Golf Quiz Results

1. Can you name all 11 golf major winners who have a Z in their names?
Azinger, Janzen, Di Vinzenzo, Olazabel, Zoeller, Oosthuizen, Schwartzel, Zach Johnson, Mize, Sarazen, ….and Vic Ghezzi (1941 US Open – big bonus print if you got that one).

2. Play off major losers who have lost twice or more in play offs.
• PGA 1978, Masters 1979 and Open 2009 – Tom Watson
• US Open 1984, Masters 1987, Open 1989 and PGA 1993 – Greg Norman
• US Open 1994, PGA 1995 – Colin Montgomerie

3. There have been 7 South African golf major winners. Name them? (there might be 8 but we can argue about that later)
Gary Player, Reitif Goosen, Bobby Locke, Charles Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Louis Oosthuizen, …and possibly Nick Price who is Zimbabwean but is included in the South African Hall of fame.

4. Who finished runner up to the following Open champions.
Shane Lowry 2019 Royal Portrush – Tommy Fleetwood
Louis Oosthuizen 2010 St Andrews – Lee Westwood
Padraig Harrington 2008 Royal Birkdale – Ian Poulter
Tiger Woods 2005 St Andrews – Colin Montgomerie

5. Who did Mark O Meara beat in a play off to win the Open in 1998 at Royal Birkdale ? Brian Watts

6. Which is the longest Open Championship course and which is the shortest?

Longest Carnoustie 7,402 yards, shortest Royal lytham 7,118 yards

7. When Tommy Fleetwood missed the cut at Bay Hill last month, his run of 33 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour came to an end. This had been the PGA’s longest active streak. However the record for consecutive cuts is held by Tiger Woods at how many? 142

8. Name the three Danish golfers have played in the Ryder Cup? Thomas Bjorn, Thorbjorn Olesen, Soren Hansen

9. What do the courses Wentworth, Muirfield and Ganton have in common? All hosted the Ryder Cup

10. Name the 4 left handed golfers to have won a major championship? Mike Weir, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Bob Charles

..and a bonus
11. Name the 4 golfers who have been knighted? Nick Faldo, Henry Cotton, Bob Charles and Dame Laura Davies

42 points total including the bonus.

Course Closure Covid-19

Updated Tuesday 24th March 2020 and subject to change.

The UK Prime Minister announced on Monday night that the nation should stay at home with only absolutely essential travel to be undertaken. We have therefore taken the decision that the course and all facilites will be closed with immediate effect.

We will update this page when the situation changes. With this closure in mind, any existing golf bookings in our system will be rescheduled. Please get in touch by email so this can be organised.

All sports facilites at Elie Sports Club are also closed forthwith.

Golf House Club – COVID-19 Update & Information

Effective at the time of posting and subject to change at short notice

All bar and catering facilities in the Clubhouse are now cancelled and social areas (Members’ Bar, Dining Room, Mixed Lounge and Ladies Lounge) will be locked. Locker Room and toilet facilities remain open, but we request you only access them if completely necessary and will permit the changing of shoes in the car park.

The government recognise the benefits and importance of activity and exercise in these troubled times. With golf itself being a fresh air activity, and of low risk, the golf course is still open for play. We have however taken the steps of removing rakes from bunkers and raising the hole-cups on the greens. This is to limit the risk of infection passing from the touching of the rakes, flagsticks and hole-cups themselves.

Whilst we still expect the playing surfaces of the course to remain in superb condition, with current restrictions and diminished facilities in mind, we are extending the period of our Visitor Winter Green Fee rate until Monday 13 April 2020. This may extend further dependant on the ever changing situation.

We ask that anyone displaying symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) does not use the Club or course in any circumstances and self isolates as per government guidelines.

Gavin Cook
Club Secretary
Golf House Club Elie
01333 330301