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Celebrity Antiques Road Trip visits Elmwood Golf Course!

 
 
Celebrities Tony Singh, Cyrus Todiwala, Natasha Raskin and David Harper (and a BBC TV film crew) popped up to our Golf Course yesterday for some filming!

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course in Fife today, Monday 6 July, to learn more about the American summer student exchange programme currently underway.

 

Elmwood Golf course will this year welcome 1400 US school pupils during June and July alone. Running over the last four years it has proved a great success - with the kids learning all aspects of golfing from teeing off, selecting a club, through to driving the fairways and  putting.

 

Staff from Scotland’s Rural College welcomed Ms Sturgeon and were delighted to show her the first class facilities available to SRUC's own students, the local community in Fife and of course far further afield.

 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

 

“Visiting Elmwood Golf Club and seeing the enthusiasm of these young people who have travelled from the US to learn about Scotland as well as enjoy their first a taste of golf has been wonderful. This programme allows us to demonstrate all the good things about Fife - and indeed much of our country; and the hard work of the SRUC and the people at Elmwood Golf Course is to be congratulated.

 

"During my recent visit to the US, I met many young people who were genuinely interested in Scotland and what we have to offer and it is satisfying to see there are initiatives such as this which are allowing young people to experience Scotland first-hand.”

 

Speaking about the importance of the exchange programme, Steven Johnstone, Golf Operations Manager, said:

 

"We are delighted to have welcomed the First Minister to SRUC Elmwood Golf today, and the staff and US students were very excited to meet her.

 

"The pupils take part in various activities during their exchange programme - Elmwood was chosen as the venue for golf tuition based on our strong and long standing reputation for delivering golf and greenkeeping education.

 

"We aim to make the experience fun, enjoyable and its good to share a few laughs along the way. And today they were absolutely delighted to meet the President of Scotland!

 

"We are very proud of what we have achieved since opening in 1998. SRUC Elmwood Golf provides an exceptional learning environment for all, regardless of age or which continent you come from."

Happy ClubGolf Camping This Summer!

 

Looking for ideas how to fill the long summer days during the school holidays? Fancy lots of fresh air, making new friends, and a week of challenges and fun? Then look no further than Elmwood Golf.

 

Elmwood Golf is running a five-day summer camp for boys and girls aged between 9 and 14 which begins on Monday 20th July who will have the chance to enjoy golf coaching, games and fun on the course, with other activities in case of wet weather. The camp runs between 10am until 2pm each day and costs just £40.00

 

The camp is supported by ClubGolf, the junior development programme, and follows their successful three-year festival which last year alone saw more than 1000 children taking part in week-long camps across the country.

 

Each camper will be given one or two ClubGolf giveaways and Tee Time Task Book filled with extra interactive activities to enjoy at break times and at home throughout the week.

 

“Now into our third year of running ClubGolf summer camps our aim is to ensure that youngsters have a great time learning about golf, taking part in various activities and games and seeing them make new friends. 

we realise the importance of encouraging children to learn the sport from an early age whilst making it fun and enjoyable.

The relaxed fun atmosphere, the practice facilities and coaching available makes Elmwood the best place to learn and play whatever your age or ability”

 

Campers will learn about:

  • Aim, grip and set up

  • Driving and iron play

  • Pitching, chipping and putting

  • Bunker play

  • Fun competitions and games with prizes.

Elmwood Golf hosts Scottish Disabled Championship

 

Following an invitation from their golf society's Captain and members, disabled golfers and coaches from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership attended Elmwood Golf Club on Saturday 20 September to play in an annual Challenge Cup match with members.

The Challenge Cup Team match was attended by over thirty players and was also utilised as the first round of the SDGP's Scottish Championship.  The second round was played in Edinburgh the following day. 

 

Peter Osborne of the SDGP said, “We had disabled members and their coaches attending from as far afield as England and our own Islands, as well as locally based golfers.  The Elmwood members have been great and generous hosts in previous years and we always look forward to a friendly match.  This is the eleventh year we have played for the Cup and its one of our most popular competitions, all thanks to a warm welcome from the Elmwood players and clubhouse staff.”

 

Some SDGP members attending from in and around Fife were: Trevor Crombie of Kirkcaldy, Derek Milne of Upper Largo, Jim Gales of Springfield, Paul Shepherd and Bob Drysdale of Tayport and Malcolm Gerdes-Hansen of Leven. 

 

Alan Ritchie, the Captain of the Elmwood Golfing Society said, "Playing in this Challenge Cup is great fun and we deliberately mix up all our golfers, no matter what their handicap or disability.  Numbers attending were up for both groups this year and its great encouragement for us to see new members and faces playing at Elmwood".

 

Team Winners Of The Challenge Cup Event Were;

First Peter & Josh Osborne OF Lancashire, Billy Cairns OF Ayrshire And Les Mcconnachie OF St Andrews.  Second Bill Dickman OF Kinghorn, Gordon Dickson OF Edinburgh, Bob Drysdale OF Tayport AND Liz Torrance OF Cupar AND IN Third Jim Gales OF Springfield, Paul Shepherd OF Tayport, Trevor Crombie OF Kirkcaldy And Hamish Hermiston OF cUPAR.

 

Ryder Cup coming to Elmwood Golf!

