I was a junior member at Glencorse for a couple of years, before coming back to golf in my mid 20’s playing at West Linton until gaining membership here at Glencorse in 1978.
I served an engineering apprenticeship with local hydraulic engineers Mactaggart Scott in Loanhead and retired after 48 years service, as a machine tooling engineer with the Company
My son Christopher enjoyed junior golf at Glencorse and was Captain of the junior team, which led me to think, I could give something back to the club and became the junior convenor in 2003 after the retrial of Tiny Robertson, which was highlighted by the junior team winning the Edinburgh Junior League in 2005, and i continued as convenor until 2009, before taking over the juniors again in 2014.
Being Captain of Glencorse is a huge privilege, also working with my committee and to see the continued progress we are making as a family orientated club, with the success of the Ladies Get into Golf last year, which we are continuing again this year, along with the a Juniors Get into Golf programme.
I am looking forward to my second year as captain, and to see juniors playing golf in their abundance with maybe a junior team competing again sometime soon in the Edinburgh junior league.
I am a life member of Glencorse which shows my commitment and love of the club which I joined in 2004.
I’ve been golfing since I was about 10 years old. You would have thought I would be good at it by now ☹ I blame the burn and bunkers for my lack of progress. My ability is never in question (I say) 😊
I joined the committee as I felt my enthusiasm, love for the club, life experiences and spare time in abundance meant that I would be an asset to the club and further it would give me great satisfaction to support the club in this way.
I was never unemployed for one day since starting work which must be rare in this day and age. I held senior positions in the Scottish Government within HR and IT. Within HR I looked after the careers of some 450 Government staff. Within IT I had a staff of 120 and managed £1m Maintenance contracts and Multi £m Capital equipment – IBM mainframes, peripheral equipment etc.
I was a member of the British Computer Society and was a guest speaker at Stirling University. Within the private sector I held Divisional Head and Operation management roles within Oil & Gas and Service providers to the Electronic and Engineering sectors.
I feel that this background allows me amongst other things to assist with making rational judgements in respect of club growth and safe projected financial expenditure.
I have already sorted out and had signed all staff contracts and been heavily involved in Bar and Kitchen financial negotiations.
The Club has made leaps and bounds over the past while and we are now financially in a good place. My 5-year vision for Glencorse is for it to remain and grow financial stability and be in a position to enhance the experience to members and visitors – paths, practice facilities etc and help promote the strategies to grow the membership from Juniors through to Seniors.I think the experiences I have outlined, and my enthusiasm will stand me in good stead to help drive the club to be a success in the future.
I have been a member of Glencorse from 1986 and have served on the Committee continuously since 1992.
I have been Match Secretary since 1995 and was delighted to become Captain for 2 years in 2014. I have been Managing Secretary since August 2012 and enjoy the daily challenges of the job.
I started playing golf at Thornhill, Dumfriesshire in 1971 and my best achievement in golf was winning the Junior Championship there in 1976 playing off a 7 handicap. I never improved since then but have had a few notable triumphs at Glencorse winning both Summer and Winter Foursomes, The Wilson Trophy and also being in the winning team for the Annual Team Tournament and Pro’s Day competition.
I started work with the Bank of Scotland in 1976 and took voluntary redundancy in 2010 after working 7 years in branches and 27 years of shift work in the Clearing Department. I was the manager of the night shift when I left.
I hope the Club continues to thrive in the next few years. It would be nice to see a revival of the Club’s Junior Section as we have produced many fine golfers over the years.
I started playing golf around the age of 5 or 6 when my father used to regularly take me to the practice ground at Duddingston Golf Club.
I joined as a junior member at the age of 10 and then as a trainee on the greenstaff at the age of 16 in 1985. Having completed my apprenticeship I remained at Duddingston until 1992 when I left to take the Deputy Head Greenkeepers position at Boat Of Garten Golf Club.
In September 1994 I became the Head Greenkeeper at Glencorse and have been working and playing my golf here since.
I was delighted to be asked to join the committee around 4 years ago and I hope both my greenkeeping experience and knowledge of the game of golf have contributed in a positive way to the running of Club.
