Home winner in Final Winter Stableford Competition

Due to the slow thaw and heavy rain on Saturday, it was nip and tuck whether the 5th Winter Stableford Competition would go ahead, but after some sterling work by the greens team, the competition got the green light.

With a fine score of 41 points, Pete MacMillan took the honours and a voucher for £200!  That’ll go a long way to covering that investment in the new Callaway Rogue driver he bought from Gordon.

The full list of prizewinners is below – vouchers are available for collection in the pro shop for members and visitor’s will be posted today.

Thanks to everyone who played, not only yesterday, but across the 5 events. We feel that this series of competitions has been a great success, with tremendous turnouts from members and visitors.  We’ll reflect on the format and timing and see how best to develop this initiative going forward.

5th Winter Stableford Open Result

Seasonal Worker Required

As previously advised and those of you who were at the AGM will have heard, Jim Saunders, is now in post as the Club’s new Head Greenkeeper.  As we have done in previous years, we supplement the greenkeeping team through the spring, summer and autumn with seasonal resource.

The attached job advertisement sets out what we’re looking for.

If you would like to apply or perhaps know someone who might be interested, please get in touch with Gordon Law, Club Captain in the first instance.

Uphall Golf Club – Seasonal Operatives – Job Advert

A Very Wintery Junior Medal Day

23 of our Junior Section  (supervised by several members) braved Sunday’s freezing cold conditions to take part in an on course competition event on Sunday, many of them for the first time. 

With the junior coaching program going strong, the focus this year is to progress as many of the youngsters as possible to the point that they have handicaps, which will allow them to play competitive golf and also help them measure their progress over time.

Given the weather, the turnout of 23 players was fantastic.   .

Players were categorised to take part in either 4 hole, 7 hole or 14 hole events based on their current playing ability and a maximum 10 strokes per hole was set to ensure a decent pace of play. 

 A presentation was held in the clubhouse after the event where Club Captain, Gordon Law presented modest prizes to all winners and competitors.

Winners were:

4 hole competition – Callum Murphy / 27 strokes.

7 hole competition – Jordan Patterson won the 7 hole medal with a score of 44 gross, James Halliday was runner up with 47 gross.

14 hole competition – Sean Byron / 57 strokes (with a great gross score of 2 over par).

Well done to everyone who played and soldiered on despite the freezing conditions. Spirits were high and we hope this event will encourage the youngsters to get out on the course and play during the holidays.   Despite the recent dreadful weather the course was in great condition. 

Thanks to Gordon and all the folks who helped with on course supervision, I hope you have all thawed out by now – don’t worry the weather will improve!

Peter MacMillan

Junior Convenor

 

4th Open Winter Stableford Result

Please find attached the result from Saturday’s Winter Open, in spite of the poor weather early on we had 103 players on the day including 49 visitors; 5 home players & 3 visitors took the prize vouchers with some impressive scoring on show in tough conditions. Vouchers for home players are now available for collection and visiting players’ vouchers will be posted to their clubs this evening.

4th Winter Stableford Open Result

Booking is now open for the final Winter Stableford Open, as is booking for all of our Open Competitions at:

https://www.brsgolf.com/uphall/opens_home.php

Andy Stevenson

Match Secretary

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