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DITCH CLEANING WORK GOING ON AT 10TH

Tricky conditions today on the course but some pictures below of the drainage work going on at the 10th

 

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SCOTTISH GOLF CONFERENCE

The second Scottish Golf Conference took place in Edinburgh at the weekend with 450 delegates attending and the event being streamed live.

A number of Douglas Park members were involved in their roles within the club or as area representatives.

The launch of the Scottish Golf Club Venue Management System which will be free of charge to all affiliated clubs was made and a number of initiatives involving Juniors and the Solheim Cup were also announced

To catch up with the conference there is copy of the live stream of the event on the Scottish Golf Website and pictured below are some of the DP attendees. (pic courtesy of Carol Fell)

 

 

 

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INAUGURAL SPORTING DINNER

The inaugural Douglas Park Sporting Dinner was held on Friday evening and a most receptive audience was entertained by two outstanding speakers, club member Allan Snedden and the peerless Willie Young.

Lisa and the catering team once again came up trumps with an excellent 5-course meal enjoyed by all.

The bottle raffle was enhanced by the great generosity of a member – who wishes to remain anonymous – and their contribution of a very special bottle of malt. This was equalled by the generosity of those present  and resulted in an astonishing £495 being raised for the Douglas Park Children’s Christmas Party Fund, which helps to ensure that this wonderful club tradition endures.

Robert Burns was the very lucky recipient of the Highland Park Fire Edition 15 year-old malt and he is shown with his very special prize.

A wonderful night and thanks to all who made it possible.

 

 

 

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COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS 2019/2020

COMMITTEE – 2019/2020

In accordance with Rule 17 of the Constitution, the Committee nominations for 2019/2020 are as undernoted

Committee Nominees 2019_2020

 

Ann Scott
Secretary
30th November 2018

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ROBBIE WINNER OF INAUGURAL JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT

 

 

The 2018 season saw the introduction of a new Junior, season long, Order of Merit, with the intention of encouraging more junior participation in competitions. Through the generosity of member Craig Stirling Brown and his charity, The Stirling Brown Trust, a trophy was donated along with the prize of a year’s membership. After a fantastic season, in which he won 4 gents competitions, and cut his handicap from 15 to 7, I’m delighted to say that the inaugural winner is Robbie Trainer. The competition came down to the very last event, with just 8 points separating Robbie from 2nd placed David McColl. The top 5 are listed below. The trophy was formally presented to Robbie by Craig Stirling Brown on Saturday 17th November, with Captain George Roberts, Junior Convener Craig Turner and Robbie’s dad Gary in attendance. Lets hope for another successful 2019 season.

Craig Turner

Junior Convenor

 

TOP 5 OF ORDER OF MERIT

Position Name            Points

1 Robbie Trainer           702

2 David McColl             694

3 Greg MacLeod           513

4 Ross Mirmelli           474

5 Chris Lathan             410

 

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STRI AUTUMN REPORT

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CAMERON IN WINNING TEAM AT TURNBERRY

Last Sunday at Turnberry was the final Junior Flag event of the season. It was a Texas scramble for the players who qualified from the three tours. A close encounter, but in a count back Cameron and his team won the event. Two years in a row he has been lucky enough to be part of the winning team.  

Hopefully the Junior Flag will be back at Douglas Park in 2019! 

Cameron would like to thank Craig Turner, Andrew Hutchinson and Calum Gordon for the help they have given him this year and for all the work they have put into the junior section.

 

 

 

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2018 ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING

A large number of members and their guests enjoyed an excellent cheese and wine on Friday evening before club competition winners were presented with their prizes.

The careful pre-planning undertaken by both the ladies and gents match teams ensured that the evening proceeded smoothly, whilst Lady Captain Anne Reid carried out presentational duties in an exemplary fashion.

Congratulations to those who picked up prizes and particularly to our club champions, Sandra Goldie – who also announced the prize-winners in a most assured manner – and Craig Young.

