Club News

Great day at the Taylor Family Foursomes today Congratulations to the winners Iain and Linda Palmer. Runners up Jane Clark and Lauren Laird, Ian and Elaine Telford were third and John and Robbie Main were fourth. Prizes were presented by Sandra Taylor. Many thanks to the Taylor Family for sponsoring this event.
We hosted the 3 Amigos Day at Airdrie Golf Club yesterday. There are so many people we need to thank - first of all, a massive thank you to our main sponsor the Procast Group, with a special mention to Colin Sneddon for all his efforts. We couldn't stage the event without your input👏👏👏 Thank you to all the companies and members who donated prizes for the raffle. Everyone who played in the event or bought a raffle ticket. Simon Mclean Golf for his donations and the committee members who granted us the tee times and assisted us on the day 👏👏👏 It is extremely humbling to witness the generosity you have all shown to support this event. Also a big thanks to Robbie Kennedy, Patricia, Ally, Lorraine, Margaret and Mikensee who worked tirelessly on the day 👏👏👏 Just over £5000 was raised for this year's charity, Lanarkshire Young Carers. An incredible amount if I say so myself 🙌🙌🙌 The results - 1st place - AIan C Cameron and Ross Pollock 2nd place - Alan Stewart and Barry Higgins 3rd place - Scott Campbell and David Logan Longest drive - Craig Hendry Nearest the pin on the 4th - Alan Sinclair Nearest the pin on the 8th - Barry Higgins Nearest the pin on the 11th - Stephen Cadden The auction winners - Drill - John Mcqueenie Dundonald 4 ball - Robert Devine Putter - Derek Anderson Choice of 4 balls - Chris Seagriff Castle Stuart 4 ball - Alan Stewart See Gerry Peat if you have to pay for your auction bid and collect your gift. Well done everyone 👏 👏👏

CAPTAINS UPDATE APRIL 2024

CAPTAINS UPDATE APRIL 2024

As we approach the start of the season, I thought it would be useful to update members on progress at
Airdrie Golf Club since I began my tenure and our new committee got to work.

Before doing that, I have to talk about the challenges we are facing due to what I believe is about to go
down as the wettest winter since records began.

No one wants to see our course closed, but unfortunately this winter has seen us forced to do that far
more often because of saturated ground conditions. It is no consolation, but had the previous
committee not made the wise decision to make the use of mats mandatory in all areas, we would have
been closed far more often. That decision has saved untold damage to our course. Jordan and his team
are tearing their hair out at not being able to present the course at its best, but tis to their huge credit
that when we have been able to play, we have putted on greens that have been absolutely exceptional
for the time of year. I can only thank you, our loyal members, for your patience during this
unprecedented rainfall and hope that Mother Nature smiles on us sometime soon.

On a more positive note, we are grateful to members for showing their support for our revitalised social
schedule. We had a fabulous Burn’s night at the beginning of March, and our ABBA night in April is a
sell out. The dance night in May only has a few tickets left and the psychic night in June is selling well
(who'd have seen that coming!) Our other June social with Holly Fairlie and a wee game of bingo has
just gone on sale, so get your tickets ordered asap. We also hope to see loads of you support Simon's
always brilliant quiz night on Friday 12th April. This is Simon's 20th year as our Club Professional, he is
a fantastic asset to AGC, so come along and show him your support and appreciation.

You will also be aware that we recently announced a change in caterers. We thank Livie's for their
contribution to our club over the last few years but are excited to welcome John and Zoe as they launch
NINETEEN on 5th April. Their menu looks delicious, and I hope that as many members and
non-members alike will come along and sample their food. We wish John, Zoe and NINETEEN every
success - please support them.

I am also absolutely delighted to say that we have seen over 50 new members join the club since the
beginning of the year - welcome every one of you to a fantastic club. T hope as many as possible will
come along to our new member evening on April 5th. Hopefully you will see that there is more to the
club than just a great golf course and you will make full use of our wonderful clubhouse, whether it’s for
a pre or post round drink, great food or to attend our functions.

Iam also pleased to say that Vice Captain Keith McIntyre and I paid a visit to the Maggie's centre at
Monkland’s Hospital last week. It is a wonderful, joyous place that offers support to those impacted by
cancer. We have agreed to work with them to raise awareness of their work and hopefully come up with
some creative ways of helping them raise much needed funds. Watch this space for more details.

So, despite the awful weather, there are lots of things to be really positive about as we embark on
another season of golf. Our club is very much heading in the right direction, and I would like to thank
all members, whether long-standing, brand new or somewhere in-between, for their support and
encouragement. Without you, we don’t have a club, so enjoy the new season, use our clubhouse and
play well.

John McAuley

New Members Evening - Friday 5th April 1900

New Members' Evening - Friday 5th April
The committee has decided to re-introduce the New Members Evening. This will take place on the evening of Friday 5th April in the Clubhouse, at approximately 7:00pm.
Its purpose is to inform new or recently-joined members about the club, various processes like booking, etiquette and general expectations on and off the course here at Airdrie.
There will be short presentations followed by opportunities to ask questions and discuss points.
So, if you're a new member, or you joined in recent years, or even if you're an experienced and long-standing member willing to offer guidance and meet some newer members (or you'd like to refresh your own knowledge), please come along and enjoy a relaxed and informative evening.
Our new caterer, Nineteen, will be offering burger meals for £6.00 per person for those attending the meeting.

