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Captains Message - Cross Week
Written by Kenny Swan   
Monday, 07 August 2017 19:50
 
Firstly, I would like to thank all members for affording me the privilege of being Captain of Islay Golf Club.  Being piped onto the first tee under the Guard of Honour was a real thrill for Fiona and I.  I was also thrilled with being able to hit two reasonable drives off the first tee!!  As I said at the Cross Dinner, I hope to be more than a Cross Week Captain and intend to be fully involved in the exciting times ahead as Islay Golf Club moves into a new era in partnership with the Machrie Hotel.
 
If I were to thank everyone who assisted last week in making the Kildalton Cross 2017 so special I would probably 'Crash' the website.  Suffice to say that the players, their families, members and friends all made it a week that will live long in my memory.
 
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the week from the Western Ferries through to the Soutter Trophy.  In particular, congratulations to our Cross Champion, Gordon Macmillan, not just an outstanding golfer but a thoroughly good guy.  The appreciation of his golf and genuine affection for Gordon were very obvious at the Cross Dinner - I will never forget the spontaneous chanting of 'GORDY, GORDY!' when he stood up to speak.  Congratulations also to Iain Gray, Diane Brown, Colin Campbell and Grant Doyle for their success in the Senior Cross, Ladies Cross Kildalton Plate and Junior Cross respectively.
 
To conclude, I would like to thank our main sponsor, Islay Flooring, for their ongoing support to Islay Golf Club and Western Ferries and Bunnahabhain for sponsoring the team events on Saturday and Sunday.
 
Only 51 weeks to go until Kildalton Cross 2018.  I, for one, cannae wait. 
 
Kenny Swan
Captain
Islay Golf Club
 
 
 
 
 'Gordy' with the Kildalton Cross. 
 
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:22
 
Article on the new Machrie
Written by Scott Currie   
Monday, 24 July 2017 15:45

 For those of you unable to come over for Cross Week and see for yourselves, photographer and golf writer David J Whyte has put up an article and some great photographs at

 http://www.linksland.com/blog/2jagaekphal8tn8ss5l7pjgn5twden

He does not seem to able to count distilleries though.  Scott

 

 

 
Competition Bookings
Written by David Livingstone   
Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:29
Please note if more than 4 players have booked the 3 p.m.Tee time on a Sunday a draw will be made at 3 p.m. on the day for the order of play
 
COUNTRY MEMBERSHIP LIST NOW CLOSED
Written by Scott Currie   
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 08:11
In the light of preliminary discussions with the new hotel management, Islay Golf Club has now closed its Country Membership list to new applications (those few currently in train will be accepted). This DOES NOT AFFECT existing Country Members. Those who are currently "retained" will be given a once only opportunity to upgrade next season, or they can do so now.

Any new applications will be placed on a waiting list. There will be a cap on the number of Country Members to be agreed with the Hotel, at which point the waiting list will be contacted with up to date information on the likelhood of gaining membership.

Local memberships are still available - for the time being, "local" means if your main place of residence is on Islay or Jura or if you have frequent access to your holiday home here. Other requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
 
Local Rule - Burns at 2nd and 10th
Written by Scott Currie   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:26
Please note that in ALL club competitions, despite any contradictory markings, over or in the burns at the 2nd and 10th holes will be OUT OF BOUNDS.
 
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