All strokeplay results on Howdidido.
3rd Class Matchplay draw below.
Overall winner with a net 73 – Gale McPherson, Louden
Runner up with a net 74 – Rhona Archibald, Turnhouse
Scratch winner with a scratch 80 – Jennifer Bryans, Turnhouse
Runner up with a scratch 91 – Linda Grieve, Musselburgh
Congratulations to all prize winners and everyone who played. Despite dreadful conditions, there wasn’t one NR.
The CSS was 73 and the competition was “reduction only” for handicap purposes.
It’s only early in the season and hot on the heel’s of Dave Meldrum’s age-beating exploits a couple of weeks back, Alan Wardlaw has got his season off to a flier with a hole in one at the 3rd in Saturday’s Ryan McWilliams’ Stableford Competition.
Playing with Robert Beveridge and Alan Quinn, Alan’s weapon of choice was a 4 iron (he maintain’s the wind was against).
It’s the first hole in one of the season in competitive play and the first one in a weekend competition since 2013.
Great stuff Alan!
The Junior Section Open day held last Friday April 24th was a great success, with superb weather for the time of year, with the sun shining almost as brightly as the smiles on the kids’ faces!
After Gordon Law’s visits to local primary schools where he spoke at morning assemblies, 30 boys and girls signed up to for a busy afternoon of golf related activities as an introduction to the game, with the emphasis on having fun.
Ages ranged from 9 through to 12, with many of the youngsters never having held a golf club before, so after being split into small groups helped by our Junior Support Group and members of the Junior Club Team, they were shown basics such as grip, stance and how different lofts worked.
Lots of games were set up, with putting, chipping into buckets and over hurdles all being used as a light-hearted way to get everyone involved. Some of our more experienced members might learn a thing or two from going back to these basics!
To round things off, we finished up on the course playing the 17th, 18th and finally our signature hole, the 16th, accompanied by adults and members of the Junior Team.
It was great to see the younger ones looking at the Junior Team players thinking “maybe that could be me if I stick in”! Hopefully this is the start of a lifetime of golf for some of these kids – everyone has to start somewhere.
As always, these events don’t organise themselves, so grateful thanks go to everyone who made the day a great success.
Tom Flannigan, Event Co-ordinator.
Junior Support Team Members – Dave and Margaret Meldrum, Sheila Cowie, Alison Wilson, Janet Patterson, John Halliday, John McEwan, Tommy Turnbull and John Welsh.
The Club’s Junior Team Members.
Thanks also to Scott McKinnon Snr. for making the wooden training apparatus which was a great help on the day.
Last, but not least, thanks to Gordon Law who attended the local schools to tell the children what we have to offer as their local, child friendly Golf Club.
6 new Junior Members joined on the day with more in the pipeline, so there was a tangible benefit at the end of the day as we added to our already thriving Junior Section.
If you want to know more, please contact Peter MacMillan, Junior Convenor, on 01506 856404, Option 2, or email [email protected]
You can see more photographs here
Online Booking opens at 8 a.m. on 15 March for the Club’s Open Competitions.
Please access through the following link:
0r, through the Book a Tee Time tab on the Club Website – no need to log-in to the Members’ Area.
We have completed the aeriation works over the first part of this week with all greens tined with very minimal disruption to the putting surfaces.
We used our new Tru-Green roller (Iron) on Wednesday for the first time and I have had nothing but rave reviews from people who have played since then.
“Greens are so much smoother” “So much faster”
After relaying this information back to our Head Greenkeeper he assures me after the Stimpmeter reading yesterday that the greens are now running 18 inches faster over a 9 foot putt (Good News).
The greens will be cut on Friday this week, so we are doing our best to have the greens in as good a shape as possible.
In my 24 years as the Professional at Uphall Golf Club I have never seen the course in better condition given the time of year.
With the start of the season fast approaching (yippee) we have a few loose ends to tie up with our bunkering programme which has involved 17 bunkers being renovated over the winter period.
All these bunkers will be in “play” as soon as we allow the new turf to knit in and around the bankings and approaches. Players please take extra care when exiting new bunkers as damage has already occurred which will require additional time and cost to repair..
We now have daily updates on twitter, so why not follow us there @UphallGolf.
Thank you again for everyone`s patience over another busy “Winter Programme” and I am sure we will all enjoy another successful season on our first class facility.
The Uphall Ladies section held a very successful Ladies Greensomes Open (Pink Day) on Sunday 26 October, raising a staggering £1,156.01 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Despite the weather, the dreaded combination of very high winds and driving rain, only one group failed to stay the course (they’ll remain nameless, well, it was Margaret Meldrum’s group!) which was shortened to 16 holes. Margaret’s waterproofs had given up!
All our visitors really enjoyed the day despite the weather and will come back next next year. Since we first ran the competition in 2010 the event has gone from strength to strength, now featuring high on lots of folks “must play” events.
As always, these things don’t run themselves and huge thanks are due to everyone involved, Allan Watkins, Jim Findlay and Allan Robertson who manned the desks and kept all the ladies in check, and also for drawing the winners of the raffle.
Thanks to everyone who made such generous donations, provided sponsorship and all who bought raffle tickets, which all added to the success of the day and most importantly helped us reach such a fantastic total for charity.
Here’s to a bigger and better event (in better weather!!!) in 2015.
This is a list of the main prize winners.
1st H’cap, L. Brown and K. Gold of Dundas Parks. 4 ball for Trump Turnberry
2nd H’cap, D. Watson and F. Brazenall, Uphall, Golf club flight bags
3rd H’cap, M. Wardrop and J. Millar, Turnhouse, 4 ball for Polmont.
1st Scratch, J. Herd and L. Dunbutler, Gullane, 2 ladies tops
2nd Scratch, S.Rennie, Uphall and J.Bryans, Harburn, 4 ball for Lundin Ladies
3rd Scratch, S.Stichbury, Gullane, and M. Gardner, Linlithgow, Pro shop vouchers.
We’re delighted to advise that the warm-up facility adjacent to the clubhouse is now open for use. This has been re-established following requests from members, so we hope that it will be well used.
There’s a few simple rules that we’d ask that you follow when using the facility and if everyone does this, the significant investment made (over £2,500) will last for any years to come.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!
We persuaded Gordon to hit a few shots in his street shoes this morning and here’s a couple of him “in action”!
Now that the dust has settled, we’ve been able to get hold of more photographs from the Club Championships. These have some great action photographs, plus shots of the course looking fantastic.
Please copy this link into your web browser to see them.
These were kindly taken by member Alan Thomson who would be delighted to discuss providing much higher resolution versions of specific photos. Alan can be contacted on
We’ll be using some of the course photographs on the website soon.