My vision for Glencorse, both short and long term, is to provide a course members are proud of, visitors want to come back and play and everyone enjoys the off course experience we provide. Through the correct management techniques and dedication of past, present and future committees and staff we can continue to take the Club forward in a positive manner.
I joined Glencorse in 1999 after playing with a friend and falling in love with the course.
Since my recent retirement I now play much more and loving the golf even more.
Prior to my retirement I worked as a Technician/part-time Lecturer in the school of engineering at Edinburgh Napier University a position I held for 38 years. My main duties in this post was the teaching of construction surveying.
Looking forward the next 5 years for Glencorse, first is continued financial stability and making Glencorse a greater golfing experience for all members and visitors alike.
I believe the way forward is to encourage younger players into the sport and the junior golf initiative is one way we can secure the future of the game at Glencorse
I started playing golf in 1987 and, as both my mother and stepfather were members here, I chose to join Glencorse Golf Club.
During this time, I have served on the Ladies Committee as Committee Member, Handicap Secretary, Ladies Captain and currently I am Ladies Secretary.
During 2017/18 I was a member of the ladies group responsible for promoting and running the successful Ladies Get into Golf initiative.
I was invited to join the Committee at the end of 2018 and, now being semi-retired, I felt I would have the time to serve on the Main Committee.
I currently work part time as a driving instructor; however before retiring I was employed at Heriot Watt University as an Administrator with responsibility for annual monitoring of quality and standards of the various degree programmes offered.
Over the years Glencorse, like many other golf clubs, has weathered some difficult situations but I feel that the Club is currently in a good place. I hope that the initiatives to promote golf to ladies and juniors to encourage family golf will take the Club forward over the next few years.
I was lucky to have been brought up in a golfing family, and have been playing since 6 years old.
However, life got in the way since about 2006 when I gave up my membership at Glencorse.
In 2018 I helped out with social media (it’s me that’s behind all the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Club V1 posts). It was initially to help promote the ladies GIG initiative…with very little intention of playing golf again or the marketing to be so effective that I’ve never been asked to stop. Now nearly a year down the line I’m a member again, along with my husband…sold it to him as a way of us doing more together, but he didn’t need much persuasion!
My “day job” is working for a large financial services company in Edinburgh as a marketing procurement manager. I get to see lots of new marketing trends, hear from suppliers and understand the challenges faced. Unfortunately it also means a lot of travelling, so golf has been a great way to chill out….even if it just turns out to be a really nice walk!
I’m grateful to be part of the committee and happy that my efforts to drive more marketing and to raise the profile of Glencorse in the local community has seen great results to the club. It’s a really exciting time to be a member, and I’m looking forward to helping to increase our engagement with our junior members.
I hope that I can contribute by bringing a commercially focused approach with a drive to promote our club in the best way possible. I’m also keen to bring some “younger” ideas (even though I really don’t think I’m that young anymore!), but I do like technology and always one of those annoying people that likes a gadget!
I started at the local driving range near Polmont in my teens – and then when I started work, throught “Work’s Outings” – this persuaded me to join Swanston and Moray, as a Country Member. I was really a Social Golfer, playing with friends – and what made me enter the Moray Open, a week long event at a Classic Links course – I’ll never know – I still have the scars – literally from the gorse!
I joined Glencorse in October 2016, having played essentially no golf for 20 years. I was virtually marched in to Dougie’s office by a colleague who said “What have you to lose?” – he was so right.
I had volunteered for the Club helping with the Website and Facebook for about 9 months prior to joining the Committee. I work in IT for the NHS – which although different, did help. I really enjoy when groups play sport – any sport – and if I can help promote Golf at Glencorse – I’ll be delighted.
My personal view for Glencorse in the next 5 years is for an environment where Families are the norm, and we make golf at Glencorse as inclusive as possible for everyone. The Ladies Get-Into-Golf was an excellent catalyst for this, and the fun which I had supporting that Programme, even from a distance, made a tremendous difference both to me, and the Club.
By being involved in the planning – and then the implementing. I try to see what I can do – what I can help with – and how I can get involved and as such, I am very much looking forward to the Junior Golf initiative. I also love taking photos at Glencorse, but perhaps need to find new playing partners soon as I’m sure they must be tiring of me.