Well done to all, including Lisa and the catering team, for their sterling efforts.

 

 

 

 

(Photographs courtesy of Ann Fisher.)

 

 

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A TIME TO REMEMBER

Cenotaph

AT THIS TIME OF YEAR

Douglas Park Golf Club will once again honour those from the Club who served, and in some cases died, in two world wars, by the display of our framed tributes in the main hallway of the clubhouse from Friday 9th  November to Friday 16th  November 2018.
Our archives tell us that :-

In World War I

163 gentlemen members served in HM Forces of whom 28 died on active service.

Of the 163, 21 were junior members of whom 4 died on active service.

48 lady members were on war work of one kind or another.

In World War II

127 gentlemen members served in HM Forces of whom 5 died on active service. *

Of the 127, some were junior members.

32 lady members were on war work of one kind or another.

*  (Including our Professional, Jimmy Kilroy.)

Please take a minute when next in the clubhouse to view the display and ponder on what these members and staff gave up as they put golf aside, and their normal daily lives on hold, to go off and serve.  The memorial tablet commemorating those who died is in the hallway.

H MacAnespie

Douglas Park GC

Archivist

 

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CAMERON WINS FINAL ROUND OF JUNIOR FLAG EVENT

Congratulations to 9 year old Clubgolf member Cameron Burns who won the Final round of the Junior Flag event at Hilton Park last Sunday  holing a 12 ft putt on the last to win. 

Cameron’s top 4 scores over the series in the “Race to Turnberry” meant he came out joint leader with Thomas Kelly from Stirling Golf Club in the Under 9 age group . Check out the details on the link below

Another clubgolf member Joseph Russell also played and put in a very good performance to finish 5th on Sunday and 9th in the overall order of merit.

 

Pictured above is  Cameron with his flag.

Douglas Park was happy to host a flag event as part on the Glasgow North Tour , look out for events coming up on the home link below .

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COURSE WINTER POLICY 2018/2019

COURSE WINTER POLICY

29th  October  to 31st March

  • Mats will be in force for all tees and fairways
  • We advise to use winter wheels on trolleys or if possible carry a bag
  • Buggies to be assessed daily
  • Course closure will come into play in adverse conditions
  • All bunkers will be GUR areas
  • Temporary greens will come into play in poor weather conditions
  • When temporary greens have been cut and circled with yellow paint they become GUR areas please lift and drop off green
  • Holes and greens may be closed or shorted this is to allow staff to work on these areas

 

REASONS FOR COURSE CLOSURE/TEMPORARY GREENS

Heavy rainfall, Flooding,High Winds, Frost/Ice,Snow,Unsafe conditions

FROST IMPACT ON GREENS

WHITE FROST

White frost damage is caused when the leaf of the plant has been damaged

Due to golfers walking on the greens this causes blackening and puts the plant

under stress so temporary greens must come into play

DRY FROST

If we have a long period of frost and no whitening we may allow greens on

Depending on daily condition

THAWING

Once the frost starts to thaw we must allow the frost to fully come out of the ground before allowing greens back in play as we could cause damage to the roots if the soil underneath is still frozen (root break)

 

COURSE CONVENORS

Craig Young and Alastair Thomson

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INAUGURAL SPORTING DINNER

BOOKING SHEET IN LOUNGE

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CHRISSIE ANDERSON LADIES CELEBRATE SUCCESS

The Douglas Park  ladies won the 2018 Chrissie Anderson League coming first out of 8 local teams. The trophy was last won by DPGC back  in 2012.

Well done to Team Manager Ann Fisher and all those who took part in the matches.  The ladies were presented with the trophy and had a celebration afternoon tea enjoyed by all

 

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COMMITTEE GOLF DAY 14TH OCTOBER 2018

Excellent weather on Sunday afternoon made for a most enjoyable committee golf day. Members who have made a significant contribution to the club’s events and activities over the past season took part in a stableford competition.  Past Captain Graham White emerged as the overall winner with 37 points edging ahead of  fellow  Past Captain Hugh MacIntyre who finished as runner-up on 35 points.

