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November 2, 2017 11:15 by ian
Please note that this year's Christmas lunch will be on Monday 18th December. The three course meal will cost only £15 and will be preceded by an optional 14 hole stableford competition on the Burnside Course (first tee-time 09.30). Dress code for the lunch will be jacket and tie (if you wish to purchase a new tie, then the Secretary has a number in stock). Those wishing to participate should either contact the Seniors' Convenor via e-mail, or on the sheet on the Noticeboard. If you wish to play golf, please include your season ticket number.

Programme of Events for the 2018 Sesquicentenary

October 23, 2017 00:26 by graeme

The Captain indicated at the Half Yearly General Meeting that members would be informed of the plans for next year's celebrations.

A newsletter outlining the scheduled programme is attached: 

Dalhousie Events for 2018.doc (28.00 kb) 

Dalhousie Events for 2018.pdf (10.27 kb)

Thornton Trophy Final

September 27, 2017 15:29 by gordonl

The splendid format of the Thornton Trophy (Dalhousie’s own, annual, inter-club tournament) produced exciting moments in the final matches on the Championship Course.  The Carnoustie Club looked to be coasting to victory over New Taymouth after establishing a nine holes to one lead, with just the last four ball out on the course. The New Taymouth final pair, however - just one hole up at the turn – started a remarkable inward half blitz and, with just two holes to play, had created a SIX hole advantage over their opponents. The last Carnoustie pairing simply gritted their teeth and managed to prevent further damage over the seventeenth and eighteenth holes, to allow Carnoustie to scrape home by nine holes to seven. It was a fitting victory in the Club’s 175th year of celebration, but there were more than a few jangling nerves in the clubhouse during that last half-hour of golf.


Dalhousie, meanwhile, enjoyed a handsome victory over Caledonia, with notable performances by Angus Hay, Ryan Watson, Dave Ashford and Joe Duncan instrumental in a win by no fewer than fifteen holes which, crucially, avoided the ignominy of the wooden spoon appearing in the DGC trophy cabinet after this year’s tournament!

Club Championship Final 2017

September 26, 2017 11:57 by graeme

The re-arranged final between Sandy Reid and George Finlay was played on Sunday 24th September.

Sandy won by 4&3. 

Dalhousie Seniors v St Andrews New Club

September 20, 2017 14:01 by ian
Dalhousie played the second leg of this fixture, seeking to restore some pride following a disappointing 51/2 1/2 defeat over the St Andrews New Course in May. In glorious sunshine, over a beautifully prepared Championship Course, we outplayed our competitive opponents to win 31/2 to 21/2. Not enough to take the trophy overall, but honour was regained & an enjoyable time was had by all. We look forward to next year's return!

Thornton Trophy Update

September 6, 2017 16:05 by gordonl

The first round of the Thornton Trophy was played over the Championship Course on Sunday. Some excellent golf was played in both ties; a very strong Carnoustie Golf Club team defeated Caledonia to reach the final but, with Dalhousie losing out to New Taymouth, the host club for the tournament will, therefore, be fighting to avoid the ‘wooden spoon’ on September 17th!

Dalhousie vs Turnberry Match

September 1, 2017 17:00 by gordonl

In quite superb weather, the annual Dalhousie v Turnberry ‘friendly’ took place on August 31st over the Championship Course at Carnoustie, where a pretty strong Dalhousie line-up ran out winners in a ‘whitewash’ of six matches to nil. In the number one match, Dalhousie’s Honorary Professional Colin Sinclair was in sparkling form as he and Donald Ford defeated Turnberry Director of Golf - Ricky Hall - and captain Peter Rae.


The camaraderie between both clubs was satisfyingly reinforced by a splendid meal in the Hogan Suite of the Golf Hotel. Much banter, consistent leg-pulling by Messrs Cavellini and McColgan and a feast of (often meaningless but hilarious) man-talk meant that the evening just sped by and there were more than a few bleary eyes on the first tee of the Buddon the next morning as the visitors and a handful of Dalhousie members re-engaged in a Stableford competition. Once again, the weather was outstanding and there is little doubt that Dalhousie participants will already be looking forward to next year’s visit to Ayrshire a) to renew battle and b) to reinforce the tremendous harmony between both clubs’ playing members. With so much in common between both the memberships of each and the magnificence of their respective ’big’ courses, this annual get-together is rapidly becoming one of the highlights of Dalhousie’s summer inter-club golfing diary.