On a lovely spring day with a freshening breeze Powfoot Golf Club played host to the best golfers in Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire as they competed in the annual match play competition between the three counties for the Drennan Salver. The course was again in immaculate condition as the Dumfriesshire pairing of Mike Grunwell and Liam Carruthers set off in the morning foursomes against the Kirkcudbrightshire pairing of Jamie Parker and Nathan Watson. The outcome was a win for Dumfriesshire by 4 &2. The next three matches were much closer affairs with all games going to the…

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On a dreich wet Easter Sunday the South of Scotland Junior Team travelled to Eden Golf Course near Carlisle to play Cumbria in the first league match of the 2017 season. The course was in very good condition as the eight boys donned their waterproofs for the start of the campaign Taylor Kerr (Sanquhar) and Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) started badly in the morning foursomes against Archie Davies (Carlisle) and Jamie Sowerby (Appleby) and were two down after 4 holes before recovering to be only one down at the turn. On the back nine they gamely held their…

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The annual match for the Solway Trophy between the South of Scotland and Cumbria was played this year on Sunday 9 April at Powfoot Golf Course. On a cold, breezy day, with the course in super condition, the two twelve man teams set off to enjoy a friendly day of golf on the links. In the morning foursomes, Liam Johnston (D&C) and Chris Corbett (D&G) against Kieran Waters (Carlisle) and Will Bowe (Workington) got the South team off to a good start winning on the last green by two holes. In the second match Andrew Kerr (Crichton)…

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SCOTTISH BOYS OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP On Tuesday 11 April all roads for six of the South Junior squad led to Monifeith, Angus to compete in the Scottish Boys Open Championship from Wednesday 12 April to Friday 14 April. This was a strokeplay event and a new experience for the boys as this was traditionally the time of year of the Matchplay Championship. Wednesday dawned dry and cold but with a very strong wind which the boys found difficult to master particularly on the hard fast greens and three putts were quite common among the 144 competitors. William…

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NCF Cumbria Juniors v South Juniors

This match will be played at Eden Golf Course on Sunday 16 April. The team selected to represent South is:- Angus Bendall (Castle Douglas) Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright) William Squires (Kirkcudbright) Iain Rae (Dalbeattie) Finlay Copeland (D&G) Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) Taylor Kerr (Sanquhar) Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright)   Andrew Shaw Jersey

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The South team, bolstered by the return of Greig Marchbank (Thornhill), travelled to Torwoodlee Golf Club to play their first match of the season against Borders on Sunday 2 April. The course was very wet underfoot after heavy rain and only the singles matches were played with plugged and muddy balls being the order of the day. This is always a very friendly start to the season with the annual match being played in the best of spirits among old adversaries. The team captain had to re-arrange his playing order when one car load got lost in…

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