A number of members of the Douglas Park Donald Cameron League team took part in The DCL Dinner at Hayston Golf Club last Friday evening. The meal was followed by an excellent after-dinner speech by Partick Thistle and Scotland goalkeeping legend, Alan Rough. No trophies for DP on the night but Ross Cameron won a very healthy second-prize in the raffle. Drinks are on him.
Club Captain George Roberts chaired the annual Douglas Park Burns Supper on Friday, 26th January.
A large and appreciative audience were thoroughly entertained in an evening billed as one of ‘Word and Song’.
The evening got off to a great start with a rousing address to the haggis by Past Captain Colin McEwen.
After an excellent dinner, Jeanie Sutherland won a whisky and chocolate matching experience for four guests at Glengoyne Distillery, very kindly donated by club member Archie McSporran.
The after-dinner entertainment included a quite outstanding Immortal Memory delivered by main speaker Graham Hill in tandem with young Zoe Craig. To see how Zoe won the hearts of the audience with her rendition of Burns’ poems and songs was a particular highlight of the evening.
Graham and Zoe were ably supported by Charlie Newlands M.B.E. who toasted “the lassies” in a most amusing and entertaining fashion and Tayler Morgan who gave an excellent and feisty reply.
Musical interludes were provided by the exquisite harmonies of the Westertones, who also led the audience in a stirring ‘singalong’ towards the end of the evening. A warm and witty vote of thanks was delivered by vice-captain Alan Dunipace.
Immense thanks to Lisa Cuthbert for her organisation and support both in the lead-up to the evening and on the night itself.
Graham Hill was kind enough to e mail that ” it was a wonderful evening and one of the best Burns Suppers I have ever been at ………..the audience were super and a real pleasure to speak in front of”. For someone with such wide experience of Burns Suppers in Scotland and beyond to write such a testimonial is praise indeed for the Douglas Park “experience”.
Thanks to all of you who attended for making it such a special night
The opening competition of the year took place today, Tuesday 2nd January. The Gordon Charnock Hangover Salver, presented in 1976 by former Ladies Captain Joyce Charnock in memory of her late husband Gordon, a former Convenor, enticed 29 entrants out on a cold, wet and windy morning.
Past Captain Ian Letford hit the first shot of the competitive year (below) in the morning gloom. After all the scores were counted, it was Graeme Gardner who prevailed, scoring an excellent 38 points. The day was rounded off with a very welcoming hot bowl of soup – thanks to everyone who took part.
Congratulations to all our winners this year
Link to list below :-
COMMITTEE – 2018/2019
In accordance with Rule 17 of the Constitution, the Committee nominations for 2018/2019 are as undernoted:
The Club is always looking for new Committee members and in terms of Rule 17 members are reminded that the names of those to be proposed as Office Bearers and Members of Committee, together with the names of their proposers and seconders, should be intimated in writing to the Secretary on or before 1st December 2016.
15th November 2017
Over 100 members and their guests attended this year’s prizegiving in the clubhouse last Friday evening. A great time was had by all accounts, enjoying the two course meal beforehand, the Cheese & Wine and celebrating as a winner or with the winners.
The evening began with the presentation of Honorary Badges by Club Captain, Alistair Forrest to our two most recent recipients of Honorary membership, John Watson OBE and Past Captain John Telfer. Both gave a short speech of thanks thereafter.
The prize table was heaving with silverware and photographs of most of the winners are shown below. There were many favourable comments about the atmosphere in the lounge and of course, our grateful thanks go again to Lisa Cuthbert and her team for looking after our refreshments!
This year’s Thomson McCrone League Prizegiving and Dinner took place at Clydebank and District Golf Club. Douglas Park were represented on the night by our Convenor Hugh Dempster and team members Alistair Forrest and George Simmons. After an excellent dinner, the guest speakers were Des McKeown and former SFA referee, John Rowbotham who both provided great entertainment. Our congratulations go to this year champions from Bearsden Golf Club.
The Thomson McCrone League is for Gents with a handicap between 9 and 20 and comprises five x four-ball matches with an informal meal and drink as part of the day.
Congratulations also go to our own Hugh Dempster who will serve as the League President in 2018, so we need an extra special effort to make it a memorable year for him!
Sunday 8th October 2017
(12 noon – 1.30pm)
ENTRY SHEETS IN LOCKER ROOMS
GO ON – JOIN IN AND HAVE SOME FUN!
On a rare dry day, sandwiched between two downpours on the Wednesday and the Thursday evening, our 32nd Pro-Am took place with an excellent field of 40 teams.
