Spring is just around the corner and the staff and members at Torphin Hill Golf Club are keeping their eyes peeled for a rare flower on the course. The mountain pansy (Viola lutea) was found in clusters in light rough on the 8th, 9th & 14th holes on the course during a survey conducted by staff from the Royal Botanic Gardens last year for the Scottish Woodland Trust. They have asked Kevin Shiel the Head Green Keeper to keep an eye out for the rare flower again and fingers crossed more flowers will bloom this year.
Its not only new flowers that the club is on the look out for but once again the club is nurturing new talent with the junior golf week scheduled for to start on 13th April. This is the first of the junior golf weeks of the year, the young members enjoy professional tuition each morning followed by a round of golf in the afternoon, the junior members get a great deal out of these weeks that are all part of the annual junior membership which starts at £50 for under 12’s and £75 for under 18’s.
Members are also looking forward to the first of the Open competitions of the summer season and of course the annual Federation Shield open competition which takes place on Sunday 3rd May. This competition is open to teams of 3, the entry fee is £15 and the only requirement is that each team member must hold a valid golf handicap. This is the oldest 3 man team event in the Lothian’s and has a range of prizes on offer. The 22nd of May is the date for the Gents Open competition and non members are encouraged to take part, the entry fee for the open is £8.
More details can be found on the Torphin Hill Golf Course website, www.torphinhill.com or e-mail email@example.com or telephone Willie McCathie on 0131 441 7166 to find out more or book your place.