Ninth Seniors League

Ninth Seniors League Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. 10 Golfers played in the ninth League where the ladies dominated and Erica earned a second win in succession. I wish to clarify some of our rules in quoting from the minutes of the 2014 AGM. There shall be at least 6 players entered in a competition for the result to count towards the League title, The best 6 scores for each competitor are summed for the League title, Sweep money of £10 for the winner and £5 for second will be paid out when there…

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Oops Where am I

 You are now in the new New Galloway Golf Club website. It is not fully complete. The reason for the change is to have a website that is designed to be better viewed on laptops, tablets and smartphones. The system shifts the elements (blocks) round to suit the size of the screen, otherwise called a responsive website. Google favours responsive websites. The site includes a content management system that will allow designated office bearers to update and amend the pages.

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Club News – November

Despit the weather the club has had a good month in November. With the clubhouse roof repaired members have once again come to the fore, repairing and decorariong the cieling ready for the Christmas period. Those of you who pass the clubhouse will notice that this year we have teamed up with the rest of the village to provide a tree & decorations. Early in the month we held the annual prize giving which turned out to be an excellent day and very well attended. The 15 hole competition on the day was won by Alex Long, Linda Brown &…

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Seventh Seniors League

17 Players took part in the seventh League, Jim McPhee dropping out at the first hole. It was a bright sunny day and desperately cold in the shade. I have been advised that the greens were not tarmaced. The results were notable in two respects in that two Ladies came first and second and only seven players scored more than 20 points. Erica Porteous won with a handsome 31 points, scoring 5 of them at the 8th Hole. Marena came second with 27 points, Brian and Jackie Duguid were third and fourth with 23 & 22 points. Players are reminded…

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Sixth Seniors League

Eight player turned up to play on a rainy morning and drank coffee to let the rain pass by. We were off by 10 o'clock. Two enjoyable matches were played and in one a team that looks good on paper, Terry & Dave Nielsen, were hammered by Marena and Ian Brown. In the other match it came down to the final hole. There being only eight of us there were no handicap adjustments. Five golfers scored 27 points and the winner decided by better inward half. Marena and Derek scored 10, John Crallan and Ian Brown 13 and Wave 14…

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Fifth Seniors League

Weatherwise, this winter is producing agreeable weather to play golf. This Thursday there were a couple of light showers preceded with a deluge during the night and so the competition was played in windy and wet conditions. The winner on the day was Wave Tyrrell with 30 points, the season's lowest winning score. Tied in second place were Ian McIlvenna and Brian Porteous on 28 points with Ian taking second place with a better inward half. In fourth place was Dave Aitken with 26 point playing off a 5 handicap. To everybody's surprise Jeff Sutcliffe took the wooden spoon.

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Fourth Seniors League

16 players took part in the fourth league on a dry windy day. Neck and neck on 31 points were Ian Brown and Dave Aitken and Ian too the laurels with a 15 point better inward half. John Crallan on a rare attendance came third on 30 points followed by Wave on 29 and Terry on 28 points. Overall, Terry, Ian Brown and Dave Nielsen are out in front.

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Borders Trip 2018

Dave Nielsen has made arrangements for the 2018 Borders Trip. He has secured a really marvellous deal for £171 per player. In addition, there will be a £5 contribution to the prize fund. The Peebles Hydro Hotel has been booked for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast arriving on Monday 14th May 2018. Three rounds have been booked at West Linton on Monday, Lanark on Tuesday and Peebles on Wednesday. Please send your £46 deposit to Dave asap.

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