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Glenbervie 2017 Finals Day - Sunshine on Larbert Reprised

Saturday, 17th June, saw the Glenbervie 2017 "Finals Day", and for the second year in succession, this significant event in the club calendar was blessed with glorious weather.   The event agenda involved 6 finals played on the championship course, while off the course a sumptous BBQ was served at the clubhouse.  The stories of the finals were as follows ... 

GENTS CHAMPIONSHIP
The gents (36 hole) final featured 2106 champion, Mark Hislop, up against Tam Miller, who normally caddies for Mark on occasions such as this.  As you might therefore expect, this final, while competitive, was played in a very sporting manner.   At lunch after the first round, Mark was 2 holes up and eventually retained his title with a 4 and 3 victory.   The difference on the day was probably down to Mark's greater experience (and wonderful short game), but Tam showed enough over the course of the final (and in reaching the final) to suggest that he will be a strong competitor for this championship over the coming years.

GENTS SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The seniors final involved Henry Anderson up against Rob Craw and was an exciting contest that went all the way to the 18th.  After 14 holes, Rob was 2 up and look destined to win his first Glenbervie seniors championship.  However, one should never write-off Henry who came storming back to triumph by 1 up.  Nail-biting stuff.

The photos below show the gents finalists, along with their morning referee (this is the closest that Ronnie Neil will ever get to this final !), and the gents senior finalists.

 2017 Gents Seniors Finalists

GENTS HANDICAP 8-14 CHAMPIONSHIP (For the Gillepsie Quaich)
This final was played between John Leonard and Graham Gillepsie.   John was looking to make it a winning double in this event having won the strokeplay qualifying competition.   However, on the day it was not to be for John, with Graham winning and claiming (in some ways, appropriately) the Gillepsie Quaich.

GENTS HANDICAP 15-28 CHAMPIONSHIP (For the Muirhead Quaich)
The finalists in this event were Alex Burnett and Colin Marshall, and it was Alex who triumphed on the day.

The photos below show the finalists in both the gents handicap competitions, with Graham + John on the left and Alex + Colin on the right.

2017 Gents Handicap Sections Finalists

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
This final was contested by Louise Macgregor and Jennifer Allan, two of Glenbervie's young lady members and both previous champions. It was a competitive match with golf of a very high standard and ended with Louise winning 4&3 and becoming our 2017 champion. 

LADIES HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP
This final featured Susan Hagan and Margo Main, both of whom played very well despite appearing in the final for the first time. This was a very close match, with never more than one hole in it, which Margo eventually won on the 18th green.

The photos below show the finalists in both the ladies competitions, with Louise + Jennifer on the left and Margo + Susan on the right.

2017 Ladies Finalists 

Well done to all the players on the day for reaching their respective finals, an acheivement in itself.  Special congratulations to all our winners, who are shown in the photo below, along with Isobel-Anne Johnston, the Club Ladies Captain, who presented the prizes.  

2017 Finals Day Winners

Our thanks go to David Brodie and all his staff for presenting the course in such fine condition and for the excellent BBQ delivered at the clubhouse.  Finally, thanks to all members (and their guests) who turned up on the day to support the event and all the finalists.  We already look forward to finals day in 2017.   

Glenbervie's Steve Andrew Does "Pointless" ...

No, this is not Steve's latest stableford result, but a heads up that Steve and his daughter will be appearing in the episode of the BBC quiz show "Pointless" to be aired on the 11th of September.   So tune in to see if Steve and his daughter make it through to the final round and take-away some cash.

Glenbervie GC 2017 Open Competitions

UPDATE 16th AUGUST 2017 - GENTS OPEN
This competition is now fully subscribed. 

UPDATE 11th AUGUST 2017 - LADIES OPEN
There are still a few remaining tee times for this competition (bookable online).

UPDATE 26th JULY 2017 - MIXED FOURSOMES OPEN
Please click on the link below to open the results sheet for the above competition.

