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!

Keeps you Healthy

According to a study just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, “playing golf regularly is associated with longer life expectancy and a lower risk of heart disease and strokes”. It is reckoned to be a sociable recreation which engages the body and the mind in an outdoor setting. With a countrywide decline in the numbers playing golf, anything which can be done to redress this must be viewed as a positive step. Anything that Glen members can do to encourage more folk to take up the sport and become involved at the club would be appreciated.

GIG II is Underway

Get into Golf (GIG) has now started with a second group of novices who are keen to learn the basics of the game. There are 6 ladies signed-up for the Group, although only 4 could make it for this session, the first of six weekend sessions making up the golf Taster Programme. This week was about getting a feel for chipping and finding out more about golf equipment, golf clothing and golf accessories. Next week the ladies get in the swing, when full swing shots will be tried out.

Alex White Trophy - Saturday 8th Sept.

On the advice of Scottish Golf the Alex White Trophy on Saturday 8th Sept will be a non-qualifying competition. Members wishing their score to count for handicap must sign the "Extra Day Card" book prior to play - the book is kept with the starter.

The trophy and sweeps will be unaffected by this decision and will be played for as normal.

The result of the work with the Graden machine does effect the quality of the green initially but will reap benefits in the longer term.

Marion Currie, Match Secretary