You may have noticed a fit and healthy Bernard Gallacher on television this year at the British Open in Hoylake and more recently at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles on media duty for BBC Radio as he followed and commented on outstanding play.
You may or may not be aware that Bernard suffered a near fatal cardiac arrest while doing a speech in an Aberdeen hotel in August 2013. Only swift medical intervention and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) saved his life. Bernard is on record as saying he was medically dead and that his heart had stopped and been revived three times by an AED.
Earlier this year the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign was brought to the attention of the Committee. The main focus of this campaign is to install life saving defibrillators in every golf club in the UK.
The Committee has purchased an AED machine and this defibrillator is now located on the wall within the main clubhouse entrance vestibule.
It is recommended that upon the symptoms of a cardiac arrest the following steps are taken:-
- Call 999 – commence CPR – locate and use an AED
- Locate the AED in a 24/7 accessible area, i.e. on the wall inside the entrance vestibule.
- No training is required to be able to use an AED
- The AED will guide the user through the process
- The AED will analyse the heart’s rhythm and will only deliver a shock if needed.
The Committee recognise that awareness for members on the practicalities of how to use the AED machine will be necessary and the following steps should maximise our understanding:-
- There is a DVD, which can be borrowed from Lisa and returned.
- All members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the location.
- If on a P.C. and you want to see a video showing how easy it is to use the AED click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uhZPzvyu10
In order to raise awareness more, there is a new poster on the wall of the lounge and signage will also be improved to highlight the location of the device.
We sincerely hope that this is the one piece of equipment at the club that we never have to use, but, as was the case for Bernard Gallacher, it may also turn out to be the most important piece of equipment that we have ever purchased.
Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the AED – it could be a lifesaver!
THE JOHN WATSON FOUNDATION
UPDATE ON WORKS AT DOUGLAS PARK
As at 20th NOVEMBER 2014
Contractors – FAIRWAYS LIMITED * – are well into their anticipated 5 week contract to create new pathways and access points for the use of our new buggies and club machinery and vehicles around the golf course.
Contractors – JH CIVIL ENGINEERS * – have completed the resurfacing works on the driveway.
* Red stone chips on hard shoulder of drive – to be purchased and laid by Course Staff.
Contractor – THOMAS WALKER * – has completed the thinning of overhanging branches from the entrance pillars to the clubhouse.
Contractors – HUGH STIRLING LIMITED * – have completed a two phase repair to the cracking on the front/side/rear of the clubhouse building in advance of early Spring Works by McCOLL DECORATORS to repaint the entire building.
Contractors – PREMIER FACILITIES * – have completed the first phase of a power washing of the front & side of the clubhouse building and the jet washing of our entrance wall & pillars.
Contractors – McCOLL DECORATORS * – have been appointed to undertake the complete re-painting of the exterior of the clubhouse. However, due to temperature & moisture concerns, the works will not commence until the Spring 2015 in advance of the new season.
Contractor – FORREST CONTRACTS * – has been appointed to complete the fencing and new gate at rear of clubhouse to be carried out on completion of the re-painting.
The works highlighted thus * are being carried out under the terms of the John Watson Foundation gift to the club.
Other, complementary, works are being funded by the club: such as providing wider car parking spaces (of 2.7 m) in same orientation plus new speed limit signs and SLOW warning strip at end of driveway.
DOUGLAS PARK PRO AM – 21 AUGUST 2014
Douglas Park Golf Club has always made an effort to raise funds for worthy causes. However even so, our Professional Robert Irvine was overawed by the level of support and generosity which he received from you all on his recent 72 hole challenge. To date he has raised over £2700 which is going to The Beatson. One of the things which he feels contributed to the success of this venture was the proximity of the charity and also the fact that so many people at the club have an affiliation there, either through work, as a patient or as a relative of a patient.
Robert was doing this off his own back due to a friend being treated there but due to the positive response, the Pro-Am Committee have decided that they want to support this cause too. To that end we have decided that this year’s Pro-Am will be run to benefit The Beatson. We are hopeful that the staging of this event will raise a substantial amount of money for what I am sure you will agree is a very worthwhile cause.
There are a variety of ways in which you can become involved:
We are happy to accept donations of prizes for the raffle – we hope this year’s event will give the opportunity to win some really incredible prizes.
We are always actively looking for sponsor’s teams as this event is a terrific way to network and potentially host some of your prominent business clients. The entry fee includes food and unlimited drinks throughout the day.
