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The course has 18 holes measuring 6328 yards par 71, SSS 71. The layout is generally flat and easy walking.
Various Practice Areas including practice nets, three putting greens
The Club is situated 2 miles from the main M8 motorway which bisects central Scotland and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling can all be reached by car in under half an hour.
The Club is located in the town centre itself and the clubhouse is a five minute walk from the railway station which has a direct link to Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Airdrie.
The course provides an excellent test of golf, evidenced by the quality of players it has produced. The Club are delighted to have produced two Ryder Cup Captains in Eric Brown and Bernard Gallacher. Eric captained the side in 1969 and 1971 and Bernard of course in 1991, 1993 and 1995.
The Club has produced other international players most notably Stephen Gallacher who represented his country at Boys, Youths and Senior level and is now a successful touring professional.
23rd April 2014
Many members have highlighted issues with the competition time booking system, in particular the difficulties experienced when trying to get times in and around the same time zone with friends, as well as being unable to get any time at all on occasion.
We appreciate that there is a level of frustration and are considering options on the best way to move forward. A few things need to be clarified in advance of any potential changes.
The objective is not to allow members to pick and choose their playing partners but rather to allow members a better opportunity to play in the same time zone as their friends.
Regarding difficulties to get a time at all; this is governed by tee-time supply and demand. We have 11 time zones which equates to a playing capacity for 171 members over 57 time slots (11 zones x 5 slots x 3 players + 2 slots 4:20pm & 4:30pm) bringing the total in line with previous years despite our change to 10 minute intervals this season.
Currently each time zone has one single reserved slot only available to book at the clubhouse on a Thursday night.
Last season we had two reserved slots for clubhouse booking and the feeling is that we should revert to a version of last season’s system, (under trial through May) thereby allowing groups of individuals to book up to 6 individual tee-off positions. This will allow groups of friends to play in the same time zone and socialise together post round. We will revert to the 3 + 2 system on Thursday 1st May.
There is no favouritism or preferential treatment being granted by changing back to a version of last year’s system. All tee-times will still be available on a first come first served basis both online and at the clubhouse with the new split (for trial through May) being 3 online + 2 clubhouse times within each morning zone and 4 online + 1 clubhouse time within each afternoon zone.
Finally, a few members have suggested that certain members always appear to get a time of their choice. This is absolutely not the case and no members are allowed to book ahead of the timesheet being formally opened except in exceptional circumstances. The Club Captain can book for 3 players and the Match & Handicap convenor can book for 3 players and you will see this on the timesheet each week. All other members are booked on a fair first come first served basis.
23rd April 2014
On Monday April 28th Robert and his staff will again be carrying out a tinning excercise on the greens. There will be little disturbance to the grens but that day will be very busy with the staff working on all 18 greens. They will have to move you to a winter green whilst the work is being carried out on the individual green. Please be aware of them for their safety.
17th April 2014
Yesterday’s Wednesday Medal was originally scheduled to be considered as an aggregate counter for our Ryder Cup competition. Unfortunately due to an administrative error no entry fees were collected from / paid by any members at time of competition.
Given that the objective of the Ryder Cup aggregate competition is to collect funds for our chosen charities we've decided to exclude yesterday’s medal round from the 9 results and replace it with another Wednesday medal on May 7th instead.
Apologies for any inconvenience but after consideration this was felt to be the most efficient way to ensure we maximise returns for the charities .
A few members have asked for further details regarding this seasons Ryder Cup Aggregate Competition. All qualifying competitions are detailed in your diary and you will find further info on the club notice board.
In summary: An aggregate of your best 4 comps from the 9 highlighted will be counted with the winner receiving 2 tickets for a practice day at this year’s Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. The single pair of tickets will come from either the men’s or women’s section depending on who has lowest score.
15th April 2014
Following a Ryder Cup meeting held last night at which the details of the evening with Stephen were discussed at length the following has been agreed. Due to the expected high demand for tickets and the limits on space, members are asked to contact the club and register an interest in attending. If the demand is greater than the capacity a ballot will be held at the clubhouse on Monday May 5th.
Each member will be limited to two tickets but you may ask for only one. The cost of the dinner and evening is £30 per person.
A brief outline of the evening is as follows but details will be posted shortly.
This evening is to raise funds for Quarriers and Stephen's Foundation.