The winner of Tuesday's Medal Competition (17th May) was Chris Dooey with a net 65. The CSS was 70. Congratulations to Chris, and well done to all the players who finished the day in almost monsoon conditions.
Please note that tee times are still avaibale to book for the second Saturday Medal of the year (28th May). It will be the 1st Qualifying round for both the Gents and the Seniors Club Championship, as well as the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Stenhouse Cup. If that wasn't enough, it will also count for the Jubilee Salver (Lowest net score), won in 2015 by Charles Gow.
Entries are now open for the Pro's Day on Sunday the 5th of June. The format is four ball betterball. Please contact Ian Graham in the shop for a time.
Junior Club Championship Qualifiers
The second Crow Wood Junior Championship qualifier is tomorrow, Saturday 21st May. The top eight scores qualify for the matchplay finals stages, with the added incentive that the top 2 scores qualify for the Gents Championship.
A very well known face around the club is that of current House Convenor, John Scott.
It’s safe to say that the running of a club like Crow Wood depends on the dedication of people like John, and the time and effort he puts in each and every week can not be recognised enough.
John is one of the most committed members of the Golf Club, and since joining the committee in 2005, he has given his time freely in nearly every available role, including Match and Handicap Convenor, Greens Convenor and of course, served as Captain for two years from 2010. (incidentally the first two year service stint since the war).
John also manages the Senior team, as well as assisting with our young Cadets when they have courtesy of the course each month (he is a qualified junior coach assistant)
He also has looked after the club honours board since 2010, and is part of the team that organises the prize giving ceremony each year, as well as helping in the various golf days organised each year.
John arranges the allocation of buggy storage, and if Santa looks a little familiar each year at the kids party, well, it may just be a co-incidence.
Occasionally, actual golf gets in the way of helping run the club, and since joining Crow Wood in 1977, he managed to reach a handicap of 7, although now playing “only” on Tuesdays, Thursdays and a day at the weekend, it has returned to a more normal 14.
John retired from work in 2010, after 38 years service with British Rail / Network Rail, culminating in his role as Electrification Manager. Golf was never that far from his thoughts though, and was the British Rail Golf Club Captain in 1984, and remains an Honorary Vice President of their club.
Married, with a son and daughter, John also has five grandkids, two of whom who are Cadet members, so the future of Crow Wood looks to be in good hands. One claim to fame was that John met his wife after being set up on a blind date whilst taking part in an STV quiz show, “Now you See It”, hosted by the famous Johnnie Beattie. (Check it out on Youtube if you can’t quite recall that particular piece of vintage Scottish TV).
Sport has always been in John’s life, a former Glasgow Eastern Diving Champion, as well as a Qualified Bowls Coach, but he is now focussed solely on his Golf and family, as there isn’t much time for anything else.