SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP – MATCHPLAY FIRST ROUND DRAW ON SUNDAY 27 AUGUST at STRANRAER Due to a misunderstanding it has been necessary to make a re-draw for the South Matchplay Championship at Stranraer on Sunday 27 August. Re-Draw 8.30     Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire County) v David McCreadie (Newton Stewart) 8.40     Danny McConnachie (D&C) v Clark Riddick (Southerness) 8.50     Martin McNae (Lochmaben) v Bob Graham (Stranraer) 9.00     Anslie Bagnall (D&G) v I Johnston (Wigtownshire County) 9.10     Chris Corbett (D&G) v Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright) 9.20     Colin Hamilton (Stranraer) v Dave Gladstone (Stranraer) 9.30     Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) v F Greenhorn (Stranraer) 9.40    …

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The Junior team travelled over the Pennines for their last Northern Counties League match of the season against Durham at Consett on Friday 11 August. Consett Golf course is a beautiful tree lined parkland course with many plateaued greens making the par of 70 difficult to attain. Two of the boys, Nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright) and Iain Rae (Dalbeattie), after many years of service, were playing their last game as juniors and Neil Macdonald (D&C) was making his debut. Although the South had a full team of 8 players Durham could only muster 6 for the morning foursomes…

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  The updated draw for the South of Scotland Championship to be played at Stranraer Golf Club on Sunday 20 August 2017 is as follows:- 08.00 & 12.30      D Borland (S/Ness); M Mc Culloch (Portpatrick); 08.10 & 12.40      J  Brodie ( N/Stewart); C Riddick  (S/Ness); M Cowie (Wig County) 08.20 & 12.50      D McCreadie  (N/Stewart); N Hamilton  (D & G); 08.30 & 13.00      S Whannel (N/Stewart); S Kennedy (D & G); G Marshall (Stranraer) 08.40  & 13.10     C Bennewith  (N/Stewart); O Sloan (Stranraer); 08.50 & 13.20     D Gladstone (Stran); F Greenhorn (Stran); 09.00  &…

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Northumberland Juniors were the visitors to Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club on Monday 7 August for the return match in the Northern Counties League. They had come with a strong team after the first match a fortnight ago in Northumberland when South was victorious by 9 games to 3. The course was in immaculate condition on a bright summer’s day when the morning foursomes got the match underway with Jamie Marchbank (D&G) and Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) leading off for the South. After losing the first they got back to all square after three holes and continued trading…

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The superbly presented Powfoot Golf Club was the venue for the South Junior’s match against Durham Juniors on Friday 4 August. On a typical summer’s day by the seaside with sunny intervals and a strong westerly breeze both teams turned up with a depleted squad due to late call-offs; South had one player missing and Durham two. Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) unfortunately had to sit out the foursomes but walked the course supporting his team mates and searching for balls after wayward shots. In the first match Jamie Marchbank (D&G) and David Sharp (D&C) were two down after…

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The Northern Counties Federation Junior Championships between eight man teams from Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria and South of Scotland were held this year on Tuesday 1 August at Arcot Hall Golf Club, Northumberland. The format was 36 holes strokeplay with the top six players from each team counting towards the team total with the lowest total being acclaimed champions. In the morning round on a lovely sunny day Jamie Marchbank (D&C) was first off for the South and started well with two solid pars then chipped in twice at holes 3 and 4 to be two under par…

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