Seniors Section

The Senior Section meets every Thursday from the end of September to mid April.  Ladies and Gents are welcome.
A 15 hole Stableford League competition is held where the player with the best 6 scores over the season wins the Brown Cup.  The runner up is awarded the Trophy. Each month there is a another format of competition such as a scramble.
We have three away days at other courses where we play for a 36 and 18 hole trophies. We play a match with Kirkcudbright EGGS annually.
In May we have a 3 day trip to the Borders organised by Dave Nielsen.

DATE EVENT WINNER
Not Held 1st Round of 36 Hole Trophy at Home
15th December Christmas Lunch held ay Clachan
15th February Alan Walker Trophy
22nd February 18 Hole Trophy at Glenluce Provisional
22nd March Second Round of 36 Hole Trophy
25th April Final League & Lunch
TBA Match v Kirkcudbright EGGS Away
26th September 2024 Roddie Hermon Cup
3rd October 2024 9 Hole competition and AGM

New Galloway Golf Club Seniors’ Section Annual Meeting 2023.

Minutes of the meeting held in the clubhouse on Thursday 5th October 2023, commencing at 9.30 a.m.

Present: Dave Aitken, Brian Duguid, Jackie Duguid, Terry Haine, Wave Tyrrell, Ronnie Ritchie, Stuart Rhodes, Derek Shipley, Ashley Turgoose, David Nielsen, Janette Davidson, Elizabeth Kelly and John Callan.

1) Dave Aitken, our Convenor, welcomed members to the meeting and thanked Jackie and Wave for their services to the Seniors Section.
2) A minute silence was observed in memory of Brian Porteous and Les Rogers
3) Apologies: Ian McCulloch, Jeff Sutcliffe and Ewan Kelly.
4) The minutes of the last AGM held on 6th October 2022 were approved by Elizabeth Kelly and David Aitken.
5) Convenor’s Report: The convenor reported on a successful season and complemented those who had restored the course to a marvellous condition.
6) Treasurer’s Report: Jackie Duguid presented a healthy set of accounts for the last year. We started the year with a balance of £318.64 and finished with £292.83. Subscriptions totalled £365 and £332 was paid to competition winners.
7) Christmas Lunch: To be held in the clubhouse on 14th December.
8) Office Bearers
a. Convenor: Dave Aitken,
b. Secretary: Wave Tyrrell,
c. Treasurer: position vacant.
d. Borders Organiser: David Nielsen,
e. Away Days Organiser: David Nielsen.
f. Buggy Organiser: Stuart Rhodes
9) Format: As last year with leagues and a team game in most months
10) Tee Times: It was agreed for draws to take place at 9.30. Elizabeth’s & Janette’s tee times to be drawn early to facilitate their commitments in the afternoon.
11) Competition Fees: A £20 Subscription will continue but with £10 for League winners and £5 each for team games.
12) Competitions: The competitions will be recorded on Handicap Master where a course has been set up for the first being a par 4 for all, the fifth a par 5 for the Ladies and stroke indices as on the blue card using those shown separately for the ladies and gents. Official handicaps will be used rather than handicaps being set at the start of the season. Play from yellow tees.
13) Preferred lies: On the fairways placing within 6 inches for the whole season. On a trial basis, preferred lies to be taken in any rough within one club length of the ball position no nearer the hole to be reviewed on 9th November 2023.
14) Match: Our match against Kirkcudbright EGGS was successful with a 3 ½ to 1 ½ win and has been arranged Wednesday for 25th September 2024 at Kirkcudbright.
15) Trophy Winners:
a) Brown Cup (League winner)
b) Ashley Turgoose Wee tankard (League Runner Up)-
c) Dave Aitken 18 Hole Trophy
d) Dave Aitken 36 Hole
e) Engravers Tankard Dave Nielsen
f) Borders Trophy – Dave Aitken
g) Roddy Hermon Cup – Nevile White
h) Alan Walker Shield – Not played
16) Borders Trip: Discussions to take place. Agreed to include lady members.
17) Buggies: There are four players needing buggies providing Terry Haine can manage to walk the course. In the event of more than four players requiring a buggy, Stuart Rhodes will arrange a fair allocation.
18) The meeting expressed their appreciation of the contribution Jackie made to the Seniors’ section over the many years.
19) Brian Porteous Trophy: It was proposed to hold a fun competition in memory of Brian Porteous. Elizabeth to speak to Erica for her approval.

New Galloway Seniors Rules

1. Handicapping
A player’s handicap for the whole season is set using the handicap index in force on the 1st October. In the league only, the winner of each competition will have his or her handicap reduced by 1 shot.
2. Seniors’ League
The player with the best six points total over the season shall be the winner. The winner of each league with the lowest score will be awarded 10 points. Players with the same stableford score will be awarded the same points. Points for each league will be awarded all the way down to 1 point.
The first hole is a par 4 for Ladies & Gents. The fifth Hole is a par 5 for Ladies.
3. Divisions
There are two divisions according to handicap in order that one prize may be awarded to a player in each division.
4. Preferred Lies
Preferred lies apply throughout the Seniors’ season.
5. Damage by Animals
In the general area, areas of damage caused by rabbits or badgers are treated as ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 16.1b. But interference does not exist if the damage only interferes with the player’s stance.
6. Lost Ball / Out of Bounds Relief
When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area.
(Summary: this will mean dropping a ball from knee height on the fairway within two club lengths of the edge no nearer the hole and level with where the ball was deemed to be lost. Relief may not be taken when a provisional ball is in play.)