If anyone has any other suggestions, please submit them to the Convenor who is desperate to keep himself in a job!!
Dunblane advised at Thursday’s match that they had by accident double booked another Seniors league match on the 10th August so we have again had to move the home match – this time to Tuesday 8th August.
Regarding Thursday’s match, the least said the better. We were “grannied” 8 to 0 for our first ever whitewash. Our only excuse could be the speed and contours of the greens which none of us could handle.
The opposition struggled as well, but in the end their knowledge proved the deciding factor. Similar (7.5 to 0.5) happened in 2015 but we won 7 to 1 at home in the return.
Teams for the remaining July matches v Alyth both Home and Away are on the notice board as are the lists requesting names for the August home matches v Dunblane and St Andrews New.
GRANGE SENIORS GOLF
The response for names for the first Seniors’ matches of this season has been far greater than anticipated and it is good to see so many members wishing to play.
I am writing this note to remind everyone especially those wishing to play for the first time this season that our Seniors matches are all “friendlies”. Whilst it is always nice to win, the main reason our management committee allow us to hold these matches, is to give our members a chance to play other courses whilst promoting friendships between the Clubs we play and of course the players themselves. Over the 20 years or so since they were first introduced this has been the case so the after match meal and “banter” is a major part of the day and one which I hope players would wish to be involved.
Since I became the volunteer Convenor, (offers to assume the role or give assistance would be most welcome), my main objective has been to spread selection fairly amongst all members wishing to play regardless of their handicap ability. This may result on occasions where members are not selected, but please be assured that over the season, everyone will get their fair share of games.
The teams for the matches in early May will shortly be posted on the Seniors’ board, so those members who have entered the Club’s match play competitions will have plenty advance notice of dates. If anyone wishes further information regarding these matches or to discuss any aspect of them, please call Pete Rhind on 01382 533364.
The attached file lists the Senior Matches so far arranged for 2017. Please make a note of these in your diaries. The File is also available on the website under members information then fixtures.
The seniors lost their match away to Pitlochry last Tuesday. The last two matches of the year are away to Strathmore on Friday 2nd September and home to Broughty on Monday 26th September. The selected team for Strathmore is in the following attachment. Please tick off your names as soon as possible. The list is on the board for the final match at home to Broughty. Please add your name if you wish to be considered for the team.
The Seniors lost their home match to St Andrews New club by 4 and a half matches to 3 and a half matches. Combined with the scores at the away match where we lost by 5 matches to 3, we lost the trophy we held which goes back to St Andrews until next year. Picture shows Club Captain Alan Orr with Ray Watson Acting Seniors Convenor with Captain Jimmy Lindsay of the New Club.
The seniors play away to Pitlochry, today 23rd August. The last two matches of the year are away to Strathmore on Friday 2nd September and home to Broughty on Monday 26th September. Please check notice board for details.