WINTER WORK PROGRAMME

The Greenkeeping staff have plans to undertake both routine maintenance and special works during the course of the winter months. This has already started with more intense preparation of winter greens to ensure the surface is suitable for putting, for a temporary period should this be required either because of frost or working on particular greens. On-going work will entail remoulding and revetting bunkers, cutting back the rough, sanding and vert-draining of greens and tees. 

W/c  12 November  =  light sanding of all greens in progress

W/c  19 November  =  vert-draining of all greens and tees.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this work causes, but by devoting time to the course in the winter it should pay big dividends during the summer season, ensuring you have a super course to play on and that visitors also enjoy their experience.

Not more sand!

“I hear this quite a lot, our aim is to get 100 tonnes of sand on the putting surfaces each year. The sand injection or coring gets around 60 tonnes in total if done biannually, the remaining 40 tonnes is used when we apply 4-5 light dressings per year. We try to avoid sanding in the middle of the season, so that leaves the winter to complete this work. Sanding firms the surface, breaks down the spongy thatch layer and thus helps to prevent disease. Believe me I wouldn’t go out and disturb the golf, not to mention blunt the mowers and spend good money on sand if it wasn’t necessary. Everyone likes greens that putt like glass, what is glass made of ? - sand!”

Des Kerr,

Course Manager.

Summer Knockout Competitions 2018 - Results

Thank you to everybody who took part in this years matchplay competitions and congratulations to the winners as follows. All vouchers are now ready for collection from the Starters.

Gents - Glen Shield

Winner - Alan West

Runner-up - George Nisbet

Losing semi-finalists - Graham Probert & Ryan Lumsden

Gents Seniors Singles

Winner - Graham McKay

Runner-up - Iain Buntain

Losing semi-finalists - Dougie Stewart & George McNicoll

Gents 4BBB

Winners - Robin Sinclair & Gavin Blaney

Runners-up - Kevin Aird & George Nisbet

Losing semi-finalists - Keith Dickson & John McMorland, Stewart Mercer & Stuart McGillivray

Mixed Foursomes

Winners - Sheila Blackwood & Colin Fairgreave

Runners-up - Tom Rintoul & Anne Lafferty

Losing semi-finalists - Tom McGinley & Ann Nimmo, Dave Adams & Diana King

 

GENTS OPEN WINTER STABLEFORDS

As in previous years we will be running Gents Open Stableford competitions throughout the winter months.  These will start tomorrow Thursday 18th October and will be held every Thursday through the winter.  The entry fee for visitors will be £15 and for members will be £2.  Visitors wishing to enter will need to provide their full name, home club, handicap and CDH number.

(Max handicap limit 28)

Winter is coming.....

It’s just a couple of weeks until the clocks go back to signal the end of summer but the Greens staff at the Glen have been preparing the course for the Winter season for a few weeks now.

You may have noticed that the Winter greens have been marked on the course so please remember that these are now to be treated as Ground Under Repair.

Following member feedback we have:

  • introduced the use of the Graden sand injection machine. This will help build the sand base in the greens, reducing the need to use Winter greens in freezing conditions.

  • started early preparation of the Winter greens and allocated more resources to maintain these over the Winter season.

Hopefully there will be no need to use the Winter greens but the unreliable Scottish weather means it’s always better to be prepared.

Prizegiving Day Texas Scramble - Saturday 20th October 2018

This competition will be a shotgun start at 09:00am.

Handicaps: 4 person team - 10% of the combined total.

                      3 person team 1/8th of combined total

Each person must drive 3 holes, one of which must be a par 3 and this should be marked on the card.

Gents will play from the yellow tees and ladies from the red tees. Ladies will receive an additional 4 strokes as everyone will be playing to the gents par and SSS. 

Please click here for the draw with starting positions.

£5 entry per player.

All players must register with starter before playing and be in position ready to play at 09:00am when the horn will sound.

Ladies Mixed Invitational - Sunday 7th October 2018

The Ladies Mixed Invitational Greensomes was played on Sunday. 14 pairs took to the course, and whilst a wintery feel to the day kept scores modest everyone seemed to enjoy the competition.  There was a buzz in the Belhaven Lounge as we all returned to warm up and compare notes (and scores!). With 5 sponsored holes there were plenty of prizes to award before getting to the main event. Our runners up with 33 points were Ali Carslaw and Don Cameron.  But the winners with 36 hard earned points were Isabel and Alan Nisbet.  Congratulations to them and well done to everyone who played.

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Order of Merit 2018

The Howard Leedale Trophy on Saturday 29th September saw the completion of the Handicap Order of Merit, with the final competition of the Scratch Order of Merit having taken place on Saturday 8th September.

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2018 Order of Merits are:

Scratch - William Halliday

Handicap - Andrew Flood

Congratulations to both winners who displayed outstanding consistency across the season and have proved worthy winners.

Good luck to all in 2019!