Its cold outside but check out the warming menu being served up on the 16th February
Around 60 members attended the 2019 Rules Night on Friday 18th given by our very own Rules guru Alistair Forrest. The evening started off with a Fish and Chips supper which went down well before. The event was oversubscribed and as a result Alistair has agreed to do an additional night on the 8th March . Check the lounge notice board for details:-
Slide show showing the work that has been going on the last week on the trees on the 1st and 2nd fairways along with pictures of greens being cut on the 11th January
around 25 excited kids were waiting and Mr Giggles kept them entertained.
Thanks to Kirsty Fergusson and Joyce Hope for all their help with the presents
and all those involved who made it such a great afternoon.
The course manager has sent through some pictures of work that has been going on this week at the trees at the 2nd and at the 11th ditch.
Tricky conditions today on the course but some pictures below of the drainage work going on at the 10th
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)
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.
COMMITTEE – 2019/2020
In accordance with Rule 17 of the Constitution, the Committee nominations for 2019/2020 are as undernoted
30th November 2018
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.
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
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.
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.)
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.
Douglas Park GC
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 .
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 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
If we have a long period of frost and no whitening we may allow greens on
Depending on daily condition
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)
Craig Young and Alastair Thomson