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FAMILY FOURSOMES DAY

On what was not the best day weather wise  32 hardy teams turned up for the Annual Family Foursomes Competition

The Results were as follows :-

Father & Son winners Alistair & Douglas Beattie 38pts.

Siblings/cousins winners David & James McColl 32 pts (BIH 20)

Parent & Child winners Stuart & Fiona Eynon 32 pts (BIH 20)

Others winners Robert & Cameron Burns 31 pts (BIH 20)

 

Trophy Winners Alistair & Douglas Beattie 38pts.

Runners-up Mike & David Sellers 35pts.

3rd Place Alan & Calum Gordon 33pts (BIH 20).

 

 

More pictures from the day

 

 

 

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GREAT DAY AT MACINTYRE SHOTGUN FOUR BALL

A great day was had by all at the recent MacIntyre Shotgun 4 BallThe winners were 2 Past Captains, David Wightman and Roddy Gillespie with a score of net 60.

 

 

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AUGUST BISTRO EVENING ON THE 25TH

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Assistant Pro’s Day

Fine golfing weather on Saturday 21st July was matched by some excellent golf  played in the fourball Texas scramble format used for the event. Our Assistant professional (now a fully qualified PGA professional) Andrew Hutchison organised a varied programme greatly enjoyed by the large field which participated.

The winning team at the end of the day with a very creditable net score of 56.1 comprised Matthew Anderson, Colin MacDonald, Scott Manson and Steven Wightman.

Here seen receiving their prizes – flanked by Andrew Hutchison (left) and Captain George Roberts (right) – are (left to right) Steven, Colin, Matthew and Scott.

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FINAL MATCH OF THE 2018 CAMPAIGN FOR DONALD CAMERON TEAM

The Donald Cameron team played their final match in the 2018 campaign against local rivals Windyhill.

Craig Young came up against an opponent in form who was 5 under par when he defeated Craig 5 & 4.

Angus Watson’s opponent was former Scottish Amateur champion , George Duncan.George opened with 5 straight 3s and despite Angus bringing him back to 2up George went on to win 4 & 3.

Michael Giovannetti was 2 down with 2 to play and kept the match alive with a tap in birdie at the 17th.Unfortunately he could not replicate this result at the 18th and lost 1 down.

Steven Wightman played some excellent golf to win 3 & 2 and it was good to see Matthew Anderson returning to his usual high standards when winning 4 & 3.

Andrew Abercrombie was also 2 down with two to play when he secured  a birdie two at the 17th.Unfortunately he also lost at the last.

Ross Cameron suffered a bad night on the course when losing 5 & 3 which result secured a winning margin for Windyhill.

Adam McLeod improved the overall result with a fine 3 & 2 win.

This loss to Windyhill by a score-line 5 matches to 3 could result in the relegation of the team to Division 2.

The team would like to thank Captain George Roberts for his support throughout the campaign and to Lisa and her staff for the excellent catering provided.

Hugh MacIntyre

Team Manager”

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FAMILY FOURSOMES 12TH AUGUST

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GIN TASTING EVENING 29TH AUGUST

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JJ MCCARRY TEAM WIN DIVISION 2

After an incredible start to the season, Douglas Park’s Junior JJ McCarry (scratch) Team travelled to second placed Kirkintilloch with a chance to make it 6 wins out of 6 and win the JJ McCarry Division 2!!!

With 4 matchplay games being played, a single point would have been enough and Sophie Murphy duly delivered with an emphatic 8&7 victory. The team wanted to maintain their 100% record though and Greg MacLeod won a tight match 2&1 to ensure Douglas Park couldn’t lose. Ross Mirmelli, carrying an injury, staged a valiant fightback but unfortunately lost 5&4 which meant it all came down to David McColl on the 18th green. Losing 1 down, David chipped to 4ft and, knowing the importance of the putt, confidently rolled it home for a 2.5 – 1.5 victory!!! Congratulations to the team of Farris Hassan, Chris Lathan, Greg MacLeod, David McColl, Gerard McKinlay, Louie McMillan, Ross Mirmelli, Sophie Murphy, Archie Scott, Kirstie Souter, Scott Souter and Robbie Trainer. Greg MacLeod also appears to have the won the Order of Merit for most points won!

The league and results can be viewed at www.golf-in-glasgow.com My thanks go to Calum Gordon for running the team and to all the parents for your assistance in transporting the juniors to the various matches. For 2019, both our Junior JJ McCarry and Marley teams are currently without a sponsor so if anyone knows of a local business who may wish to provide team polo shirts, please get in touch.

