GSPC Gents Golf Competition 2018
The Giffnock South Parish Church Gents Golf Competition - postponed from 30th July due to adverse weather - was played on Monday 6th August at Whitecraigs Golf Club. As usual, the course was presented in truly excellent condition and all 6 golfers had a most enjoyable late afternoon/early evening round in excellent weather. After the golf, we all retired to the clubhouse for drinks, a nice meal and the prize giving.
Congratulations are extended to Iain Grimmond who finished in 1st place with a magnificent 40 points and only beating Willie Dunbar - also with a superb 40 points - on a count back. Alan Gray was 3rd and Douglas Turnbull won the ‘Nearest the Pin’ prize at the Par 3 16th hole. The photograph shows the whole group in happy mood after a very pleasant and sociable round of golf.
There was, however, a further achievement which simply has to be recorded: David Steel hit a perfect iron shot onto the Par 3 5th hole which went straight up the green and into the cup for a Hole in One! Very well done indeed David – we were all delighted for you and are pleased to publish this photograph to mark and celebrate the occasion.
The Giffnock South ladies golf outing was first played in 1994, the year of the church’s 75th anniversary.
In recent years, this has taken the form of a 10 hole tri-am competition played at Cathcart Castle GC. or Whitecraigs GC. All lady golfers, regardless of handicap, are welcome to join us.
It is a very sociable event and our outings are informal and very enjoyable.
2018 Ladies Golf Outing
The heavy rain on 23rd August stopped at 2pm allowing our lady golfers to enjoy our competition ay Whitecraigs Golf Club.
The winners were Sue Harvey and Margaret Scott, closely followed by Anne MacDougall and Pat Connell.
As always, the meal was a happy occasion with former golfers enjoying the chat and shared memories. Six of us, Ena Campbell, Pat Connell, Sybil MacCallum, Liz Omand , Margaret Stephen and Fiona Watson took part in our first competition in 1994 , so we are looking forward to our Silver Jubilee in 2019 at Cathcart Castle GC.
See photos in this months Sentinel
We meet at 10 am every Tuesday and would welcome new members whether former players or beginners. Come for as short or as long a time as you feel . Normally we finish around 12 midday.
Our first meeting after the summer break takes place on Tuesday 4th September- some of us will play Badminton- are there any others out there who would like to join us for a game.
We usually have tea/coffee around 10.30am and a warm welcome is extended to all. Our home baking is legendary!!!
Please phone Myra Rao on 637-5353 or email for further information.
We hold a bonspiel towards the end of the curling season in March each year, played at a local venue in the evening. We have various levels of experience in each team-from complete novices to those who regularly play at club level.
After a fun evening, the winning team is presented with the Giffnock South Quaich.
Also presented are the Anne MacDougall stone for the best novice and the Angus MacDougall stone for the best shot on the night.
It’s a great way to show your skills on the ice or to learn how to play the ‘Roaring Game’ so please come along to our next bonspiel. The 2018 Bonspiel is taking place on Friday 9th March at 6pm.
Any queries please to Alan Smith - 0141 887 4900
The Curling section
The annual Giffnock South Bonspiel was again held at Greenacres Ice Rink . Sandy Halliday, an elder in Maxwell Mearns, made up the numbers for the two teams who fought out an excellent game.
The winning team of Anne MacDougall (skip),Sandy Halliday, Alan Smith and Graham Stevenson were presented with the Quaich by Catherine. She also presented the Angus MacDougall Stone for the Best Shot of the Match to Anne Airey and the Anne MacDougall Stone for the Best Rookie to Willie Dunbar who had just flown in from the sun of California to play in the match. Willie had the added disadvantage of playing in Alistair Orr's borrowed curling shoes!
A good time was had by all who took part and the spectators enjoyed the good play.