2017 Mixed Foursomes Open Results 

UPDATE 2nd JUNE 2017 - SENIORS TEXAS SCRAMBLE OPEN RESULTS
Please click on the link below to open the results sheet for the above competition.

2017 Seniors Texas Scramble Open - Results

Please see the table below for information on the open competitions to be held at Glenbervie GC during 2017.  For more details on these open competitions, and to download the entry forms for the seniors events, please visit the "Glenbervie GC Open Competitions" website page by clicking on the following link:

Glenbervie GC Open Competitions

 

Gents

Ladies

Seniors

Seniors Texas Scramble

Juniors

Mixed Foursomes

Date

Sunday 27th August Sunday 3rd  September     Monday 7th August    Thursday 25th May Monday 17th July Sunday 23rd July

Sponsor

Stirling Audi     A.R.D. Consultancy    

Handicap Limits

18 36 24 24 Boys 28
Girls 36

Men 24
Ladies 36

Age Limits

---- ---- Over 60 Over 55 Under 18 ----

Entry Fee

£20  £12 £15

£30 per team of 3

£5

£20 

How To Enter

Via club online booking system now. Except GGC members - enter via sheet in gents locker room. Via club online booking system now.

Via entry form available now from the GGC Open Competitions website page.

Via entry form available now from the GGC Open Competitions website page. Via club online booking system now. Via club online booking system now.

Glenbervie's Iain Ross Wins County Handicap Championship

Another Stirlingshire county golf title comes to Glenbervie, this time courtesy of Iain Ross who won the 2017 county handicap championship. This year's county handicap championship was played at Glenbervie, with the strokeplay qualifying held on Sunday 9th July, followed by the matchplay finals the following weekend. 

Shooting a gross 78, net 72, in the strokeplay, Iain finished in 5th place and was one of the 8 qualifiers for the matchplay part of the event.  The quarter-finals were played on Saturday 15th July, in torrential rain, and Iain beat Tom McDonald of Bonnybridge GC by 2 holes. The semi final and final were both played on Sunday 16th July, when thankfully the weather was a bit kinder.  Iain beat Jeff Elgie of Falkirk Tryst 4&3 in the morning semi-fiinal, and then beat Colin Ferguson of Stirling GC 2&1 in the final.   Given that Iain was giving shots to all his matchplay opponents, and with Colin Ferguson being the top seed for the matchplay, this was a great performance by Ian over the matchplay weekend.    Many congratulations to Ian on his great win.

2017 GGC Open Mixed Foursomes Results

The 2017 Glenbervie Mixed Open Foursomes was held on Sunday, 23rd July.   The course was in magnificent condition and the weather (thankfully) remained reasonable throughout the day, allowing for some good scoring.  Glenbervie members Lyn and Gordon Fleming were the major prize-winners on the day, shooting a very credible net 68.5, and taking home (in theory at least) the impressive GGC Mixed Open Foursomes trophy.  See Lyn and Gordon with the trophy in the photo below.  

2017 GGC Open Mixed Foursomes Winners

The winners of the scratch competition were Tricia Chillas and Kevin Brunton from Stirling GC with a score of 77.   To review all the prize-winners, including those nearest the pin at the par 3s, please click on the results sheet below.   Congratulations to all the prize-winners, and to those who missed out, there is always next year !

2017 GGC Open Mixed Foursomes Results 

Glenbervie Men Regain County Team Championship in 2017

Having seen a multi-year run of trophy wins come to an end in 2016 (losing in the final to Polmont GC), Glenbervie men’s team were keen to regain the county team championship in 2017. This knockout competition follows an unusual format – two sets of pairs playing foursomes, with the scores from both matches combined to deliver the overall team score / result.

