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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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ISOBEL CURRIE TROPHY (INCORPORATING ‘PING SCOTTISH QUALIFIER)

 

 

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WEE WONDERS COMING BACK TO DOUGLAS PARK

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BE FIRST OUT AT CARNOUSTIE

R&A 9 hole Championship (Grand Final Carnoustie, July 14th 2018)

 

This new initiative by Scottish Golf gives Douglas Park members the opportunity to compete in a 9-hole Stableford pairs competition. Pairs can be female, male, mixed or junior, although only one under-18 per team is allowed.

 

The competition will be played on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th, over holes 1,2 and 12-18 so that all competitors finish at the clubhouse. Handicap adjustments for the 9-hole course will be made on the day. The team score is calculated from the combined stableford points of both players.

 

The winning Douglas Park pair will qualify for the National final in June, with the opportunity to progress to the Grand Final at Carnoustie to be held on 14th July 2018.

 

For anyone NOT wishing to take part in the 9-hole competition, 18 hole play will be available but to ease the flow of play this will consist of playing the designated 9-hole course twice.

 

This is a unique opportunity for friends and relations to compete together for the chance of progressing to a prestigious Grand Final at the historic Carnoustie Links in the week before the Open Championship is played there.

 

Entries for the club competition can be made now via the BRS booking system in advance of the day itself – Monday 7th May 2018.

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“Wonderful” Whisky Night at Douglas Park

An enthusiastic audience enjoyed an evening devoted to whisky last Friday in the Douglas Park lounge. The very knowledgeable speaker from Glengoyne distillery gave an fascinating talk on the history of our  national drink. Key dates reflecting significant years in whisky’s development were entered on bingo cards and those with lines of dates and all four corners on the card won prizes. It was both innovative and  highly entertaining. This was interspersed with a range of whisky tastings which were greatly savoured by those attending.

Catering manager Lisa Cuthbert was ably assisted by Charlie Anderson in providing excellent canapes to help absorb the alcohol. An evening much appreciated by all who attended.

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SCOTTISH GOLF LIMITED ANNUAL REVIEW 2016-2017

Follow the link below to Annual report

 

SCOTTISHGOLFANNUALREVIEW

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COURSE CONDITIONS

Below is a few of the pictures taken this morning from the course

Check out the snow on the 5th tee !!

 

 

 

 

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BRIDGE PLAYERS MAKE IT THROUGH THE SNOW

No Beast from the East will stop playing Bridge at Douglas Park Golf Club

 

 

 

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DIFFERENT SORT OF GREENKEEPING !!!

All the green keepers working hard to clear path to Clubhouse

 

 

 

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Donald Cameron League Dinner 2/2/18

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.

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BURNS SUPPER SUCCESS

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

 

 

 

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The Gordon Charnock Hangover Salver kicks off 2018

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.

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BURNS SUPPER JAN 2018

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TROPHY WINNERS 2017

Congratulations to all our winners this year

Link to list below :-

 

Trophy Winners 2017

 

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COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS 2018/2019

COMMITTEE – 2018/2019

In accordance with Rule 17 of the Constitution, the Committee nominations for 2018/2019 are as undernoted:

Committee Nominees 2018.2019

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.

Ann Scott
Secretary
15th November 2017

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Prizegiving 2017 – 10 Nov

 

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!

 

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Thomson McCrone Prizegiving and Dinner 2017

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!

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MIXED GREENSOMES SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

MIXED GREENSOMES

TROPHY 

    (Stableford)

Sunday 8th October 2017

(12 noon –  1.30pm)

ENTRY SHEETS IN LOCKER ROOMS

AND LOUNGE

GO ON – JOIN IN AND HAVE SOME FUN!

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