I just wanted to give everyone an update on our Invitational Mini Silloth competition on Sunday.
Weather wise, it was a pretty cool day for mid-August, nevertheless it was a fun day’s golf with a fantastic turnout by our Members and their guests.
Can I start by thanking all 170 Members and Guests for their participation in, and support of the event.
Also a big shout out to the Green-keeping team for their support with the markings at the Target and Longest Drive holes and for the superb presentation of the course, in particular the greens. They just seem to be getting slicker and slicker. Well done Scott and the guys in what has been an extremely tough few months for them.
Bistro 19 did us proud by providing Food and Drink free of charge at the Caravan a superb gesture from Mike and his team.
Grant Findlay supplied the use of the Caravan for free too as well as donating a Raffle prize.
This year our Corporate sponsorship opportunity was severely limited due to Covid 19 and at short notice I called on our members to try and fill the revenue void that this created. Incredibly, we managed to get all 18 holes sponsored…and even enough for a 19th hole as well!
All sponsors are deserving of a mention.
|Hole 1||Gordon & Elizabeth Burns, Kirkton Flooring||Hole 10||Jim Stewart|
|Hole 2||Mark Wardrop||Hole 11||Robert Smart (New Member)|
|Hole 3||Andy Campbell ( New Member)||Hole 12||Jim McGrane|
|Hole 4||Andy Campbell||Hole 13||Colin Broadley|
|Hole 5||Brian Rooney||Hole 14||Phil Bayne, Car Click Collect, Heartlands|
|Hole 6||McEwan Smith Consultancy||Hole 15||Harburn Ladies (Shelagh Lee, Aileen Kennedy, Betty Smith,Cynthia Tuckerman)|
|Hole 7||Fiona Smith||Hole 16||George Mitchell|
|Hole 8||Russell Loten, St James Wealth Management||Hole 17||Craig Galloway, Craig Deerness, Scott O’Hagen, Greg Dymock, Michael Burnett & Gordon Paul (FTA)|
|Hole 9||Harburn Ladies||Hole 18||Harburn Ladies|
|(Sheila McEwan,Dorothy Wilson, Linda Boyle, Deirdre Taylor, Eileen Montgomery & Annie Stokes)||(Jennifer Bryans, Hazel Deerness, Janet Graham, Elaine Wilson and Kimberley Campbell)|
|Hole 19||Jim Murphy, Neil Rennie, Mark McManus & Eddie Boyle|
It was great to see new members Andy Campbell and Robert Smart offering sponsorship support to the event having only just joined Harburn recently. Much appreciated both.
Harburn Ladies did us proud with sponsorship of four holes, thank you.
In addition to Sponsorship we had Raffle Prize donations from Biffa Waste, Bistro 19, Alan Douglas, Kenny Saunders, David McCarthy, Fraser Jervis and Alan Brash.
Helen Warnock and Gordon Burns donated Spot Prizes.
A big thank you to all the aforementioned members and companies for their generosity.
On to the competition results …starting with an unexpected bonus for one player, Jack Stewart, who holed in one at the 3rd hole. Congratulations Jack well done.
