Monday 2nd Sept was the last night of the season for the Juniors. The session involved a competition, followed by presentations and a meeting, that was attended by most of the parents, to review the season. To round off the evening there was a ‘Treasure Hunt’ around the clubhouse.
The Musselburgh Quaich was won by Skye McIntosh partnered by her Dad, Steve (pictured). Also throughout the season an eclectic competition was run and this was also won by Skye who had a best score of three 5s for the three holes. Alexander McGrory was 2nd just 2 shots behind with a score of 17 for the three holes. There was also a number of Juniors who played 3 holes before returning to the clubhouse for drinks and biscuits and a presentation ‘goody bag’ while the Mums and Dads enjoyed a cuppa and a review of this year.
The season started off on the 29th April, meeting every Monday evening from 6pm to 7:30pm with two weeks off in August. There were 7 children on the first night and by the end of the season there were 17 names on the books.
Archie, Doug, Ian, Fiona, Obie, Jack (junior organiser) and Bob have all been ‘disclosed’ so were able to help with the coaching. Several parents also came to help with their own children.
Early sessions began with games to assist co-ordination, listening and carrying out instructions, followed by time on the new putting green (a great help when there are so many children) then a spell on the practice area before trying holes 1, 8 and 9 from the forward tees.
At the end of August we had Frank Scott, a professional coach, to give an hour’s group lesson to 6 and 5 children who gained a lot from the experience.
We feel that good progress has been made and must be built on. We need some new coaches/helpers. Why are some octogenarians having to run a group of 6 to 13 year olds!
So, let’s have some younger volunteers who will go through the disclosure procedure. The coaching/training course is not too technical or difficult; it does not need a low handicap golfer to be able to conduct Level 1 coaching just enthusiasm. The rewards are very satisfying while you help a great group of children to keep enjoying the game we love. They are the future of our club!
After a season of tuition it was time for the Juniors to show what they were made of by guiding an adult around the course in the Musselburgh Quaich. The conditions were not ideal for this 9 hole Junior/Adult 2 ball foursomes as it was a rather windy Saturday afternoon but all returned to the clubhouse dry and Safe oot and safe in!!!
The winner of the Musselburgh Quaich with a net score of 30.5 was Lewis Jeffs & Keith Robertson, closely followed by Colin Peters & Ian Scott on 31 and Cammy Robertson & Shane Paton 33.
Lauder Golf Club would like to thank all juniors who have turned up for the events over summer months along with family support and look forward to seeing the next generation of golfers keep Lauder thriving on the golf circuit.
Cameron & Ewen on the 4th green under the watchful eye of one of our Coaching Helpers.
During the school summer holidays junior golf will continue to be organised under adult supervision on Mondays between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon.
To help with the organisation, please contact by email to firstname.lastname@example.org any junior who is going to attend and arrive at the clubhouse NO LATER THAN 09:50 am.
The Monday night Junior coaching will recommence on Monday 24th July at 6pm.
Enjoy your summer break.
BORDER LIVE is hosting a Sports Introduction Night for Sports Clubs in the Borders. The proposed Venue & Date is Earlston High School on Friday 5th May From 5.45 to 8.15pm. This is an opportunity for people of ALL AGES in the Borders to go along and try various sports. Lauder Golf Club & St.Boswells Golf Club will be hosting the TRY GOLF Event. So if you think you are interested in Golf or ANY sport come along and have a go.
Lauder Golf Club 2016
Lauder Golf Club members enjoyed a calm mild autumn day on Saturday 29th October for their end of season fun Texas Scramble and presentation of prizes. Thanks to the green keeping staff and a number of volunteers throughout the year the course has been regularly praised by members and visitors alike.
The ladies deserve top marks for catering services which has been appreciated and enjoyed at several major competitions and whenever the need arises.
Some of the prize winners proudly display their trophies. L to R, Obe Sharp, Maureen Rennie, Liz Bain, Dougie Bain, Dot Robinson, Linda Hogarth, Sandy Thompson, Harry Moffat, Ian Robinson, Ian Scott, Tom Hogarth and Mickie Dunne.
Junior Championship Report
All junior members of 14 and over were given the opportunity to play for the junior club championship trophy, kindly donated by What’s On Scotland last year. Five members opted to play – Hamish Weir went out with Murray Bell, and Angus Dun with Angus Weir – Aron Gunn was unable to play that day so played his round later. Hamish Weir recorded a scratch score of 53 for 9 holes and so won the championship. Angus Dun was runner-up on 55.