Many thanks to gents vice-captain Alan Dunipace for his organisation of the event and to all who participated.

Thanks also to Lisa Cuthbert and the catering team for the excellent buffet at the end of the round.

 

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DOUGLAS PARK SUCCESS AT THE DGU FINALS

Three of our members had success at last weekend’s DGU finals held at Lenzie.  Many congratulations to James, Scott and Ian

 

James Brechany  won the  DGU County Singles beating Milngavie 6&5

 

Scott McMillan and Ian Stokes won the DGU County 4 ball beating Lenzie 6&4

 

 

 

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MIXED GREENSOMES STARTING SHEET FOR 7TH OCTOBER

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NIGHT TIME GOLF BACK 26TH OCTOBER

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MATCHPLAY FINALS DAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Seven Finals were played on Sunday. The earlier starters teed off in the worst of the wind and rain but fortunately, apart from one sharp but mercifully brief downpour, conditions brightened during the afternoon.

The Junior final was contested by Cameron Burns and Robbie Trainer. A high standard of golf was played by both, with Cameron prevailing by 3 & 2, despite Robbie standing at 4 over par when the match ended at the 16th!

The Gents singles final between Andrew McNamara and Steven Johnstone resulted in a 2-hole victory for Andrew, with a birdie 3 at the last clinching victory.

Despite recovering from being 5 down at one point, a valiant fightback by Derek McLeod and Brian McNair was not quite enough to prevent Les Patterson and Geoff Hannah prevailing by 2&1 in the Gents fourball final.

Results from the ladies were as follows:-

Silver Trophy winner – Fiona Rattray    Runner up – Olive McKay

Bronze Trophy winner – Anne Reid      Runner up – Joan Brechin

Ladies Foursomes winners – Laura McDougall & Barbara Aitchison   Runners up – Paula Galloway & Susan Cuthill.

In the mixed foursomes final, Elaine McEwen and Andy Morris also won by 2&1, in this case against the strong challenge mounted by Rhona and Ronnie Murison.

An excellent day’s golf was followed by the prizegiving in the clubhouse and a buffet meal enjoyed by a large number of competitors, friends and family.

 

 

Well done to all who participated.

Many thanks to Drew McKechnie and the course team who worked tirelessly on Sunday morning to prepare the course to a high standard after 22mm. of rain had fallen overnight. The course stood up remarkably well.

Many thanks also to Lisa and her staff for once again excelling in catering for those in attendance after the matches and prizegiving had been completed.

 

 

 

 

 

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LADIES DAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Despite the earlier forecast, the weather remained dry and relatively still for the competitors. This was reflected in some outstanding Stableford scores. Rhona and Ronnie Murison on 40 points just pipped Carol and Lindsay Stewart into second place with a better inward half but the worthy winners of the Sheila Conacher trophy with a very impressive 42 points were Mary and Hugh McLean. Many congratulations to them.

The course was in excellent condition and thanks are due to Drew McKechnie and his course team for their efforts. Thanks, too, to all who helped on the day with the signing-in and particular thanks to Margaret Brodie and Stuart Orr who collated the scores at the end of the rounds.

The splendid evening buffet prepared by Lisa and her staff was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.

 

Mary and Hugh McLean are shown with the Sheila Conacher trophy presented by Lady Captain Anne Reid. Runners-up Rhona and Ronnie Murison are also shown along with 3rd placed Carol and Lindsay Stewart.

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GREAT TIME HAD A GIN NIGHT

Around 30 participants enjoyed the recent gin night presented by ‘Stirling  Gin’.  Cameron McCann the owner gave an interesting talk on the background to Stirling Gin and invited the company to partake in a variety of gin samplings from cocktails to liqueurs. As can be seen good night had by all.  Cheers!!

 

 

 

 

 

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