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CONGRATULATIONS

Finlay Trophy








CONGRATULATIONS

Senior Champion 2019





CONGRATULATIONS

Clubhouse Hours

April 2019



With the clocks having changed, the clubhouse opening hours have been extended.

Check out the revised hours for April 2019

Congratulations

Trophy Winners

Windyhill Club Championship


Scott Dickson retained his title, which he won for the first time in 2017.

Senior Championship


Andy Miller is the Windyhill Senior Champion for 2018.

The Finlay Trophy


Stephen Hart is the winner of the 2018 Finlay Trophy.

Congratulations

Rudy Hanel-Senior Open Champion

Windyhill Senior Open 2018

Results
Winner R Hanel net 65 £75
Scratch C McIntosh gross 74 £50

Category A (55-63)
1st R McKeown net 67 £60
2nd D Kingham net 68 £40
3rd I Ward net 68 £20

Category B (64 and above)
1st S McKenzie net 68 £60
2nd D Gibson net 70 £40
3rd K Thomson (Linlithgow) net 70 £20

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Andra Kirkaldy

Cup Winners


Congratulations to the Windyhill Past Captains Team of Michael McKeown, Ian Thomson, Maurice Shields, Frank Geary, Roy McMurray [Team Convenor], Raymond Lowe, John Britton, Tom Rae and Scott Cochrane, winners of the 2017 Andra Kirkaldy Cup.

The postponed final against Hilton Park G C was played today at Milngavie G C, with Windyhill winning all four matches.

This is the fifth time a Windyhill Team has won this trophy, with previous teams being victorious in 1987, 1990, 1993 and 2001.

Andra Kirkaldy Cup

The Andra Kirkaldy Cup is played between teams of Past Captains of golf clubs which participate in the various competitions organised by the Donald Cameron League.

Windyhill Teams have won the Andra Kirkaldy Cup in 1987, 1990, 1993, 2001 and now 2017.

This particular trophy has been contested on an annual basis since 1985 and commemorates the achievements of Andrew Kirkaldy, a Fife golfer who played in 23 Open Championships between 1879 and 1910.

Andrew came second in the Open on three occasions and featured in the top-10 fourteen times.

Defibrillator


Through the generosity of Windyhill members, and with the support of the Hodgkinson Trust, a defibrillator has now been installed in the clubhouse.

It is located at the end of the main corridor, close to the main door of the clubhouse.

This medical device is designed to be used in conjunction with the application of CPR to an individual who has collapsed and is not breathing. There is no need for any medical training to be able to use the defibrillator as clear instructions on what to do are provided by a built in voice recording.

Some members may be familiar with its use through health and safety training they may have received at their place of work. Several of the Executive Board attended a training course on the defibrillator run by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

While it is hoped that there may never be any occasion to use the defibrillator, its presence at the club does provide some reassurance.

New Mobile Website


Windyhill has upgraded its mobile website to a more responsive version which may suit those members who use their mobile phones to find out what is going on around the club. This new version has a much better layout and presents the various pages on the website in a manner which is much easier to scroll through and read. Members may have to delete the previous version of the website to view the new one.
Try it out.

Practice Nets


The two Practice Nets which the club purchased with the assistance of the National Lottery Awards for All Scheme have now been put in place by the hard work of Windyhill's green keeping team.

The next part of the project is to place covered bays at the other end of the practice area.

Buggies

Available to hire

April 2019

The four golf buggies are now available for hire.


Weather permitting, they will be available for hire each day from now on.

Buggies can be booked in advance with Chris Duffy, 0141 942 2349.

The hire charge for club members will remain at £12 per hire [£25 for visitors].

Position indicator flags have now been purchased and attached to the flagpoles on each hole.

They provide approximate information on whether the hole is cut at the rear, middle, side or front of a green.


A magnificent 3 and 1 victory in the final at Royal Aberdeen for Windyhill's five times Club Champion, George Duncan.


CLICK to read the Scottish Golf account of George's success.

Windyhill & James Braid

The latest edition of Scottish Club Golfer features an article on James Braid which includes a mention of Windyhill - it's on page 57.
Issue 77 also contains an image of the scorecard which records the scores of James Braid, Harry Vardon, J.H.Taylor and Sandy Herd from the Exhibition Match they played to mark the opening of Canniesburn Golf Club, the earlier incarnation of Windyhill, on 16th April 1910.

CLICK to link to the magazine article.

HELP THE CLUB



Help the club prosper by encouraging friends, relatives and colleagues to join Windyhill. Help yourself too as you can earn commission for your bar card.

£50 is added to your card for everyone you introduce into the Ordinary Category.

£25 is added to your card for everyone you introduce into the Youth, Intermediate, Weekday or Limited Play Categories.

WINTER GOLF


Fairway mats are now in play on the fairways.
Alternatively, golfers may place their ball one yard into the rough and play from there.
This measure is designed to protect the course over the winter and allow quicker recovery for next season.
Windyhill is now a member of the Amazon Affiliates Programme.

This means that the club website displays an AMAZON LINK at the bottom left corner of each page of the website. It is also on the Fundraising Page.

Any member or visitor who is a customer of Amazon can use this link to search for and make purchases. There is no extra charge for using this service but Windyhill can earn a small percentage fee for each order placed through this search box.





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Windyhill is a member of the Association of James Braid Courses and this allows members preferential rates at many courses throughout the UK.


CLICK for further details on how to arrange a game at these other courses.

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