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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



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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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 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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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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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 Semi Finals times 2018

Tee off times for Thursday 14th  June



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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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Wee Wonders at Douglas Park

A qualifying event for the Wee Wonders competition was held at Douglas Park on Thursday 12th April. Competitors from as far afield as Dumfries, Troon, Gullane and Stirling, along with our own budding stars Cameron Burns and Gethin Eynon,  produced some very high quality golf in the cold and blustery conditions. The best return of the day over the 9 holes 1,2 and 12-18  was a highly creditable 34. Given that the ages ranged from 7 to 11 this was an outstanding performance.

Sincere thanks to  Vice-Captain  Alan Dunipace for his registration duties; to members Gordon Innes, Len McFadyen and Ian Steven for acting as course marshalls and, of course, to Assistant Professional Andrew Hutchison for organising the event, including the course and the scorecards on the  day. Many of the parents in attendance remarked on how good the organisation of the event had been compared to similar events held on other courses.

Here are just some of the competitors who took part on the day.

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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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Follow the link below to Annual report



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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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All the green keepers working hard to clear path to Clubhouse




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Congratulations to all our winners this year

Link to list below :-


Trophy Winners 2017


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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

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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

  1. 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

  1. 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

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Club Championships 2017 – Results


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

Ladies Championship

Fiona Rattray won 5&3 against Carol Fell

Gents Championship

Alastair Thomson won 4&3 against Stephen Wightman

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Cut/Paste this link to keep tabs on today’s finals.

or Click on the FaceBook link to the Master Leaderboard at foot of this page.


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