Hamish Brough, talks about his time at Broomieknowe.
Ross Fisher took half an hour of Hamish’s time to talk about the past 30 years, what his favourite spot is on the course and what he enjoyed the most (and least) about his time at the club. We also wished him a very happy retirement as he starts the next chapter of his life in Thailand.
New Greenkeeper Announcement
We are delighted to announce that Allan Duncan will be joining the Broomieknowe team in due course as our new Head Greenkeeper. Allan is currently Head Greenkeeper at Thornton Golf Club in Fife. Before that, he was Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Drumoig and has had key roles in developing Scotscraig, Leven Links and Dumbarnie.
Allan is joining us at an exciting time in our club’s history and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, both playing (he plays off a handicap of 3) and developing sustainable courses. Using his expertise, Allan will build on Hamish’s great work managing the greenkeeping team to make the course at Broomieknowe an outstanding one for our members.
Look out for our Q&A with Allan when he starts to find out more about him, his passion for golf, and his plans for the course.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank Hamish for all his hard work over 30 years with the club and wish him the best of luck in his retirement.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Allan to team Broomieknowe and help him settle into his new role.
Stuart Beck on what it takes to caddie on the European Tour.
Stuart Beck, a former Broomieknowe Golf Club member and current European Tour Caddie, gives us the low-down on what it’s like to be a caddie to the world’s best players; how he got every golfer’s dream job; and how you can become a caddie to the pros.
|BROOMIEKNOWE GOLF CLUB – Covid-19 Update – 4 January 2021|
|As I am sure you all know, the Scottish Government has announced further lockdown restrictions for the whole country and this will affect access to the golf course. The good news is that the course CAN remain open for members and guests. These are very challenging times for everyone and there could be even more demand for golf , but the light is short at this time of year and of course there are further restrictions being implemented, to try and suppress the virus. We hope that all members of Broomieknowe will understand the challenges that we face in the coming months and we would ask you all to be as supportive of all members as possible during these challenging times.|
To help manage the challenges we face, tonight I held a meeting of council and have agreed to implement the following changes from midnight tonight (Monday 4th January):
• Course closed until Friday 8th January at least – due to frost/waterlogging, the course will remain closed from Tuesday to Thursday 7th
• 13 holes only – the bottom field is likely to remain closed until the end of January
• 2 balls from up to 2 households – golf can only be played in 2-balls
• Current Tee times booked have all been removed – all times booked have been removed to adhere to the 2-ball rule
• Tee sheet – it will re-open at 18:30 hrs on Wednesday 6th January for the booking of 2-balls from Friday 8th January. No bookings will be accepted before 18:30 and any member booking before will have their names removed.
• 8.15am to 8.45am – we are talking to BRS about amending the system to create 2-3 more tee times “from 1st light”
• Visitors are NOT permitted to play
• Guests are still welcome to play with a member
• Names of both players MUST be added to the BRS system – for Track and Trace purposes
Frequency of play – consider your fellow members
The Council would also like to try and allow as many members as possible the opportunity to play the course at least once per week. Therefore, we would respectfully ask those members that can play anytime to play during the week (weather permitting) and avoid booking times for Saturday and Sunday mornings. Of course, it tee times are still available within say 48hrs of the week-end, then feel free to full up those available tee times. We have discussed restricting members to only being able to play twice a week, to allow all members the opportunity to play, and if members are not being considerate this will be considered.
The Council may consider other options as the pandemic develops including operating a ballot of tee times, especially at the week-ends, but this adds considerable amount of additional administration, which we would prefer to avoid.
And please remember its fastest finger first and those members with a strong Wi-Fi connection seem to be the most successful at booking times.
Please remember to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, when attending, playing and leaving the golf course.
Happy golfing – when the course re-opens!!
FRIENDS & FAMILY WINTER GOLF OFFER!
Winter is just around the corner, and our excellent winter golf offer is about to start.
We’ve all accepted this winter is going to be like no other. But, at the moment you can still meet a local friend outdoors. And what better way to do that than on our golf course.
Today we are announcing the return of our winter golf offer. It’s a great way to help friends, family, neighbours, the local community and our club survive the winter.
New winter members receive four months full membership, between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021, for £50 per month*. Any winter player going on to sign up to for the 21/22 season, will have their annual fee reduced by £200. Meaning friends and family get 16 months of golf for the price of 12.
But that’s not all – there’s a thank you gift for you too.
As a thank you for introducing a friend to our club, if they sign up to become a full member for season 21/22†, you receive £50 towards your membership fees. And how about this – the £50 ‘thank you’ applies to each golfer taking up the offer, so introduce four friends and earn £200 towards your fees; sign up 14, and you get to play almost free!
What do you need to do?
Ask any friends who might be interested in this offer to call our administrator Kevin Armitage on 0131 663 9317, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to join. Or ask them to pop into the Pro’s shop where they can sign up in-person.
Can you help us spread the word?
Look out for this promotion on all our social media channels and comment, like and share to help spread the word.
Changes are coming.
It’s definitely a great time to join our club; there are lots of exciting changes happening. Our brand new clubhouse, opening next year, gives us a wonderful space to gather, relax and reconnect. We are looking forward to having this brand-new space to bring our golfing community back together in 2021.
Please note the following conditions do apply.
*The price will be pro-rated if membership starts after 1st December. The first payment will be up to £100 for the first two months, then two more payments of £50, one in February and one in March.
†The credit will be added to your membership fees when the new member pays their full-year fees in April 2021.
This offer is only available on full membership, and 5-day membership. To discuss juniors or any other category of membership, please contact our administrator Kevin Armitage on 0131 663 9317, or email@example.com for more information.
We are looking forward to welcoming all new members to our club.