this is valuable revenue for the club as well as a potential 50 new members.
On Thursday 22nd October 2015 were are bringing in a deep thatch remover. As previously discussed the thatch in our greens has caused them to be at less than their best. This machinery will literally rip large swathes of it out and inject sand into the channels that are left. This will enable the greens to be played on as normal but for the Thursday 22nd Winter greens will be in operation for the day.
Alan R Smith
Members and visitors may notice that the Yellow and Medal Tee positions have been moved forward and large area at the rear of the Tee’s cordoned off. This is to take advantage of the present good weather and allowing new growth for next year to ensure we start next season with perfect Tee’s.
Alan R Smith.