Yearly Archives: 2016
The updated constitution is a simplification of membership categories only and has no material changes from the former constitution.constitution-after-agm-2016-2
This year’s Pantomime is nearly on us and I am not talking about the AGM. Our annual Panto for kids old and new is being held on Sunday 11th December 2016 within the clubhouse starting at 2pm. “Oh no it’s not” I hear you shout , Oh yes it is with adult tickets at £5 and £3 for children.
This years pantomime is Aladdin with the original magical bad man, Abanazar. A man so cruel he can turn you into a Prawn Cocktail, and that is just for starters.
Tickets are available in the bar. If you are in the lounge looking out the window that’s “behind you!”
It may all sound Wishee Washy but as Cinderella said to the chemist who had lost her holiday photos. Someday my Prints will come.
Alan R Smith
The Old Dame.
To prevent damage and preserve the long term well-being of the course it will be closed today Thursday 17th November 2016 following days of heavy rain.
The course should be open again tomorrow but unfortunately I cannot update by e-mail as access to this service is not possible from Spain where I will be playing the Championship course Alloha in 23 degree sunshine.
Thank you for your perseverance and please keep putting Euros in the coffee machine to fund my long weekends.
On a more serious note the decision to close the course is not taken lightly. There are three people who can open and close the course. The Head Green Keeper, The Greens Convenor and off course the Captain. It is fully accepted that our members are paying a substantial amount of money to play 365 days a year and there were many complaints last year when the course was closed more than normal. I would remind you though that we pay our Head Green Keeper Stephen Cameron to make these decisions and last year he presented to us a golf course that was in the best condition it had been for a large number of years. Yes it is frustrating to miss a game or golf or two in the winter but I hope you all agree that the course under the stewardship of the Captain, Greens Committee and Stephen has been steadily improving and will continue to do so.
Your tanned secretary.
Due to the very soft condition of the course the Greens Keeper has instructed that no trolleys or buggies can be used on the course today Wednesday 16th November. This will be revisited tomorrow.
A wee note also that it is not sufficient to take your ball off the fairway and hit it from the light rough. Mats must be used on fairways as continued play from the light rough causes so much damage.
Alan R Smith
The home leg of the bi-annual Pew Cup against Lenzie is being held on Sunday 30th October with the Tee being reserved from 11:00 till 12:00.
A warning that space at the bar outwith these times may be limited.
Alan R Smith
Winter League has been drawn and posted.
I have extended the season, by allowing games to be played this weekend i.e. 29th Saturday.
Good participation by members this year, with TWO Leagues for each “Morning” & “Afternoon” Sections.
· With a Morning and an Afternoon Group with 8 Teams. ( = 7 games to be played)
· And a Morning and an Afternoon Group with 7 Teams. ( = 6 Games to be played)
· Winter League Dates and competition detail.
· Winter League Draw and Competition Dates. ( 14 weekends to play Max. 7 Games, with February not taken into account)
This will allow ALL to have their League games completed, (If not accumulated points Total), to have the Winter League completed Prior to the 2017 Competition season.
Course is open and forecast good for rest of the week.
Alan R Smith