Chargrilled Steaks available from 10th February

The Club, Anne and the team at AP Catering are delighted to announce that starting on 10 February they are adding a range of premium steaks and meats to their menus, which will be prepared on their newly installed chargrill.  Chefs Les and Sean are looking forward to preparing these to your own taste, with, of course, Les’ secret marinade!    

 The launch of the chargrill coincides with Valentines, so why not treat your special one to a fantastic meal at the Club and get 10% off your bill.  

 In addition to the chargrilled meats, the full menu will be available.  

Steak Menu 2018 Final

 Call Anne on 01506 856404 option 3 or email at 

 [email protected]

 To help things get off to a flying start, the Club is offering great deals on bottles of wine, with all House Wine at £10 a bottle (Normally £13.50) when bought with a steak or a 2 course meal from the main menu.  We’re also adding a couple of premium wines which are

Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc

Flagstone Longitude Cabernet Sauvignon

These will normally be £17.50, but will be reduced to £15 for the night.

This new initiative is a big investment by the Club and Anne, so we really hope you’ll give us a try. 

 

Result for January’s Winter Stableford Open

Despite the cold weather which meant some of the full greens hadn’t thawed sufficiently to allow them to be used, a full field, including 28 visitors took part yesterday.

Scoring was very good and the spoils on this occasion went to home member, Gerry Ferguson, with 41 points.  For the first time in the series, all of the prize-winners were Uphall members!

The full result is below and vouchers will be available in the pro shop tomorrow.

The next event is on 10th February and the booking sheet is now open.

 

 

 

Captain’s Charity Result

There was a great turnout for the Captain’s Charity Golf Event “Texas Scramble” on Saturday at Uphall Golf Club, with 173 competitors taking part to raise funds for local charity, S.M.I.L.E. I’m delighted to let you know that altogether the fantastic sum of £1360 was raised.

The morning result was pretty clear-cut, although the afternoon was very close with the Captain’s Team running out winners by 0.2 of a shot.

Morning Results
1st: K.Young, D.Young, P.Wilson, N.Walker. 58-5.5= 52.5 4 x Cart Bags
2nd: K.McKinnon, M.Whelan, C.Mighton, D.Easton 58-2.3=55.7 4 x Footjoy Shirts
3rd: S.Grady, G.Reid, S.Cooney, J.Brown 59-3=56 4 x Dozen Pro V1`s

Afternoon Results:
1st: G.Law, J.Saunders, D.Watson, B.Mathieson 57-2.8=54.2 4 x Cartbags
2nd: D.Lamb, A.Hobson, A.MacGregor, J.Park 60-5.6=54.4 4 x Footjoy Shirts
3rd: G.Glendinning, I.Bishop, T.Edwards, A.Edwards 61-5.6=55.4 4 x Dozen Pro V1`s

Nearest the hole prizes: 1 litre bottle of whisky each
3rd hole: R.Beveridge
7th hole: C.O`Day
15th hole: J.Brown
16th hole: N.Walker

Thanks, as always, to everyone who took part, made donations and also to my many helpers to make sure the day went smoothly. Thanks also to Anne and her team for the excellent catering and Dougie and the bar team for keeping the drinks flowing.

Any unclaimed prizes can be picked up in the Pro Shop.

Gordon Law, Club Captain

Ladies Pink Day Greensomes Round-Up

24 teams competed in the Uphall Ladies Pink Day Greensomes event today over 18 holes in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

The weather was generally good, albeit with heavy rain showers at times. The bonus was there was virtually no wind.

Very many positive comments were made from visiting teams as to the condition of the course.

Almost every hole was sponsored by our own lady members providing a prize for each feature at each hole and thoroughly enjoyed by our many winners, see attached photo showing some of those.

Total money raised for the Charity was just short of £1,000. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed, donated, sponsored and participated.

The worthy winners of the Greensomes handicap competition were –

1st ​Pamela McGregor & Donna Clachrie (Deer Park)
2nd​ Alison Wilson (Uphall) & Morag Wardrop (Turnhouse)
3rd​Steph Crolla & Laura Walker (Muckhart)
4th​ Kate Blake (Bathgate) & Ruby Logan (West Lothian)
5th​ Lindsey Wilson & Margaret Tough (Falkirk)

Please see below for a note of the winners of the sponsored prizes.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

Mixed Open Result

The Uphall Golf Club, West Lothian, Mixed Open Golf Event today was another successful event with 40 couples taking part.

