Men's and Ladies Golf - Semester 1 Report 2016-17
Saturday 28 January 2017
Ladies Golf Club Report
The semester started off with the annual Ladies Invitational event. The club had been busy planning the tournament and working together with The Links Trust throughout the year. This year Renee Powell and Carol Kaufman gave their names to the tournament and we are very proud that competitors now play for the Renee Powell Cup and Carol Kaufman Shield. The girls had some great weather over the weekend and we saw some excellent golf! The weekend finished off with a lunch with Professor Sally Mapstone and a prize giving with Vice Principal Verity Brown.
This year our golf lessons have been more popular than ever. We have had a record number of over 150 girls signing up and we are very pleased to be able to provide lessons from beginner to advanced level. Lessons are also taking place on the course for the advanced players to help get the girls out of the range and onto the course. The money the club has raised this semester has enabled us to donate £1,000 to a local fife charity. After a vote, the Ladies Golf Club decided to donate the £1,000 to Fife Rape and Sexual Assault centre (FRASAC) and the money is being used to buy victims of sexual violence items back which are confiscated by the police for evidence. Ladies Golf were very pleased to help the local charity and have been told that two victims of sexual assault have already had items bought back for them. We will continue to raise money for them in the future.
The Ladies Golf 2nd Team have had a very enjoyable and successful first semester of golf. We retained the Quaich that was gifted to us last year in our annual match against the Ladies of St Rule winning 3-1. Our weekend away in Edinburgh finished with two overall draws against the Murrayfield Ladies and Edinburgh University Ladies. We finished off our season with a loss against Glenrothes so hope that next year we can beat them again with a home advantage!
Men's Golf Club Report
Semester 1 was a triumph for the Men’s Golf Club with ever increasing membership numbers and more opportunities available to all. The club had a mixed set of results on the course in Semester 1. We successfully beat the New Club of St Andrews, HOGS (Home of Golf Society) and continued our four-year unbeaten streak against the Beavers (Alumni golfing society), with all three matches ending in strong victories to the Men’s Golf Club.
However, the club has been struggling to convert this form into BUCS victories with a few heavy defeats against opposition that were relatively weak. Semester 1 also allowed the club to hold a few medals and tournaments with Bruce Fitzpatrick (74 Gross) and Tom Abbot (74 Nett) winning the biggest event of the year at our annual Kingsbarns day.
Away from competitive golf the club has developed its lessons programme for beginner-advanced golfers and has had a successful social year with a great core of Freshers being involved in the club. Semester 2 holds many more fixtures, events and tournaments so the club is in a strong position to continue developing positively.
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