GSPC Gents Golf Competition 2019
The annual Giffnock South Parish Church Gents Golf Competition will be played on Sunday 29 th September 2019 - weather permitting - at Whitecraigs Golf Club, commencing at approximately 2.00pm ( probably
meeting at the course around 1.30pm ) with a meal afterwards in the clubhouse.
As previously, this will be a single round Stableford scoring competition with full handicap allowance. Players not in possession of an official handicap
will be given 18 strokes - unless of course they consider it should be less! There will be small prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and the winner
will also receive the prestigious Giffnock South Gents Golf Trophy to grace their home for 12 months. the entry ( green fee ) cost will be £10.00
per head payable in advance. The cost of the meal will be dependent on food selected and will be payable on the day.
If you would like to come along to this highly enjoyable and friendly afternoon out, please enter your name and the other requested details
on the Entry Form sheet which has been put up on the notice board outside the Winton Hall.
Any questions, please contact Alan Gray ( 639 1401 ) or Iain Grimmond (639 4894 ).
GSPC GENTS GOLF COMPETITION 2019
The annual golf competition took place at Whitecraigs GC in lovely conditions on Sunday 29th September.
A stellar field, Alan Gray, Clive Bell, Iain Grimmond, Ian Cameron and Douglas Turnbull put on a display of top class golf and by the narrowest of margins, Alan Gray with 32 Stableford Points, edged Clive Bell into the runner up spot.
Whitecraigs, as usual was in fine condition considering the late time of year and the players retired to the bar for a well earned supper and drinks.
Next year we hope to run the competition earlier in the year to take advantage of the usual glorious West of Scotland weather in June or July.
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.
2019 Ladies Golf Outing
All golfing ladies in Giffnock South are invited to take part in the Silver Jubilee Triam Texas Scramble Competition on Thursday 15th August at 2pm at Cathcart Castle GC.
The 'Texas Scramble' format means that handicaps of all levels and lapsed handicaps are welcome- higher ones can be very useful! Ten holes are played by teams of three followed by a meal and prizegiving.
If you have never taken part before, you will be made most welcome. If you wish to make it a 'one off' you are also welcome to join in what will be a landmark occasion.
The entry sheet is posted on the noticeboard.
2019 Ladies Golf Outing.
In 1994, Junior Omand asked Pat Connell to organise a Ladies' Golf Competition as part of the Church 75th Jubilee celebrations, a one off event!
On a lovely sunny day in August 2019 we celebrated our Silver Jubilee at Cathcart Castle Golf Club.
The winning team was Janey McFarlane, Sue Harvey, Margaret Scott and Fiona Watson. Narrowly beaten into second place were Pat Connell, Nan Black, Betty Cruikshank and Louise Orr. Nan, Fiona and Pat took part in our first 1994 competition.
At our celebration dinner after the game, we welcomed guests, no longer playing, but very much part of the group, who also played in 1994 and many subsequent outings. In that regard, it was great to have Ena Campbell, Bett Coutts, Pat Dingwall, Sybil MacCallum, Liz Omand and Margaret Stephen with us.
We were also pleased to welcome our own Rev. Catherine Beattie to present the prizes and enjoy our friendship.
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
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