Yearly Archives: 2015
The venue for the Semi – Final and the Finals are as follows:-
Thursday 27th. August (between 11:00a.m. & 1:00p.m.) and Thursday 3rd. September
both at HAMILTON G.C.
The course has been reopened for bounce games. If you wish to play ties both players must agree.
The Competitions have been put back by week.
Alan R Smith
Due to the heavy rain we have already had the course is water logged. The forecast is for more heavy rain to come. To protect the course and be fair to members the COURSE IS CLOSED for Friday and Saturday. The Ladies Foursome for Friday 17th July and the 1st round of the Gardiner Trophy set for Saturday 18th July will be put back one week. Apologies for the postponement.
Alan R Smith
The Play Off for the winners of all four sections of the Lanarkshie Golf Association Seniors’ League are on the following dates :-
Semi – Finals : – 27th. August
Finals : – 3rd. September
The draw is yet to be made and the neutral venue is still to be confirmed, our potential opponents are
Strathaven G.G., Easter Moffat G.C. and Drumpelier G.C.*
*Drumpelier are winning their section with one home game remaining.
Cambuslang may be a small nine hole course but we produce golfers who fight above their weight. The Ladies team have proven this true by winning promotion to Division 1. I will need to check the Club’s history books to see if this has happened previously but to have both the Ladies and Gents Team be in Division 1 is quite an achievement. Well done Ladies!
A well deserved Congratulations to Cambuslang Golf Club’s Lesley Watson who won the scratch prize at the Banff golf week on Friday 10th July. Cream rises to the top and Lesley fought of a large field to win this prestigious competition. There is no stopping our Lady golfers at the moment.
In a winner takes all match at Cambuslang on Wednesday the 8th. of July, Cambuslang Seniors’ Team won 4 to 1 against Lanark G.C. The winner of this match would win Section 4 and a place in the semi-finals of the L.G.A. Seniors’ Team League. Prior to the match, Cambuslang were 1 point ahead of Lanark and with 2 points for a win this made for a tense hard fought match.
Game 1 : John Bell & Fraser Russell won 3&2 and set the ball rolling.
Game 2 : Kenny McGeachy & John Shanks won 2&1, Kenny who recently went through a painful surgical procedure was grateful it didn’t rain more.
Game 3 : Norrie Cloughley & Ian Muir had the game well under control until their opponents started to hole putts, but they girded their loins and fought hard to come in with a 4&2 win.
Game 4 : Alistair McVittie & Jim Robertson battled right to the 18th. and were unlucky to lose 1 down.
Game 5 : John Dickson & Tom Nisbet also contested the game right to the 18th. and won 1 up.
As a result of ALL the Seniors’ Team Members hard fought endeavours, for the first time we have reached the play offs, so a big thanks to all who took part this year.
Seniors’ Team Manager.
Ladies and Gentlemen any of you who have played this year will realise our greens are slower than a snail on beta blockers. The problem for this is years of thatch which have built up under the surface and are stopping good growth and drainage. The main way to deal with this is to get oxygen down to this layer to let the aerobic bacteria decompose the thatch. I know I sound like David Bellamay and may have his build but these are the facts.
To assist in improving the greens they will be Verti-Drained on Friday and left open over the weekend without a top dressing. This will leave the greens like swiss cheese and a little uneven but my advice is to ignore the small holes and aim for the big one!
Yours in golf
Alan R Smith