Blog 2020

28th July 2020

Bicker Salver

A huge well done to Davie Greer and Allan Stewart on their victory today in the Bicker Salver. This two mam scramble event is a new addition to this year's fixtures as it is usually a two ball knockout competition. Davie and Allan secured victory with an excellent scratch 64, giving them a nett 61.9 to win by 2.1 shots from Hector Whitelaw and Matthew Dunn. Mike Ivory and Roddie Leitch took third place with 64.2. Best scratch score of the day, outwith the winners, were Graham Fisher and Mark Crichton with a 66. Booby prize was warmly received by Francois Lintetmans and Davie Reid.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Roddie Leitch@4th/16th, Francois Lintermans @10th and John McBride @18th.
Well done all winners.
A massive thanks to sponsor Jim Bicker and family for the kind sponsorship of the Salver and for the great array of prizes.
Another thanks must go to Duncan Lyon and Graham Dunn for the state of the course which, again, was in excellent condition. We have had a fair few visitors this week and each one of them have commented on the course and of course the excellent views to be had.
If you fancy a round up the Port please message this page or private message Sam Jamieson to organise a tee time. All visitors welcome.

This weekend’s fixtures are an extra medal on Saturday 1st August and the August Medal on Sunday 2nd. Please contact Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft for tee times.

Best of luck to all Rothesay members playing in the Bennie this year as, unfortunately, this competition is for members only.

 

 The winners of the Bicker Salver along with sponsor Jim Bicker


 

23rd July 2020

Reminder

Members and visitors must book a Tee time with our Captain Sam Jamieson in order for the club to track and trace. The locker rooms and clubhouse are still closed. Visitor fees to be posted into the letterbox.

Phone: 07546 535108


 

21st July 2020

DUNN WINS THE GROUSE

Captain Sam Jamieson_Graham Dunn winner, with Bike shed sponsors Mr & Mrs David Kilpatrick

A great turn out yesterday for the first major trophy of the year, outwith the Championship. The Bike Shed sponsored Grouse is usually an Open competition but had to be limited to members only this year. The two 12 hole competition is always well supported and 34 golfers took to the course yesterday.
Winner on the day and taking home the trophy is Graham Dunn who ripped the course apart with a 4 under par second round of 41 giving him a net 37 to add to his morning round of 48 (44 nett). Some scoring Graham.

Iain L MacLeod best dressed winner

The excellent sponsorship gave a huge list of prizes which included a best dressed golfer. I.L McLeod was very pessimistic on the day and decided he would guarantee himself a prize and turned up to the golf course in his full kilt outfit. Well done I.L.
A fullest of prize winners below
Winner - Graham Dunn
Second - Jim Bicker
Third - John Black
 
Scratch - Graham Bolton
Second - Donald Standaloft
Third - Hector Whitelaw
Best AM - A Stewart
Best PM - M Dunn
 
Nearest pins
4th - Graham Dunn
10th - Leighton Thomas
18th - Graham Fisher
 
Longest Drive - Sam Jamieson
 
A huge thanks must go to the sponsors for the fantastic array of prizes.

6th July 2020

Club Championships 

Saturday 11th July: Round 1

Sunday 12th July: Round 2

Tuesday 14th July: Quarter Final

Thursday 16th July: Semi Final

Saturday 18th July: Final


Sunday 19th July: The Grouse Open ( Subject to restrictions )

 

 

6th July 2020

Another busy one at the Port last weekend with two more competitions completed. We are trying to play catch up to try and get all competitions up to date.

Saturday 4th July saw the Hector Linden trophy being played over one round instead of the usual format of a qualifier and then knockout rounds. Winner on the day was, the man who`s golf has benefited most with   the pubs being closed, Joe Livingstone who shot an impressive scratch 70 for a nett 61 earning him a cut in his handicap to 7. This was made even more impressive as the Competition scratch score was 67 for the day. Twos were scored on the day by Matthew Dunn, John McBride Francois Lintermans and Sam Jamieson. Well done Joe.

