Course of the day Naemoor / Cowden. Arndean is open for casual play
From Monday 28th October till further notice, we are now on 'winter rules' which means no play from the fairways (apart from beyond the white stakes near the greens). Please move balls to the semi rough. In addition Relief from an embedded ball 'through the green' will apply. We would appreciate the co operation of all players as these rules have served us well over the years in preserving the course during the winter.
Go to Courses / Local Rules for full clarification
Last updated: 04.11.2013 14:37
We now have 25 members and members of staff now trained in the use of our recently installed defibrillator.
Scottish Ambulance's Mark Pennycook delivered an excellent practical training session covering CPR and use of the device, which has already saved 4 lives at Glasgow Airport this year..
The Defibrillator is kept in the cupboard at the rear entrance to the bar where the door is clearly marked with a green defibrillator sticker. In the unlikely absence of any trained personnel during an emergency ANY person can use the device as it actually talks you through what to do and will not deliver a shock that is not required, while ambulance control staff are well equipped to talk rescuers through what they have to do.
It is of course preferable that we have as many people trained as possible and Mark will be happy to deliver another training session as we are aware a number of folks who wanted to were unable to attend on Tuesday. Please contact Jim if you are interested or if you are already trained and would be willing to step in if necessary.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered for this initiative which we sincerely hope we will never have to use.
The Defibrillator has been funded by a grant from the British Heart Foundation and a donation from Fairways Grass Machinery and we are grateful for their support..
Never mind Medinah, last weekend saw the much anticipated Muckhart Ryder/Solheim Cup competition taking place with 16 members based in Clackmannanshire up against 16 members based outside the county. The sides were picked from all categories based on ranking points gained in club competitions throughout the season, and going into the weekend ROW were favourites based on points gained. However as we all know favourites do not always win and after the morning foursomes session finished tied at 4-4, (with a remarkable 6 games going to the last green), Clacks got their noses in front in the afternoon fourballs winning the last 4 matches to finish the day ahead by 9½ to 6½ ahead, although yet again it was tight with 3 games going to the last green All was set fair for enthralling 16 singles ties on Sunday but unfortunately the weather had other ideas and after 2 inches of rain overnight we reluctantly had to postpone the singles matches. Remarkably this is the first major competition we have lost to the weather this year. A decision will be made this week on a re arranged date. Team Captains Alex Glaister for ROW and Ian Barker for Clacks expertly put their pairings together to come up with some excellent ties, and the beauty of the mixed nature (gents/ladies/juniors) of the format gave us some intriguing ties we would not normally see. Our thanks go to all participants, Mairi for providing lunch and very much appreciated bacon rolls at the 9 hole point of the morning foursomes, Allan Wright of Fairways GM, for the loan of the captains buggies, and once again our Greenkeeping staff for providing fabulous greens on Saturday. The champagne just has to remain on ice in the secretary’s office in the meantime!
Morning Foursomes Results (Clacks first) 4-4
Olive O’Sullivan/Linda Sommerville halved with Maureen Richardson/Craig Richardson
David McGinigal/Hugh Cowbrough lost 3&2 to Maureen MacPherson/Robert Malcolm
Iain Gwynne/Dougie Gibbons halved with Paul Frith/Ann McCrorie
Ross White/Neil Jubb halved with Ali Stones/Scott Marshall Irene Reid/Ingrid Brooker halved with Norman Richardson/Andy Merrilees
Mike Allsop/Chris Nicholls lost 3&1 to George Gow/Kevin Scott
Jim King/Allan Wright won 1 up against Sandy McGhie/George Fotheringham
Joe Gallagher/Willie Black won 1 up against Jan King/Chris Ness
Afternoon Fourball Results (Clacks first) 5½-2½
David McGinigal/Hugh Cowbrough halved with Mo MacPherson/Robert Malcolm
Ian Gwynne/Dougie Gibbons won 1 against Maureen Richardson/Craig Richardson
Ross White/Neil Jubb lost 2&1 to Paul Frith/Ann McCrorie Linda Sommerville/Olive O’Sullivan lost 3&2 to Andy Merrilees/Norman Richardson
Mike Allsop/Chris Nicholls won 5&4 against Ali Stones/Scott Marshall
Jim King/Allan Wright won 6&4 against George Gow/Kevin Scott
Joe Gallagher/Willie Black won 3&2 against Sandy McGhie/George Fotheringham
Irene Reid/Ingrid Brooker won 1 up against Jan King/Chris Ness
Overall Match Score Clacks 9½-ROW 6½, 16 singles to play.
Cancelled due to rain Clacks declared the winners