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Junior + Membership

17/12/2018

Great meeting at the club this morning with Scottish Golf's Chief Executive Andrew McKinlay re' our Junior + membership. Many thanks for taking the time Andrew and the tweet.



Course closed

10/12/2019

Not surprisingly the course is closed and will remain so all day. 1st and other holes badly flooded. Anybody coming from Pollokshaws onto the Barrhead Road take care as there is bad flooding under the bridge at the roundabout.


Greens On

09/12/2019

13 Full Greens are now on.


Course now Open

09/12/2019

The course has now opened although the 1st & 18th will remain closed. I have still to hear how many full greens will be in play. As soon as I do I will update.


Inspection taking place

09/12/2019

The closed sign is still out while the greens staf carry out their inspection. Initial word from Michael is that he is hoping to open 17th, then play 2 - 16 as the first will be closed. 38 mm of rain fell from Saturday night until last night!


Course Closed

08/12/2019

Unsuprisingly, after last nights horrible weather the course is closed today.

16 Greens in play

07/12/2019

The course has now opened and there are 16 greens in play.


Closed while inpsection takes place

07/12/2019

The course closed sign is still out. The Greens staff are carryinmg out their inspection. As soon as I hear an update I will post.


Closed

06/12/2019

Probably not surprisingly the course is closed.


Greens On

05/12/2019

All greens are on and buggies are permitted although they will be reassessed if the forecasted rain comes.


16 Greens

04/12/2019

16 Greens on and buggies permitted. The only greens not in play are 9 & 10 which are currently being worked on.


Update will follow inspection

04/12/2019

Michael and his team are still inspecting the course. As soon as I hear the status of the greens I will update. Buggies are permitted.


Greens and buggies on.

03/12/2019

Most greens will be in play today and buggies permitted.


Frost still deep in the ground

02/12/2019

The frost has thawed from the surface however is still deep in the ground so temporary greens are play. Buggies are permitted.As always care must be taken on slopes and uneven ground by anyone playing.

Another extremely cold start

01/12/2019

Another very cold start this morning. All temporary greens are in play today and buggies aren't in use due to the frost lying over the course.


Very cold

30/11/2019

Temporary greens in play currently. Given the temperarture it's probably unlikely that this will change but if it does I will update. As always care needs to be taken by anyone playing in these conditions on slopes or uneven surfaces.


Temporary greens due to frost.

29/11/2019

Probably not surprising that temporary greens are in play due to the frost. If there is any change to this later in the day I will update.


Damp but mild

28/11/2019

A damp but mild start to the day but all full greens are on.


Some temporary greens are likely.

27/11/2019

Due to the rain that fell through the night (6mm) no buggies will be permitted today and there is the potential for some temporary greens to be in play. As soon as I hear from the greens staff I will post an update.


Greens in play.

26/11/2019

Greens staff are currently inspecting the course but hopefully all greens will be in play once again. If anything changes I will post.


Hopefully all greens in play

25/11/2019

I've still to hear from the greens staff but hopefully the status will be the same as yesterday and all 18 greens will be in play.If I hear anything different I will post

All greens in play

25/11/2019

All 18 greens in play today.


17 Greens in play

23/11/2019

17 Full greens in play. Only the 4th is on temporary.


Update will follow inspection

23/11/2019

Course is currently being inspected by the greens staff. Fingers crossed the frost is out the ground and the greens are back in play.As soon as I hear the status I will update.

Temporary greens in play

22/11/2019

Unfortunately the frost is still hard in the ground so temporary greens are in play. The greens staff think that it is unlikely that this will change today, if it does I will post.


All winter greens

21/11/2019

Pretty much the same as yesterday with no frost visible but the ground underneath is still heavily frozen therefor all winter greens. If anything changes I will let you know.


Temporary greens in play

20/11/2019

A balmy 5 degrees this morning however the frost is still in the ground so temporary greens are currently in play. There will be an inspection mid-morning. Following this and if there is any change I will post.


Temporary Greens

19/11/2019

Probably not surprising that temporary greens are in play and look likely to be for the rest of the day. As always if there is any change I will post.


All winter greens

17/11/2019

After inspection from the greenkeepers, all temporary greens will be in play today.


Cold Start

17/11/2019

It's another cold start this morning, with a frost lying over the course. I'm still waiting to hear from the greens staff regarding the greens. However, once I am informed I will let you know.


Orla Ronney: Jack Murray Trophy Winner 2020

16/11/2019

A great end to an excellent year for Orla Ronney pictured being presented with The Jack Murray Memorial Trophy by Club Captain Jim Bonner.

During the year Orla reduced handicap from 14 - 9.
Won the Renfrewshire Ladies County Medal scoring both the best Scratch and best nett score of the day.
Won the Renfrewshire county championship and the Campbell Clock.
Helped Renfrewshire girls to victory in the West of Scotland Kennedy Salver winning both her foursomes and singles games.
Lost in final of Junior Championship.

A very deserving winner of this prestigious trophy where the winner is selected by the club's council.
Her work ethic and attitude both on and off the course is absolutely fantastic,she is a credit to her family who I am sure will be very proud.


Temporary greens in play

16/11/2019

Temporary greens are in play due to the frost. If there is any change to this later in the day I will update.


Club President: Craig Morris

15/11/2019

Flag at half mast for our President Craig Morris whose funeral takes place today at 2pm at the Linn Crematorium.

Craig who was 86 years old and had been a member of the club for almost 70 years passed away just over a week ago surrounded by his family following a very short battle with cancer.

Craig's long association with the club dates even further back than his own membership as his uncle was involved with laying out the original course.

In recent years Craig was regarded as the club's historian having written the club's Centenary Book in 2006.

A wonderful gentleman who will be missed by all that knew him.

Our condolences are with his family and friends at this sad time.


Another cold start

14/11/2019

A very cold start to the day, with a heavy frost lying over the course. Hopefully, it will lift later on but at the moment all winter greens are in play.


Temporary Greens. No buggies

13/11/2019

Temporary greens and no buggies due to the frost. I will change if there is any change to this later in the morning.


Some greens on. No Buggies

12/11/2019

Michael is hopeful that he'll be able to get up to half the greens on today howeve they are still carrying out their inspection. I will update when I hear anything further. There will be no buggies permitted and as always at this time of year care must be taken on slopes or uneven surfaces.


Winter Rules Now In Play

11/11/2019

I'm still waiting to hear from Michael but given the conditions currently and through the night I would expect that temporary greens will be in play and no buggies will be allowed.For those who brave the conditions, winter rules come into effect today. Mats to be played from all areas of the fairway or take the ball at least 2 club lengths into the semi rough.Winter/hedge hog wheels to be used on trollies but if possible please carry.