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 Tomas Hyka Womens Jersey

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SOUTH JUNIOR MATCH PLAY

Eight boys from the Stroke Play Championship qualified for the Match Play Championship and returned to Lockerbie Golf Club on Thursday 19 July. In the First Round Mitchell Cowie (D&C) beat Glen Irvine (D&G) by 4 & 3 and in a very tight game Ciaran Howat (D&C) just triumphed over Callum McMillan by one hole. David Sharp (D&C) finally found his form and in another tight game, by virtue of five birdies and driving the green at the seventeenth, overcame Finlay Copland by 2 & 1. In the last game Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) was six under par…

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SOUTH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Fifteen boys and one girl travelled to Lockerbie Golf Club on Tuesday 17 July to compete in the South of Scotland Junior Championships. The course, in super condition, was like an oasis in the desert with lush green fairways and holding greens. Something the competitors had not seen this summer. The players relished the challenge and the scoring all day reflected the marvellous conditions. Mitchell Cowie (D&C) showed how much he had improved this year shooting 66 in the morning, coming home in 29 blows, four birdies and five pars. In the afternoon he was more consistent…

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SOUTH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – MATCH PLAY

The draw for the first round of the Match Play at Lockerbir Golf Club on Thursday 19 July is as follows:- 9.00 am          Mitchell Cowie (D&G) v Glen Irvine (D&G) 9.10 am           Ciaran Howat (D&C) v Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) 9.20 am          Finlay Copland (D&G) v David Sharp (D&C) 9.30 am          Jamie Marchbank (D&G) v Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) Johnny Townsend Jersey

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SOUTH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The  South Junior Championship and Junior Handicap Championship will take place on Tuesday 17 July at Lockerbie Golf Club. The draw is as follows:- 8.50 & 1.20         Corey Brown (D&C) & Finlay Copland (D&G) 9.00 & 1.30         Jamie Marchbank (D&G) & Mitchell Cowie (D&C) 9,10 & 1,40          David Sharp (D&C); Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) & Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) 9.20 & 1.50          Glen Irvine (D&G); Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) & Ciaran Howat (D&C) 9.30                       Adam Scott…

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SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

Seven boys from the South of Scotland made the long journey north to Lossiemouth to play in the Xact Scottish Boys Amateur Championship starting on Monday 2 July 2018. The format was two rounds of stroke play, one each over the Moray Old Course and the Moray New Course, with the top sixty four qualifiers progressing to the knock out stages. Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) led the South boys off over the Old Course early on Monday morning. A good start with a birdie at the fourth hole should have settled his nerves but he dropped 4 shots…

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2018 ORDER OF MERIT

Two Open events, the JAL Brown at Portpatrick and the Southerness Challenge, as well as the County Championships of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire, have been decided and apart from one old name at the top of the leaderboard it is the new guard who are contesting this year’s Order of Merit in the early stages. Dougie Borland (Southerness) leads last year’s winner, David Brodie (Newton Stewart) by 25 points by virtue of his top finish of the South Members in the Southerness Challenge and his victory in the Kirkcudbrightshire Match Play. As usual the very consistent David,…

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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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PEAT SALVER

On a wet and breezy Saturday 16 June eight juniors from each of the three Counties, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, gathered at Castle Douglas Golf Club to compete for the Peat Salver. This is the annual junior inter-county match play competition and for various reasons had not been competed for in 2017. The format had been changed this year to singles matches with each player in each County playing against an opponent from each of the other two Counties. The course was in superb condition after the recent warm and sunny weather and all the boys and…

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GILLESPIE CLASSIC SUNDAY 17 JUNE

The Executive would urge all South Area club members to get their entries in for the Gillespie Classic as soon as possible. This is a four ball better ball competition with any combination of partners and a fun day at Brighouse Bay Golf Club. All entries should be on the official Entry Sheet, found on the SoSGA website, or phone or e-mail Jim Dougal at 01557 870509 or golfclub@gillespie-leisure.co.uk. All proceeds from the day are used for the development of the juniors in South Area. Please get your entry in promptly   K.J. Wright Womens Jersey

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