ORDER OF MERIT UPDATE

David Brodie (Wigtown & Bladnoch) extended his lead over Mike Grunwell (Powfoot) at the top of the South Order of Merit with his quarter-final run at the South Matchplay. He is now in a good position to claim the Order of Merit title with only 3 events remaining and Mike unable to play in the next 2 counting events. Martin McNae (Lochmaben) continued his good form with a run to the semi-finals that saw him move up to 4th place. Matchplay Champion Connor Bennewith (Newton Stewart) moved up to 11th and will be looking to break in…

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SOUTH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

The South of Scotland Matchplay Championships were played over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August at Stranraer Golf Club. Saturday  was a sunny summer’s day with a strong breeze and on Sunday the breeze died away to provide excellent golfing weather on a golf course in superb condition once again. All the matches in the first round and quarter-finals on Saturday were well fought with Martin McNae (Lochmaben), Connor Bennewith (Newton Stewart), Chris Corbett (D & G) and Duncan McNeill (Powfoot) surviving to return to contest the semi-finals on Sunday morning. The first of…

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SOUTH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first round and quarter finals of the South Matchplay Championships took place on Saturday 23 August at a windy but dry Stranraer Golf Club. The results are as follows:- First Round N Hamilton (Powfoot) beat M Grunwell (Powfoot) by 3 & 2 C Bennewith (Newton Stewart) beat I Thomson (Powfoot) by 2 & 1 S Whannell (Newton Stewart) beat L Carruthers (Powfoot) by 4 & 2 C Corbett (D & G) beat R Johnston (D & C) by 3 & 2 W Sloan (Stranraer) beat R Murray (Southerness)  by 2 holes D McNeill (Powfoot) beat J…

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SOUTH OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

The premier competition of the year attracted an entry of 77 of the area’s top golfers but only fifty four competitors arrived at Stranraer Golf Club on Sunday 18 August to find the course in immaculate condition but the overhead weather conditions far from ideal. The gale force winds from the north were gusting over 30mph and delivering frequent heavy squally showers. This would not be golf for the purist but the survival of the fittest. It was generally agreed that the player who made the fewest mistakes would be the winner. The key holes would be…

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SOUTH OF SCOTLAND MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

The first two rounds of the Matchplay Championships will be played at Stranraer Golf Club on Saturday 23 August and the Semi Finals and Final on Sunday 24 August DRAW !st Round 8.30      M Grunwell (Powfoot) v N Hamilton (Powfoot) 8.40      C Bennewith (Newton Stewart) v I Thomson (Powfoot) 8.50      L Carruthers (Powfoot) v S Whannell (Newton Stewart) 9.00     C Corbett (D&G) v R Johnston (D&C) 9.10      R Murray (Southerness) v W Sloan ( Stranraer) 9.20      J Parker (Southerness) v D McNeill (Powfoot) 9.30    …

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SOUTH JUNIORS v DURHAM JUNIORS

This was the last match in the Northern Counties League for the South boys. It was played at Southerness Golf Club on Friday 15 August on a cloudy but windless day. The course was in superb condition with firm fast greens - just the perfect combination for good golf. This was the last time most of the boys would play for the Junior team as next year they would be eighteen years old and too old. They all wanted to go out on a high and win their last games. In the morning foursomes the first pairing…

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SOUTH JUNIORS U15/14 v CUMBRIA JUNIORS U15/14

This match, the first at this age group, between the South Juniors and Cumbria Juniors took place at Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club on Thursday 7 August 2014. Five of the eight man South team were making their debuts and starting their representative golfing career - some at the tender age of 13! The course was in immaculate condition and the sun shone down from a cloudless sky as the boys set off to play the morning foursomes. The members of both teams were understandably nervous standing on the first tee but once each player had hit…

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