No, we`re not kidding!

Ever fancied getting up close to the Ryder Cup? Well now you can.

On Monday 7th July (at approximately 10am) the Ryder Cup itself will be paying a visit to Elmwood Golf on a mini tour of ClubGolf camps which we are delighted to be hosting.

We are delighted to be one of the select few venues chosen on this mini tour and it’s a great privilege for Elmwood Golf to have the Ryder Cup on site, even if it’s only a flying visit.

Visitors are welcome to come along and view the cup, take some pictures and grab a bite to eat in the clubhouse.

We are delighted to announce that Elmwood Golf is to become an approved Scottish Golf Development Centre.
Development Centres offer young aspiring golfers the chance to bring out the best in their game through a development programme and is primarily aged for youngsters between the ages of 11-17.
More information on Scottish Golf Development Centres can be found at


www.clubgolfscotland.com/development-centres/

American visitors to Elmwood Golf

Over the months of June and July Elmwood Golf Course is welcoming over 2000 American students from Alabama and Wyoming, as part of the Educational Student travel project, People to People.   The students aged between 11 and 14 have been selected from their High School on the basis of their grades and as part of the selection process are invited to attend an interview.

Successful candidates will participate in an educational, cultural and special interest programme combining cultural activities and outdoor adventures, giving them the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and visit new countries around the world.

Groups who are taking the Scotland tour will spend 4 days enjoying activities including playing golf on the driving range and short practice areas at Elmwood, rafting on the River Tay and visiting Edinburgh and Stirling Castle.

 

Rowan (13) from Valdez, Alaska said, “The whole tour is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying my time in Scotland, it is really pretty.  Not sure about golf though, I just don’t think I have the patience for it!”

 

Fellow student Maele (12) from Juneau, Alaska added, “It’s really fun here at Elmwood.  I love the opportunities I’m getting on the tour.  Scotland is really beautiful, I’m looking forward to seeing the sights.”

 

The tour is now in its second year at Elmwood.  Steve Johnstone, Golf Operations Manager at SRUC said, “We are privileged to be hosting these events over the next month or so and hope our visitors continue to enjoy their tour of Scotland.  We’d be delighted if they chose a return visit next year- hopefully some of the students might consider the possibility of studying golf here in the future”.

 

Sky TV Visit Elmwood

Sky tv paid a visit to Elmwood Golf Course to do a feature on green keeping which will run alongside their PGA tour coverage in November. They were interested in speaking to lecturers, staff and students about courses that are available, what the students learn and what made them follow this path as a chosen career.

 

SDGP Scottish Championship

Elmwood hosts Scottish Championships 2013

 

Following an invitation from their golf society's Captain and members, disabled golfers and coaches from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership attended Elmwood Golf Club on Saturday 21 September to play in an annual Challenge Cup match with members.

The Challenge Cup Team match was attended by over thirty players and was also utilised as the first round of the SDGP's Scottish Championship. The second round was played in Edinburgh the following day.

 

Jim Gales of Springfield , the event organiser said, “We had disabled members and their coaches attending from as far afield as England and our own Islands, as well as locally based golfers. The Elmwood members have been great and generous hosts in previous years and we always look forward to a friendly match. This is the tenth year we have played for the Cup and its one of our most popular competitions, all thanks to a warm welcome from the Elmwood players and clubhouse staff.”

 

Individual winners for the Scottish Order of Merit Championship Trophy, after the first round at Elmwood, were (disabled golfers) 1st Bob Drysdale of Tayport, 2nd Peter osborne of Lancashire and 3rd Ian White of lanarkshire. The Coaches Championship winners were; Donald Harper of Perthshire, 2nd Ian Grimwade of Edinburgh and 3rd Andre Ramsay of Dumfries.

Colin Brown, the Captain of the Elmwood Golfing Society said, "Playing in this Challenge Cup is great fun and we deliberately mix up all our golfers, no matter what their handicap or disability. Numbers attending were up for both groups this year and its great encouragement for us to see new members and faces playing at Elmwood".

Team Winners of the Challenge Cup event were; Ian White, Gary Gardner, Willie McEwan and Alan Hendry. 2nd was Stevie Cunningham, Ian Grimwade and Alan Ritchie. 3rd was Derek Milne, Donald Harper, Daniel Harper and Carol Dawson

 

On day 2 and the second and final round of the Championship, the winners were 1st Christopher Corbett of Dumfries, 2nd was John Pennycott of Arran and 3rd was Andy McDonald of Lancashire. Coaches winners were. 1st Bill Dickman of Fife, 2nd was Andre Ramsay of Dumfries and 3rd Ian Grimwade of Edinburgh.

 

The overall Scottish Champions for 2013 were as follows: 1st Disabled was Chris Corbett of Dumfries 2nd Andy McDonald of Lancashire and 3rd was Bob Drysdale of Tayport. Scottish Champions for the SDGP Coaches were: 1st Donald Harper of Perthshire and 2nd Bill Dickman of Fife. The SDGP will also finish its Scottish Order of Merit Championship title race in Fife, with games at the Fairmont St Andrews Bay Resort Kittocks Course and then the finale at the Dukes on 10 October, where the seasons prize presentations for the disabled golfers and their coaches, will be made.