Course News

25th April 2017

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 […]
19th April 2017

April Course News

APRIL COURSE NEWS   Greens There has been good growth on all greens and 40 tons of top dressing sand has been applied to all greens. The staff will continue to top dress over the next two weeks and over seed the fusarium patches with fescue seed as this is the quickest to germinate. Tees All mats have been removed […]
8th March 2017

March Course News

Redevelopment of Practice Putting Green We are delighted to announce that the Watson Foundation will be funding the redevelopment of the Putting green in front of the clubhouse. The contractors will expand and level the putting surface. We are hoping that this work will get underway before the end of the month. Scottish Water Works Works to replace the main […]
22nd February 2017

Test Drainage Works

Thanks to funding from the Watson Foundation, Ground Water Dynamics, have just  carried out limited work beside the 9th green and behind the 7th green to show the club how effective their drainage solutions are. [slideshow_deploy id=’9748’]    
10th February 2017

Course News

Scottish Water Works Somewhat belatedly Scottish Water will be starting work on replacing their sewer on Monday 20th February. The work is due to last 6 weeks but the contractors, George Leslie, have assured us that they will attempt to complete the work as quickly as possible. The work will mean disruption to the first tee and loss of some […]
21st December 2016

Winter Works : Overview

As many hardy souls will know there are a number of heavy-duty works which have started around the golf course. For example, the green-keeping team have excavated the old, perished, astro turf inserts from a number of tees (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 12th, 17th) and had them patched with turf taken from the clearance works at the Gents old 16th tee. […]
1st December 2016

Mild Weather Continues into December

Photos taken today by our Course Manager. Yes, we have been cutting Greens on 1st December. We’ve made sure the boys are protected with FACTOR 20.   Just in case.  
30th November 2016

Stri Certification for Greenkeepers

Fresh from last week’s STRI Training Courses held at Haggs Castle GC are our Greenkeepers Simon Murray and Andrew Clarke. Pictured below receiving their STRI Certificates from Captain Brian Thistle.  
19th November 2016

Poor Under Foot Conditions : November 2016

Updated : 24.11.16 By Captain Brian Henry Thistle +++++ As a consequence of the recent heavy rains and for the protection of the grounds the Course Manager has requested that unless absolutely necessary, motor trolleys should NOT be used on the course. We are endeavouring to keep the course open for play as much as possible and without this course […]