Solway Salver

South of Scotland v Cumbria Played at Southerness Golf Club on Sunday 31st March 2019 Foursomes Points Score Points Foursomes Michael Grunwell & Dougie Boreland 1 4 & 3 0 Richard Mewse & Simon Young Colin Hamilton & Clark Riddick 0.5 Half 0.5 Kieran Waters & Andrew Wolstencroft Dean Armstrong & Craig Scobbie 1 1 […]

Senior Championship Draw

The draw for the Senior Championship to be played at Wigtownshire Golf Club on Wednesday 1st August is on the competitions page https://www.southofscotlandgolfers.com/competitions/ Contact for late entries: Championship Secretary Graeme Sharp 97 Georgetown Road DUMFRIES DG1 4DR Tel 01387 266122

DGG Partnership Meeting Notes

Scottish Golf Show March 2018 A suggestion that McMillan Hotels also be present the next time a stand is taken at the show was not considered prudent as it might start commercial warfare with the Cairndale! A suggestion that a flyer be produced showing all the clubs in the Area with a potted description of […]

Dumfries & Galloway Golf Partnership Report

DGG   Partnership  May 2018 Hetland Hall Hotel has moved closer to promoting Golf with the Golf page on their website created and showing the 8 clubs they are working with for 2018.  A Golfers’ Breakfast at the hotel was arranged for the end of April, but due to poor communication was not well attended.  Those […]

SEASONS GREETINGS

The Executive wish all golfers in Dumfries & Galloway a very Merry Christmas and a successful golfing season in 2018.

JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT

The Junior Order of Merit Competition came to a conclusion for 2017 with the results from the Junior Jamboree on Friday 27 October. Points are gained by competing and finishing high up the leaderboard in the Junior Open Competitions at Clubs throughout the Area during the season. This is a good way for boys and […]

JUNIOR JAMBOREE

Nathan Watson, (Kirkcudbright) and Iain Rae (Dalbeattie) at university in Edinburgh and Angus Bendall (Castle Douglas) at college in Gloucester returned home to enjoy their last event as South juniors in the Junior Jamboree at Southerness on Friday 27 October. They had all represented South Juniors for the last 5 years, firstly as young naïve […]

JUNIOR JAMBOREE

The draw for the above competition to be played at Southerness on Friday 27 October is as follows:- 10.00     Taylor Kerr (San); Nathan Watson (Kbt); Angus Bendall (CD) 10.10     Ciaran Howat (D&C); Iain Rae (Dalb); Robbie McIlwraith (D&C) 10.20     Sam Mitchell (Port); Glen Irvine (D&G); Mitchell Cowie (D&C) 10.30     Cameron Gray (Kbt); Callum MCMillan […]

JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT

The final Junior competition of the year will be held at Southerness Golf Club on Friday 27th October. The South of Scotland junior order of merits are all still to play for and this last event will decide the winners. The under 18 section is very close between the top three players. Iain Rae (dbt) […]

MEETING WITH CLUBS RE SGL DRAFT STRATEGY

At The Executive Meeting on Tuesday 26 September it was agreed to have another meeting with the Clubs prior to the SGL Special General Meeting on Saturday 2 December to ascertain their thoughts and voting intentions. The papers for the Special General Meeting must be received by the stakeholders by Saturday 11 November and this […]

2017 FINAL ORDER OF MERIT TABLE

The South Order of Merit came to an exciting conclusion at the final counting event of the season at Thornhill on Sunday 24 September. The intrigue was heightened in the Shamash trophy as three players were in contention,  David Brodie (Newton Stewart) in the driving seat with Michael Grunwell (D&G) 75 points behind and Chris […]

SHAMASH TROPHY 2017

A poor turnout of 19 players competed for the Shamash Trophy at Thornhill on Sunday 24 September 2017.The course was in immaculate condition on a day of perfect weather in the morning but the downpours kept on coming from those ever- present, heavily laden clouds in the afternoon. Liam Carruthers (Powfoot) made an ideal start […]

SOTTISH JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

The South officials took a Development team of six boys, all under 16 years-of-age, to Glenbervie on Sunday 24 September to compete in the inaugural Scottish Junior Team Competition. The format of the competition was 18 holes stableford between the winners of Junior Area leagues in Scotland and as South Area does not have a […]