Mini Silloth – Results
|1st Prize||61 (BIH)||Ian Wilson / Stuart Bell||£75 SGU Vouchers each|
|2nd Prize||61||Andrew Murray / Ian McNichol||£50 SGU Vouchers each|
|3rd Prize||62 (BIH)||Calum Regan / Josh Stewart||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|1st Prize||73||Willie Saunders/ Billy Saunders||£75 SGU Vouchers eaxh|
|2nd Prize||74||Mark Fowler / Craig Jones||£50 SGU Vouchers each|
|3rd Prize||75 (BIH)||Scott Corrigan / Callum Corrigan||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Nearest the Target – 1st Hole||1m 2cm||Tony Lang / Helen Lang||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Nearest the Pin – 3rd Hole||Hole in One||Jack Stewart / Darren Gray||1 x Dozen Golf balls each|
|Nearest the Pin – 5th Hole||50cm||Andrew Murray / Ian McNichol||1 x Dozen Golf balls each|
|Longest Drive Gents – 7th Hole||256 Yds||Mark Wardrop / Steven Johnston||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Nearest the Pin 2nd Shot – 8th Hole||2m 10cm||Neil Hogarth / Jack Hogarth||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Best “Combined Aggregate Net”||33||Alistair Henderson / Tom Robb||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|(2nd/4th /6th /9th Holes)||(Countback)|
|Nearest the Target – 10th Hole||3m||Stuart Tidy / David Laidlaw||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Nearest the Pin – 13th Hole||2m 10cm||Martin McGhie / Jim Lamont||1 x Dozen Golf balls each|
|Longest Drive Ladies – 14th Hole||192yds||Alison O’Neill / Gerry O’Neill||£25 worth of M&S Vouchers|
|Nearest the Pin – 15th Hole||1m 62cm||Meg Laidler / Stephen Todd||1 x Dozen Golf balls each|
|Nearest the Pin 2nd Shot – 17th Hole||39cm||Michael Cassaly / Phil Tag||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Best “Combined Aggregate Net”||28||David Condie / Cameron Vines||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|(11th/12th /16th /18th Holes)|
|Best “Combined Aggregate Net” Par 3’s||22||Jim Thomson / Henry Dunsmore||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
|Best “Combined Aggregate Net” Par 5’s||24||Mark Wardrop / Steven Johnston||£25 SGU Vouchers each|
Congratulations to all the Winning teams above. All prizes can be collected at the Office from Wednesday onwards this week.
Finally, these events cannot take place without the support of a willing group of volunteers behind the scenes. Planning, communicating, fundraising and fulfilling the mundane but necessary administration duties involved to run and close off the competition.
So a special thanks to all concerned – Jim Stewart, Jim McGrane, Jim McEwan, Alan Douglas, Robert Montgomery and Francis Barkey…and the tireless efforts of Sheila McEwan and Dorothy Wilson for a long shift on Sunday afternoon and evening checking scorecards and scoresheets. Much appreciated all.
Harburn Members and Guests generosity raised in excess of £2000 income for the Club
Harburn Mini Silloth SuperDraw Prize winners
|List of Winners|
|1st Prize||Luxury Overnight Stay for Two at Close House, Hexham||Colin Mackenzie|
|Dinner, B&B and 1 Round of Gold on the Championship|
|Colt Course( Lee Westwood’s course)|
|2nd Prize||Pair of Gore-tex Weatherproof Jackets||Alan Brash|
|3rd Prize||4 x Ball at Lanark Golf Club||Malcolm McGowan|
|4th Prize||Bistro 19 £50 Voucher||Alex Hunter|
|5th Prize||1 x Bottle Gin and 2 x Bottles Wine||Colin Hume|
|6th Prize||4 x Ball at Bathgate Golf Club||Alan Lambert Thomson|
|7th Prize||4 x Ball at Niddry Castle Golf Club||Gordon Irvine|
|8th Prize||2 x ball at Archerfield to join Kenny Saunders & Partner||Alan Stewart|
|9th Prize||2 x Outdoor folding chairs||Meg Laidler|
|10th Prize||1 x Signed Scotland Football Strip – Men||Fergus McRae|
|11th Prize||1 x Signed Scotland Football Strip – Ladies||Ian Littlejohn|
|12th Prize||1 x Bottle Wine||Declan Stephen|
|13th Prize||1 x Bottle Port||Graham Russell|
|14th Prize||1 x Bottle Whisky||Cameron Vines|
|15th Prize||1 x Bottle Cointreu||Anne Stokes|
Congratulations to all Super Draw prize winners. The majority of Prizes can be collected at the Office from Wednesday 19th August.
First Prize winner Colin Mackenzie needs to liaise with Brian Rooney regarding the Close House Overnight Stay arrangements and 8th Prize winner Alan Stewart should contact Kenny Saunders directly for the Archerfield Invitation game.
Brian Rooney – Event Co-ordinator