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Sam Tennant Trophy

Congratulations go to Gary Lindsay, John Henry and David Abernethy who have won this season’s first major competition, the Sam Tennant Trophy.  Three groups scored 139, but Gary, John and David triumphed with a better inward half.  It is now hoped they will keep Friday 21st October free in their diaries, as they are the first invites to this year’s 2016 Club Prizegiving. Well done guys.

Ian and Vicky

Last weeks bio on Ian Graham suggested that he, and his wife Vicky, were waiting on more than just the first few dry days of spring. We are glad to say that baby Leo entered the world on April 14th, and all the family are doing well, if a little tired. Congratulations.

Crow Wood Cadets

Please remember the first tee is reserved this Sunday, 24th, from 1-2pm, to allow our Under 12 members some quality time on the first tee, under the guidance of John Scott, House Convenor.

Anyone playing during this period should start from the second tee, and finish their round on the first. Our young players would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Seniors Team

The first Seniors match of the season will be played on 5th May, against Colville Park. The team sheet will be posted this weekend, with further information to be found on the Seniors noticeboard.

Ladies Competitions

Please note that entries close this Saturday, 24th April for

  • Rose Bowl (Singles Matchplay)
  • Fraser Trophy (Foursomes).

Course furniture

If you have played the course over the last few weeks you will have noticed new course furniture appearing on all the holes.

Comprising of new hole signage and waste bins, the club would like to take this opportunity to thank club member, Ted Dalbeck for making these excellent additions to the course.

It has taken several weeks of hard work to get them to this point, and it is a terrific gesture from Ted, in his support of the club.

And Finally....

This weeks focus is on one of the latest Crow Wood recruits, Liam McWilliams.

Liam joined Crow Wood at the beginning of February this year, and took up the role as Deputy Head Greenkeeper to Gary Divers. He cut his golfing teeth at Elderslie GC for three years, before moving on to work at Loch Lomond GC, staying there for four seasons. The resources available at Loch Lomond were considerably different, but the expectation and demands of the members are no different.

The main skillset that Liam brings with him, is course presentation and finishing, and hopes that the high levels of structural work taken place over the last few years will soon bear fruit. In Liam’s words, Crow Wood has the potential to be “a wee gem”.

At 27 years old, Liam sees this role as an opportunity to learn and grow his experience, with a chance to make a lasting difference.  He recognises that Crow Wood members are more attached to the club, than that for example, those of Loch Lomond, and is determined to turn the potential into reality.

Residing in Johnstone with his girlfriend, his other hobby is amateur football, playing on a Saturday for Thorn Athletic Community Football Club. He does play golf, but with his football as well as Crow Wood commitments, his swing is a little rusty, and lets just say needs just a few finishing touches.

Lets wish Liam well on his new career at Crow Wood Golf Club.