Course Closed

The Course is Closed due to COVID-19 Scottish Golf is taking the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) extremely seriously. Our number one priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our community of golfers, clubs, volunteers and staff, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy our great sport in a safe environment.   In relation to public gatherings, please click here to access the latest Scottish Government advice which Scottish Golf has received today.  We have been asked by clubs about potential financial assistance from Government in light of announcements made last week. At present, the Government have asked that you click here…

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Seniors 18 Hole Trophy 2020

Fifteen golfer played for the 18 Hole Trophy at Glenluce. The day started with an unexpected shower of rain and then turned out to be a rather fine day. Winner on the day was Wave Tyrrell with 36 points with a better inward half from Ian Brown. The competition brought a premature end to the season on account of the Coronavirus. The competition was played with gimmies to avoid touching flag sticks. The remaining fixtures were cancelled; the second round of the 36 Hole Trophy, the Alan Walker Trophy and the final Winter League and lunch. Winner of the Winter…

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Ladies – social sweep
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Ladies – social sweep

It was just a bit too dreich and blustery to entertain the thought of 18 long holes. Especially with the forecast so poor. So all six intrepid golfers headed out instead of a quick social sweep over 9 holes.   It was windy and rainy all the way round. Fortunately, we're all nails so there was hardly any whining to be heard. Mainly because we had so many layers of hats on.   Nobody made it round blob-free. But a creditable three of us managed to hold it down to a single blip.     On a few tees, the…

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Ladies Winter League – 29th Feb
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Ladies Winter League – 29th Feb

  After storms Ciara and Dennis put the kibosh on the last two weeks' play, we were all suffering rather badly from cabin fever. Luckily Storm Jorge was considerate enough to delay his arrival long enough to let us set out for some fresh air. Full disclosure: I wasn't keen having walked up and aquaplaned across - sorry- inspected the first green. But I got run over in the stampede of players who headed for the first tee in eager anticipation. Who was I to argue? So seven, stir-crazy golfers set out in the dazzling sunshine to do battle for…

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February 2020 Newsletter

With the present wind and rain it may not seem like it but the new 2020 season is fast approaching. The opening day of the season is Sunday 22nd March when the Captain's Team plays the Vice Captain's team in a match play Texas Scramble. This is followed by hot soup in the clubhouse. The entry sheets for the day are presently in the changing rooms or alternatively you can e-mail me and I will add your name to the list. A draw will be e-mailed to those taking part on the Thursday before. The ladies are currently organising a…

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Ladies February Medal

The weather had improved markedly since last week, despite the horrific forecast. We had 7 golfers line up for the February Medal.   Marena & I set off as the second pair behind Erica & Elena. Janette, Linda & Anne brought up the rear (not a euphemism).   We both managed to stonk our drives up to summerish distance!   And a couple of actual par 4s set us up nicely on the first hole. Ahead of us Elena had also started with a lovely wee 4. The wind was pretty gusty which made club choice interesting (ie a lottery!)…

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Ladies Winter League – And then there were five
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Ladies Winter League – And then there were five

A balmy 19 degrees in New Galloway today...delicious for golf... .........aye, right! 19 degrees fahrenheit maybe...aka 7 degrees celsius. Not warm. Nor very dry either, as you can see from my gloves after a 9 hole round... And a touch breezy...the fourth green isn't usually the windiest place on the course. So five of us  saw the rain lessen and thought 'it'll be fine, let's go out'. Needless to say, it deteriorated quickly and stayed grim until we got back to the clubhouse. Luckily we'd only committed to a quick 9 holes. There will be few photos. Although my camera…

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Ladies Winter League – Burns Day!
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Ladies Winter League – Burns Day!

Let me assure you that the late arrival of the blog is in no way a reflection of the magnificence of the golf played this week! Week 12 of the Winter League turned out to be a hotly contested affair. We had our closest result in a month. Six intrepid golfers headed up into the chill to do battle with the Winter League/the course/themselves...   The leading group made an excellent start with two 2's and a 3 on show. Proving to Linda it was worth it to run back to the clubhouse for her putter! It earned her the…

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Ladies Winter League & Not-The-Xmas-Lunch
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Ladies Winter League & Not-The-Xmas-Lunch

A terrific turn out for today's golf  - there were ten players champing at the bit to get a round in.   And there was an even better turnout for Not-the-Xmas-lunch as a couple of currently non-playing members joined us for the feast.   It was great to see a few regulars who were able to join us after a few weeks off. And there wasn't much rustiness on view. Anne got off to a terrific start with a 4 at the first. Annie had a steady round with 8 net pars and two net birdies to finish up in…

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Ladies Jan medal

Golf - A Haiku Gusty break of day A better, rainy golf swirls watching the mince pie (thanks to the Haiku generator - click here) Or in plain English? ... The weather wasn't great.  Not as bad as I've seen but not pleasant either: I was willing to go out. Mainly thanks to the lingering effects of my most recent audiobook 'Can't Hurt Me' by a ridiculously hard-core former Navy Seal and ultra-athlete. If you feel you need some gung-ho-up-and-at-'em in your life - this is definitely the book for you! Click here for details   But I was out-voted…

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