With the start of the new season fast approaching and the weather improving the course is in fine order. During the winter months we have completed extensive gorse management which should assist those of us that  on the odd occassion our ball strays in that direction.

The clubhouse is looking magnificient following the addition of new carpets, which were donated to us by Southerness Golf Club, and the refurbishment of the lounge tables. Thanks go to Nevile White, Stuart Jamieson & Sandy Harvie who got out of there beds very early on a cold January morning to go down to Southerness and uplift the carpets for us. The cost of the fitting was funded by generous donations from both the Mens & Ladies competition funds. Thanks also go the Les & Elena Rogers who worked hard to refurbish the tables and in fact donate the cost of the work.

Remember our opening day is Sunday 27th March which as usual will be in the form of a match play two person scramble with players playing for either the Captain or Vice Captain. Following the match there will be a social event in the clubhouse when food will be provided. The entry sheets are now up in the changing rooms or alternatively you can e-mail me at brownyboy@btinternet.com and I will ensure you are in the draw.

On Saturday 27th Feb the Gents team of Tony Graham, David Aitken, Scott Jamieson, Terry Haine and Alex Long played Castle Douglas in the Daily Mail team event. In a tight match the scores were tied after 18 holes. It then fell to our Club Champion, Alex Long to play the extra holes which he won with a fine 4 at the 19th. Well done to the team.

With the poor weather during the winter we were only able to play two gents winter leagues during February. On Sunday the 14th Feb, R Tulloch came out of hibernation to win with 29 points. On Sunday 28th Feb the winner was Ian McCulloch with 35 points.

The ladies also struggled to play their Saturday competitions in February however they did manage to play their february medal which was won by Kay Gillespie with a net 74. The ladies also managed a late Christmas lunch during the month.