Kind regards

Craig Turner Junior Boys Convenor

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LADIES’ OPEN DAY 2018


64 couples took part in our 2018 Open Day competition on a lovely bright, albeit slightly breezy, day.

CLICK HERE to view the list of prize winners … well done ladies!

Over £500 was raised from the proceeds of the raffle and will be presented to the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research Glasgow.  Thank you to the very generous donations from the members and to the helpers at the raffle table on the day.  Thanks also to all the ladies who assisted with the ‘check in’ table, and to the gentlemen starters at the tee, who bravely kept the ladies on time!

A tremendous amount of effort goes into events like this and we say a very big thank you to Anne Fergusson, Sally McFarlane and Helen Robertson, ably assisted by Jinty Halley and Patricia Richmond, for their organisation of 26 Douglas Park Ladies’ Open Days!  They have raised around £600 every year enabling so many different charities to benefit from these donations over the years.  Magnificent – well done ladies and thank you so much!

It was good to see a large number of competitors enjoying excellent catering and staying for the prizegiving in the evening.

Anne Reid, Lady Captain

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DONALD CAMERON DRAW WITH LOCAL RIVALS

The Douglas Park team met local rivals , Glasgow , missing three of their regular players , Craig Young,Alistair Thomson & Stephen Wightman.

Clark Nelson led out the team and after a slow start Clark played some very impressive golf to win 1up. The highlight of his round was a hole-in-one at the 15th – his club selection , a 7 iron !!!

Team Captain Angus Watson was in great form winning comfortably 4 & 3 over a very good opponent Nicky Gold.

Graeme Anderson kindly agreed at the last moment to play following Craig Young’s injury exit and lost 3 & 2.

Matthew Anderson lost on the last green as did Ross Cameron.

Andrew Abercrombie won a hard fought encounter by the margin 2 & 1 and Michael Giovannetti also recorded a victory on the 17th green by a score-line 3 & 1.

Scott Souter , a junior member making his second appearance for the team following his excellent win at Dullatur , was 3 up with 7 to play but ran into his opponent making birdie,eagle par,par,par to go dormie 2 down

with the match finishing on the 17th green.This match was an excellent experience for Scott who , I am certain , will be an exciting prospect in the coming years.

The result of the match was a tie with 4 wins each thus the team are unbeaten at home against the two top teams in the league , Cawder  &  Glasgow.

The team travel to Sandyhills next Wednesday the 27th June

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FINALS DAY RESULTS

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Sandra Goldie wins the 2018 Ladies Championship

The Douglas Park Golf Club Championship matches took place yesterday with Fiona Rattray against Sandra Goldie in the Championship, Helen Faulds against Olive Mackay in the Seniors and Kirstie Souter and Christiana Capaldi in the Junior Girls Final.

Fiona who had played well in the West of Scotland Inter County Matches last week at Erskine eventually ran out of steam — It was her 8th match of  a long hard week playing a very steady Sandra Goldie and eventually lost on the 17th Green. She did however have an EAGLE 2 at the 16th hole !!

Helen and Olive had a ding dong match with Helen being the eventual winner 2&1

The Junior Girls match was well played with Christiana being the winner

Many congratulations go to the winners and many thanks go to all the referees – Helen Robertson (Championship), Denise McNaughton (Senior Ladies) and Susan Rattray (Junior Girls)

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS OF THE DAY and also a  SHORT VIDEO  of the Championship final  — Courtesy of Carol Fell

A final note Douglas Park  member June Lockhart was the Captain of the Winning County Team Renfrewshire  last week — Many congratulations June

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CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS DAY

A dry forecast for finals day on Sunday , why not come down and support all the finalists.

Tee off times below

Championship Finals times 2018 (5)

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CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

Championship Semi Finals times 2018

Tee off times for Thursday 14th  June

 

 

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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

TEE OFF TIMES FOR TUESDAY 12TH JUNE.

 

Championship Tee times 2018

 

 

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JUNIOR NEWS

JJ McCarry Team

At the halfway point of the season, our JJ McCarry Juniors are sitting top of League Division 2 with a perfect 100% record.  We started the season at home to Kirkintilloch and won 3.5-0.5 with wins from Scott Souter, Farris Hassan and David McColl and a half for Greg MacLeod.