OOM UPDATE 6

The final event, the Shamash Trophy at Thornhill on Sunday 24 September, promises to be an exciting competition to determine the winner of the South Order of Merit 2017 with three players in contention to be crowned winner. With all three players in contention and playing well, David Brodie (Newton Stewart), Michael Grunwell (D&G) and […]

SOUTH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

On Sunday 17 September the semi-finals and final of the South Matchplay Championship took place at Stranraer Golf Club on a typical autumnal day with a slight breeze. Both the semi-finals in the morning were very tight games with Danny McConnachie (D&C) beating Martin McNae (Lochmaben at the nineteenth and Chris Corbett (D&G) beating holder […]

SHAMASH TROPHY

The draw for the Shamash Trophy to take place on Sunday 24 September at Thornhill Golf Club is as follows:- 8.00 & 12.30 8.10 & 12.40 8 20 & 12.50 8.30 & 13.00   R Graham (Stran); N Hamilton (Pow); R Murray (S/ness) 8 40 & 12.10   C Hamilton (Stran); M Grunwell (D&G); C […]

OOM UPDATE 5

There are two new names on the Order of Merit following the Lennox Trophy at Lochmaben on Saturday 9 September. The winner, Dean Armstrong (Lochmaben) entered at number 17 and third place Iain McBeth (Castle Douglas) tied at number 26. Martin McNae (Lochmaben) as usual put in a strong performance on his home course to […]

SCOTTISH AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

The premier Scottish team championship was held at Newmachar Golf Club, Aberdeenshire from 8 to 10 September 2017. The format for the sixteen teams was 36 holes strokeplay on Friday with the top eight teams qualifying for the matchplay stages on Saturday and Sunday. On the Friday each member of the six man team had […]

OOM UPDATE

Greig Blayney (Southerness) moved up from tied 54th to 15th in the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association Order of Merit after his win in the Douglas Maxwell Trophy at Kirkcudbright on Sunday 3 September. His two good rounds of 70, 72 and total of 142 won him the trophy from Clark Riddick (Southerness) by 7 […]

SEMI FINALS & FINAL SOUTH MATCHPLAY

The Semi-finals and final of the South Matchplay will take place at Stranraer Golf Club on Sunday 17 September. The draw for the semi-finals is:- 9.30           Danny McConnachie (D&C) v Martin McNae (Lochmaben) 9.40           Chris Corbett (D&G) v Neil Hamilton (Powfoot)

SOUTH MATCHPLAY Re-DRAW

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) […]

NCF DURHAM v SOUTH JUNIORS

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 […]

DRAW FOR SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP

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); […]

SOUTH JUNIORS v NORTHUMBERLAND

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 […]

NCF SOUTH v DURHAM

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 […]

NORTHERN COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 […]

NCF – South Juniors v Northumberland

The day of the match, Wednesday 26 July, against the Northumberland Juniors dawned wet and windy at Percywood Golf Club in Northumberland. The tree-lined parkland course, although wet and heavy underfoot, was very well presented for this Northern Counties Federation league match. The South had sent a very strong team with all the boys playing […]

SOUTH AREA RESPONSE TO SGL DRAFT STRATEGY

The Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association is disappointed in the Draft Strategy document in that there is very little detail with important facts and figures omitted. To not include these is paramount to commercial blackmail. The Executive, with the approval of all the Clubs in the Area, organises an IMT Card scheme […]

FRASER SHIELD – 3 COUNTIES

On a sunny but blustery day on Thursday 27 July three 6 man teams of Junior golfers representing Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire played in their annual match over Kirkcudbright Golf Course. The course was in immaculate condition and very well presented for this friendly but intense confrontation between the respective Counties. Wigtownshire arrived with a […]

JUNIORS SOUTH v NORTHUMBERLAND

The day of the match, Wednesday 26 July, against the Northumberland Juniors dawned wet and windy at Percywood Golf Club in Northumberland. The tree-lined parkland course, although wet and heavy underfoot, was very well presented for this Northern Counties Federation league match. The South had sent a very strong team with all the boys playing […]