Sunday saw two competitions in one with the July medal and Spring handicap taking place. The weather was not kind to the golfers on Sunday with wind and rain battering the souls who braved the day.Winner on the day with a nett 67 was Club Captain Sam Jamieson, who scooped the double with one round, defeating Donald Standaloft (best scratch) and Colin Renfrew (2nd Class winner) into second place by 1 shot. Twos on Sunday were scored by Graham Dunn and Donald Standaloft. Well done to all winners over the weekend.

This weekend, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th, is the Championship and Arthur Slack qualifiers. Two rounds over the weekend will see the top 8 scratch and top 8 nett scores qualifying for the respective championship knockouts which will take place on Tuesday and Thursday night culminating in finals day on Saturday 18th July. Please book your times for Saturday and Sunday in the usual way by contacting Sam or Donald.

On behalf of all members The Captain would like to thank Duncan Lyon for the work he is doing on the course. Even after all the rain we had last Thursday, Friday and Saturday the greens, and fairways, were in excellent condition.

The club are now accepting visitors to the club but need to stress the importance of booking first. Visitors can do this by messaging the facebook page or contacting us through the website.

23rd June 2020

Mc Millan & June Medal 
 

It was a busy weekend at the Port which was definitely a case of two totally different days in respect to our lovely Scottish Summer weather.
Saturday was the McMillan Trophy with veteran Hector Whitelaw winning by 2 clear shots with a nett 64. The beautiful day and glorious course certainly helped Hector gain an extra few yards off the tee. Well done Hector.
The early starters on Sunday, for the June medal, certainly got the best of the weather. First off the tee in the morning was Roddie"Tank Commander"Leitch who played a lot better than he did on Saturday (nett 82) returning a nett 66 to take the spoils. It was a close call though with Allan Stewart just missing out on the best inward half. Big Al's partner Davie Greer took the scratch prize with a 75. There were no 2's at the weekend so will be a double rollover on Saturday.
Well done all winners from the weekend.

Summer Cup

The summer Cup is also now underway with Mark Crichton leading the way wit 31 points after the first round which consists of 12 holes on a Wednesday.

Hector Scott

This weekend is the Hector Scott and due to time constraints now the two qualifying rounds will be played on Saturday and Sunday with the best score over the two rounds taking home the trophy.

As well as the Hector Scott, April and May medals will be played on Saturday and Sunday also. Should be another busy weekend so remember to book your tee times with Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft.

Fixtures for the clubs singles competition, The Kames Cup, have also been drawn and the committee would ask that all ties are played within timescales.

The club have seen an influx of junior members this year and will be looking to hold some sort of competitive matches in the coming weeks. For only £20 your youngster(11-17) can be up on the course 7 days a week so please contact one of the committee if your child fancies giving it a try. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer any tuition but may look into this for next year


 

19th June 2020

Golf update

As of today members of three different households can play golf together. This means we can now play 3 ball and 4 ball games if two players are from the same household.

Unfortunately the clubhouse and locker room toilets remain closed.

Members must pre book  a Tee time with the Captain: Sam Jamieson. The course remains closed to non members. Donald Standaloft is working on a low key fixture list, as Opens remain banned and we are unable to provide food and toilet facilities at the moment.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the club in these trying times.


 

18th June 2020

Back to Competitions

A great turnout of 33 golfers took to the course on Sunday to participate in the opening medal of the season, The Peggy Adam Cup. Glorious weather beckoned the impeccable course for the first competitive golf since lockdown began.
Jordan Leitch came out on top on the day with a cracking nett 63 defeating Tommy Wilkinson and Joe Livingston by two shots. All 3 receiving an early cut to their handicap. Well done Jordan. Keep it up and single figure handicap wont be far away.
Best scratch score of the day was Donald Standaloft with a 2 over par 70.
3 golfers also put in their first cards in order to receive a handicap so good luck with your next cards guys.
This weekend sees two more competitive rounds with the McMillan Trophy on Saturday 20th and the June Medal on Sunday 21st.
Please contact Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft for available times for these competitions or any times during the week.
At this time we are unsure on what, if any, restrictions the First Minister may lift on Thursday but will keep all members posted.
The captain would like to publicly acknowledge the fine work that Duncan Lyon and Graham Dunn are doing on the course. It is in fantastic shape and every member appreciates all the work getting done in these tough times.


