April part 1: Stringball, Opening Day & April Medal

Sat 3rd April Stringball Eleven golfers turned out today for the 2021 Stringball challenge.   You get a length of string proportional to your handicap to use anywhere on the course to move the ball. Larks and japes!     Perfect example of dead weight putting from Lizzie...!       Fiona struck her way round the course beautifully, hardly bothering with the string...   After a lot of maths, we had the following scores... Results Fiona net score 55.6 Lizzie 60.3 Gill 60.6 Well done Fiona, a resounding victory. And back to the clubhouse for the absolutely scrumptious Viennese…

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Ladies Mad March catch-up

20th March Medal (max score) A beautiful day for the March medal and 8 of us went out to play. We played golf. Some more successfully than others! Then we ate cake... Results Fiona net 74 Marena net 75 Gill net 77 Also worth mentioning that Kay scored a 2 at the 13th 👍   28th March Charity Cup (stableford) Eight golfers out in the sun today.   Lovely approach shot on the 2nd from whoever was using the 'football' ball (I think Lizzie?) I thought I played a bit funny -  everything felt a bit off. Later on when…

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Winter League 13th March & wrap up

13th March - Winter League 9 holes There's rain in them thar hills.   The weather wasn't kind to us so we settled for a 9 hole format to wrap up the 2020-2021 Winter League Competition - which comprised 13 weeks of wintry competition this season. We had 7 players turn out for the fun and games.   A terrific performance in variable (!) conditions gave Janette a great victory, one point ahead of Erica and Elizabeth in joint 2nd. Also a mention is due to Elena who got the only 2 of the day at the 4th (the celebrations…

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Ladies – May Medal

A respectable turnout of 9 golfers for the final Saturday fixture of the autumn-spring season - the May medal.   We held a maximum score medal to get us back into the swing of competitions. And more practice with our WHS calculations...the gift that keeps on giving. Conditions were mostly pretty good, though it got a wee bit chilly and showery near the end.   We had our first two in a while... step forward for applause: Annie on the 4th. Erica will be paying a visit soon with one of those briefcases  you padlock to your wrist! There were…

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Alan Walker Trophy

Alan Walker Trophy 2021 On a bright sunny day, congratulations to Ian Brown on winning the trophy for the third year running. A superb round including 4 birdies, notably a 3 at the Rhinns o' Kells for 4 points. Three points behind was Ronie on 30 points followed by a gaggle of three on 29 points, Wave, Terry and Brian Duguid. Player Points Ian Brown 33 Ronnie Ritchie 30 Wave Tyrrell 29 Terry Haine 29 Brian Duguid 29 Brian Porteous 28 Marena McClymont 27 Mike Jackson 27 Ian McCulloch 26 Rex Dressler 25 Dave Nielsen 25 Stuart Rhodes 24 Dave…

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Seniors Final League 2021

Seniors Final League 2021 Congratulations to Ian Brown in winning the League with consistently outstanding golf scoring a best eight total of 189 points. Well done to Rex Dressler with a fine 187 and Dave Nielsen with 186. What might have been had Janette played more games as she finished the season with 178 points from only 9 rounds.Winner on the day was Brian Duguid with 29 points. Brian Porteous came second with 28 points and a better inward half from Ian Brown. In joint fourth place were Dave Nielsen and Terry Haine with 27 points.The final results are below.The…

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Seniors Scramble April 2021

Four teams of four played a Florida Scramble on a chilly rainy day. It was said that it was anything but Florida weather. This was the first time the Seniors played this version of a scramble and the scoring proved to be a remarkable consistent as all four teams had a gross score of 55 team First Half Second Half Gross Net Terry, Erica, Ian McCulloch & Brian Duguid 30 25 55 47 Ian Brown, Ian McIlvenna, Stuart & Ronnie 31 24 55 48 Dave Nielsen, Gill, Derek & Brian Porteous 29 26 55 48 Dave Aitken, Wave, Marena &…

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Opening Day 2021

What a difference a day makes! After a hot bath and shedding a few tears, can I congratulate Vice-Captain Walker and his team on their win. It was a crushing defeat for my team but I am already plotting revenge for next year. I have already been practicing my putting with the wooden spoon and figuring out how to nobble Janette and Bobby. We'll be back! Can I thank all the participants for their presence it was greatly appreciated and particularly their contributions to The Lady Captain's Charity. A super sum of £167.51 was raised for the DG Children's Ward.…

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Seniors League 27:2021

Seniors League 27:2021 Little did I consider when playing on this sunny spring day, albeit with a chilly wind, that I was playing with the eventual winners Brian Porteous and Ian McIlvenna both scoring 30 points. Brian secured first place with a better inward half of 14 from Ian and Derek also on 30 points. Wave came fourth with 29 points. Jackie and Brian Duguid tied with 28 points.Next week will be a scramble followed by the final League where Rex is 2 behind Ian Brown, Dave Nielsen 3 and the other Dave 4.The Alan Walker Trophy will be played…

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Seniors Scramble March 2021

It was marvellous to see Ian McIlvenna and Derek Shipley grace the hallowed ground yesterday. Obviously their presence led to a great score.There are 4 more meetings in April. I am thinking of having 2 more leagues, a scramble and on the final Thursday on 22 April an individual competition for a beautiful Galloway glass bowl handed to me by John Watson some time ago. Tean Gross score Net Score Rex, Donald & Terry 56 46 Brian Duguid, Brian Porteous, Ian McIlvenna & Derek ?? 47 Dave Aitken, Ronnie & Jackie 57 47 Dave Nielsen, Wave & Erica 57 50…

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