The following are mainly selections from the “Latest News” postings. Details may be obtained by clicking on the relevant month in the list on the right-hand-side of this page.
September 29th -Gents Autumn Cup
Mark BURNS won division 1 going out in 36 coming back in 36 with 3 birdies and 10 pars beating Darren FOLLETT by 3 shots. Peter BAUMANN won division 2 going out in 40 coming back in 40 with 10 pars beating Alasdair BARRIE by 2 shots. Desmond FIELDS won division 3 going out in 49 coming back in 45 with 1 birdie and 1 par beating Michael BATES by 4 shots.
September 21st –RLS Trophy
Andrew LETTON won division 1 going out in 37 coming back in 35 with 4 birdies and 8 pars beating Robert BRAND by 1 shot. Philip GORDON won division 2 going out in 44 coming back in 40 with 1 birdie and 7 pars beating Alan MACDONALD in a card play off. Derek WRIGHT won division 3 going out in 42 coming back in 45 with 6 pars beating Ian SCOTT by 4 shots.
August 24th – Captain’s Prize
Andrew LETTON won division 1 going out in 36 coming back in 35 with 5 birdies and 8 pars beating Donald FORRESTER by 1 shot. Peter BAUMANN won division 2 going out in 46 coming back in 40 with 7 pars beating Si MULLEN in a card play off. Walter NIMMO won division 3 going out in 46 coming back in 42 with 6 pars beating Raymond HAMILTON by 2 shots.
July 30th – Hole-in-One
Congratulations to Alan Godsell, scoring a hole-in-one at the notorious 12th during the Wednesday Stableford competition.
July 21st – Christina More Trophy
Gary INGLIS won division 1 going out in 35 coming back in 36 with 3 birdies and 10 pars beating Norman BLACK by 1 shot. David BROCKIE won division 2 going out in 40 coming back in 41 with 9 pars beating Craig MERRYLEES in a card play off. Alistair STORRIE won division 3 going out in 50 coming back in 50 with 1 par beating Patrick BARNETT by 1 shot.
And congratulations to John HERCUS for his HOLE-IN-ONE on the 17th.
July 13th – Gents Campbell Trophy
Gary WILSON won division 1 going out in 36 coming back in 42 with 1 birdie and 8 pars beating Colin TULLOCH by 1 shot. Michael GLASGOW won division 2 going out in 42 coming back in 41 with 6 pars beating Jerry MARSHALL in a card play off. Ian DEMPSTER won division 3 going out in 45 coming back in 41 with 7 pars beating Brian WHERRETT in a card play off.
July 7th – Gents Summer Medal
Stuart GORMAN won division 1 going out in 34 coming back in 38 with 3 birdies and 10 pars beating Gary MCCLELLAND by 2 shots. Thomas DALY won division 2 going out in 38 coming back in 40 with 1 birdie and 9 pars beating Mark LINDSAY by 4 shots. Chris CONWAY won division 3 going out in 43 coming back in 45 with 1 birdie and 4 pars beating Stanley MACK by 2 shots.
June 15th – Swanston Gents Open
Stewart Dilks won going out in 37 coming back in 37 with 3 birdies and 9 pars beating Steve LOGUE by 3 shots.
Summary and Prizewinners can be seen by clicking HERE
June 9th – Gents Cumbrae Shield
Gregor CRAM won division 1 going out in 36 coming back in 41 with 13 pars beating Scott ELLIOT by 1 shot. Paul PORTER won division 2 going out in 42 coming back in 40 with 3 birdies and 2 pars beating Alan MACDONALD by 2 shots. David BLYTH won division 3 going out in 48 coming back in 47 with 2 pars beating John CORSTORPHINE by 1 shot.
June 2nd Bonnar Cup
David Kwok LAW won division 1 going out in 39 coming back in 41 with 8 pars beating Nicholas HARRISON in a card play off. Mark LINDSAY won division 2 going out in 40 coming back in 44 with 5 pars beating Keith HEPBURN by 1 shot. Bill STRACHAN won division 3 going out in 51 coming back in 47 with 2 pars beating Stanley MACK by 3 shots.
May 25th Kay Trophy
Mark SOUTHGATE won division 1 going out in 32 coming back in 37 with 5 birdies and 9 pars beating Stewart LAIRD by 2 shots. John CUTHBERTSON won division 2 going out in 42 coming back in 39 with 9 pars beating Mark LINDSAY in a card play off. Anthony ROBERTSON won division 3 going out in 44 coming back in 46 with 6 pars beating William WOODHOUSE by 7 shots.
May 19th R&A 9-hole Qualifier – Leading Results
Peter Baumann & Peter Scott 34 points last 6 holes 24 points
Donald Forrester & Martin Baker 34 points last 6 holes 22 points
Andy Hunter & Alex McKenzie 34 points last 6 holes 20 points
Peter Baumann & Peter Scott will go forward to represent the Club at Milnathort Golf Club in June and hopefully Royal Portrush
May 18th Victory Darling Trophy
Scott LEISHMAN won division 1 going out in 37 coming back in 40 with 2 birdies and 8 pars beating Stuart GORMAN in a card play off. Les BELL won division 2 going out in 38 coming back in 41 with 1 birdie and 6 pars beating John HERCUS by 1 shot. Brian WHERRETT won division 3 going out in 48 coming back in 43 with 1 birdie and 2 pars beating David BLYTH by 8 shots.
