Welcome to the Eriskay Golf Club website!
And we're off and running again - the new season has begun! And begun particularly nicely for our Club Captain Robert H Stewart, who captured first prize at our April Medal competition last weekend. Congrats to him and that's the gauntlet thrown down for others to take up the challenge - who is going to take on Fairway Bob at our next competition - the prestigious Bonnie Prince Charlie Shield - on 27 April. Get your entries in online here or phone Willie Rusk now to add your name to the list.
What does Membership offer?
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?
And here's what you get for your £80:
- 8 rounds of golf at Tain's Championship Course
- An extra 2 rounds if you wish to play in our Jack Nicklaus Flag competition
- A further round if selected to play in the Northern Counties (Seniors) Cup
- A further round if selected to play in the Northern Counties (Gents) Cup
- The opportunity to play, at the reduced fee of £10 each, in our prestigious and hugely popular Annual Opens:
- Golf Insurance is included for all your rounds
- SGU and North District Union fees are included
- Full handicap services - retain your existing handicap/obtain a new one
- Winter golf (November - March) at Tain Golf Course for only £10 per round
All that for only £80...? You'd have to be daft not to grab such a bargain. Speak or email to Willie Rusk (01463 794433) today to discuss membership.
2014 Season Annual General Meeting
The Club's AGM was held in the Caley Club, Greig Street, Inverness at 7.30pm on Thursday 27 March 2014. Details of the meeting can be found here.
A Race Night is to be held in the Caley Club, Greig Street, Inverness on Friday 16 May, to raise funds for the forthcoming Eriskay Giolf Club v Orkney Golf Club match - the infamous annual "Battle of the Isles!". If you are able to help in any way - for example by sponsoring a Race, a Horse, or a raffle prize, please speak to Willie Rusk, or to the Race Night Coordinator (to give him his official title!) Magnus Spence (his mobile is: 07803137766)
Please bring your friends along for what promises to be an extremely entertaining evening with Duncan "The Turkey" Fraser acting as Master of Ceremonies.
Club Competitions Sponsorship
We are delighted to advise that we already have 4 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.
For Visitors to the Site
For those who may not know anything about the Club, it is:
- in its 20th year of existence
- a member of the Scottish Golf Union
- affilliated with Tain Golf Club
- a member of the North District Golf Association
- registered to administer our Members' handicaps
For season 2013, we ran six medal competitions, our annual (2 round) Club Championship, and our two longstanding Eriskay "Whisky Galore" Open Competitions, all played at the Old Tom Morris-designed Tain course, with the kind permission of our golfing colleagues at Tain. Find details of the Tain golf course on their website.
We entered teams in the two Northern Counties Cup events (thanks to the West End Guest House who sponsored the Seniors team event). Although our performances in these did "leave room for improvement", nevertheless it was ancouraging for the Club to be permitted to play in these prestigious competitions.
The Club was also "on tour" last summer, with a 3 day trip to Orkney Golf Club, where we sadly came second to a fine Orkney team in the annual "Battle of the Isles" for the Jack Nicklaus Flag on their excellent course. We hope for better luck this year!
Please check back to our website from time to time - we will continue publishing new information which should be of interest to both our members and to visitors.
And, if really keen, follow us on Twitter - @Eriskaygolfer - for general gossip and news.
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.