LADIES’ INVITATION DAY 2017

88 players teed off for the annual Douglas Park Invitation Day.   All was going well (one could even say “swimmingly”) – the weather was beautiful, the course conditions excellent and high stableford points scores were being returned. Then, in late afternoon, the skies darkened, the heavens opened and within a short time the course and some of the greens were waterlogged. From swimmingly to nearly swimming.   A very ‘Scottish’ day of golf! Despite this the competition was completed and thanks go to Drew who managed to keep the greens clear and, also, to the groups of players who struggled to complete their rounds and who were absolutely drenched.

The weather wasn’t the only drama of the day.   There was a police incident, not golf related, with helicopter overhead and police officers on the ground.   Never a dull moment on Ladies’ Invitation Day!!

The evening prizegiving rounded off a very successful day and included the presentation of a cheque for £900 to Drena O’Malley, Liaison Officer of Deaf Blind Scotland’s Guide Communication programme.   The excellent total was raised from both the Invitation Day and the Bridge Drive  Thanks were then made to the ladies’ committee for their help with the organisation and the superb baking in the gazebo;  to the raffle helpers and to Lisa, Drew, Robert and their teams for their invaluable support.

Click here to view the results for the day.

Mary McLean (Past Captain)

Ladies GetIntoGolf Evening Success

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Following major publicity on social media and the delivery of 5000 flyers and 120 posters by 57 Douglas Park Ladies locally and further afield, 57 Ladies (yes honestly!) turned up at our Ladies Open Evening on Wednesday.

Our guests spent a happy evening testing their golf skills on various fun activities set up by Robert, had guided tours of the Golf Club, an information session followed by an excellent buffet. The highlight, however was definitely the Safari Tour of the course by Drew, suitably attired in his Safari hat and accompanied by assorted jungle beasts.

So Far Sixteen Ladies have taken out the Get into Golf Membership and lots of application forms have been requested.

Many thanks to all the ladies who helped with the distribution of the flyers, to the 24 ladies who worked so hard on the evening at registration and as guides, all of whom were praised to the hilt in the feedback survey for their friendliness and helpfulness, to Ann Scott for her fantastic help, Robert, Lisa and Drew and particular thanks to Carol Fell who was a major force behind all the publicity before, during and after the event.

To see some Photos from the Evening — CLICK HERE – Courtesy of Carol Fell and Alex Mennie

Also a Video from the evening Event — CLICK HERE – Courtesy of Carol Fell

A Slideshow of past photographs from the ladies Section was shown to the visitors on the evening — CLICK HERE – Courtesy of Carol Fell

Christina Graham (Ladies Captain)

LADIES GETINTO GOLF EVENING AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB

Ladies Open Evening - 10th May

 

The Ladies are holding an Open Evening at Douglas Park Golf Club on Wednesday 10th May 6pm –  8:30pm

Great new packages to support all levels of golfers.

  • Tour the Facilities
  • Fun Golf Activities
  • Course Safari on integrated 9 hole course
  • Refreshments
  • Meet the Members
  • Coaching Tips from the Pro

  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ENTER PRIZE DRAW ON THE NIGHT

Season Opening Shotgun Event(s)

On what turned out to be a glorious day of weather, we held our Opening Shotgun events on Saturday 22nd April.

The morning Camel Trophy Shotgun, was won with 45 Stableford points (3 pairs achieved this score) by Scott Wallace & Adam Bisset.

The afternoon event, The Captain v. Past Captain challenge, was won by Past Captain Brian Henry Thistle’s team, by the impressive score of 10.5 to 4.5     Many thanks to all who participated.  Some memorable golf was on display, such as Steven Skelly’s Hole In One at the 12th (his first ever) and Champ Ally Thomson’s chip in for an Eagle 2 at the 18th to win the headline match 1 up.

 

The dinner, speeches and presentation of Past Captain’s badge and tie were well attended and thanks to all, of all generations, who came along, some photos attached of the event.

Ladies’ Easter Bonnet Stableford

Fiona and Alex win the County Winter Foursomes Final

D&A County Winter Foursomes Winners Alex Mennie and Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park)
Photo courtesy of Christopher Mennie

The D&A County Winter Foursomes Final was played yesterday at Cardross Golf Club between the Douglas Park Golf Club pairing of Alex Mennie and Fiona Rattray against Mandy Allan (Milngavie) and Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park).
Fiona and Alex had to give 8 shots and with the conditions being awful and no mats allowed it was a difficult day for all the players.

Both couples led by one hole, turn by turn. However, Lindsay and Mandy led by 2 up at one point.