The draw for the 2017 competition saw Glenbervie receive a bye in round 1, but faced up to Dunblane GC in the second round in a match played over Kilsyth GC. The Glenbervie pairs on the night were Graeme Robertson / Mark Hislop and Colin Mundie / Ross Kane, and the team ran out comfortable winners by a margin of 14 up with 12 to play! The semi-final tie was played over Stirling GC against the host club, with the Glenbervie team again featuring the same pairs. This was a much closer match with Glenbervie victorious by a combined margin of 3 up.

The final, played at Bonnybridge GC, saw Glenbervie take on Kilsysth GC. Due to prior holiday arrangements, Mark Hislop was replaced by the in-form Jamie Lynch in the Glenbervie team line-up. Straight from the off, the Kilsyth team looked to be on top form and by the turn each of our pairs were 3 down (i.e. 6 down in the overall team score). However, the Glenbervie boys are nothing if not resilient, and Robertson / Lynch applied constant pressure over the back 9 holes to come back from 3 down to be 3 up after 18 holes. Likewise, Mundie / Kane piled on the pressure and came back to be all square through 17 when the overall team match finished. What a result, and what a way to banish all thoughts from the losing 2016 final.

Congratulations to team manager, Brian Price, and all the team members for bringing this prestigious county team trophy back to Glenbervie. Well done boys!

Glenbervie Expands "School of Golf" Programme with Braes High School

Glenbervie Golf Club are delighted to announce a new working partnership with Braes High School in our "School of Golf" programme.  Professional Steven Rosie and Bobby Rushford met recently with staff from Braes High School to design a programme that will see pupils from the school develop and enhance their golfing ability.  As well as honing their skills on the practice ground, the young people will be able to further focus on their commitment to fitness, health and wellbeing.

Iain Livingstone, headteacher, commented that "the values inherent within golf (such as ambition, respect and integrity), chime with those of Braes High School, and we look forward to seeing how the young golfers progress in the coming weeks".  From their experience of working with Bobby, the pupils also hope to gain an understanding of the multiple career opportunities within the golf industry and associated businesses.

This new programme with Braes High School follows on from the similar relationship already in place with Larbert High School.   Steven, Bobby and all the staff at Glenbervie look forward to welcoming the Braes High School pupils to our club.

Glenbervie Climbs 20 Places in Golf World "Top 100 Scottish Courses"

After featuring in the Golf World magazine "Top 100 Scottish Courses" list for the first time in 2015, Glenbervie has risen 20 places to number 74 in the just released list for 2017.   As one would expect, the magazine biennial list is dominated by links courses, meaning that Glenbervie is ranked among the very top "parkland" courses in the country.  The Golf World judging panel verdict on Glenbervie including the following: "Entered [the list] in 2015 and keeps getting better with improved greens.  Interesting and challenging, the clever 9th leads the terrific holes."

All members, and especially staff, of Glenbervie should take great pride in this public recognition of the quality of our golf club.

New Coaching Qualification For Glenbervie Pro Bobby Rushford

Congratulations are in order to Glenbervie's assistant professional Bobby Rushford who has just successully completed the PGA Level 3 Coaching qualification.  This is a significant industry-based qualification, reinforcing what many Glenbervie members already know and appreciate - how good Bobby is as a golf coach. 

Very well done Bobby.

Glenbervie's Fraser Moore Wins on the Gecko Pro Tour

Good news - Fraser Moore has just recorded his first win on the Gecko Professional Golf Tour (www.thegeckotour.com) at the La Quinta Golf tournament in Spain.   A 36 hole strokeplay competition, with a field of 84 players (including 3 European Tour players), Fraser shot 5 under par for the two rounds and then triumped in a 3 man play-off over 2 holes.   Very well done Fraser and let's hope this is the first win of many !

Fraser Moore Gecko Tour Win

Fraser passes on his personal thanks to the members of the golf club for their continued support.

PS.  You can watch a short video on the tournament (albeit with most commentary in Spanish) at the following link:

The Gecko Tour Westin La Quinta Golf Tournament

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