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Competition Results

With the summer season well upon us, and some continuing excellent weather, the competition results are now coming at pace. Well done and congratulations to all the following-

May Monthly Medal, Gents & Senior 1st Round Club Championship Qualifier, 2nd Qualifying Round of the Stenhouse Cup, and the Jubilee Salver (28th May)

  • Division 1 - Colin Sneddon 66 (7 H'cap)
  • Division 2 - Henry Stevenson 64 (15 H'cap)
  • Division 3 - Darren Shaw 68 (H'Cap 23)

Tuesday Medal (31st May)

  • Robert Cunningham 64 (19 H'Cap)

Summer Meeting Medal, 1st Qualifying Round of St Andrews, 2nd Qualifying Round Seniors

  • Division 1 - Darren Corr 67 (H'Cap 6)
  • Division 2 - Charles Easton 63 (H'cap 14)
  • Division 3 - John Henderson 70 (H'Cap 19)

Please note the draw for the Stenhouse Cup has been made and is displayed on the competition noticeboard.

Pictured on the left is 2015 St. Andrews handicap winner, Stephen Morgan, presented with his trophy by Hon. President, Watson Cuthbert

Entries are now open for the Members Invitational on Saturday 30th July.

The draw for the matchplay stages of the Seniors Championship is as follows

  • Alex Haddow v John Scott 
  • Mike Yannetta v John D Henderson 
  • Ian Wood v Alex Eden 
  • Alex Skinner v Kenneth Moir 
  • John Weir v Stuart Clayton 
  • William Barnett v Gordon Reid 
  • James Simpson v Jimmy Booth 
  • John Carmichael v Hugh McGill

Crow Wood Golf Membership

As with all member Golf Clubs the income and therefore investment in the course comes from a number of sources, primarily membership fees, bar takings and social events, and of course visitors to our fine 18 holes.  We have a relatively modest number of members compared to some clubs, but there are still a few spaces left for anyone wishing to join, and enjoy the tremendous benefits it brings.

To get the most exposure for the club, we would grateful, if all recipients of this newsletter, via either email, Twitter or Facebook would share it, or post it on, so the maximum number of people can see this. Approx.1000 people receive this newsletter weekly directly to their email, so the potential for the club could be huge via social media.

Seniors Team.   
There was an upturn in form for the Seniors team, with a good result at home to Cambuslang last Thursday.  All pairings either won or drew, to produce a 4:1 win.

This week we are at home to Colville Park who gave us a sound beating in the seasons opening match. Let's hope our good run of form is extended.

Stepps Primary School

A big thanks to John Scott, Margaret Loughrey and Jim Paterson, who gave up their time last Saturday, to represent the club, at the annual Stepps Primary PTA gala day. The clubs attendance allowed some youngsters to try out some chipping and putting, on what was another fine and successful afternoon.

Crow Wood GC will also be at the Muirhead and Chryston open day on Saturday 18th June. See you there!

Golf is getting Longer.. or is it?

The general consensus is that everyone is hitting the ball longer, and courses are losing their relevence, by being able to be outgunned by more and more players. Well, this may not be the case, if a recent R&A / USGA report is anything to go by.

In 2002, the USGA and The R&A co-authored the Joint Statement of Principles, which confirmed their commitment to the fundamental notion that skill, not technology, should be the primary determinant of success in the game. The Joint Statement acknowledged the benefits of equipment technology for golf, but noted that any further significant increases in hitting distances at the highest level were undesirable. 

The following link takes you to the full report, and makes very interesting reading.

Driving Distance in golf