Welcome to the Eriskay Golf Club website!
A Particular Welcome to Visitors!
This is a Golf Club with a difference! To appreciate just how different, you should probably start with the "History of the Club" page...... And, if after reading that you still would like to be considered for Membership, here's where to find more information.
The Green Jacket
Congratulations to the winner of the prestigious Green Jacket - Willie Moore - after a closely fought contest with Kenny MacKintosh and Phillip Bannerman, all three finishing with nett 69 but by virtue of a better back 9 the trophy went to Willie. Commiserations to Eddie "The Seagull" Morrison who was attempting to make it three in a row.
The Eriskay Golf Club "Whisky Galore" Opens
The Majors are almost here! The Eriskay "Whisky Galore" Seniors (50+) Open will take place at Tain Golf Club tomorrow (Thursday 21st August 2014) with the Gents Open on Saturday 23rd of August. The Draw for each competition should shortly be available on the Members' Pages. (Non-members can call either Tain Golf Course or Willie Rusk to check their tee times). It may still be possible to get an entry in before both competitions close. Phone Stuart Morrison in the Tain Golf Shop (tel; 01862 893313) to see if an entry is possible. Members of Eriskay Golf Club benefit from anentry fee of £10. If you are able to help with starting duties for either Open please let Willie Rusk know (01463 794433 or 07801 288 301).
The Belhaven Best Competition
An outstanding performance by our Club's representatives in the Belhaven Best Qualifer at Aboyne - Phillip Bannerman and Charlie Anderson - saw them come 2nd (from a field of 55 pairs) with an excellent nett 63. They only lost out to the first-placed Portlethen pair by a poorer inward half. They now go forward to the grand final, to be held at The Roxburghe on 19 September 2014. Our very best wishes for the final, chaps!
The first round of the Club Championship will be played at the excellent Edzell Course on 4 September with the second (final) round, played the following day on an Open Qualifying Course - Downfield Golf Course (Dundee). A superb opportunity to play both courses - with the course fees included in your annual subscription! The golf bargain of the year! So - go call Willie Rusk now to book your place. 4 and 5 September 2014.
New Members Welcome (well, only a few.....!)
We are very pleased to announce that this year we will be opening up Membership to a small number of new Members, which will include Lady Members. As with last year, we want to "walk before we run" so will again keep our Membership numbers relatively low this year, while we make sure our systems operate satisfactorily. In particular, we will be extending our Handicapping system to include Ladies - we would have done this last year, when the Club was first formally constituted, but time ran away with us with all the new things we had to complete in our first year of full operation - apologies Ladies!
Our annual subscription remains unchanged again this year, at £80 for the full season. (Yes - that is indeed Eighty Pounds Sterling! What other Golf Club has fees so low?
We have calculated - very roughly - that each of our Members gets in excess of £500-worth of golf value for their £80 subscription. And that excludes the cash prizes we award for every one of our competitions, these only made possible by the huge generosity of our Sponsors.
Do you know of any other golf club offering such a bargain deal? I don't think so.....! Go to our Club Membership page for more details or speak or email to Willie Rusk (01463 794433) today to discuss membership. But you need to do it quickly....places are limited....!
Club Competitions Sponsorship
We are delighted to advise that we already have 6 generous sponsors in place, each having agreed to sponsor an individual Club Competition. But we need more sponsors please! It need not cost a huge amount to sponsor a Competition. If you might be able to sponsor one, or if you know of a Company or Business which might be interested in doing so, please speak to Willie Rusk.
Your website editor is sincerely apologetic that he has done almost nowt with the numerous photos taken at Club competitions throughout last season. This is largely to do with lack of time but I will get them sorted some day!
Meantime, if any of you have photos in any way connected with the Club, please email me to let me know (but do not attach them to the message at that stage). I can deal with any type of photo, from digital ones, to old-fashioned prints, even slides and the condition does not need to be all that good - I can usually improve them.
Members' Pages - Login Password
Members can get access to additional pages if they login correctly. Use the "Login" tab at the top left of this page, choose "Member" from the dropdown menu, and enter your password - simple as that. You do of course need a password to be able to do that - send me an email and I shall email you back your password.