Glen Seniors Pairs Invitation Day - Wednesday 15th May 2019

There are spaces on the Glen Senior Invitation Day - the Greensome Stableford is open to all members over the age of 50.

Format - Greensome Stableford Event - Shotgun Start at 0900hrs

All players meet for tea/coffee and a bacon roll at 0800hrs

Draw for Shotgun will be made at 0815, teams drawn at the far end of the course will be offered a complimentary buggie.

At the conclusion of play players can enjoy a main course meal followed immediately by prize giving.

Entry Fee - £30 a couple (£28 for food & £2 towards sweep and prizes)

Nearest the pin at all Par 3 holes

Entries forms and more information from the starters.

Any Par 3 hole sponsor welcome !   


Notices have been placed on the main notice board, the Seniors notice board and the Ladies notice boards requesting volunteers for the  Scottish Open 10 - 14 July 2019 and Ladies Scottish Open 07 - 11 August 2019.

Each volunteer attending for 3 days or more will receive a Callaway jacket, 2 Polo shirts and a golf cap as well as a daily voucher for use a the public catering outlets in the Championship village.  In addition, the Renaissance will invite those volunteers to play a round in a Volunteer Invitation Day this autumn.     


Essential Hollow Coring Underway

On Monday the 25 March the Spring hollow coring will commence. This essential maintenance will help the greens drain more freely and reduce organic matter thus creating firmer, disease free surfaces for the remainder of the season. The process involves creating core holes of 8mm in diameter and 25mm in depth. The content or cores are then lifted, the greens seeded and topdressed. The work usually takes one week start to finish, weather permitting. Ideally, warmer temperatures and just a little moisture helps to speed recovery. This work is best undertaken in the Spring in order to present good quality greens during the rest of the season. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it is in a good cause. 


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. 


 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.