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Curry Night on the 16th February

Its cold outside but check out the warming menu being served up on the 16th February


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SUCCESSFUL RULES NIGHT AT DP

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:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COURSE WORKS

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

 

 

 

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RULES NIGHT (NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED)

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ACCOUNTS 2017/2018

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SANTA DROPPED IN AT DP

Last weekend Santa paid a visit to Douglas Park ,                                                               

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.

 

 

 

 

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BURNS NIGHT

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

 

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WORK GOING ON AT THE 11TH AND 2ND THIS WEEK

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.

 

 

 

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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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