Members teams and Members and Guests teams are always popular and we need as many of these as possible to make the event a success. If you want to enter, we will make sure there is a place for you. This year we are opening up more afternoon tee times for Members as this was requested after last years event.
This event is a great chance to play with some of the best players on the Tartan Tour and have some of the best coaches in the Country have a look at your swing. All in all it’s a fantastic event and one which Douglas Park Golf Club is proud to host.
If you wish to enter a team or to donate a prize then please get in touch, either with Robert and his team in the Pro Shop or with the Pro-Am convenor Janet Dow.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
The Club has been allocated 2 general admission tickets to the 2014 Ryder Cup, for Saturday 27th September This is through the Ryder Cup Official Charity – Quarriers.
A prize draw has been organised. Entry to the draw will cost £10. THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES WILL BE LIMITED TO 60, so a 1 in 60 chance of winning for each entry.
Members should place their £10 in one of the pre-numbered Ryder Cup envelopes, available at the bar from Friday 13th June, write their name on the envelope, and place it in the Competition Fees box at the bar.
Entries can only be made at the bar, from Friday 13th June. Members can enter more than once.
The draw will take place on Sunday 29th June.
Members should ensure we have their up to date contact information as we require to pass the winner’s details to Quarriers by Monday 1st July, for them to complete the necessary security arrangements.
Good luck to the 60 who take part !
The entry sheet for the Ladies’ Day mixed invitational, played for the Sheila Connacher Trophy, is now on the board in the main Lounge. Saturday 24th May, times from 9am.
Please enter names of couples, or fours, in timeslots available, and make your payment at the bar.
Cost is £23 per couple to include light lunch.
An evening buffet is available separately at £11 per head.
Good luck to all competitors.
The Scottish Golf Show takes place this year on Friday 28th March – Sunday 30th March at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston
The Club has 6 Complimentary Passes for this, which are available to members on a first come, first served basis.
The pass is for one person, Show Admission Only, can be used on any day, but does not include any of the offers or discounts available with a full ticket.
Concessions and children go free on all three days.
Please contact the Secretary if you wish to receive one of these passes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Following on from the Quiz that takes place after the Night-time Golf every year, we are having a Sports Quiz in the Clubhouse Lounge on Friday 28 March (7.30 pm start).
As many sports as possible will be covered, so bring your family and friends!
The entry fee of £6 per person includes a Fish ‘n’ Chips Supper and the number of competitors per team is limited to 4.
Please insert your names on the sheet provided on the Lounge Notice Board as soon as possible.
Congratulations to all our 2013 Trophy Winners. Please see attached list.
The Annual Prize Giving and Cheese and Wine will take place on the evening of Friday 15th November.
All members, family and friends are invited to come along to congratulate the prize winners , and celebrate with them.
This is a change to the date in the Club Fixture Diary.
Full details, and times, to be confirmed soon.
Disappointingly, as we have barely achieved 50% of the entries required to make this year’s tournament viable, our Open Mixed Foursomes for the Douglas Park Eagle has been cancelled.
It is important to us that this well-established tournament lives on but, given the circumstances of this year and in an effort to re-energise this event, consideration will be given to a change in the playing format for 2014.
To those who have entered this year we thank you for your support and share your obvious disappointment.
It was another succesful Gow Glen outing for Douglas Park on Saturday 1st June. In the annual match against Bearsden Golf Club, played since 1901, the score was 8-4 to the Douglas Park gents.
Bearsden went on to win the Forrest Putter in the evening competition – some would say the more difficult of the 2 matches played that day. Captain David Sharpe is seen presenting the Putter to Bearsden Captain Douglas McBride.
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The following annual open competitions are held at Douglas Park Golf Club with the 2019 dates:
The Ladies’ Open Triam at Douglas Park Golf Club is on Friday 21st June 2019
Tee Off Times 8am – 4pm
Entry Fee per Team £24
Contact Secretary for details on email@example.com
DP Seniors Open Competition – Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Entry fee £12
Contact Secretary for details on firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of open competitions throughout Scotland to get the up to date info and entry forms
go to www.golfempire.co.uk/club/scotland or weegolfbooks.com
The entries sheets for the Mixed Greensome Trophy are now in the Locker Rooms, Lounge and Professional’s Shop.
Tee Priority 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Go on – join in and have some fun.
Club Archivist Harry MacAnespie has kindly produced this note on one of the long term family connections at Douglas Park.
The Family of Adams at the Douglas Park Golf Club.
