The Glen gets the Blues

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".  

2018 Club Championship Results

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

Wednesday Evening Turn Up & Play

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.

US Kids 2018

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! 

Tuesday 5th June

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.

Dispatch Trophy 2018

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,!

SCOTTISH GOLF - USGA COURSE RATING

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.

MATCH SECRETARY