The new practice range facility within the John Panton Academy is now well established and proving very popular with members, their guests and visitors to the club. The facility offers a ball dispensing machine (employing single-use tokens or multiple-use cards) along with new practice bays, target nets and distance markers. As before the practice fairway is generously wide and very long, allowing drives of over 250 yards to be hit. For those members who have yet to use this new facility, then you should definitely get yourself down there soon. Ball dispensing tokens are available from the pro-shop and multiple-use cards from the general manager's office.
It may still be early on in the season, but Glenbervie's lady golfers have already achieved some considerable success in external competitions.
On Sunday 13th May, a group of our lady members played in the Gleneagles Ladies Open. The sun shone, everyone had a great day, and from the large entry it was our own Liz Breingan who took home the trophy. Very well done Liz (who is shown in the photograph below receiving her trophy).
Our results in the first two county meetings of the season have also been good. At Stirling Golf Club on 16th April, Jennifer Allan won the Innes Rosebowl, with a fantastic gross 73, while Liz Breingan won 3rd bronze handicap. In the County Championship qualifying at Alloa Golf Club, Fiona Ross won the Captain's Prize with a nett 70, while Linda Allan won second scratch with a gross 76. In the subsequent championship match play, Margaret Tough and Alison Goodwin reached the quarter finals and Liz Breingan reached the first round of the inaugural handicap championship.
Finally, on 5th May, a number of our lady members took part in the Falkirk Tryst annual charity day. This is a team competition, which this year raised funds for a local charity fighting sepsis. One of our teams (Mary Jimenez, Karen Murray, Liz Breingan and Fiona Ross) won the ladies competition with a great score of 119. A super day out in a very good cause.
It has been a great start to the season for the club ladies - let's hope there is more to come!
The renowned "Bervie Boys" group within the club paid thanks to the clubhouse restaurant staff for their excellent service over the past year with a hand-crafted card and generous gift. See the photo below featuring some of the Bervie Boys and restaurant staff at the handover of the card and gift.
Despite being very busy with his day job at this time of year, a special VIP still found time to visit Glenbervie today.
Under-foot conditions were obviously not perfect for golf, but when asked by Trisha if he was happy to go out, his reply was "... that it only felt strange to be out without any rain dear." He did express disappointment by the limited selection of golf balls available in the pro-shop, since for him it had to be "... jingle balls, jingle balls, jingle all the way." However, he was happy back in the clubhouse after his round when he was able to order (mince-)pie, chips and beans !
Ho-ho-ho, merry Xmas ...
Glenbervie members are reminded of the discounts available to them for the services and classes provided by our corporate partner - Life Fit Wellness. Please review the flyer below for more details of this member benefit.
The Glenbervie Golf Club 2017 gents prize-giving dinner was held in the clubhouse on Friday 3rd November and followed the traditional agenda. The evening started with the serving of a superb 3 course meal - many thanks to Mark, Kelly and all their staff for this - followed by the presentation of prizes and two after-dinner guest speakers. The first guest speaker, PGA Professional Alan Tait, delivered a toast to the game of golf including a highly humerous, but true, story of the day he partnered (the then Masters champion) Ben Crenshaw and top USA amateur Tiger Woods for a practice round at Carnoustie. Alan was followed by the well-known speaker Willie Allan (MBE) who provided many laughs to the attendent audience and closed with a toast to Glenbervie Golf Club.
The presentation of prizes included the Glenbervie team members present receiving the Stirlingshire County Golf Association league trophy and, as normal, ended with the presentation to the gents champion golfer of the year - Mark Hislop. Congratulations to all the 2017 gents prizewinners, but especially to Mark.
The 2017 "Save The Children" mixed foursomes golf event final was held a Glenbervie on Tuesday 5th September, and featured over 30 clubs from all parts of Scotland. Overall winners on the day were Mr A Bycroft and Mrs J Bycroft of Alford Golf Club with 32 stableford points, pipping Mr D MacVicar and Mrs M MacVicar of Taynuilt Golf Club on a countback, and Mr D Jamie and Mrs K Gold of Dundas Park Golf Club with 31 stableford points. Equally important, however, is that this years event raised over £4500 for the "Save The Children" charity.
Congratulations to this years winners who are shown below receiving their trophy. The 2018 event final is already confirmed to return to Glenbervie next September.