Tricky conditions today on the course but some pictures below of the drainage work going on at the 10th
Tricky conditions today on the course but some pictures below of the drainage work going on at the 10th
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
“The annual Ladies V Gents match was played on Sunday 19th August and resulted in an exciting and competitive match-up.
Sandra Goldie & Fiona Rattray were first up for the Ladies and took on a formidable combination of Clark Nelson & Jim Fergusson.
The two teams threw loads of birdies at each other with the Ladies prevailing by the margin 2 & 1.
Carol Fell & Helen Faulds were the second team playing and were opposed by Angus Watson & Hugh MacIntyre.
Angus recorded 8 birdies in the holes played resulting in a comfortable win for the Gents.
Maggie Rutherford & Lindsay McLean were opposed by Adam McLeod & James Ewart.The Gents combination were back in a net 28 but this was not good enough to prevent a win for the Ladies on the final green 1 up.Maggie’s highlight was a net 1 at the 17th!
The overall result of the match now rested on the final pairings of Norma Cook & Paula Galloway versus Ross Cameron & Dave McClement.This match went all the way to the 18th green where the Ladies won the hole to secure a halved match and an historic win for the Ladies 2.5 to 1.5.
In the courtesy match the Ladies again prevailed with a 2 up win for Captain Anne Reid and V/C Denise Macnaughton over the Club Captain George Roberts and V/C Alan Dunipace.
This was a great match played in a sporting and good humored spirit .
Congratulations to the Ladies on their victory.
Gents Team Manager”
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