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Course Closed. Thursday 17th November 2016.

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.


No Buggy or Trolley use Wednesday 16th November 2016

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

Tee Reserved Sunday 30th October 11:00 till 12:00

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 2016 – 2017



Dear All,

                     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)

 Attached are:-

·         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.

Kind Regards

Martin Reilly


Due to holidays, sickness and a family bereavement the Bar and Catering will not be open on Thursday 6th October 2016. The bar will reopen on Friday 7th October though catering will not open till Saturday 8th.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Alan R Smith


11am Update . Course Closed Saturday 1st October.

Having walked the course again at 11am with the Head Greenkeeper I can inform you that it would be both dangerous to individuals and detrimental to the course to allow play today. The Course will remain closed for Saturday 1st October.

The forecast is good and with no rain expected in the next 24 hours the course will reopen at 7.30 am on Sunday 2nd October unless the website is updated otherwise. As I have no intention at getting up at 7am again this weekend could the first players on Sunday please leave the “course closed” signs beside the shoe cleaner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Alan R Smith