Golf Club/Facility of the Year

The Mearns Castle Golf Academy are delighted to be nominated for the Scottish Golf Club/Facility of the year at the Scottish Golf Awards.  This is in recognition for all of our work in growing our membership over the past 4 years, fundraising and junior golf development.  Well done to all the staff and members for their hard work over the past 12 months!

Nominations Announced for Club and Volunteer of the Year Awards

 

Beatson Golf Day 11th June 2016

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On Saturday the 11th of June 2016 we will be running our annual Beatson Golf Charity Day.

Members and guests are both welcome.

On the day there will be a longest drive competition, nearest the pin competition, prizes for scratch and handicap scores and much more.

Entry to the competition costs £5 with a further cost of £1 per bunker hit on the day.

All money raised will be donated to the Beatson Cancer  Charity.

Second Paragolfer on it way!

In only a few months Mearns Castle members, staff and friends of the club have fundraised over £2780 towards the purchase of a second Paragolf machine.

This has been generously matched by a local business man to support the purchase of machine number two.

On Monday 19th October 2015 a cheque for £1800 was presented to Ryan MacDonald (Social Care Ideas Factory/Paragolf Scotland) by Russell Gray on behalf of Mearns Castle, with delivery expected in November of the second machine.

The Paragolfer provides disabled people with the equipment to play golf with their friends, family and colleagues on a mainstream golf course.

Operations manager, Russell Gray at Mearns Castle has been just as enthusiastic about the partnership and has supported Paragolf Scotland by accommodating the Paragolfer, providing staff training on how to demonstrate it and hosting two fundraiser events.

“We are absolutely thrilled therefore to have Ryan MacDonald, Social Care Ideas Factory Associate, who has been a visionary leader, identifying the potential for the Paragolfer and building communities of support to raise funds and build its awareness across Scotland”,

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Beatson Golf Day

Saturday the 13th of June seen our member Micheal Brown run his 3rd annual Beatson Golf Day at the Mearns Castle Golf Academy.  A great day was had by all that attended, and Micheal is proud to announce that he managed to raise over £3500!  This money will be handed over the Beatson this week.

The hard work, dedication and enthusiasm shown by Micheal in organising this event was truly inspiring, and we are proud to have been chosen to host this event for him.

A big thank you to all the golfers who took part on the day as well as anyone who purchased raffle and auction prizes on the day.

The results of the main prizes are below as well as a link to the full list of players scores.

http://www.mcgolfacademy.co.uk/results/

3-ball with Scott Jamieson – Gordon Irving!

Team Prize – EXACTA (Paul Brown, Paul Hughes, Raymond King, Bert Dickov) Shoe bag and golf goody bag

Nearest to the Pin – Grant Cullen (£25 range credit)

Longest Drive – Tracey Mitchell (30 minute golf lesson)

Worst Dressed – Micheal Brown (Debenhams Voucher)

Worst Score – Paul Rankin (4-ball at Mearns)

Gents:

1st – John Cant – (Golf Bag)

2nd – Gerry Gallacher (Nike Shirt)

Ladies:

1st – Lorna Esselmont (UA Jacket)

2nd – Pam Watson (UA Travel bag)

Junior:

Molly Brown – (Golf Goody Bag)

Well down to everyone involved and that took part!