 

28th May 2020

As you may all be aware golf is good to go for tomorrow. The committee would like to thank all members for their patience at this time and hopefully competitive golf be not too far away. Below is a list of the rules for the course for the near future. Please all read prior to play.
Can all members also please watch their speed on route to the course especially the last leg at Bannatyne Mains Road as there have been a few near misses with pets and walkers.
A welcome return to the golf so enjoy.

COVID – 19 Rules of play

As advised by the SGU can all golfers please adhere to the following. No golfers should be on the course without reading the following. For the moment there will be no competition golf therefore no scorecards will be available and please ensure you have booked a time to play before arriving at the course.

1. Tee times MUST be booked through Sam Jamieson or Donald Standaloft. No-one is allowed on the course without prior approval.

2. Maximum of 2 different households may play in the same game whether it is 2 or 3 ball

3. Front Tee`s to be used at all holes

4. All facilities at the course will remain closed.

5. Entrance to the carpark will only be permitted 10 minutes before your tee off time.

6. No flags to be removed.

7. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times

8. Hand sanitiser is displayed at the sheds for use

9. Individual sanitiser bottles are at the course if required

10. Only 12 holes permitted at this time to stop any crossover of play

11. After your round please return to your car and leave the course

Enjoy your golf

16th May 2020

Course re-opening

Following a meeting of the committee it has been decided that when the government removes the restrictions on playing golf, the club will open with the conditions for social distancing below.

·       Clubhouse to remain closed, even when course reopens

·       Tee times every 20 mins. Booked using facebook

·       12 holes using yellows only

·       Course closed to visitors

·       Golf furniture to be taped off

·       Notice board for signs to be erected

·       Ball cleaners and shelters taped off

·        No  scorecards

·       Air hose to be removed

·       Wait for further guidelines from SGU and Government


 

3rd April 2020

A Message from the Captain

Fellow members of PBGC. 
We are, I feel, some time away from knowing when we can re-open the course. The closure of the course and clubhouse puts severe financial pressure on the club as income from bar, competitions and fundraising cease while expenses of maintaining the club remain. We are continuing to employ our green keeper on reduced hours to maintain the course. I trust that members will continue to pay subs as normal to ensure we still have a club to return to when this is all over.. For those who are not in a position to pay we will look at any offers we can make when we have an opening date. Please all stay safe and healthy.

Sam Jamieson, Captain

 

Full Adult fee £345

Senior fee       £295

Junior Fee       £20

Intermediate & country membership £260

Locker fee £20

Direct transfer: please text Jim Thom on 07785574253 for bank details.
Cheques:  payable to Port Bannatyne Golf Club can be sent to Jim Thom at 12 Paterson Place, Bearsden, G61 4RU .


 

27th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

As the government has allowed golf clubs to maintain their courses whilst closed the committee has decided to close the car park to everyone including dog walkers so as to allow our Green keeper to work in isolation.

The committee will hold a video conference next Thursday  to review matters, but the course will be closed until government restrictions are lifted.  


 

18th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

A decision has been made by the committee that the clubhouse should be locked and remain off limits to members for the foreseeable future, All members who have clubs in the locker rooms should remove them by Sunday evening as the clubhouse will be locked Monday morning. After that time please contact the Captain or a committee member to gain access to the locker rooms.

Please take care on the course by not removing the flags or raking the bunkers. Keep a distance of a yard between players and not shaking hands.

