It is that time of year where Competitions, Opens and Medals are played almost weekly, so congratulations to the following winners from the last couple of weeks.
Crow Wood Carling Open (Saturday 9th July)
- Ian Wood - Crow Wood
- Stuart Collins - Crow Wood
- Kevin Innes - Ryton GC
- Stuart Cairns - Kirkhill
- Brian Smith - Crow Wood
Craig Rowan - Hollandbush
- 5th July - Derek Mayhew 62 (Handicap 14)
- 12th July - Chris Gilmour 65, (Handicap 16)
Medal - 3rd Round Qualifying of St Andrews (Saturday 2nd July)
Division 1 Result
- Colin Lawson 68 (Handicap 7)
- Alexander McDonald 69 (9)
- Ronald McIntosh 71 (7)
Division 2 Result
- Bobby Campbell 62 (16)
- Henry Gribben 68 (13)
- David Dunbar 69 (16)
Division 3 Result
- John Friel 77 (20)
- Raymond Gosland 82 (21)
- David Mckechnie 84 (21)
Cameron Corbett Vase
Vice Captain and current Club Champion, Ed Wood won the Cameron Corbett Vase last weekend at Haggs Castle. This is a World Amateur Ranking Event on the Men's Order of Merit, and is held every year, two weeks prior to The Open Championship.
Played over 72 holes, birdies on the last two holes gave Ed a win by one shot over Haggs Castle's own Barry Hume, finishing at seven under par on 281.
I am sure you will all join us congratulating Ed on this fine win.
In the Lanarkshire League last Thursday we were home to Drumpellier and managed a comfortable 4/1 win. A different story this Wednesday, despite a handsome win by Dougie Martin and Gerry Ryan we lost 3/2 away to Cambuslang. The league is now complete, and we have finished mid table.
We now turn our attention full time to away fixtures in the Friendship League, with all three home matches completed with one win and two draws. In previous seasons this would have ruled us out of any silverware, but this year we can still make an impact starting with an away win at Bishopbriggs this week.
The annual prize giving dinner is to be hosted by Crow Wood this year, so it would be great if we could pick up the trophy on the night. So let's hope the drives are straight and the putts drop.
As usual, bookings can be made through the online system, or via Ian Graham in the Pro Shop.
- Sunday 17th July– 9am Shotgun start Texas Scramble
- Saturday 23rd July – Veterans (55+) trophy and Monthly Medal
- Sunday 24th July – Tee reserved for Cadets from 1pm
- Thursday 28th July - Senior Gents Open
- Saturday 30th July - Members Invitational Shotgun start at 8:30 and 1:30
As previously communicated, some on the questions and responses from the greens keeper and greens convenor email address, will be published for the wider audience.
This question was posed earlier in the month.
Q - What is the purpose of the new trees on the right side of the fourth hole, and don't they penalise only the shorter hitters?
A - With the construction works in the "out of bounds" area that is nearing completion, if the hole was left as it was, it could be expected that a reasonably large numbers of balls would land in that area. As a club we could be legally challenged in the future, either to repair any damage caused, or to build a very expensive catch net, and so we had to do as much as we could to demonstrate we are protecting those residents, but not at the expense of the course.
It was therefore agreed by the committee, to force all players to aim away from this area, by the shaping of a gentle left to right dog leg, by the added definition of the new trees (and bringing the fairway bunker more into view). This has proven to be successful, whilst enhancing the looks of the course. Longer hitters can still take the "tiger line" and play over them, with the risks or rewards that brings, but for the rest, we have to think the course a little more whilst keeping it a challenging par four.