The event was in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland and our Headline Sponsor on the day was Just Employment Law. Many thanks to both of them for their commitment to our event and their hard work on the run-up and on the day itself. (Note the weather conditions which the last four groups had to endure after 7 pm)
Photos below from the day and the Prize-Giving. We were pleased that Janet Dow was able to attend as our guest of honour to present the prizes.
The winning amateur team was from The Killie Trust and the winning Pros (who shared a 68 on the day) were South African Gareth Hardy (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Scot Paul O’Hara (North Lanarkshire Leisure)
Watch your email inboxes early in September for your views on the future of our Pro-Am.
KNOCKOUT FINALS DAY
SUNDAY 17th September 2017
Sunday Carvery Buffet and Dessert 6pm-7pm Cost £12
The Buffet is complimentary for Finalists,
Caddies and Officials
Families, Friends and Members who are coming to celebrate the winners at the Prize Giving and Buffet please pay at the bar and obtain your ticket to be handed over at the buffet. Thank you
” The annual Gents V Ladies team match was played in reasonable weather conditions and resulted in a very closely fought match.
In the first match Alastair Thomson and Andy Abercrombie were up against a strong combination of Fiona Rattray and Sandra Goldie.In a high quality match producing some excellent golf
honours were even after the 18 holes and a halved match was the result.
Clark Nelson & David Wightman played against Claire MacKelvie & Lindsay McLean.in the second match.The highlights for the Gents were Clark driving the second and eleventh greens – prodigious ball striking! Those winning holes gave the Gents pairing the edge and they ran out winners 2 & 1.
In the third game Chris McManus and Dave McClement , recovering from their excesses during the previous day’s Member/Guest function,had another closely fought match eventually winning by the margin 2 & 1 against the Lady team members Gillian Hendry and Lynda Smith.
In the fourth match Peter Grant & Jim Fergusson were fortunate to escape with a halved match against Hilary Mac Naughton & Barbara Aitchison – Jim having to hole a 12 foot birdie put on the final green to secure their half point.
The overall result was a win for the Gents team 3 to 1.
In the courtesy match Capt Alistair Forrest and V/C George Roberts were comfortable winners over Lady Capt Christina Graham & Lady V/C Anne Reid.
All who played in this match thoroughly enjoyed their experience and look forward to the 2018 event.
Gents Team Manager”
The 2017 Family Foursomes, again sponsored by Past Captain Colin Robertson and his family, took place for the 38th year last Sunday.
Despite a damp morning, the skies cleared just in time and 18 pairs in various family combinations took part. Congratulations go this year to Jack and Steven MacIntyre who won with 36pts after countback. All category winners were presented with engraved photo frames as a souvenir of the day.
All the players plus other family members then enjoyed a barbecue on the first tee.
Champions – Jack and Steven MacIntyre
Parent & Child – Keith and Stewart Eynon
Siblings/Cousins – Steven and David Skelly
Other relationships – Matthew Anderson and Geoff Hannah
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
Congratulations to past Captain Ian Letford who won the Douglas Park Trophy at the Seniors Open on Tuesday 4th July. Rain started at 4am and continued unceasingly until 1pm resulting in a number of late withdrawals and a reduced field of 72 players. Surface rain appeared on some greens about 10am but thanks to the efforts of Drew and his staff the course remained eminently playable throughout. Many of our visitors commented on the excellent condition of the course. Scores were unusually high and Ian’s excellent nett 68 achieved in the first group of the day was never challenged. The Quaich for the best scratch score was also retained in the club by past club champion, Danny Ward with a gross score of 80.
Handicap Douglas Park Trophy Ian Letford 68
Scratch The Quaich Danny Ward 80 (gross)
Group A (60-64)
1st Brian Henry Thistle 72
2nd Tom Adams 74
3rd David Bruce 75 (bih)
Group B (65-69)
1st Fraser Brown 77
2nd Archie Clark 78
3rd Gordon Fraser 79 (bih)
1st Norman MacLeod 72
2nd Hamish Somerville 73
3rd Jim Henderson 74
Nearest the hole (handicap 0-11)
Nearest the hole (handicap 12-24)
Don’t cook….we’ll cook!
After a hard day working, does the thought of conjuring up a hearty meal for the family seem like a time-consuming chore? Worry not, help is at hand, as the renowned Douglas park catering team can now offer you a selection from the Clubhouse menu on a takeaway basis. Just call Lisa on 0141 942 2220 place your order from the dishes below and you will be given an uplift time………simples.
