Congratulations to Glenbervie member Linda Allan for making it through to the matchplay stage of the 2018 Scottish Women’s amateur championship. Played over Elie golf course, the top 32 players after two strokeplay rounds made it through to the matchplay stage of the competition. With rounds of 78 and 77, Linda qualified from a high-quality field. In her subsequent first round match, Linda lost 3&1 to Gemma Batty of West Linton golf club, a very credible performance against the woman who went all the way to win the championship. Very well done Linda.
The Glenbervie gents team successfully retained the Stirlingshire County team matchplay championship for the 7th time in 8 years! This years team pool consisted of Mark Hislop, Graeme Robertson, Colin Mundie, Craig Hughes, Peter Maxwell and Ross Kane, with the selected 4 playing 2 ball foursomes. This year saw all team members contributing at some point over the four rounds played.
Congratulations to the team on yet another great win! (Shown below are 4 of the team with the championship trophy).
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.