Semper Nova 2020 edition 6

Winter Meeting

We are looking forward to our first major meeting of the year tomorrow. Hopefully those playing who haven't seen the clubhouse much over the winter will see the improvements made in short time over the last couple of months. Members will also be able to take advantage of a number of bargains in our Winter Sale in our new shop - polos from £30, jumpers from £35, lots of other items reduced and bags ranging from £60 - £160.

The clubhouse is set to welcome over 150 players, with fingers crossed for no frost delay!


Golf Bulletin

There can't have been many Medals played on 29th February, but Medal 5 on the New Course saw winners on countback in both divisions with Alisdair Wood & David Clark pipping Gary Kennedy & Chris Brinsmead respectively. The following day saw Rod Macgregor & C Mackie come out top in the Greensome Pairs on the Eden Course with a nett 70.6. Then Derek Bayne won Stableford 3 on the Strathtyrum Course yesterday with 41 points, narrowly beating 3 players on 40.


Winter League
Our teams had a double victory over Scotscraig last weekend with the Scratch Team winning 3.5-0.5 away and the Handicap team won 3-1 on the Jubilee Course.


Competitions Entries
Medal 6 on the New Course on h March, Stableford 4 on the Jubilee Course on 14th March are open. Our knockout competitions are also, with notices for each of the Foursomes Cup, Tom Morris four-ball, Doig Cup, Mulvey Rosebowl & Seniors Cup now on the notice-boards. Team matches against St Andrews University on Friday 13th March and St Regulus Ladies Golf Club on Thursday 19th March are also still currently taking names.

Clubhouse Update
Ground Floor Toilets Project
We're delighted to say that the project has been finished a month early and the new gents toilets will be in use from this weekend, with the others to be finished next week.


New shop & staff areas

Our merchandise & accessories shop has swapped with the meeting room at the front entrance of the Club. As you enter from Gibson Place, the welcoming shop area is now on your right hand side. The old shop is now a dedicated staff area and is no longer open to members, which is clearly signed. As a result, the PSI score entry machines for both ourselves and the Thistle Golf Club will be in the Reading Room and will soon move to a permanent home within an alcove in the notice-board corridor.


Rusacks Hotel extension
Andrew Cowie Construction will start work on this next week until the end of March 2021. During that time, Grannie Clark's Wynd will be closed to traffic but the footpath will remain open. Some parking spaces on The Links outside the hotel will also be taken out to allow vehicle access to the building compound.

Social Bulletin

9 & Dine
Join us for an evening meal in our restaurant on Friday 20th March after playing 9 holes of golf on the Eden course earlier in the day. This will also mark the end of the Hibernation & Snowman winter competitions. Please sign up at the bar.


Mothering Sunday Carvery
Please see the team at the bar to reserve your table on Sunday 22nd March. The menu is:

     Soup of the Day Smoked Salmon and Crayfish Roulade

     Carvery Choice of Chicken or Roast Rib Eye Roast potatoes, Seasonal veg, Pan Gravy, Yorkshire Puddings

     Chocolate Brownie & White Chocolate Sauce Peach Melba