Take away menu: operation during Summer Months from 4 – 9pm
Breaded Chicken Goujons with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce £ 4.85
Freshly Fried Beer Battered Haddock Fillet with Chips and Peas £ 8.60
Whole Tail Scampi, Chips and Salad £ 8.45
- Macaroni Cheese with Chips £ 5.35
Steak and Ale Puff Pie with Vegetables and Chips or Mashed Potato £ 8.95
Beef Mince in rich Gravy, with fluffy Mashed Potatoes and Peas £ 6.90
Douglas Park Chicken, Haggis, Whisky Cream Sauce, Vegetables and Mash or Chips £ 8.95
Chilli Bowl with Rice, Sour Cream and Crispy Tortilla (GF without tortilla) £ 6.90
- Spinach, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry served with Rice & Poppadum £ 7.25
Beef Burger 6oz, Brioche Bun, Chips & Salad £ 6.20
Chicken Fillet Burger, Brioche Bun, Chips & Salad £ 6.50
Additional Toppings from 85p
Cheddar Cheese Smoked Bacon Haggis Mushrooms
“The DP Donald Cameron League team travelled the short distance to the Glasgow Club to play their fourth match in the 2017 campaign.
Glasgow , who pick their players from both Killie and Gailes , proved to be a very strong team and ran out winners by the tight margin 5 matches to 3 .
Ally Thomson lost 3&2 to Jonathon King followed by an excellent win 2 & 1 by Clark Nelson over Neil McRae.
This promising result was , unfortunately followed by three losses involving Adam MacLeod,Craig Young and Angus Carrick.
Our match result was then improved by first Matthew Anderson , continuing his excellent form , winning 2 & 1 followed by Stephen Wightman winning 3 & 2.
At this stage we hoped to snatch an away draw but such hopes were dashed when Andy Abercrombie lost by one hole .
On Wednesday 28th June the team are at home to Sandyhills and will welcome back Angus Watson who missed the Glasgow match opening his new restaurant , Monty’s ,in the Finnieston area.
Douglas Park Seniors’ Open 4th July 2017
|TIME||PLAYER 1||PLAYER 2||PLAYER 3|
|8.20 am||Alistair Macpherson||Colin McEwen||Raymond Bruce|
|8.30 am||Robert Easton||Ian Letford|
|8.40 am||Alex Cordiner||Gordon McGregor||Tony Watt|
|8.50 am||Hugh MacIntyre||Francis McCann||John McQueeney|
|9.00 am||Alan Dunipace||Harry Brown||Alan McAlister|
|9.10 am||Jim Henderson||Joe Rennie||Joe Bruce|
|9.20 am||Robert Wilson||Stephen HK Miller||David Cambridge|
|9.30 am||Charles Strong||Duncan Adam||Robert Burns|
|9.40 am||Drew McQueen||Tom Adams||Norman McLeod|
|10.00 am||Iain MacDougall||Archie Clark||John Semple|
|10.10 am||Henry Elliott||Ian Whyte||Andrew Morris|
|10.20 am||Alistair Logan||James Paterson||James Burns|
|10.30 am||Gordon Ferguson||Raymond MacDonald||Jim Craig|
|10.40 am||John McKinnon||Greg Semple||Jim Brown|
|10.50 am||Gordon Fraser||Gordon Blackadder|
|11.00 am||Roy Nesbitt||Michael McGuigan||Colin Arrol|
|11.10 am||Angus McConnochie||Iain Hope||Fraser Brown|
|11.20 am||Keith Riley||George Stevenson||James Busby|
|11.40 am||Iain McKenzie||George Roberts||Robert Gray|
|11.50 pm||Ian McWhirter||Kenneth McLachlan||Hugh McGhee|
|12 noon||Mike Robinson||J L Stuart||Robert Wight|
|12.10 pm||Andy Stevenson||Edward Tonner||Gordon Gray|
|12.20 pm||Hamish Somerville||Ray Jones||Garry McNulty|
|12.30 pm||Gordon Fell||Brian Henry Thistle||Archibald Mitchell|
|12.40 pm||Alex Forbes||Ian Fraser|
|12.50 pm||Hugh Dempster||Hugh Galloway||William Creevy|
|1.00 pm||Danny Ward||David Bruce|
|1.20 pm||Joe McDonald||Robert Roach|
|1.30 pm||Robert Boag||David Leitch|
|1.40 pm||William McMahon||Iain Brodie||John Tait|
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – 18th June 2017
Junior Girls Championship
Cristiana Capaldi won 1up against Helena Matheson
Junior Boys Championship
Scott Souter won 7&6 against Yusef Sidiki
Gents Super Seniors Championship
Hugh MacInyre won 3&2 against Nicol McLean
Gents Boclair Cup
James Brechany won at the 19th against Colin Bradford
Ladies Senior Championship
Barbara Aitchison won 2up against Maggie Rutherford
Gents Seniors Championship
Len McFadyen won 5&4 against David Rae
Fiona Rattray won 5&3 against Carol Fell
Alastair Thomson won 4&3 against Stephen Wightman
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