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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SOUTH JUNIORS v NORTHUMBERLAND (a)

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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SOUTH JUNIORS v NORTHUMBERLAND

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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NORTHERN COUNTIES JUNIOR LEAGUE – CUMBRIA v SOUTH OF SCOTLAND

On Sunday 25 June 2018 the South team travelled to Cockermouth for the return match against Cumbria. A lovely summer’s day with a light breeze had enveloped the foothills of the Lake District and the course was like concrete and the greens similar and bumpy. A day where the team which made the fewer mistakes would come out on top. Notwithstanding, the boys were looking forward to the challenge and covered in sun-tan lotion and carrying plenty of drinking water set forth to climb the first hill. Sam Mitchell played the first tee shot of the morning…

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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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NCF – SOUTH JUNIORS v CUMBRIA JUNIORS

This match will take place at Southerness Golf Club on Sunday 15 April 2018. The team selected to represent South of Scotland is:- Glen Irvine (D&G)                                           Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) Finlay Copland (D&G)                                    Jamie Marchbank (D&G) Sam Mitchell (Portpatrick)                             Kaleb Johnston (Portpatrick) Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright)                  Taylor Kerr (Sanquhar)   Travel Arrangements Everyone will meet at Southerness Golf Course at 9.00 am. I will be leaving D&G at 8.30 if anyone wants a lift Gerry Cheevers Womens Jersey

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SOUTH YOUTHS v AYRSHIRE YOUTHS

The annual match for the President’s Pewter took place this year at Portpatrick Dunskey on Sunday 25 March. On a most beautiful spring day, four youths (U23), four boys aged Under 18 and four boys aged Under 16 from each Area comprised the two teams. The boys had been looking forward to this day for weeks as it signalled the first match of the season and they were raring to go. The course was in superb condition as Sam Mitchell (Portpatrick) and Ciaran Howat (D&C) led the South boys off in the morning foursomes. This friendly game…

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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 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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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 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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