Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Members will now be able to see the result of the hard work put in by our Greens Staff in order to recover from significant winter damage to the course. Almost every course suffered from the severe winter to some extent and we were no different.
With the Boys Championship on the horizon, Brian Finlayson and his staff have been under even more pressure than normal to return the course to its previous excellent condition, especially with the additional problems associated with the recent dry spell. It is to their credit that they have achieved their objective and full grass cover has now been re-established on all greens. Work is now underway to increase speed in the lead-up to the Championship.
Brian and his Staff are to be congratulated for their excellent work under trying circumstances and we all hope that the weather will be kind to them in the run-up to August 8.
Monday, 19 July 2010
We recently scanned in a copy of The Jubilee Book published in 1937 to celebrate the first fifty years with a Gold Foil cover by The Standard Press in Kilmarnock the photos were provided by Hector Macdonald whose family still has the shop in Bank Street in Klmarnock.
The understated nature of the introduction is wonderful and given what was to ensue in the following years it certainly represents more than just a snapshot in history.
"This Jubilee brochure, designed for private circulation among the members of Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, has been prepared and is issued by authority of the committee, in the belief that members may appreciate a souvenir of an interesting occasion in the history of the club."
We have reproduced the Jubilee Book to be viewed in Barassie's Gallery or for download a copy of the Barassie Jubilee book to print as a PDF to be read in the traditional manner on paper!
We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.