Even the weather was good, which was a surprise given all the rain we have had recently.

Very well done to Barbara McCrory and David Stewart  who won the 1st Handicap prize with a net score of 65.2.

2nd Handicap was won by Ken Gordon and Alison Linton (BInny) with net 66.8
3rd Handicap was won by Paul Anderson and Pauline Hill (Blairgowrie) with a net 68.8

!st Scratch was won by Donna Clachrie and Keith Wilson of Deer Park with a gross 75.
2nd Scratch was won by Willie Nisbet and Eileen O’Donnell (Bathgate) with a gross 79.

Many thanks to all the Ladies who helped and especially to Margaret B and Susan and Alan Watkins who worked very hard to make the event a success.

Uphall Junior Open Round-Up

A great large field of 48 juniors contested Thursday’s Junior Open.  Thanks to everyone who took part.

The course was in great condition easily brushing off the monsoon conditions early in the day.

Congratulations to the winner, Jamie Marchbank of Dumfries and Galloway with an excellent gross 71, seen here receiving the trophy from Peter MacMillan, Junior Convenor and Gordon Law, Club Captain and PGA Professional.

Winner : Jamie Marchbank, Dumfries & Galloway – 71

U13 handicap
1- Colin Mackenzie :  Lochmaben 84-23 = 61
2 – James Wood :  Bathgate 82-16 = 66 (bih)
3- Josh Beveridge : Bathgate 74-8 = 66

U16 handicap
1- Sam Thomas : Linlithgow 82-16 = 66
2- Take Hirooka : Uphall 94-27 = 67
3 – Liam Currid : Bathgate 72-3 = 69

U18 handicap
1- Rory Little : Pumpherston 85-19 = 66
2 – Ryan Aitken : Turnhouse 77-8 = 69
3 – Fraser Mcfadyen Dumfries & Galloway 85-11 = 74

Nearest the pin @ 16th – Mathew McClorey : Bathgate.

Special thanks to Douglas Alison and his colleagues who organised 28 players from 4 clubs in the Dumfries area to travel up to compete in the competition.   It’s greatly appreciated.

Lastly, prize vouchers are on their way!

Peter Macmillan, Junior Convenor

Junior Coaching

Junior Coaching

The school holidays started last week and that saw the Junior Foundation coaching sessions kick-off.  Typical Scottish summer on Tuesday saw the coaching held inside with Chipping / Pitching on the agenda.

Since then, we’ve seen much improved weather and the youngsters have been able to get outside on a small mini course on the 17th fairway.  Coaching runs right through the summer holidays and we look forward to see the pupils making great strides in the weeks ahead.

A start has also been made on some Rules and Etiquette tuition and hopefully that’ll see some well educated young players coming through.  Read More

Full result for the Uphall Seniors Open – 30 June 2017

There was a great turnout for Friday’s Senior Open.  Despite Thursdays downpour, the course was in great condition and scoring was excellent.  Congratulations to D McLaughlin of Bothwell Park, who took the honours this year.

The full prizelist can be found on the link below.

Uphall Golf Club Senior’s Open 2017 Result

For away players, vouchers will be sent out in the post shortly.  Home players prizes are in the professional’s shop.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our other events throughout the year.

Club Championship’s Week Round-Up

Gents Qualifying

The qualifying weekend saw a real mix of incredible scoring and hard luck stories.

In the 1st round Scott McKinnon had a remarkable run of eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie, hole-in-one from the 11th to the 15th (33331), 7-under par for the 5 hole spell which contained only 3 putts, and he led the way with a 67. Notable mention also for 10-handicapper Dave Young who shot a 70, net 60.

The following day Graeme Stevenson equalled the course record with an excellent 61 which contained eleven 3’s & seven 4’s, it was also Graeme’s first ever bogey-free round, and it meant he led the qualifying by no less than 10 shots from Alan Moffat; he also won the Kenmar Trophy for the lowest net aggregate over the 2 days. The cut fell on 151 which meant defending champion Craig Beveridge missed out on countback to Stewart MacBride.

Dave Young’s 9 at the last meant he missed by 1, although he had the consolation of being the leading qualifier in the 2nd class on 152, and last year’s Junior Champion Jack Cummings also took 9 at the last to miss by 2. The 3rd class leader on 170 was Scott Logan.

In amongst all of that, Tom Mathieson had a hole-in-one at the 7th!

The Club’s hole-in-one fund has taken a bit of hit and keep an eye out for all these Hugo Boss watches too.

