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 

               Main Prizes
       Handicap         Prize    
  Score Names  
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
  Score Names  
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


               Spot Prizes
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)  
Additional Prizes  
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