DRENNAN SALVER

On the first summer day of 2018 with the sun beating down from a cloudless sky with no wind Southerness 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 with true and fast greens as the Kirkcudbrightshire pairing of Colin Heuchan and Greig Blaney set off in the morning foursomes against the Dumfriesshire pairing of Chris Corbett and Mike Grunwell. The outcome was a win for Dumfriesshire by 6…

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SOUTH JUNIORS v CUMBRIA JUNIORS

The first match of the season for both teams took place at Southerness Golf Club on Sunday 15 April 2018. The course was in superb condition as the first fourball of the morning set off under grey skies with a slight breeze from the east. The South boys from Portpatrick, Sam Mitchell and Kaleb Johnston, got off to a terrible start but recovered well and were only one down after 5 holes. They were 3 down after 11 and lost 5 & 4. In the top match, Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) and Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright), slowly increased their…

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SOUTH v CUMBRIA

On Sunday 15 April 2018 the South of Scotland team travelled over the border to play Cumbria at Eden Golf Club for the Solway Trophy. The course was very wet underfoot and playing its every yard with not much run on the fairways but the weather was sunny for most of the match. In the morning foursomes the South had only two wins from Andrew Kerr (Crichton) & Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) and Colin Hamilton & Bob Graham (both Stranraer). Liam Carruthers (Powfoot) and Craig Scobie (Lochmaben) were unlucky to lose their game on the eighteenth green. The…

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SCOTTISH TOUR EVENT

The first of the four tour events towards the Scottish Boys Order of Merit arrived at Southerness Golf Club on Saturday 14 April. The course was in immaculate condition for so early in the season and on an overcast morning the six boys and three girls from the South of Scotland joined the other fifty competitors on the renowned links. Mitchell Cowie (D&C) got off to a bad start dropping 7 shots to par on the opening nine holes for a score of 42. He put this behind him and found some consistency with birdies at 10…

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SCOTTISH BOYS STROKE PLAY

The four top boys in the South of Scotland, accompanied by their long suffering parents and grandparents, made the long trip north to join a strong international field to play in the Scottish Boys Open Championship at Montrose from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 April. They travelled in hope but confident of putting in a respectable performance. First off for the South boys on Wednesday in challenging conditions of a cold strong wind off the sea accompanied by rain, sleet and hail was Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) who started consistently with 8 bogeys in the first 9 holes…

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