May 11th Herbert More Trophy
Paul Matthews won division 1 going out in 34 coming back in 38 with 2 birdies and 12 pars beating Scott Leishman by 1 shot. William Firth won division 2 going out in 41 coming back in 39 with 9 pars beating Malcolm Brown by 1 shot. Adlai Senussi won division 3 going out in 46 coming back in 46 with 3 pars beating Brian Robertson in a card play off.
And 3rd in division 1 was Martin Baker – who hit a HOLE-IN-ONE at the 17th.
May 5th Gents Spring Medal
Paul Stewart won division 1 going out in 32 coming back in 31 with 1 eagle,7 birdies and 8 pars (a gross and nett score of just 63!) beating Graeme Bloomer by 3 shots. Alastair Maxwell won division 2 going out in 43 coming back in 40 with 2 birdies and 6 pars beating Mark Lindsay in a card play off. Alistair Storrie won division 3 going out in 49 coming back in 49 with 2 pars beating Duncan Collinson by 5 shots.
A great turnout on Saturday for the Season Opening Captains v Vice Captains Match for the Luke’s Cup.
The weather was bright but a bit chilly however the course was in great condition considering how early in the year it is.
In the closest match for a few years, once again The Captain and his team were victorious by 9 shots – 679 to 688 and retained Luke’s Cup which was presented to The Captain by Luke’s Granddad Rab Ure.
Two teams had the best score on the day – two excellent 62’s – The Captains Team, with Gregor Cram, John Cuthbertson & Rab Knowles and Ross Fergus’s Team, with Martin Newcombe, Malcolm Brown & Joe Murray.
£178 was raised for charity.
Congratulations to Adlai Senussi – A HOLE IN ONE – on the 17th, whilst recording a winning 40-point score in the Saturday Winter Stableford.
The CLUB FORUM scheduled for Tuesday the 26th of March has been re-arranged for Tuesday the 23rd of April.
The Club Captain does not return from holiday until 12th of April and as it is anticipated there will be a few questions from the members relating to the new academy it is important the Captain is at the Forum.
The Forum will start at 7pm
CAPTAIN v VICE CAPTAINS MATCH – LUKE’S CUP
Our Annual Opening Day Event will take place on Saturday 13th of April 9.00am for a 9.30am start.
The event is open to ALL MEMBERS including 5 day and Academy/Templar members of the Club (with or without Handicap).
This year the format will again be a Shotgun Start Texas Scramble (3 or 4 person teams depending on the number of entries). Please note you should enter as an individual not as part of a team as the teams will be drawn nearer the time .
Food will be provided after the match.
There will be no charge for this event though we hope all participants will make a donation on the day towards our local Marie Curie Hospice.
Enter by emailing [email protected]
Chapman Trophy Singles, Terry Holmes Trophy 4 Ball Knockout, 5 Day member KO
Entries are now being taken for these Competitions. Closing date is Sunday 7 April
RECIPROCAL GOLF UPDATE
Adding value to membership of the Club we are happy to announce we have added another golf club to the list of golf clubs we have reciprocal arrangements with.
2019 FIXTURE CARD
A Happy New Year To All Our Members And Friends
There will be hard copies available from The Shop from next week
If you pay your fees by Direct Debit please remember to collect your 2019 sticker from The Shop , members who pay up front should have collected their sticker if they paid in person in The Shop others that paid by bank transfer should also collect their 2019 sticker from The Shop.
R&A – The New Rules of Golf effective from 1st January 2019
Many members are already aware of the recent R&A announcement that the Rules of Golf are changing with effect from 1st January 2019.
Whether you are aware or not of the changes it is worthwhile reading on.
The process to modernise the Rules began in 2012 and was initiated to ensure that the Rules are easier to understand and apply for all golfers, and also to make the game more attractive and accessible for newcomers.
Some of the new rules are quite different, particularly in relation to lost balls, hazards etc. I have listed below some of the main changes.I would urge all members to look at the new rules in more detail (link to the R&A website below) and take some time to familiarise themselves with them, you will definitely benefit from knowing and understanding the changes.
The R&A are hopeful that one of the main benefits to the new rules is that they will help speed up play. This will only be the case if everyone knows the rules, so please ensure that you take the time to read them.
There are free copies of the new rules available in the Shop
PAR 3 OPEN DAY
Well from all the feedback we have received from yesterdays event everyone enjoyed themselves and had great fun playing round the Templar Course.
Unfortunately no one holed their tee shot to win the Audi car at the 6th hole
5 DAY MEMBERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
The Final of the 5 Day Knockout Shield was contested today between Alistair Somerville and Alan Hutchinson
The Winner was Alistair Somerville seen on the left of the picture – Alan was the beaten finalist last year too !
Third time lucky Alan.
Well Done Guys
SENIORS OPEN STABLEFORD
Many thanks to the 95 competitors who took part in Fridays Senior Open Stableford.
The overall winner was Dougie Hannah of Westerwood with 42 points
GENTS OPEN RESULTS
CAPTAIN v VICE-CAPTAIN MATCH, CAPTAIN’S REPORT
Pictures of the Prize-giving Evening are available in the Members Area/Members Gallery