2016 AGM

Welcome to the 2016 AGM of Glasgow University Staff Golf Club.

 Held in The Bothy, Ruthven Lane on Friday 17h March 2017

Gavin brings the AGM to order.

Apologies : David and Moira Still “in Spain golfing and having fun but obviously would MUCH rather be at the meeting!” Sean McKee (in Brazil in the sun sipping cerveja), Alan McGregor (Lanzarote), Bill Sutherland (Tenerife),  James Hay (Holiday), James McSheaffrey (hors de combat), Scott Girvan (anniversary) , Jim Steele (Backshift), Hugh Elder, Laurie Hunter, Scott Bryson, Paul Gunnion, Robert Frame, Bobby Gault, Stuart MacKenzie, Mary McLean, Anne Cumberland, Dave Currie (ManFlu).

Last year’s Minutes

Minutes of the 2015 AGM, held on 17th March 2016 having now been posted on the Club’s website where read in full and then Proposed by Gavin Halbert and Seconded by Joyce McGregor as a full and faithful record.

Matters arising

  1. Slow play/golf etiquette at outings.  A reminder was made about avoiding slow play at outings.  It was suggested that if in doubt a provisional ball should be played, and less time should be spent looking for golf balls.  Outings are fun events, and Stableford format should help to keep things moving.  “No Fannying about”.

Captain’s Report:


Iain Thayne 38pts, James Hay 38pts and Bobby Gauly 34pts


Chris Taylor 30pts, Ian Ramsden 28pts, Joyce McGregor 27pts


Lee Richmond 31pts, Chris Taylor 31pts, Gavin Halbert 31pts

Loudoun Gowf:

Henry Elliot 35pts, Bobby Gault 35pts, Chris Taylor 30pts


Alistair Bonnington 36pts, Tom Scotto 36pts, Bernie Hoey 34pts


Bobby Gault 36pts, Bernie Hoey 28pts, Ian Gardner 26pts

Co Edin outing Auchterarder:

Tom Scotto took 1st place with combined stableford score of 81 pts (42 in the morning and 39 in the afternoon).  Great shooting!!

Treasurer’s Report:


Secretary’s Report:

  • Ancient Universities Golf Match

The 77th Scottish Ancient Universities match took place on Wednesday 6th (Montrose) &Thursday 7th April 2016 (Edzell).

Glasgow team: Ian Salt (Captain), Alistair Gracie, Chris Taylor, Neil Bulleid, Ian Reid, and Bill Sutherland.

Aberdeen 10.5, Edinburgh 4.5 & Glasgow 3

  • Senate Match

(Match report by Iain Thayne)

Friday 10th June, was the date for the annual Senate Match between Glasgow and Aberdeen.  Gailes was the venue.  John Oliver had done a brilliant job in local arrangements, conditions were, by local standards benign, the rough was down, and the heather had been thrashed to within a nanometre of its life.  The Glasgow captain had rostered a great team of Bill Sutherland, Chris Taylor, Laurie Hunter,  Anne Terry, John Oliver, Gordon Lindsay, Ian Salt, Anne Cumberland….. and himself, and with the honour of selecting the pairings, all was set fair – what could possible prevent a  great Glasgow victory. 

Things started well, with Bill Sutherland out first securing a rousing 6&5 victory.  Next up, Chris Taylor had a great match, with the only honourable outcome being a half.  Things were looking good.  But then, our middle order and tail-enders were exposed to the full ferocity of our Northern colleagues golfing prowess.  Anne Cumberland shone with a stunning 8&6 victory.  Otherwise, it didn’t work out so well.

The final score was Aberdeen 6 ½ Glasgow 2 ½. 

(Senate report penned by Iain Thayne – Thanks for organising the event).

  • East v West

The match was played at Glen Bervie on 30th August 2016

Glasgow team: Chris Taylor, Ian Gardner, Tom Scotto, Anne Terry, Brian Eden, Ian Salt and Ian Reid.

Well played to the Glasgow team who all contributed to the score, and finally put ‘West’ on the trophy.  Thanks to Edinburgh for a great match, and Duncan for organising such a successful event.

The match is now fixed in the calendar as the last Tuesday in August each year, and will continue to take place at Glen Bervie GC.  (Next match Tuesday 29th of August 2017).

West 7 v 5 East 

Dates for ’17 Matches: Ancients 5/6 April, Senate 9 June, E vs W 29 August. (Dates on the website). Email Chris if you wish to be considered for any of the matches.

Election of Office Bearers:

Treasurer: After much love in the room, Anne (under no duress whatsoever) will continue as Treasurer.

Presentation of Prizes:

Club Championship – Colin Gribble Cup

Winner: Bernie Hoey

runner up: Alistair Bonnington

Gents Singles – Rutherglen Cup

Winner: Bernie Hoey

Runner up: Gordon Lindsay

Ladies Singles – Ferguson Rosebowl

Winner: Alison Thomson

Runner up: Anne Cumberland

Fourball – Hetherington Cup

Winner: Colin Muir/James Hay

Runner up: James McGoldrick/Bobby Gault

Jubilee Quaich

Bobby Gault



John Oliver shared the sad news of Hugh Elders’ wife Valerie passing away.  Everyone expressed their heartfelt condolences and thoughts for Hugh and his family.