Our new Captain Dave Aitken played a brilliant round with 34 points, streets ahead of Brian Duguid on 27 points who seems to be so unfortunate in getting cut with sub 30 points, this time with 27 points. It gives me great pleasure to cut Dave’s handicap by two. His 6 score tally is 181 and needs 30 or more points to improve and, no doubt, in this purple patch, this is likely. Congratulations!

The second round of the 36 hole Trophy has been arranged for Thursday 23rd February at Glenluce. We have been offered a concessionary green fee of £10 per player and each member will be responsible for paying the fee to Jimmy. Those who are members will not have to pay. No food has been arranged and so players may order their food and drinks. Those wishing to have a meal afterwards should order before playing. Jeff Sutcliffe will organise the day in the absence of Derek and Wave. Tee off at 10.00 onwards. Please enter your name on the sheets provided in the Clubhouse.

Entry sheets have also gone up for the 18 Hole Trophy at Powfoot. The first tee off is at 10.20. A green fee of £23 has been agreed and it is likely that a bacon roll and coffee package will be made.