Burns Supper Charity Donation to Mavisbank School
Charity Donation to Mary's Meals by the Senior / Veteran Sections

Burns Supper Friday 1st March

Dear Members

To all members and their guests that attended the Burns Supper at AGC on Friday 1st March, the Burns Organising Crew would like to thank you all for attending and making the evening a success.
We would also like to thank all those who gave some assistance towards the evening and those who kindly donated to the charity fund, which is greatly appreciated.

At the last count we have raised the sum of £2600, with possibly some more to be received.

We would also like to thank all the participants at the top table for their entertaining input to the evening's procedure:
John Clydesdale, Peter Ligget, Drew Hamilton, Archie Frame, Capt John McAuley and Pipers Vann Smith & Lyle Barton.

Many Thanks
From
Billy, Ian & Hammy

Zak Ross wins NextGen Golf's first Junior Open

What a day we had for our very first junior open!
We had players from Dullater, Airdrie, Hayston, Kilsyth, Crow Wood, Drumpellier and Kirkintilloch golf clubs all take part.
It was a titanic tussle that ended in a 2 player play off round the old course at St Andrew’s.
The scoring throughout was epic and everyone that played had such impressive rounds, but there could only be one winner and that was Zak Ross from Airdrie Golf Club
Zak defeated the pre tournament favourite, James Turley from Kilsyth Lennox Golf Club the play off. Third place was Michael Parks from Hayston Golf Club who was unlucky to get pipped by one shot!
Well done everyone involved. Keep your eyes peeled for our next event

https://www.facebook.com/Nexgenindoorgolf/videos/916304383401561

Nice article in the trade press about our team and their shiny new machinery. A real investment in the future quality of our course, let’s hope Mother Nature gives us a helping hand between now and the start of the new season.Machinery Investment at AGC
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances our Hogmanay dinner dance has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the bar

WINTER LEAGUE AND INDOOR STABLEFORD 2023/2024

As a result of the atrocious weather for the last month which resulted in our last Watt medal being postponed, it has also meant that the start of the Winter League has been delayed and will now start 10th/11th and 12th of November.

We have a change of format for this years competition in which we will have 3 people that qualify from each weekends play.

We will then have a Finals day on Saturday 30th of March which all qualifiers will compete for the prizes.

Its £10 to join which goes straight into the prize pot and £2 each time you play, we are now taking entries, full details in the shop

Our Indoor Stableford is now up and running, our first course is the back 9 of the PGA West in Califiornia, this will run until the end of November.

Here are a few more details

Rules

9 hole individual stableford with full handicap allowance

£10 per person each time you play with every 3rd go FREE, you can play as often as you want, with your best score to count.

Prizes will be given to the top 5!!

Please enter and book your slot in the studio through the pro shop.

The winners of each monthly competition go into a play off with each other in March for a chance to win a new fitted driver.

Good Luck!!!

Simon

What a group of absolute stars. It wasn’t the victory that we all hoped for, but a third place finish out of six teams, all playing the highest quality golf is quite an achievement. More photos can be found on the AGC website Congratulations to Turnhouse Golf Club who were deserved victors Every one of the team, the parents, supporters and sponsors have contributed so much to give Airdrie Golf Club a season to remember. Thank you all. Thanks again to Ian Telford, Jane Clark and Peter Russell for everything they do to help our junior section go from strength to strength. We are incredibly proud of you all - take a bow.
Congratulations to Calum Watson who defeated Ellie McManus to lift the Logan Trophy, our junior match play championship🏆🏆 In a nail biting final, the match finished all square after 18 holes, with Calum clinching the title when he birdied the first extra hole while Ellie’s birdie attempt narrowly slipped past. Both players have had superb seasons and this was a fitting way to round things off .
Home Nations Inter-Club Championship. Scottish National Semi Finals. They’ve only gone and bloomin’ done it 👏 What a performance from our juniors in horrendous conditions. And on to the final we go. Congratulations to Ellie, Kyle, Lennon, Jack, Brendan and Taylor. AGC is so incredibly proud of you all.
Ladies and gentleman - your 2023 Lanarkshire Junior League Champions - AIRDRIE GOLF CLUB. A fantastic 4.5-1.5 victory over an excellent Strathaven GC team this afternoon means an aggregate victory of 7-5. Every one of the team - expertly led by Calum Watson - played a part in the victory. They have made Airdrie Golf Club incredibly proud and are an absolute credit to our club. Special thanks to Team Manager Ian Telford and Junior Convenors Jane Clark and Peter Russell who have done an outstanding job in developing our junior section. This is a fitting reward for all their hard work .
Some Photos from Junior Championship Day
Sam Keys
Sam & Rebecca Telford
Emily Keys
James Cleland
Lauren Laird
Kerr Little
Aran Robertson
Sam Broadley
Zac Ross
Some Photos from Junior Championship Day
Taylor Smythe
Zac Laird
Euan Robertson
Ellie McManus
Jack O'Hara
Ladies Champion 2023 Jane Clark
More great news for AGC’s Ellie McManus Ellie and her partner Nieve Marshall won the JNR team event at Milngavie in the West of Scotland county Close Championship. It really is becoming a great season for Ellie - brilliant stuff ⛳️⛳️⛳️👏👏👏