We had tried to run a league over the summer holidays to determine a champion, but this had proved difficult, with everyone having holidays at different times, so we changed to a one-off format, which proved easier to fulfil.
END OF SEASON
PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2015
NINE HOLE TEXAS SCRAMBLE
OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS
12-30 FOR 1-00 pm SHOTGUN START
PLEASE ENTER ON THE GENERAL NOTICEBOARD
3-00 pm SOCIAL GATHERING IN THE CLUBHOUSE
4-00pm PRESENTATION OF PRIZES
LAUDER GOLF CLUB
SATURDAY 3RD MONTHLY MEDAL 09-00 / 13-00
SUNDAY 4TH CLUB OUTING TO DUNS 09-30
MONDAY 5TH SENIORS 18 HOLES 12-30
SUNDAY 11TH MONTHLY MEDAL FINALS 09-00 / 13-00
MONDAY 12TH SENIORS OUTING TO GOSWICK 09-00
SUNDAY 18TH LEWIS DESIGN FINALS 09-00 / 13-00
TROPHY AND QUAICH
MONDAY 19TH SENIORS 9 HOLES 13-00
MONDAY 26 TH SENIORS 9 HOLES 13-00
SATURDAY 24TH PRESENTATION DAY
9 HOLE EVENT FOR ALL MEMBERS
SHOTGUN START 13-00
SOCIAL GATHERING 15-00
PRESENTATION OF PRIZES 16-00
COURSE CLOSED 12-00 NOON UNTIL 15-00
Information for Members from September Committee Meeting
As the finances are very tight until we finish paying off the loan to The Common Good Fund for the club house, it was agreed that we could not warrant the expense (in the region of £750-1000) of making a practice putting area, so this would be put on hold, while we focus on more fund-raising.
Green Convenor’s Report
The greens have now been fertilised, cored and sanded with help from Ian Scott, Bob Towers and Archie Anderson, and are now ready to get their final autumn dressing.
In order to keep course maintenance costs down, and the course looking at it’s best, we decided to organise a working party for next season, to keep bunkers tidy, stake trees and do various other ground maintenance jobs.
Ian had noticed that not all the ladies tees had information relating to that hole on them, and is going to get boards made to put on the tees that are missing out.
Mixed Open Competition.
Having had to re-schedule this, plans are well ahead for the re-run on Oct 10th, with 25 entries received so far.
Aileen Scott Aiton reported on a very successful end of season Musselburgh Quaich Competition for pairs consisting of a junior member and an adult member – won by Aron Gunn and Keith Robertson.
Tom and Linda Hogarth have given a new trophy – The What’s On Scotland Trophy for Junior Champion, which was won this year by Angus Dun. In light of this new trophy Aileen and John McDougal have decided they will work on including all the older junior members in more club activities and competitions. They are aware that whilst they can give coaching to the younger juniors there is not much for the older ones. Aileen hopes to acquire the services of the Club Golf Scotland Roving Pro next year, to meet this short-fall. This comes free of charge, so we hope that Club Golf Scotland will look favourably on us and give us some sessions
2016 Fixture List
Work needs to start on putting this together. Wendy Bryson is to sound out her ladies committee, and bring their needs to the table.
Junior Golf Season at Lauder – 2015
The junior golfers have had a very good season at Lauder. We had weekly coaching sessions for a total of 27 juniors, ranging from the ages of 7 to 14, organised through ClubGolf Scotland. Twenty of these young ones joined the club as members, and benefited from weekly fun competitions during the holidays. There were three different age groups, and we accumulated the scores over the six weeks. The beginners group was won by Hannah Page, the junior group by Cammy Robertson and the older group by Angus Dun. Trophies for this competition were presented after our final competition day on Sunday. This was a 2-ball foursome stroke play competition when the junior members were paired up with an adult member to play for the Musselburgh Quaich. It was won by Aron Gunn and Keith Robertson on a net score of 29 over 9 holes, with Isaac Simpson and Ian Scott second on a net score of 33 and Euan Lillico and Doddie Weir third on 37. It’s a great way to end the season, as it really helps the juniors to focus on their game, and they played really well.
In addition Robbie Gunn was awarded the prize for the most improved junior of the year – a voucher for a lesson from the golf professional Douglas Stewart, who sponsors at the club.
Finally a new trophy – The What’s On Scotland Trophy, a perpetual trophy donated by Tom and Linda Hogarth of What’s On Scotland magazine – was presented by Tom to the junior champion for 2015 – Angus Dun.
Well done to all the juniors, whose enthusiasm makes it a real pleasure to be involved.