Fiona & Alex eventually were 1 up after 17 and as they said they could not have made it any harder for themselves. —-
Alex drove into trees, Fiona got it out, Alex hit a poor third and with the pin in a really tough position at the back of the green Fiona then narrowly missed the clubhouse windows landing about 10cms form the Out of Bounds!
Alex chipped on with a great shot for a gimme which was not given.

Meantime Mandy hit a good drive down the middle, Leslie hit a good shot which landed in a huge puddle and stopped in it right at the front of the green. Mandy chipped to the very back, Lindsay whose putting had been brilliant, was short.
Fiona putted in for 6, Mandy putted to take the match on to the 19th and missed and Fiona and Alex were the winners! — Despite the horrible weather the spectators had really enjoyed what was an exciting match!

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE DAY FROM CAROL FELL — COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER MENNIE

Thanks go to Christina Graham (Ladies Captain)  for the report

Douglas Park Bridge Drive – Wednesday 8 March 2017

A hugely successful Bridge Drive was enjoyed by 88 players this afternoon.  The overall winner was Iain Lockhart with a fantastic score of 3700 points.  Second prize went to Helen Faulds, and the slam prize, which was achieved in the opening games, was won by Katie McAuley and Anne Reid.

Many thanks to Lisa and her staff, and to the Ladies’ committee for their delicious baking and help throughout the afternoon.  Also thanks to Joan Gemmell for once again taking on the role of Tournament Director.

The Raffle raised £528 and was in aid of a special project of Deaf Blind Scotland.  The proceeds today will go towards providing Guide Communicators for the deaf blind community to visit and take advantage of all the facilities set up for their use in the new Field of Dreams Building, a state of the art centre for the Deaf Blind community which opens in June this year.

Thanks to all the players and members who so generously bought tickets or gave donations and to all the club members for their contributions to the Bottle Stall.  Finally thanks to all the ladies and gentlemen who came to play for making this occasion such a success.

Christina Graham

Ladies’ Captain

Hawaiian Evening Success

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Douglas Park Ladies certainly know how to enjoy themselves! On Friday, 24 February, on a dreich, cold night, 92 ladies turned out in force for their Annual Dinner, Hawaiian Style. While sipping Blue Lagoons, the Ladies were entertained by three young guitarists from the High School. This was followed by an outstanding meal with an Hawaiian theme. The Douglas Park Ladies’ Choir, dressed to kill and suitably fortified, entertained us to songs from South Pacific. Our speaker for the evening, Marilyn Orcharton, well known entrepreneur and raconteur gave us a most amusing speech on her exploits and travels and totally coincidentally, on her many trips to Hawaii. The Ladies continued to enjoy themselves until late. A memorable night was had by one and all!

My sincere thanks to Lisa, Pauline and all the catering staff, Olive MacKay, our cocktail expert, Jeanie Sutherland and Elaine McEwan for their beautiful Hawaiian inspired flower arrangements, June Lockhart for her alternative Grace, Maggie Rutherford, our secret artist, Carol Fell and Ann Fisher for photography. Particular thanks to the Douglas Park Ladies’ Choir, conducted by Eileen Hunter and accompanied by Margaret Morris, our speaker, Marilyn Orcharton and the wonderful Ladies’ Committee and Lesley Irvine for all their advice and help, and to Ladies’ Vice-Captain, Anne Reid for her vote of thanks. Last but not least my thanks to all the Lady Members who totally embraced the Hawaiian theme and made the night such a success.

To see some photos from Carol Fell  — CLICK HERE
Also, to view a brief video of the Douglas Park ladies Choir performance, please click on the following link.

Christina Graham
Ladies’ Captain

Stag Dinner 2016 – with Video Link

A superb evening’s entertainment was had on the evening of 2nd December.

Captain Brian Thistle and Vice Captain Alistair Forrest hosted Headline Speaker Eric Davidson of Newtongrange who was more than ably matched by oor ain Bob Marshall in amusing an enthusiastic audience.

Some photos below of the participants and an edited video Presentation of Bob’s “act” will be hosted on YouTube soon.

Ladies Christmas Lunch 2016

To hear the Choir Singing CLICK HERE

ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING 2016

 

The Club’s annual prize giving took place on Friday 18th November.  There was a packed lounge and some trophy winners still celebrating at closing time!  Match Convener Stephen  Wightman was ably assisted by Christina Graham, Ladies’ Vice Captain, Laura Macdougall Ladies’ Match Convener and Handicap Convenor Craig Turner.  Lady Captain Mary McLean presented the prizes and congratulated all the winners and runners up on their achievements. Captain Brian Thistle thanked all those who contributed to a splendid evening.  .

