SCOTTISH BOYS AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

The top four juniors in the South of Scotland travelled north to Eastwood Golf Club, on the outskirts of Glasgow, on Sunday 3 June to compete in the Scottish Boys Area Team Championships. The course was well presented although the greens were bumpy and slow. This, however, was not the major challenge facing all the boys but how to keep their concentration with hordes of midges trying to eat them alive. With all the good weather prior to the event everyone had packed copious amounts of suntan lotion but all forgot the midge repellent sprays. Each team…

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SCOTTISH BOYS AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

The four-man team to represent South of Scotland in the Scottish Boys Area Team Championship at Eastwood Golf Club on Sunday 3 June.is: - Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) Finlay Copland (Dumfries & Galloway) Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) Mitchell Cowie (Dumfries & County) The South boys are first off at 7.00 am for the morning foursomes and start the afternoon singles at 11.30 am. All boys are playing well and a good result is anticipated if each of them can get their brain in gear so early. New shirts and tops have been kindly donated by two generous sponsors.   DeMarcus…

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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 each received some support.   The general consensus was that it was a poor show although John Gibbs-Smith did enjoy it.   It was too early to judge any success. Only Kirkcudbright and the Cairndale had a system for monitoring visitors. Personal…

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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 that were there saw the Golf web page and discussions took place regarding how golf would be supported by the hotel and the mechanics of the clubs working with the hotel. Also in April, the Partnership was represented at the Dumfries and…

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CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR

BARRIE DOUGLAS SCOTTISH JUNIOR MASTERS Congratulations to Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) who was the only player from the South of Scotland to compete in the inaugural Barrie Douglas Scottish Junior Masters at Blairgowrie over the par 72 Landsdowne Course from 27 to 29 April. A select field of 40 of the elite junior golfers in Scotland played in the 54 hole event. He played very consistently over the three rounds. After his first round of 71 he was tied for 4th position and he retained this position following his 74 in the 2nd round. He only lost by…

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DRENNAN SALVER

On the first summer day of 2018 with the sun beating down from a cloudless sky with no wind Southerness Golf Club played host to the best golfers in Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire as they competed in the annual match play competition between the three counties for the Drennan Salver. The course was again in immaculate condition with true and fast greens as the Kirkcudbrightshire pairing of Colin Heuchan and Greig Blaney set off in the morning foursomes against the Dumfriesshire pairing of Chris Corbett and Mike Grunwell. The outcome was a win for Dumfriesshire by 6…

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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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SCOTTISH TOUR EVENT

The first of the four tour events towards the Scottish Boys Order of Merit arrived at Southerness Golf Club on Saturday 14 April. The course was in immaculate condition for so early in the season and on an overcast morning the six boys and three girls from the South of Scotland joined the other fifty competitors on the renowned links. Mitchell Cowie (D&C) got off to a bad start dropping 7 shots to par on the opening nine holes for a score of 42. He put this behind him and found some consistency with birdies at 10…

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SCOTTISH BOYS STROKE PLAY

The four top boys in the South of Scotland, accompanied by their long suffering parents and grandparents, made the long trip north to join a strong international field to play in the Scottish Boys Open Championship at Montrose from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 April. They travelled in hope but confident of putting in a respectable performance. First off for the South boys on Wednesday in challenging conditions of a cold strong wind off the sea accompanied by rain, sleet and hail was Cameron Gray (Kirkcudbright) who started consistently with 8 bogeys in the first 9 holes…

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