The June monthly medal had an added benefit this year with inclusion in Strathendrick's events that are part of the Loch Lomond Whisky promotions.
There was a fantastic entry of 32 competitors with the worthy winner and runner up, Alan Palmer and Alan Needham respectively, both scoring 61. They will both be entered into the Loch Lomond Whisky Draw, as well as picking up their prize of a bottle of Malt on the day!
Member Stuart MacInnes took some fantastic drone footage on the day and compiled a short video that really shows the magnificant condition of the course. Thanks to greenkeeper Gavin Rutherford and greenkeeping volunteers for all their hard work!
You can watch the video on our Facebook page:
The Loch Lomond Whisky Open (Bowmore Trophy) was held on 22/5/2021
This was a team Stableford event.
The winning team, pictured below, was:
Tommy Orisma (Cawder), Colin Bourhill (Carrick),
Colin Crawford (Cardross/Strathendrick), and Alan Crawford (Cardross).
The highest scoring pair was:
Stuart McQueen (Strathendrick) and Paul Gallacher (Clydebank & District), with a total of 42 Stableford Points. Stuart and Paul will be entered into the Loch Lomond Whisky Draw where prizes include VIP tickets to the 2022 Open at St Andrews, golf day at Kingsbarns and dinner at the R&A Clubhouse. We wish them luck!
We're pleased that so many people have participated in competitions during April & May. Here are some results:
17th April - 4 Club Challenge: Winner: William Scott
26th April - Ladies 9 Hole Medal: Winner - Lorna Young, Runner Up - Marie Elder
9th May OPEN FLAG DAY:
1st Allan Needham & Ronnie Battersby
2nd Scott Mills & Stuart MacIntyre
2nd Alan Crawford & Gary Lyons
Nearest the PIN - Ladies: 8th : Fiona Greenaway 17th : No winner
Nearest the PIN - Gents: 9TH : Graham Jenkins 18th Ronnie Battersby
Thanks to all our volunteers, and to those who took part.
Please observe Covid guidelines i.e. Don't touch the Pin, keep a safe distance from others, only touch your own ball, no rakes provided in the bunkers so just use your feet to smooth over as best you can. Greens staff rake the bunkers. For members using the changing room, please use the hand sanitiser before touching the lock, and a maximum of 2 people at a time.
With the following restrictions: Please note golf is restricted to a maximum of 2 players and a maximum of 2 households. Temporary winter greens are in play throughout the course. The temporary green for the 8th is in the middle of the second fairway. The temporary green for the 4/13 is reached by playing back along the 6th fairway. Winter rules apply, either tee up on the fairway or play from the nearest point in the semi rough. Remember to lift your tee pegs.
As of 8th January, we have unfortunately had to close the course. The winter conditions are dangerous with snow on top of ice. We will review on Monday 11th January..
The Committee of Strathendrick Golf Club would like to pass on a sincere thanks to all teams who participated in the Joe Allan Texas Scramble at Strathendrick Golf Club on Sunday 11 October. A special thanks to our sponsors, Glengoyne Distillery, James D Bilsland Fuel Distributor, Lomond Logs, Lomond View Stores and Garage, Paul Gallagher Glazing and Stirling & Gilmour. Thanks also to the teams and members who provided raffle prizes and helped contribute to a hugely successful raffle. We hope that you all enjoyed your day despite the additional imposition of Covid guidelines, and thank you for adhering to them. Thanks to the sterling efforts of our greenkeeper Gavin Rutherford and his assistant Arthur Bayfield the course was in excellent condition which many of you commented on. Thanks also to the ladies in the kitchen including Janet, Caitlin, Liz, Florence, Christine and Margaret for their sterling efforts throughout a long day.
The winning team with a magnificent net 49.7 was David Gordon’s “dream team” from The Carrick including Alec Haggerty, John Gilmour and Martyn Jones. Second with a net 52.4 was Raymond Ainslie’s team from Balfron including Grant McPherson, Colin Ferguson and Hamish Louttit. Third with a net score of 54.2 was Hugh Cameron from Strathendrick with Neil Cameron (Cardross) Terry Rowles (Buchanan Castle) and Billy Clark (Dumbarton).
Ladies nearest the pin at the 8/17 was Karen McColl from Balfron.
Gents nearest the pin at the 9/18 was David Gordon from The Carrick.
Joe MacLaren’s Balfron team won the Magic 2s
If any of the teams who I have not sent a team photo to would like one, please email me a mobile number and I will send a picture via WhatsApp.
Our Mixed Open (Silver Horse) was held on Saturday 12th Sept in fairly challenging conditions, as the weather worsened as the day went on - and the ground became wetter. Thankfully it wasn't a day later when the river flooded the lower part of the course. Many thanks to our Sponsors who sponsored a hole, you are all brilliant:
The Winnock Hotel
The Clachan Inn
New Image Hair Studio
And the Winners are:
1st Place with 41 points - June and Peter Haggerty (Helensburgh)
2nd Place with 39 points - Florence Crawford (Strathendrick) and Alan Crawford (Cardross).
As the highest scoring pair with a Strathendrick member, Florence and Alan won the Silver Horse Trophy
3rd Place: on countback with 37 points - Margery Cuthbertson and Andy Carswell (Campsie)
Nearest the Line, Ladies - Susan Tyre (Blairmore & Strone)
Nearest the Line, Gents - Tony Lang (Harburn)
Nearest the Pin, Ladies - Susan Tyre (Blairmore & Strone)
Nearest the Pin, Gents - Nigel Wharry (Helensburgh)
Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Gents Open - John Brown, Bearsden GC. Winning score net 62.
2nd Daniel Burke, Mearns Castle GC. (63) (2nd on countback)
3rd Mick Murray, Dumbarton GC (63),
Nearest Pin 8th: Louis Smith, Knightswood GC.
Nearest Pin 18th:Alan Houston, Clydebank Overtoun GC.
Well done to all