This was a notable golfing family in Douglas Park Golf Club over a period of many years from 1910 until possibly the 1960s. David Adams Snr. was a professional golfer and clubmaker and owned a successful sports shop in Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow. He provided professional golf services to Riddrie Golf Club in the east end ofGlasgowfrom 1899 till 1910 and to Douglas Park Golf Club from 1910 till 1938.
There were three sons – David Jnr., Jimmy, and Herbert. Jimmy was apparently the most successful player, winning the Club Championship at Douglas Park on no less than seven occasions:- 1929, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1946, and 1948. In the early 1950s he was also in a three way tie for the Dunbartonshire County Championship over 36 holes, played at Douglas Park. He tied with John W. Mill and Dr. Tom Gordon, both of whom were also members of Douglas Park. The play-off the following week over 18 holes was won by John W. Mill so Jimmy was unfortunately not crowned champion on that occasion. Jimmy is remembered as a tall slim, bespectacled man with a lazy, repetitive swing which was very effective as his record bears out. He not only had abundant talent as a golfer but was also an accomplished and successful badminton player who representedScotlandin international badminton matches on 16 occasions from 1933 to 1949.
David Snr. and his sons were invaluable to the club providing golf services and sports equipment to the members from their sports shop. This would appear to have been a part time service to the Club, and the arrangement came to an end when a full time professional was appointed in 1938, namely James Kilroy, who before obtaining the post at Douglas Park was Assistant to Willie Spark at Lanark Golf Club. Jimmy Kilroy was killed in WW2 in 1945 whilst on active service with the RAF inItaly.
David Snr. was a respected Scottish golf professional and clubmaker whose career spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries and who had a very happy association with Douglas Park for a period of 28 years. He was made an honorary member of the Club in 1931. He died in 1945.
Herbert was killed in 1941 on active service with the RAF inNorth Africain WW2. As a Club, we have very little knowledge of Herbert and his time at Douglas Park. He is commemorated on the War Memorial Plaque in the clubhouse as are James Kilroy and others.
Douglas Park Golf Club
30th November 2012
(article courtesy of Past Captain Harry MacAnespie)
William Tulloch 1898-1980
Among his many golfing achievements are the following :
British Amateur Championship
- Semifinalist 1928 and 1931
Scottish Amateur Championship
- Runner-up 1924
- Semi-finalist 1926 and1932
The Open Championship
- Qualified 1926
- Qualified 1932
- 2nd Best Amateur
- Winner 1926 and 1927
- Winner 1924, 1925, 1926, 1929, and 1931
- Winner 1929
- Winner 1932
- Winner 1924, 1926, and 1934
The Post and Telegraph Cup
- Runner-up 1922
Glasgow and West of Scotland
- Winner 1936
Western Union Team Trophy
- Team Winner 1938
Member Scottish International Team
- v England 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932
- v Ireland 1930, 1931, and 1932
- v Wales 1931 and 1932
Scottish International Team
- Captain 1932
Willie also took part in exhibition matches in various parts of the country along with players such as Henry Cotton.
Douglas Park Club Championship
- Winner 1920 and 1924
[* these were and are prestigious amateur events which attracted, and continue to attract, many of the top amateurs from all parts of Scotland and beyond.]
Thanks are due to the golf clubs of Cathkin Braes and Prestwick St. Nicholas for help in this research.
There may be other achievements of W. Tulloch which have not been elicited.
Douglas Park Golf Club is indebted to Mr. Nevin McGhee, member, historian, and archivist of Glasgow Golf Club for his generous gift of items of memorabilia relating to William Tulloch, prominent amateur golfer and member of Douglas Park Golf Club from 1914 until the 1930s.
The items consist of :-
- Replica, Douglas Park Golf Club Championship Winner’s Cup, 1920
- Replica, Douglas Park Golf Club Championship Winner’s Cup, 1924
- Replica, Glasgow and Lanarkshire Alliance Open
- Championship Winner’s Cup, 1936
Also, a collection of photographs and press cuttings featuring Willie Tulloch and some of his contemporaries. This gift has had the effect of stimulating research into the life and times of William Tulloch, prominent member and eminent golfer at Douglas Park and other golf clubs.
In addition to the Willie Tulloch items, Mr. McGhee has gifted a copy of a book, of which he is the author, entitled “The Home of the Glasgow Golf Club”, published in 2003 to celebrate the centenary of the Glasgow Club’s move to Killermont. This volume is No. 1,434 of a limited edition of 1,500.
Douglas Park Golf Club is extremely grateful to Mr. McGhee for these gifts, which are currently displayed in our hallway display cabinet.
12th July 2010.