Ladies’ Annual Meeting – 19th November 2016

Around 70 ladies attended this year’s Annual meeting, during which Lady Captain and key speakers, Match Secretary Laura MacDougall, Treasurer Denise Macnaughton and Junior Girls’ Convenor Susan Rattray gave a summary of their year.  Lady Captain Mary thanked her committee and all members for their support over the season and for helping to raise over £2000 for the chosen charities this year.  She also made special mention of Fiona Rattray’s outstanding achievements both in club and county/national competitions and congratulated the Patrick Trophy team on comprehensively winning the trophy for the second time in 3 years.

Three new committee members, Joyce Hope, Janice Cullens and Margaret Brodie were welcomed.  The retiring members, Past Captain Elaine McEwen, Sarah Dorward, Yvonne Currie and Laura MacDougall were thanked for their commitment and hard work to committee and club over the last three years.

Ladies’ Vice Captain Christina Graham introduced proposed new Vice Captain elect Ann Reid.

The new ladies’ champion, Sandra Goldie concluded the annual meeting with a witty speech.

Mary McLean
Lady Captain

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Runner-up Lady Champion Fiona Rattray pictured alongside the Lady Champion Sandra Goldie

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Some of the ladies in the winning Patrick Trophy team

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Some of the ladies enjoying coffee after the Ladies’ Annual Meeting

 

£700 cheque presented to Cancer Support Scotland

Captain Mary Mclean hands over cheque


 £700 cheque was handed over to Karen Harrower for Cancer Support Scotland on Friday 18th November by the Douglas Park Ladies Captain Mary McLean and Ladies Treasurer Denise MacNaughton
The money was raised in 2 hours at the coffee morning on Saturday 5th November,

Scottish Junior Champion of Champions Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Rattray was invited to the above event and was delighted as it is a prestigious tournament held in St Andrews.  The Scottish Boys & Girls Junior Champion of Champions is a scratch event decided over 18 holes of stroke play in both boys and girls sections.  The event sees the leading young players from across the country compete.  Entry into this event is by invitation only.  There were 39 girls and 48 boys  taking part.  Fiona came 9th with a gross 80, only 7 strokes behind the winner.  Great performance in poor weather conditions.  Well done Fiona!

SOCIAL EVENTS COMING UP

Social Events : October , November and December

 

Tues. 25th October     Ladies Choir starts                 5.30 in the lounge

Frid. 28th October      Night Time Golf / Quiz          Team sheets on the main notice Board

Tues. 22 November   2nd Pub Style Quiz (8.00)       Be good to have a few more teams

Frid. 25th November  “Gatsby Jazz Night”               Table Plan up on Sat 22 October

Frid. 2nd December     Stag Night                              Table Plan up on Tues 1 November

Sun. 18th December   Children’s Christmas Party   Details to follow

Now that the “nights have fair drawn in” why don’t you come along and support the Pre Christmas social festivities offered by the Club. All have been great evenings in the past but let’s make them even better this year.

Look forward to seeing you there.

DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB IS CLUB OF THE WEEK


The interview with Douglas Park Golf Club Secretary Ann Scott  is about 27 Minutes into the program

KNOCK OUT FINALS DAY 18TH SEPTEMBER

Please come along to Douglas Parks Knockout Finals Day and support your  friends or family.

The draw can be seen via the link   finals-day-2016

Captain v Vice Captain Match – 2016

The Captains v Vice Captains annual match was played on Sunday 4th September with 10 couples taking part. Greensomes matchplay was the format and this worked really well with every match being closely contested. The overall result reflected the competitive but friendly play – Captain’s team 3pts against Vice Captain’s 2pts and everyone, whether they were a winner or loser, enjoyed the day.

Lady Captain's team

Lady Captain’s team

Vice Captain's team

Vice Captain’s team

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Junior Girls’ Event

On Saturday 3rd September  junior girl members who don’t have a handicap were invited to come and play a 6 hole competition.   Three girls signed up and were accompanied round the course by  the Girls junior convenor and the Lady Captain. The aim was to have some competitive golf but make it enjoyable and not too serious. Sometimes the girls were given a little bit of advice!! On completing the round each girl was given a small gift and the winner presented with trophy.  The idea is to use the same format of 6 holes and meet up every 2/3 months for a game. The trophy will then get passed on to the next winner.

The winner of the first event was Charlotte Beattie.  Well done Charlotte.

Mary McLean, Lady Captain

Charlotte Beattie

Charlotte Beattie