A decision on competitions will be made next week

It is with regret that we have had to put these measures in place, but our members safety is the clubs number one priority.


 

18th March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

Following government guidelines can we ask members to avoid using the clubhouse either before or after playing golf. And to keep a minimum distance of a yard from other players, also avoid shaking hands after a game.


 

6th March 2020

Winter League

Semi finals this Sunday, all Tee times on facebook.

Finals 22nd March weather permitting.

Subscription Medal 29th March


 

1st March 2020

2020-1 Fees

Please note that the 2020-1 seasons fees remain the same as last season and become due as of 1st april.


 

5th February 2020

AGM

Wednesday 26th February 2020

at 7.30 in the clubhouse


 

2nd February 2020

 Rothesay motor services winter league 

Final League positions after week 5

League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           14      +10
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.     12.      +5
3 Standaloft/ Renfrew.           10.      +4
4 Bicker/ Jardine.                   10.      -4
5 Greer/ McFarlane.                 9.      -3
6 R&M Leitch.                           5.     -17

League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Jamieson/ Standaloft.          13.      +18
2 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.            12.      +8
3 Stewart/ Whitelaw.               12.      +4
4 Turnbull/ Lintermans.           10.      -4
5 Black/ Thom.                           7.      -12
6 R&J Leitch.                              6.     -16

Draw for Quarter finals- Sunday 16th February

8.30- Standaloft/ Jamieson v Bicker/ Jardine
8.40- McArthur/ McIntyre v Turnbull/ Lintermans
8.50- Crichton/ Greenshields v Stewart/Whitelaw
9.00- Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw v Renfrew/ Standaloft
9.10- Greer/ McFarlane v R&J Leitch
9.20- R&M Leitch v Thom/ Black

This Sunday February 9th - Winter trophy round 5
Usual ballot times. 

13th January 2020

Round four of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League took place in blustery, wet conditions last Sunday.

 
League positions after week 4
 
League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           12.       +10
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.       9.        +5
3 Bicker/ Jardine.                    8.         -4
4 Greer/ McFarlane.                8.         +2
5 Renfrew/ Standaloft.           7.         -1
6 R&M Leitch.                       4.        -12
 
League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.          10.     +8
2 Jamieson/ Standaloft.          10.     +15
3 Stewart/ Whitelaw.              10.      +4
4 Turnbull/ Lintermans.          8.       -4
5 Black/ Thom.                       6.       -9
6 R&J Leitch.                         4.      -16
 
With only one week left before the quarter finals it is still all to play for in League A, except for the Leitch brothers who will be battling it out for the wooden spoon in the knockout round. Any 4 of the top 5 are able to qualify with Renfrew and Standaloft hoping for some results to go their way in the final round on 02nd February. Same goes for the other Leitch combination of Roddie and son Jordan in League B along with John Black and Jim Thom, as long as Turnbull and Lintermans turn up for their final game. It's all about the positions in League B in the final round of matches as the top 4 cannot get caught. Course is still in great order for the time of year and the weather we have had. A huge thanks to all who have helped on the course. This Sunday 19th January is the fourth round of the winter trophy. Usual ballot times.

Sam Jamieson


 

13th January 2020

 Rothesay motor services winter league

League positions after week 4

League A.                             Pts.      +\-
1 McArthur/ McIntyre.           12.       +10
2 Crichton/ Greenshields.     9.        +5
3 Bicker/ Jardine.                   8.         -4
4 Greer/ McFarlane.               8.         +2
5 Renfrew/ Standaloft.           7.         -1
6 R&M Leitch.                         4.        -12

League. B.                              Pts.      +/-
1 Kilpatrick/ Whitelaw.             10.     +8
2 Jamieson/ Standaloft.          10.     +15
3 Stewart/ Whitelaw.               10.      +4
4 Turnbull/ Lintermans.           8.       -4
5 Black/ Thom.                         6.       -9
6 R&J Leitch.                            4.      -16