SOUTH JUNIORS v CUMBRIA JUNIORS

The photograph above shows the victorious South team.From the left; Sam Mitchell, Kaleb Johnston, Colin McKenzie, Glen Irvine, David Sharp, Ciaran Howat, Patrick Innes and Callum McMillanThe South Juniors travelled over the border to play their first Northern Counties League match of the season against Cumbria at Cockermouth on Sunday 21April. The course sits on a ridge on one of the fells above the town with beautiful surrounding views. A lovely place to play golf.The course was in good condition with fast greens for pitching but slow for putting and the weather was great with the sun…

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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 H 0 Darren Whitfield & James Atkinson Neil Hamilton & Andrew Kerr 0 3 & 1 1 Mike Parker & Lee Sturrock Craig Hill & Mitchell Cowie 0.5 Half 0.5 Jonathan Crosby & Chris Neale Robbie MacBeth & Greg Blayney 0.5 Half…

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SOUTH YOUTHS v AYRSHIRE YOUTHS

The South team travelled north to Ayr Seafield this year for the annual friendly match for the President’s Pewter on Sunday 31 March. On a lovely spring day, four youths (U23), four boys aged Under 18 and four boys aged Under 16 from each Area comprised the two teams. This was the first match of the season and South were looking forward to getting rid of the winter cobwebs and retaining the trophy.The course was in good condition as Ciaran Howat (D&C) and Colin McKenzie (Lochmaben) led the South boys off in the morning foursomes. Most boys…

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SCOTTISH BOYS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

The Scottish Boys Open Championship was held at West Kilbride, Ayrshire from 10 – 12 April 2019 and attracted boys under 18 years of age from all over Europe. The South of Scotland was represented by Taylor Kerr (Thornhill)).Taylor produced a very steady first round of one under par 70 with birdies at 3 and 18 and a dropped shot at 15 and was lying tied eighth. In the second round another 70 with an eagle at 3 and birdies at 7 and 12 were offset by bogies at 11, 15 and 18. His total of 140…

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SCOTTISH JUNIOR TOUR EVENT

Three boys and two girls competed in the first of the season’s Junior Tour Events at Southerness on Saturday 6 April. On a lovely spring day the course was in good condition with firm fast greens. In the very competitive Under 18 category, Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) was leading after the first round with a super round of one over par 70 but unfortunately could not maintain his momentum in the afternoon and had to sign for 74. A total of 144 left him in sixth place which was very commendable. Ciaran Howat (D&C) showed his considerable promise…

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ORDER OF MERIT

The 2018 Order of Merit has been a two horse race from the first weeks of the season between Douglas Borland (Southerness) and David Brodie (Newton Stewart). As the season progressed Douglas has always maintained a slender lead until the last competition, the Shamash Trophy at Kirkcudbright on Sunday 23 September, when David finished higher up the leaderboard and gained enough points to overtake Douglas and retain his title by thirty points. Andrew Kerr (Crichton) also had a strong finish in the Shamash Trophy which lifted him up to a tie for third place with Mike Grunwell…

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SHAMASH TROPHY 2018

On Sunday 23 September thirteen local golfers and Graham Guthrie from Maldon, Essex gathered at Kirkcudbright Golf Club to compete for the Shamash Trophy. On a typical autumn day with the course in superb condition low scoring was expected and the players did not disappoint. In the morning round, Graham Guthrie returning to the course he knew from his childhood, returned a score of 68 with three birdies and one bogey in his outward nine of two under par 33 and one birdie and two bogies coming home for a one over par of 35. David Brodie…

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SHAMASH TROPHY

The draw for the Shamash Trophy which will take place at Kirkcudbright Golf Club on Sunday 23 September 2018 is as follows: 8.30 & 13.00       D. Brodie (Newton Stewart);  C Hamilton (Stranraer) 8.40 & 13.10       N Watson (Kirkcudbright); R Murray (Southerness); 9.10 & 13.30       I Rae (Kirkcudbright); L McMichael (Thornhill): 9.20 & 13.50       D Borland (Southerness); L Carruthers (Powfoot); A Kerr (Crichton) 9.30 & 14.00       J Picken (Kirkcudbright); G Blayney (Southerness); M Grunwell (D&G) 9.40 & 14.10       C Hill (D&G); R McBeath (Lochmaben); G Guthrie (Maldon) For late entries please contact Graeme Sharp 07711409010 Devin Funchess…

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CONGRATULATIONS TO TAYLOR KERR

Thornhill Golf Club has produced a junior golfer to follow in the footsteps of internationalist Andrew Coltart in sixteen-year-old Taylor Kerr. He has been selected to represent Scottish Schools in the annual match against English Schools at Lancaster Golf Club on Monday 10 September. This is a marvellous honour for Taylor and well deserved. Taylor attends Sanquhar Academy, is Junior Captain at Thornhill Golf Club and has a plus 1 handicap. He has shown marvellous dedication, commitment and hard work to achieve the consistency and skills to maintain such a high standard. His record this year includes…

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ORDER OF MERIT – UPDATE 4

The results from the Douglas Maxwell Memorial Trophy on 2 September have again opened up the race for the Order of Merit 2018. David Brodie (Newton Stewart) had a run-away victory by 7 shots after a marvellous second round of 64 to win the trophy and gain maximum points. This put him in a clear second place behind Douglas Borland (Southerness), who could only finish eighth, and make the Order of Merit a two horse race between them again with two counting events to come. Michael Grunwell (D&G), who finished second on Sunday, is coming with a…

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