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Captain's New Year Message.

December 28, 2017 15:36 by gordonl



2017 seems to have flashed past at an enormous rate (as, to be honest, many of my golfing exploits on Carnoustie Links have similarly done!) but it would be remiss of the captain not to acknowledge the camaraderie (as well as a fair chunk of innocently directed, apres golf ribbing, of course) which he has enjoyed during the year, from many Dalhousie members.


The dawning of 2018, as well as its enormous significance for Dalhousie, seems to have been reached at  extraordinary speed, particularly as the sub-group established to celebrate our 150th anniversary has now – astonishingly – been meeting up for FOUR and a half years. Hopefully, the schedule of events which has emanated from a barrow load of discussions and decisions will, first of all, satisfactorily celebrate one hundred and fifty astonishing years of Dalhousie’s contribution to golf in Carnoustie. Most importantly for your captain, however, will be the anticipated pleasure and pride which club members will derive from all the activities, events and enjoyment of yet another VERY special time in our club’s history.


In recognising the inestimable contributions made by countless Dalhousie names over the years, I would like to offer thanks to both the present Council and, in particular, the members of our sub group for their terrific support over four stirring years of effort. More than anything, however, I would thank all Dalhousie members who have contributed to my enjoyment of the past year and – with total sincerity – I wish you all a terrific 2018 and hope that you will throw yourselves into the programme of celebrations (and enjoy everything that lies ahead for us) during 2018.


With very best wishes,


Donald Ford


December 1, 2017 12:00 by donald



Sincere thanks to all members who have promptly completed the schedule of proposed Dalhousie events for 2018 – and duly returned them by November 30th. With much pre-planning to be carried out, early indications of members’ intentions to take part (or not!) in the list of events is of great assistance to Council.  

To those who have yet to complete and return their own forms, could I ask that they do so as soon as possible please? It is frightening to realise that 2018 is only a few weeks away ( with a major Dalhousie event in the first half of March) and there is MUCH to be done ‘behind the scenes’ to ensure that things go according to plan.  

Meantime, I hope pre-Christmas build-up is on schedule for members and, should your events form still require completion, look forward to hearing back from you as soon as possible.  

Donald Ford



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!