This is a picture of Norma Cook’s Uncle Gerry teeing off for a few holes to celebrate his 99th birthday! Inspiration for us all to keep going.
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
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)
A final note Douglas Park member June Lockhart was the Captain of the Winning County Team Renfrewshire last week — Many congratulations June
A dry forecast for finals day on Sunday , why not come down and support all the finalists.
Tee off times below
Tee off times for Thursday 14th June
TEE OFF TIMES FOR TUESDAY 12TH JUNE.
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.
76 players teed off for the annual Douglas Park Ladies’ Invitation Day on Friday on a perfect day for golf!
The evening prizegiving rounded off a most enjoyable event which raised almost £400 for the very worthwhile cause – Social Bite: Ending Homelessness. Thanks to Drew and his staff for great course conditions and to Lisa and her staff for excellent catering throughout the day and to Robert and Andrew for their support. The Ladies’ Committee’ s superb baking was once again greatly enjoyed by all and thanks were also expressed for all their hard work in running the event and of course thanks to the raffle ticket sellers and gentlemen starters and to all the ladies’ section for their generous contribution to the raffle.
The Prize winners were: 1st: Olive MacKay and Chris Fowler; 2nd: Anne Reid and Janet Buchanan; 3rd: Sandra Goldie and Ann O’Connell.
Christina Graham (Past Captain)
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
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
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.
Follow the link below to Annual report
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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