2017 Gents Prize-Giving Dinner

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.  

2017 Save The Children Mixed Foursomes Event Final Returns To Glenbervie

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.

2017 Save The Children Mixed Foursomes Winners

2017 Scottish Womens County Finals Played at Glenbervie

The Scottish Golf 2017 womens county finals were played over Glenbervie from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th of September 2017, with Renfrewshire winning for the first time since 2010 (and their 10th win overall).   Renfrewshire edged out Midlothian for the title after an exciting closing day’s play, with Perth & Kinross and defending champions Dumfriesshire also contesting the finals competition.

Played in a team round-robin format involving 3 morning foursomes and 6 afternoon singles ties, both matches on Friday (Renfrewshire vs Midlothian and Perth & Kinross vs Dumfriesshire) finished level, but Renfrewshire’s 5.5 – 3.5 win over Perth & Kinross on Saturday and their 6 - 3 victory over Dumfriesshire on Sunday ensured they accumulated more overall points than Midlothian (16 – 11 compared to 14.5 - 12.5).

Congratulations from Glenbervie GC to the winning Renfrewshire team who are shown in the photo below.

2017 Scottish Ladies County Winners Renfrewshire

Glenbervie Men Win Stirlingshire Inter Club League For 2017

Congratulations to the Glenbervie mens team for winning the 2017 Stirlingshire inter club league, THE 6th YEAR IN A ROW that the club has won this particular county team competition.   The competition format sees two leagues of 4 clubs playing home and away, with 8 players per team.  The winners and runners-up in each league then progress to the match-play semi-finals.   Glenbervie finshed top in the Bellhaven Black league, finshing above Stirling, Falkirk and Falkirk Tryst.  The Belhaven Best league was won by Grangemouth, with Dunblane New as runners-up. 

The semi-finals and final were played at Falkirk GC on Sunday 3rd September.    In the morning semi-finals, Glenbervie beat Dunblane New GC and Grangemouth overcame Stirling.  So the final (perhaps appropriately) featured the two league winners, with Glenbervie coming out on top with a 5-3 victory.   

The photograph below shows members of the successful Glenbervie team with the inter-club league trophy.   Well done lads !

2017 GGC Gents League Winners

2017 Glenbervie Ladies Open Results

The 2017 Glenbervie Ladies Open was held on Sunday 3rd September and featured a full field of over 80 competitors.  Weather on the day was mixed, and with the course playing long due to little run on the fairways, the competition standard scratch ended up being 74, versus a nominal CSS of 72.   However, some low scores were recorded with the best gross being 74 and the best net 71.

Congratulations to the major winners on the day who were:

  • Scratch - Megan Briggs of Kilmacolm GC with a gross 74
  • Silver Division - Tracy Masterton of Milngavie GC with a net 71
  • Bronze Division - Elizabeth McFarlane of Hilton Park GC with a net 71 (and the winner of Ladies Open trophy)
  • Senior Prize - Alice Archbold of Gullane GC with a net 75

PLease click on the following link to review all the prize-winners (including nearest the pin and nearest the line): 2017 GGC Ladies Open Results

2017 Glenbervie Stirling Audi Gents Open Results

The 2017 Glenbervie Gents Open, sponsored by Stirling Audi, was held on Sunday 27th August.  Weather conditions were generally good on the day, and the full field delivered some good scoring with the competition standard scratch 71 for Glenbervie members, 72 for visitors (against a nominal CSS of 71).   

Congratulations to the major winners on the day who were as follows:

  • Handicap - Marc Hewitson of Dullatur Golf Club, who with a net 67 pipped 3 Glenbervie members (M Strachan, A M Haldane and D A Barclay) by 2 shots. 
  • Scratch - Scott Barr of Falkirk Golf Club, who with a gross 71 narrowly pipped Glenbervie member Richard (J R) Johnston, and D Buchanan of Falkirk Tryst GC, on a better inward half.

Thanks again to Lookers Stirling Audi for their sponsorship of this competition.   Please click on the following link to review all the prize-winners from the day: 2017 GGC Stirling Audi Gents Open Results 

2017 Glenbervie Seniors Open Results

The 2017 Glenbervie Seniors Open was held on Monday 7th August.   As normal, there was a full field competing over a course that was playing long (due to little run on the fairways) and in tricky weather conditions.   As therefore expected, low scoring was difficult and the competition standard scratch on the day was 72 - "Reductions Only" for both Glenbervie members and visitors (versus a nominal CSS of 69).

Congratulations to the class winners on the day who were as follows:

  • Class A - Jim King (Glenbervie GC), net 71
  • Class B - Matt Towland (Bonnyton GC), net 67
  • Class C - Bruce Hunter (Stirling GC), net 71
  • Scratch - Jim McArthur (St Andrews New GC), gross 75.

Please click on the following link to review all the prize-winners from the day 2017 GGC Senior Open Results

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 ... 

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.

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

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. 

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 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.

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