Douglas Borland (Southerness) took advantage of the unavailability of David Brodie (Newton Stewart) to increase his lead in the Order of Merit table at the South Match Play Championships at Powfoot on Sunday 26 August. He won in style and now leads David by 120 points. Clark Riddick (Southerness), Mike Grunwell (D&G) and Chris Corbett (D&G) of the chasing pack also played well and closed the gap on David but it looks now as if Douglas can only lose the title with three counting events to go. The next event is the Maxwell Trophy at Kirkcudbright on…

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Following the conclusion of the first and second rounds at Powfoot today, 25 August, the draw for the semi-finals tomorrow is 9.00           Chris Corbett (D&G)  v  Douglas Borland (Southerness) 9.10           Danny McConnachie (D&C)   v   M Grunwell (D&G) It is expected the final will commence at 1.30 pm Derek Carr Authentic Jersey

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The weather on Sunday 19 August 2018, after the overnight heavy rain had blown away, was perfect for playing golf with sunny intervals and no wind, and Powfoot Golf Course was in immaculate condition as the 34 competitors in the South Championship set off to find their champion for 2018. Chris Corbett (D&G) set the early pace in the morning round with four birdies and two bogeys in his round of 69.  A level par 71 from Gary Morrison (D&C) with three birdies and three bogeys put him in second place closely followed by Ben Irving (D&C),…

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The South of Scotland Championship on Sunday 19 August failed to provide a clear leader of the 2018 Order of Merit. Douglas Borland (Southerness) still holds a slender advantage over David Brodie (Newton Stewart) who closed the gap slightly with his seventh place to Douglas’s equal eighth. Only Douglas is playing in the Match Play competition so the pressure is on him to gain a significant number of points and increase his lead. The South Championship was settled in a play-off between Gary Morrison (D&C) and Ben Irving (D&C) with Gary taking the honours. Both won their…

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Following the South Championship on Sunday 19 August the draw for the match play competition on Saturday 25 August at Powfoot Golf Club is as follows:- 10.00        C Corbett (D&G) v N WAtson (Kirkcudbright) 10.08         G Murray (Southerness) v G Corbett (D&G) 10.15          C Riddick (Southerness) v G Blayney (Southerness) 10.22          D Boreland (Southerness) v A Kerr (Crichton) 10.30          A Bagnall (D&G) v W Squires (Kirkcudbright) 10.38         D Armstrong (Lochmaben) v D McConnachie (D&C) 10.45   …

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Juniors v DURHAM

For the last match of the 2018 season in the Northern Counties Federation League, South Juniors were able to field a very experienced team against Durham Juniors at Lochmaben on Thursday 9 August. Three of the boys were playing their last game for the juniors, being too old next year, and were determined a victory was essential. On a bright summer’s day with sunny intervals Ciaran Howat (D&C) and David Sharp (D&C) led the South boys off in the morning foursomes on a course which was in immaculate condition. Back to one down after five holes they…

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The draw for the South of Scotland Championship, incorporating the Scottish Golf Team Qualifier, to be held at Powfoot Golf Club on Sunday 19 August 2018 is as follows:- 08.00 & 12.30    C Scobie (Loch);  D Borland (S/ness);  G Corbett jnr (D&G) 08.10 & 12.40     F Greenhorn (Str); C Riddick (S/ness); I Reid (D&G) 08.20 & 12.50      J Brodie (N/S); R Jackson (Wig/County); G Blayney (S/ness) 08.30 & 13.00       M Cowie (Wig/County); A Kerr (Crichton); C Corbett (D&G) 08.40 & 13.10     R Murray (S/ness); A Birdsall (D &C); C Bennewith (N/S) 08.50 &13.20        J Parker (S/ness);…

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The South Senior Championship was held at Wigtownshire County Golf Club on Wednesday 1 August on a dreadful day for weather with a strong breeze all day accompanied by heavy rain in the afternoon for the later starters with the wind in their faces for the back nine. On a course in superb condition Frank Grant (Wigtownshire County) and David Fulton (Southerness) showed the skills and expertise to overcome the challenge of the weather and both shot 78. David had the better outward nine, 36, 42 but Frank won the trophy for the better inward nine 41,…

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On Monday 23 July 2018 an inexperienced South junior team played a Northern Counties League match against Northumberland Juniors at Bedlingtonshire Golf Club. The undulating, tree lined course was in superb condition with hard, fast fairways and greens and the weather was sunny and very hot. David Sharp (D&C) and Kaleb Johnston (Portpatrick) got off to a fine start in the morning foursomes and were one up after four holes. By the half way mark they were two down after losing holes five, seven and eight and never recovered before losing by 4 & 2. The top…

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An eight-man team from each of the four competing Counties, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and South of Scotland contested their championship at Powfoot Golf Club on Wednesday 1 August. The format was the best six scores from the morning round and the afternoon round with the lowest aggregate determining the winners. After the recent rains the course was in immaculate condition with the greens true and fast. The weather was a strong breeze from the south in the morning accompanied by heavy rain in the afternoon. A considerable challenge for the thirty-two boys, many of whom were only…

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