What a week it’s been for Mark Whelan (and it’s only Thursday)….

Hot on the heels of winning the Linlithgowshire 2nd Class Championship at Pumpherston on Saturday, Mark not only played the back nine yesterday in 4 under 31 to win the Midweek Sweep with a net 64, he threw in a hole in one at the 16th!

Having gone out in an uninspiring 40 blows, Mark had said to playing partner Derek Easton on the 10th tee, “I’m going to come back in 2 under” so as he stepped onto the 16th tee, Mark was already ahead of schedule.  A pitching wedge later and he was celebrating his first hole in one and 5 under for the back 9.

As is often the case, the excitement of the occasion broke Mark’s concentration and a bogey at 17 followed, but he recovered his composure to par the last.

Mark will receive a Hugo Boss watch to mark the achievement and a payout from our insurers – look out for a bottle in the bar on Saturday to celebrate.

With this weekend’s Handicap Open on his schedule, Mark’s on the hunt for the hat-trick!

 

OPEN MIXED GREENSOMES RESULT

Despite the weather, our Mixed Open was once again a successful event with 28 teams taking part.

Please see below for a list of the prize winners – well done to everyone who survived the miserable conditions, especially the prize winners!

“Away” winners have already received their prizes and Home winners will be able to collect theirs from the pro shop in the next day or so.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Ladies Open Mixed Greensomes (19/08/2018)

Pos Team (Nett)
1 M. Curran / A. Curran 67.2 (Dunnikier & Thornton) (1st Handicap)
2 E. O’Donnell / B. Nisbet 67.6 (Bathgate & Uphall) (1st Scratch)+Nearest Pin 7th Hole Winners
3 M. Brown / D. Meldrum 68.4 (Uphall) (2nd Handicap)
4 P. Hill / P. Anderson 69.2 (Blairgowrie) (3rd Handicap)
5 M. Millar / R. Millar 69.8 (Uphall) (4th Handicap)
6 E. Lewis / T. Lewis 70.0
7 L. Donaldson / I. Donaldson 70.8
8 L. McFadyen / L. McFadyen 71.2
9 D. Watson / C. Hutchison 71.2
10 R. Malcolm / T. Malcolm 72.4
11 J. Cosgrove / D. Carr 73.0
12 A. Brotherston / S. Henry 74.4
13 E. Cassidy / R. Slattery 74.6 (Nearest Pin 16th Hole Winners)
14 A. Nimmo / W. Nimmo 75.0
15 A. Linton / K. Gordon 75.8
16 R. Spinks / G. Spinks 75.8
17 L. Calder / S. Calder 75.8
18 F. Brazenall / M. Whiteford 76.0
19 T. Robertson / S. Skeldon 76.2
20 B. McCrory / D. Stewart 78.2
21 S. Birnie / A. Birnie 78.4
22 M. Wynne / B. Storrar 79.2
23 R. Fanshawe / D. Fanshawe 79.2
24 E. Findlay / D. Findlay 79.4
25 E. Rogers / L. Rogers 85.2
26 C. Marron / A. Marron 87.2
27 A. Moir / J. Reid NR
28 B. Plevin / H. McLauchlan NR

Uphall Senior’s Open Texas Scramble Result 2018

The Gents Senior’s Texas Scramble Open 2018 took place yesterday with 156 players (39 teams) participating in fantastic weather.

Thanks to all the positive feedback regarding the course and clubhouse – this is always much appreciated.

The results are as follows:

1st: J. Marshall, G. Smith, R. Mackintosh & T. Bruce Kinross GC 50.5 £75.00 each
2nd: B. Leisk, D. Reid, S. Grady & A. Ferrie Uphall GC 51.8 £50.00 each
3rd: A.MacDonald, A.Ross, A.MacDonald & D.Nuttall Ravelston GC 53.8 £35.00 each
4th: J.Fairlie, R.Peebles, D.Alison & C.Wishart Greenburn GC 54.7 £25.00 each
5th: J.McPhee, J.Clelland, G.McLelland & A.Brannigan Lochgelly GC 55.6 20.00 each

Congratulations to all the prizewinners and hope to see all the teams back next year.

Vouchers will be issued shortly and sent to the team Captains’ Home Clubs.

20th Professional’s Day results and round-up.

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday`s Professional Day.

The winners of The Gordon Law Professional Day Trophy sponsored by Gordon Bow Plant Hire Ltd are:

Andrew Edwards & Norrie Toryusen with a score of 56, each winning a Powacaddy FW3S with Lithium batteries.

Congratulations to all other winners including the putting competition winner: Stephen Marshall 8 putts.

A special mention to Brian Sharp for his “Hole in 1” at the 16th hole which is the first ace recorded since the inception of the Pro Day 20 years ago.

Your support is always appreciated and we can hopefully look forward to a bigger and better event again next year.

Special thanks to all sponsors for their generous support.

Please find attached the list of Prizewinners and on course prizes.  Prizes can be collected by contacting Gordon in the Pro Shop.

2018 Professional Day Results

Hole in One Alert!

Mark McAllister holed in one at the 16th in yesterday’s Midweek Sweep, which in itself is a great achievement!

However, that’s not the full story – the ace wasn’t quite textbook – rumour has it that the ball made the regulation drop via the trees…

However, as we all know, there are no pictures on a scorecard, so the number “1” went in the little box beside hole 16, although we believe  Mark was so excited he had some difficulty in getting the input to the computer correct.

Anyway, congratulations Mark.

Ladies Open Triam Result

A huge thank you to all who supported our Ladies Open Tri-Am yesterday.  It was a great day, we were so very lucky with the weather, with only a little rain falling and no lightning, unlike others fairly close to our own location.  The winners are on the image above  

Positive comments about the course were in abundance.  So much so that many (hopefully all) participants are planning to return for our Mixed Open on 19th August and/or Ladies Greensome (Pink Day) Breast Cancer Charity event on 7th October.  Bookings can be made by following the link  

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

We look forward to welcoming all once again later in the year. In the meantime we wish everyone who participated an enjoyable and successful golfing season.

Cameron Bowl Result 2018

Please see the featured image for the full result from Sunday’s Cameron Bowl Open Competition.

Congratulations to all winners, especially Stuart McLaren of Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, who took top honours with a scratch 63.

Prizewinning away players’ vouchers have been despatched and members’ Vouchers are in the Professional’s shop.

Hole(s) in One Alert!

2 holes in one in a week at Uphall Golf Club!  Whilst achieving a hole in one is the ultimate goal for any golfer, some are more rewarding than others.

Firstly, congratulations to Emma Cassidy who recorded a hole in one at the 3rd on Ladies Opening Day. Emma went on to win the competition with a net 69 and her handicap reduction now means that she plays in the Silver Division.

As the hole in one was in an official competition played from medal tees, Emma receives a limited edition Hugo Boss watch from HowDidIDo, a commemorative bag tag, plus, of course, £75 from the personal insurance arrangement towards her bar bill.  Here’s Emma with her prizes.

Hot on the heels of Emma’s achievement, Brian Leisk holed a 7 iron in a bounce game the following week at the 15th.  Unlike Emma, Brian got none of the goodies, just congratulations from his playing partners and the bill for breakfast….

Well done to Emma and Brian.

 

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