 

We then came up against a strong Bearsden side which contained 2 county players, and boasted handicaps all lower than ours, and ran out 4-0 victors.  Incredible wins from David McColl and Robbie Trainer, over the 2 county players, and emphatic wins also from Greg MacLeod and Sophie Murphy (on her competitive debut) completed the whitewash.

 

The return match at Bearsden looked a tough one, away from home and with a few regulars missing, however the team managed another victory.  Robbie Trainer led the team out against one of Bearsden’s county players and held onto a narrow 1up lead for much of the round.  After driving into the trees at 17 and having to lay up, he proceeded to hole a 30ft putt for a par to take a 1up lead down the last and secure a win.  Greg MacLeod and David McColl had impressive victories to bring home the victory.  Ross Mirmelli (making his competitive debut) stepped in at the last minute and unfortunately came up against an opponent having a great night.

 

Tonight (Friday 8th) marks our final home fixture against Dougalston with Robbie Trainer, Ross Mirmelli and debuts for Chris Lathan and Archie Scott.

 

Marley Team

Our Marley team have played just one match so far, away at Hilton Park.  Unfortunately, due to the bank holiday weekend, we only had a 3 person team and, with the Marley format being a 4 person combined stableford competition, this put us slightly behind.  We still have 5 fixtures to make this up, starting this Sunday (10th) away at Glasgow, with Ross Mirmelli, Archie Scott, Chris Lathan and Cameron Burns representing the club. 

 

My thanks go to all team members and their parents for their commitment, along with both team managers for their ongoing support; Calum Gordon (JJ McCarry) and Alan Dunipace (Marley)

 

 

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Lady Captain’s Day

Prizewinners Lady Captains Day

Some of the prizewinners on the day

72 ladies took part in a Tri-am on Friday 1st June. This was over 11 holes  as there were dire warnings of thunder storms after 2.00pm. — In the event it did not happen & the day was completed in warm sunshine.

The 2 best stableford scores counted at each hole
Congratulations go to the winners with 54 points — Barbara Aitchison, Alison Miller & Elaine McEwan.
Runners up with 53 points were June Gordon, Susan Rattray & Linda Robertson.

At the same time they had an individual competition where they were given stableford points which they could loose in certain circumstances.

There were 6 of our older ladies who took part in the putting competition which Drew so ably organises for them. This was  won by Marjory Cooper after a playoff & some amazing putting.

The Primrose Cup for the junior girls was won by 13 year old Sophie Murphy (pictured above)

In the evening everyone returned for another of Lisa’s excellent buffets & a prize giving.

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R&A 9 hole Championship Qualifier

Thanks to all 44 members who played in this event on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May. This was a most encouraging entry for a new competition which Scottish Golf had asked clubs to get involved with to appeal to as wide a cross-section of club members as possible.Those who participated enjoyed ideal conditions and some excellent golf was played.

The winners going forward to the next stage at Milnathort in June are David McClement and Steven Cairns after a count back on the last 3 holes

Thanks, also, for the forbearance shown by those members who did not take part in the event but played the  designated 9 hole course twice.

A new competition such as this in an already crowded golfing diary inevitably creates logistical challenges but the goodwill shown by members on the day allowed for a most enjoyable and worthwhile competition

 

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RECIPROCAL GREEN FEES FOR LOCAL COURSES

18 golf courses in the area have got together and produced a reciprocal green fee list.

 

For those members who would like to take up this offer please follow link below

 

DPGC RECIPROCAL GREEN FEES 2018 FROM 1ST MAY

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Season Opening Shotgun and Past Captain’s Dinner

The official opening of the Douglas Park golf season took place on Saturday. The day started with the morning shotgun  stableford  pairs event for the Camel Trophy. This was won by Mark Carnegie and Graeme Maxwell who, due to a prior engagement could not attend the prizegiving. Runners-up Scott Brown and Gareth Young are shown with Immediate Past Captain Alistair Forrest who presented the prizes.

The afternoon was given over to the Captain versus Past Captain’s match. A keenly contested match was won by the Past Captain’s team by 7 matches to 5.

This was followed by a most enjoyable evening buffet during  which Immediate Past Captain Alistair was officially inducted into the Past Captain’s Society.

 

 

 

Pictured (from left to right) are club professional Robert Irvine, this year’s captain George Roberts, Immediate Past Captain Alistair Forrest and current club champion Alistair Thomson.

 

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