WILSON CUP - OPEN PAIRS STABLEFORD - SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2019 - RESULTS

Winners - Scott Gilbride (Longniddry) & Brad Muir (Haddington) - 42 Points - £100 SGU voucher

Runners Up - Gavin Blaney & Robin Sinclair (Glen) - 41 Points - £75 SGU Voucher

3rd - Paul Blair & Billy Doyle (Easter Moffat GC) - 40 Points B.I.H - £50 SGU Voucher

4th - Elliot Alderson (Glen) & Gary Alderson (Gullane) - 40 Points (Last 6) - £25 SGU Voucher

Vouchers have been sent to Club Secretary’s for away clubs, Glen members vouchers are availbale to collect from the starter. 

GLEN SUMMER 2019 MATCH PLAY

 Entries are invited from Glen GC members for the following Summer 2019 knock out match play competitions -

 

Glen Gents Singles   (Glen Shield)

Glen Gents Seniors Singles (50 and over on 3 April 2019)

Glen Gents 4BBB

Glen Mixed Foursomes

 

Entry costs are £6 for the singles events and £12 per team for the Foursomes and better ball competitions. All entries should be submitted to the Starter’s Office with the appropriate entry fee in sealed envelopes, clearly marked on the outside with your name(s) and the competition you wish to enter.  If you are entering more than one competition, please make separate entries.

If you do not have a partner for either the Gents Foursomes or Mixed Foursomes competitions please leave your name with the Starter and we will  try to find you a partner.

Please contact me if you require any further information.

Entries for these competitions will close at Noon on Monday 25 March 2019.  Draws will be made as soon as possible thereafter and published on the website and on competition noticeboards.

Marion Currie

Match Secretary

February 2019

Some clubs do, others don't!

Using temporary greens during the winter season is often a contentious issue.

 As with many golf related subjects it elicits divergent viewpoints, with queries being raised as to why one club is on temporary greens and another is playing their normal greens. Like many other greenkeepers I often face this question during the colder, harsher winters.  To help clarify my thinking.

 We need to avoid playing on normal greens when:

 -  frost is visible on the surface of the green as the plants are frozen

and brittle.

-  the upper layer is thawed and the lower layer is frozen, foot traffic

can cause the roots to shear, so killing the plants.

There is no one-size-fits-all scenario, each course's greenkeeper must make a judgement after assessing the weather facts and taking account of the local ground.  That is, courses on firmer pure sand are at less risk than those on heavy softer clay based ones which are more liable to movement, such as here at The Glen.

The use of temporary greens is never taken lightly and it is far from the easy decision.  It is done to protect your course so we have good surfaces throughout the remainder of the year.

Des Kerr

Course Manager

 

Gents Winter Stableford Results - 3rd January 2019

1st -  Charlie Knight(Bathgate)-40 points -            £40                     

2nd - Greg Walker(Eastwood)-38points(bih)-      £30  

 3rd –  Norman Brown(Mortonhall) -38 points -   £20                                      

 (CSS: 70    for members and visitors)

Congratulations to all prize-winners and to Craig Terry of Mortonhall who had a hole in 1 at the 13th hole. Great entry of 48!

Visiting Party Winners Drawn

Well done to Kev Richardson from Morpeth Golf Club, this year’s winner. The prize Kev wins is a FREE fourball at The Glen during the 2019 season. Throughout the 2018 season visiting parties to The Glen were asked to complete an emailed questionnaire around 40% did so and were placed in a prize draw. Captain Jim Sear drew Kev’s response from among the pile of questionnaires received. We look forward to seeing you next year Kev.

Update on Winter Work

Good progress has been made on rebuilding and revetting bunkers on the course, along with verti-draining 60% of the greens.  However, the current spell of wet weather is delaying these major operations until such time as the ground conditions improve. Going into next week (w/c 26th) we plan to top dress fairways and tees.