Please see image for the Club Championship Match Play Draws.
If you’re not playing, why not get out and see some great golf.
A number of clubs in the Linlithgowshire association have agreed to take part in a Junior Order of Merit this year using their Junior Opens to earn points.
More details are below – this is a great opportunity to put all of the stuff you’ve learned through the Uphall junior programme into practice and test yourself against other players in the area. So get involved by entering as many of the Opens as you can. The first competition is less than 2 weeks away at Harburn.
Please make sure you provide your CDH number and your date of birth to the organisers of junior events so that your points can be updated after each Open.
HARBURN 16TH JUNE
PUMPHERSTON 4TH JULY
COUNTY JUNIOR CHAMPS (BATHGATE) 6TH JULY
BATHGATE 20TH JULY
UPHALL 3RD AUGUST
GREENBURN 10TH AUGUST
LINLITHGOW 18TH AUGUST
U18 1ST £50 2ND £40 3RD £30
U16 1ST £40 2ND £30 3RD £20
U13 1ST £30 2ND £20 3RD £10
Please see attached for the full result from Sunday’s competition which was contested by 177 players, only 6 short of a full field. Thanks to everyone who played.
Congratulations to Craig Cruickshank as the overall winner for the second time.
Prize vouchers will be despatched over the next day or so (or for home players available for collection in the pro shop).
If you had a 2 at the 16th (there were 9 in total) your golf balls will sent to you ASAP (again home players can collect from Gordon).
Please follow the undernoted link to access the result from yesterday’s competition.
The full result and prizewinners will be published later today.
We always try and help worthy causes, especially local ones. So when we heard that Forth One’s Boogie in the Morning show were looking for items to go in their fundraising Supervan, Gordon got in touch.
The Club has donated a fourball and Gordon added a one hour group lesson for the players.
Follow the link to find out how it works – last year they raised £13k to help kids in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.
The items will be collected by Boogie, Arlene and Marty on Thursday, 4th. There’s a chance that they make an appearance at the Club, so keep a look out.
Look closely and you’ll see a couple of deer having a graze on the 12th fairway – they must know that the Uphall Dawn Patrol only play Monday, Wednesday and Friday!
Hope they’ve paid their membership fees or at least a visitor’s ticket.
Thanks to Peter Macmillan for sending in the photo this morning.
A week past Friday saw the junior prize-giving being held in the newly refurbished lounge area, which also served as a mini-golf area for the evening.
It was great to see so many junior members and parents joining in what was a real fun evening, where putting and chipping skills were put to the test. The House Convenor will be glad to know that no remedial work is needed as rubber balls were in use!
On the presentation front, Jack Cummings was crowned junior champion for the second consecutive year, with Craig Tibbetts runner-up.
Scott McKinnon Jnr, Craig Tibbets and Euan Valentine performed consistently well throughout the season, with 4, 4 and 3 victories respectively, including for Euan the dubious honour of winning the Adult and Junior Trophy alongside Junior Convenor, Peter Macmillan – Euan must’ve played well!
Both Jack and Craig have now moved into the adult section, where we look forward to seeing them renewing their rivalry in the major competitions and no doubt pushing hard for places in the men’s representative teams.
Jack’s final act in the junior section was to hand over responsibility as junior club captain to Scott McKinnon Jnr, who we wish well in his new role, as we continue to build on previous achievements.
Club Captain, Gordon Law spoke about the junior coaching programme for the coming year and the new structure this will follow, which generated a lot of interest. It was really encouraging to have several parents signing up their youngsters on the night.
Lots of the younger members were successful in picking up some prizes at the Mini Golf events – here’s a few of the lads receiving their golf balls from Gordon. Smiles all round – although don’t get used to getting free golf balls!
To finish off the evening, we all enjoyed a great buffet prepared by AP Catering – many thanks to Anne and her team.
These events don’t organise themselves, so grateful thanks to Sheila Cowie, Tom Flannigan and Anne and Anne Brotherstone, plus, as always, the junior support team who continue to show great enthusiasm to help our young golfers develop.
We look forward to another successful season for the junior section, both on and off the course.
Uphall Ladies held another successful Ladies ‘Pink’ Greensomes on Sunday to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now.
The weather was dry but windy for most of the day, but unfortunately there was some very heavy rain in the late afternoon.
Eighty-six Ladies played in the event and Hazel Grant and Janet Thornton of Turnhouse took the first prize, each winning a waterproof golf bag, kindly donated by Uphall Head Professional, Gordon Law.
The Ladies of Uphall Golf Club played a huge part in making the event a success, by donating prizes and raffle items, organising donations of other prizes, helping on the day and in the run-up to the event. Three of the Uphall Gents also gave a huge amount of help on the day – ‘on the desk’ and as Starter – so a huge Thank You to them.
We have raised about £1500 for Breast Cancer now, although fundraising is not quite finished, so this total should increase.
Prize Lists are below – please contact the Club on 01506 856404 to arrange to collect your prize.
Thanks to everyone who played and helped us have such a great day – we’ll hopefully see you next year!
Uphall Junior Squad pairings of Scott McKinnon / Euan Valentine and Owen Abu-Baker / Connor Currie lifted the Century Cup at Linlithgow yesterday, beating the host club in extra holes in a very hard fought match.
Conditions were terrible with heavy rain throughout.
A hard fought game resulted in an all square aggregate after 18 holes, but Uphall squeezed through when both our pairings won the first extra hole.
Well done to all players from both Clubs, with special thanks to our supporters including PGA Professional, Gordon Law and past captains, Tom Flannigan and Joe McManus for braving the elements.
Hopefully, the squad will gain even more confidence from this year’s results – there’s lots of potential and opportunities to develop through our Junior initiatives.