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Thu 23 August 2018

Senior Open 2018

Cathkin Braes Golf Club

Senior Open – Thursday 23rd August 2018


On behalf of the volunteer organisers, Captain, committee, members and staff, welcome to our 2018 Senior Open Competition. Once again, this year we have golfers from courses all over Scotland competing on our fine course – founded in 1888 and later re-designed by the acclaimed James Braid - it is the oldest golf course in Glasgow. Its location – over 650 ft above sea level on the Cathkin Braes offers panoramic views over the city to the Campsies and beyond, and to the mountains of Arran in the West. We hope that you have a great day.


The Gowf!

After you have checked in please be on the first tee promptly. Past Captain  Stephen Gordon will  be present to introduce the competition  and welcome the early competitors  after which member  Ian Habbick will take over as starter for the day . Play will be from the Yellow tee markers.  As we have a full field today, please contribute to everyone’s enjoyment by avoiding slow play ensuring that you keep up with the game in front. Please observe the safety notices.  In the event of an emergency telephone 0141 634 0650


Bridges at the 3rd and 8th holes are immovable obstructions. Relief for interference is based on stance or intended swing. Interference through line of play does not qualify for relief.

It is important that scores be entered in the terminal in the Braid Lounge after which you return your card to reception as soon after you have completed your round as possible. Don’t forget to ensure the addition is correct and that your card is signed by yourself and your marker.


The Prizes!

Senior 2s:- A small prize will be awarded for each 2 when your score card is returned


Nearest the Hole:- A voucher for £20 plus trophy for the tee shot nearest to the hole at the 5th, 11th and 13th


Handicap Competition:- Green Category 55 - 62,  Blue Category 63 – 70Yellow Category - 71 and over

(The score board will be colour coded as above to show the scores and leaders in each age category.)


In each of the three age categories:- 1st Prize – Engraved Trophy + voucher for £80.

 2nd Prize voucher for   £60,   3rd £40,   4th £30,   5th £20


Senior Open Champion:- The winner will be presented with the Cathkin Braes Senior Open Trophy, an engraved replica trophy to keep, and a voucher for £125 (which includes the prize for his age Category)


Lowest Scratch Score Award:- A certificate and voucher for £50,  Runner up a voucher for £25


Ties will be decided on count back. The decisions of the Senior Open Committee are final on all matters.


In the event that entries are curtailed due to inclement weather, the prize fund will be reduced, generally proportionate to the reduced entry.


There will be no prize giving ceremony. Vouchers will be posted to winners within 30 days. Trophies will be available after engraving and we will e-mail to advise when these are ready. Results will be forwarded to your club and posted on our web site with the CSS as soon as possible.


Our Clubhouse!

Our clubhouse has spacious recently refurbished, comfortable lounges. There are large locker rooms with showers.

Please observe our “Smart Casual” dress code. Our caterers offer tea, coffee, bar snacks light lunches and dinner. A special Senior Open Menu is available from 11a.m. The bar opens at 11a.m. and serves a wide selection of soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits.


The Professionals’ Shop!

As well as confectionery and soft drinks the pro shop is stocked with all the latest brands of equipment and clothing.


Thank you!

The Senior Open traditionally is organised and run by volunteer members of the Club. Grateful thanks to all of them - and to Bill Bain our secretary, Pamela his assistant, Course Manager Douglas McIntosh and all his staff, John Currie our great handyman, our Professional Stephen Bree and his assistant Alan Welsh,  Clubmaster David McCracken and all the bar and catering staff.  Thanks mostly to all competitors for supporting our event!


Jim Anderson– 2018  Senior Open Convenor

Entry form download