Matchplay Stages

We were blessed with excellent weather for the matchplay stages which began on Monday night with the semi-finals on Thursday deciding the finalists. The leading 2 qualifiers made it to the semi-finals and were up against 2 opponents more senior in age (very politically correct!).

Following convincing wins over Jim Kinniburgh & Kenny McKinnon, Willie Nisbet birdied 4 out of 6 holes from the 11th to the 16th to turn around a 1 hole deficit and defeat Graeme Stevenson by 3&2.

Coincidentally,it was the 2nd year in a row where the leading qualifier who had equalled the course record in the qualifying rounds lost out in the semi-finals to the eventual winner, Colin Swanston losing out to Craig Beveridge last year.

In the other semi-final Davy Meldrum, who had beaten Stuart Loch & Scott McKinnon en route, beat Alan Moffat by a 3&1 margin, the highlight of the match was a 45-footer holed across the green at the 16th for Davy to remain 2 up, just 2 nights after a similar length putt had seen off Scott McKinnon on the 18th green.

This meant that for the first time the final would be contested by 2 seniors and Davy, who had turned 70 at the start of the month, became the oldest ever finalist by some margin and would be going for his 6th title,having won 5 times between 1976 & 1987.

In the 2nd class semi-finals, the possibility of an all Young final was ended when brothers Dave & Kenny both lost, to Derek Easton & Andy Grant respectively.

In the 3rd class, Nick Cumming & Ross Brown were the 2 finalists defeating Douglas Allan & David Wilson respectively in the semi-finals.

Final’s Day

Finals day was dry but extremely windy with gusts up to 40 mph.  In spite of this, the 2 finalists produced golf of an excellent standard.

In the morning the first 3 holes were halved in par before Willie took a lead on the 4th which he would never relinquish.

A birdie at the 6th put him 3 up before a 3 putt at the 9th reduced his lead to 2. Another birdie at the 12th took his lead to 3 before Davy bogeyed the 13th which extended the lead to 4. Willie then let Davy off the hook by 3-putting the 14th to only half the hole before his bogey at the 15th, and Davy’s excellent 2 at the 16th, reduced the gap to 2 holes. However an uncharacteristically poor tee-shot from Davy at the 17th went out of bounds and although he scrambled a 5, Willie’s par put him 3 up again; the last was playing tough into the strong wind and a half in 5 left Willie 3 up at lunch.

Davy started the afternoon round in a determined fashion and after winning the 1st with an excellent 4, he also won the 2nd after Willie’s pulled tee shot careered through the 18th green into an awkward spot almost in the burn; from there he could barely move the ball and Davy’s 4 was good enough to reduce the lead to 1.

The next 3 holes were halved in pars before Davy played a poor pitch shot at the 6th into the right hand bunker, this cost him a bogie and Willie’s lead went to 2 again. After this a remarkable run of 9 halved holes in a row ensued, highlighted by excellent saves for 4’s by both at the 10th and the 14th, and Willie stood on the 16th tee still 2 holes to the good.

With the wind at its strongest and howling across from right to left Willie played the shot of the day to within 3 feet of the back left pin position and after Davy’s chip from just left of the green narrowly missed, Willie rolled in his putt for his 1st Championship victory.

Both players conducted themselves in an exemplary fashion and considering the conditions the golf was of a fine standard; Willie’s win was well deserved and after knocking at the door for a few years he is a worthy champion.

 

The 2nd class final went all the way to extra holes, Andy Grant led by 1 playing the last but was unable to close the game out and Derek Easton’s par at the 2nd extra hole was enough to secure the victory.

In the 3rd class, Ross Brown was too strong for Nick Cumming over the 2 rounds and ran out a 5&3 winner.

The ladies scratch championship was won for the 5th time by Alison Wilson defeating Susan Watkins 2&1 in the final while Emma Cassidy claimed the handicap title with a 3&1 victory over ladies captain Anne Brotherston.

Finally the juniors championship was won by Owen Abu-Baker at the age of 12, beating Sean Byron 6&5 in the final.

Presentation of Prizes

Back in the relative calm of the Clubhouse and once everyone had got rid of their windswept looks, Gordon Law, Captain & Andy Stevenson, Vice-Captain said a few words and made the presentations to the  winners and runners-up.  Scroll to the end for a selection of photographs kindly taken by Marion Millar and Evelyn Rogers.

It was another thoroughly enjoyable week, congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone else, there’s always next year!