Willing volunteers from the Glen formed two teams (shifts) to assist at the 9th hole during the Pro-Am Day and for the duration of the recent Scottish Open at Gullane. Fortunately, both players and our teams were able to enjoy good weather for most of their time on the course. Although the corporate rain jackets were tested by wind and rain, the majority of the shifts were spent in corporate blue. "We witnessed some great golf, some light hearted moments and handled the crowds really well" said Captain, Jim Sear. "Thanks to all who helped out at the event".
GENTS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
A FINALISTS – WILLIE HALLIDAY and NEIL BAIRD
WINNER – WILLIE HALLIDAY 4&3
B FINALISTS – JACK CORNWALL and RAB DONNELLY
WINNER – RAB DONNELLY 3&1
C FINALISTS – ELLIOT ALDERSON and IAN ANDERSON
WINNER – ELLIOT ALDERSON 1up
LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
SILVER FINALISTS – SHIELA BLACKWOOD and SAM FROST
WINNER – SHIELA BLACKWOOD 5&3
BRONZE FINALISTS – ANN NIMMO and ALI CARSLAW
WINNER – ALI CARSLAW 4&3
Turn up and play events are being run through the summer on alternate Wednesday evenings and the next one is being held this Wednesday 20th June. Tee time 6:00pm.
These are fun events with the format being decided on the evening based on the number of players (usually 9-hole format). Open to all members, so come along and have some fun.
Well done to Kenny Hall and Stuart Hunter who won their latest tie in The Daily Mail Foursomes competition against two players from Duns. The Glen pair are now in the 5th round of the competition.
Great Spirit in Spite of the Haar!
The US Kids competition returned to the Glen this week, which unfortunately coincided with a coastal haar. This caused no end of debate for the organisers and the club, about when it was safe to play and when it was not. In the event no play went ahead on Tuesday, while later starts on Wednesday and Thursday extended those days by a considerable margin.
This year the Glen hosted the 12 and 14 year old boys age groups and witnessed some fantastic golf from many of those taking part.
Given the tricky weather conditions, on/off nature of the play, the long days and the need to remain calm throughout, the Glen staff and all volunteers exhibited great spirit and fantastic resilience. Thanks to them this competition was a great success, in spite of the haar!
Please note that we are experiencing telephony issues this morning and as a result we are not receiving any incoming calls. We are working hard to resolve this and will provide an update when we have one.
Update - The telephony issues have now been resolved.
Congratulations to Finlay Goodlad, our current Club Champion, who shot scratch 66 in the Rose Bowl & Skol Cup medal on Sunday. This is a new course record since the course was lengthened. His round included 4 birdies and an eagle 2 at the 12th.
For the first time in the history of the competition, The Glen will be entering a team into the Dispatch Trophy.
Traditionally the competition has been competed for by non course owning clubs in the Lothians however, due to dwindling numbers a decision has been made by Edinburgh Leisure to open it up to any Golf Club in the Lothians.
The team, we are pleased to say, is made up of some of our younger members and we hope it is the start of a long participation in the competition from the Glen Golf Club,
The team is: Findlay Goodlad (Club Champion), San Hall, Arran Darrie and Michael Hagan.
The first round of the competition is on Saturday 19th May, when the time will play the Lothians Golf Association Senior team (a tough opener).
Anyone interested in the guys progress can be kept up to date by visiting the Edinburgh Evening News website, We are sure everyone at the club wishes them the best of luck in their campaign,!
Further to the re-rating of Glen Golf Course in accordance with the USGA Course Rating System, we can now confirm the Standard Scratch Score rating:
WHITE 6275 yards SSS 71
YELLOW 6048 yards SSS 70
RED 5773 yards SSS 74
This change takes effect immediately and Freetime software has been updated for competition and handicap purposes.