Crail Festival Putting Green 2019
Can you imagine my surprise when I received a phone call to say that a visitor to Crail had taken upon herself to order and gift Crail Putting Green with 50 personalised pencils for the starting hut?
We also had a Crail couple, decluttering before moving closer to family, donating 11 quality putters, including two with hickory shafts that belonged to ’Mum’ .
On seeing that the children’s treats had run low, an anonymous volunteer replenished the goody tub.
Once again, a frequent visitor to Ashburn painted the starting hut, two picnic benches and the bridge.
You may have noticed 50 rustic paving slabs propped against the surrounding putting green wall. These have also been donated and will be used to make a ramp to provide easy access for prams and wheel chairs and a solid base around the starting hut.
These are but a few of the many wonderful gestures we experienced at our award-winning putting green in 2019.
It warms the heart.
Crail Putting Green would not run like a well-oiled machine without all the volunteers. Our committed team consists of CGS greenkeepers, 49 volunteers who man the starting hut, the 8 skilled mowing team and Jean and Randall who allow us to use their garage to store the ride on mower. Thank you all, you are wonderful.
I shall leave you with a few rewarding comments.
“We come from Dunkeld every year to play. There is nothing like it in Scotland.”
A group of four before heading to play Kingsbarns Golf Course, “Can I have a personalised pencil as a memento? I would like to show my buddies in the States.”
“This putting green is better than some of the greens on well-known golf courses and gets better with each year.”
The burning question every year is now answered. We had 4,735 rounds played over the season. This is an all-time record and extraordinary considering some of the rubbish, rainy days in the summer of 2019.
Well done team., see you next year.
Anyone who would like to join the team please contact Jenny Gowans Tel: 01333 450108/ Email:
Graham Cox Memorial Trophy
1st, Noa Meikle
2nd, Jack Gant
3rd, Naimh McWhinnie
Ian Mooney presents The Helen Main Memorial Trophy to Todd Strite from Arizona USA
David Snodgrass (centre) with CGS Junior Golfers at their annual putting coaching event