Tee-rific Donation Fore Milngavie Golf Club

30 October 2020

We helped to keep the rain off of golfers at Milngavie Golf Club’s recent Senior Open.

During the competition, the A809 Stockiemuir Road - the most direct route for accessing the golf club - was closed for pipe installation works as part of Scottish Water’s ongoing Burncrooks improvement project in the area.

We donated golf umbrellas to the club as prizes for its tournament competitors.

golfers sporting their umbrellas

Recognising the importance of Milngavie Golf Club’s tournament, Scottish Water, together with its alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), contacted club representatives to ensure they knew about the works and the necessary diversion route well in advance of the road closure which started on Monday 12 October – the same day as the tournament. 

Jane McKenzie, communications manager for major projects, explained: “When we’re out in communities delivering major projects that will improve services for customers some disruption is inevitable. However, we always do our best to work with communities and find solutions to help keep any disruption or inconvenience to a minimum."

“Any concerns were quickly allayed and the project team at Scottish Water and CWA kept us informed and worked with us in the lead up to our event. ”

Derek Hunter
Milngavie Golf Club

Derek Hunter, a committee member who helped organise Milngavie Golf Club’s tournament, said: “I must admit, when I first heard that the road closure would be in place during our tournament I was a bit concerned as golfers travel from all over Scotland to compete. Any concerns were quickly allayed and the project team at Scottish Water and CWA kept us informed and worked with us in the lead up to our event. This meant we could make sure competitors knew to leave more time for their journey on the day and that they were clear about the diversion route. 

“The tournament was a great success with around 100 competitors throwing back their advancing years to take part in what was a most enjoyable day!  The club very much appreciated the kind donation of umbrellas.”

Work on Stockiemuir Road was completed on Friday 16 October and the road has since re-opened.