Update after 1st Class Quarterfinals
After a weekend of great scoring, the draws for the Matchplay phase, starting on Monday, have been settled.
The draw is shown on the image
With the course in fantastic condition, we can look forward to a week of great golf. Come out and show your support!
We’ll keep you posted with results throughout the week.
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.
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
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.
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.
|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.
Booking is now open for the final Winter Stableford Open, as is booking for all of our Open Competitions at:
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 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.
One of the Club’s young players, Owen Abu-Baker, has added another two trophies to his growing collection.
Last week saw Owen pick up the silverware at Dalmahoy, where he won the SG Foundation under 12 event with a scratch 71 from the red tees. Here’s Owen being presented with the winner’s medal by Scott Knowles of the SG Foundation.
Then it was on to St Andrews for the New Club’s Juvenile Championship, which was played over the Strathtyrum Course – Owen came through 3 rounds against older players, all with lower handicaps than him, to win the Championship, so a great outcome at The Home of Golf. In true fashion at St Andrews, Owen had to change into his best gear to receive his well deserved prize.
Congratulations from all at Uphall Golf Club!
We have a great Junior Section running at the Club, so come along and get involved.
Who’d have thought frost would be our friend!?
The frost has firmed up the course a bit and the Greens Team are content that trollies and buggies can be used with immediate effect. Unfortunately, due to the frost and the “bone” in the ground, temporary greens are in use. Whilst surface frost may not be visible, if there’s frozen ground not visible below the surface, walking or balls landing can separate the turf from the roots causing permanent damage.
Both matters are subject to daily review based on weather and ground conditions.
A couple of requests though please:
Please try and keep traffic away from areas which are obviously worn, muddy or wet, especially near tees and greens – that’ll minimise wear and aid the recovery process in the Spring.
If you are able to carry your bag, please continue to do so, as every little helps. Alternatively, one of these might be the answer!
We trust we can rely on your co-operation and understanding in this matter.