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Half Yearly General Meeting

September 15, 2017 11:43 by graeme

Members are reminded that the Half Yearly General Meeting will be held in the Hotel on Tuesday 26th September at 8pm.

The formal notice of the meeting is attached: 

HYGM Notice 2017.doc (26.50 kb)

HYGM Notice 2017.pdf (245.60 kb)

Club Championship Final

August 9, 2017 13:04 by gordonl

The Club Championship Final Match 2017 due to be contested by George Finlay and Sandy Reid has been postponed until Sunday 27th August.

Members are invited to come and watch what should be an excellent match. Exact time to be confirmed however it is anticipated 10.45 am will be the rearranged time.

Update - due to injury the tie has yet to be completed, details to follow. 

 

Dalhousie Seniors vs Panmure Seniors.

May 26, 2017 08:33 by gordonl

After heavy defeats to both Blairgowrie and St. Andrews New earlier in the month, the Dalhousie Seniors brought May to a much more acceptable conclusion by soundly defeating Panmure on the Championship Course by five and a half matches to one and a half. Without doubt, Malcolm Lowe was ‘star man’ as, playing in the first match with Graeme Paton, he was heading for a gross 73 or thereabout  - but, sadly, pulled his second at the eighteenth out-of-bounds. The pair had set the barrier high, however, and the remainder of the team (well, most of them!) followed suit with excellent performances.  

The weather was absolutely magnificent, the Championship Course rapidly regaining its ‘normal’ splendour and the post-match meal in the Golf Hotel was also first class. There is huge enthusiasm for the return match at Barry in July, though Captain Ford reminded his team mates that a promised pre-match programme of press-ups, star jumps and pelvic thrusts on the first tee - should further defeats ensue as the season progresses - is NO idle threat!  

“Early to bed” on June 21st is thus the clear instruction for senior team members, prior to the return match against a very strong Blairgowrie side the following day. The taste of another victory would, indeed, be sweet…….

 

Dalhousie vs Scotscraig Match Report

May 21, 2017 12:03 by gordonl

Dalhousie welcomed the Scotscraig team to the Championship Course on May 18th for the first leg of the annual double-header which the clubs have enjoyed for some years now. It was a glorious evening of weather, though a rare south-easterly wind coming off the Firth of Tay caused several of the home team some notable head-scratching over club selection at numerous holes. There was some excellent golf displayed (read on!), the six matches were played in great spirit and the post-match banter in Carnoustie Golf Hotel underlined what a splendid relationship exists between the clubs. Scotscraig is celebrating its bicentenary this year and, if the standard of golf displayed by the visiting members is anything to go by, there will be plenty more reasons for celebration as their season progresses!  

The Fife side ran out comfortable winners by five matches to one ( Barry Stewart and Nick Yates were Dalhousie’s only successful pair) and some tremendous ball striking was evident in several of the confrontations. The Championship Course is yet to reach its best, but that was no excuse for Dalhousie as the home team was again outgunned by worthy opponents. Scotscraig captain, Scott Edwards, was handsome in his praise for both the conditions and the terrific spirit in which the matches were played, although he created his own “unforgettable moment” from the tie by holing in one at the sixteenth. He was suitably congratulated afterwards, of course, though his settlement of a hefty bill for celebratory drinks was noticeable by its absence and the writer suspects that his colleagues will not waste ANY opportunity to remind him about that in times to come!  

Disappointing result for Dalhousie? Yep…..another one – but what a splendid evening it was for all concerned. The camaraderie was just outstanding……roll on, the return match. This was club golf at its very best.

Dalhousie Race Night

May 15, 2017 11:10 by gordonl

The Dalhousie Golf Club Race Night, held at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on Friday, May 12th, was an outstanding success. It was, once again, Gair Forbes who organised the entire event and, building on the success of the inaugural one in 2016, around one hundred and twenty participants went home in high spirits after a fun-packed evening.    

Gair’s energy and persuasion in the preparations for the event produced a tremendous array of prizes for the raffle, tickets for which were enthusiastically sold during the evening by Carol Ford, Liz Wilson and Linda Cargill. Alan Irvine (AJI Entertainment) was the technological wizard who pulled the videos and excitement of the eight races together for a hugely responsive and appreciative audience, while his musical selections to fill in the gaps between races were outstanding. A finger buffet and splendid bar service from hotel staff (allied to some first class financial returns for more than a few guests!) ensured that a memorable night simply flew past and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  

Talking of financial returns, Gair’s terrific work produced a donation of £1000 for the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, while Dalhousie funds also benefited, with a profit of £725 earned on the night. Gair already has plans on the drawing board for a 2018 Dalhousie 150th celebratory Race Night. A disappointing turn-out of members was the only negative aspect of an action-packed evening; those who didn’t come missed a quite superb night of fun, socialising and entertainment. It is to be hoped that the prospect of a ‘repeat performance’ in a VERY special year for Dalhousie will encourage them NOT to miss it, next time around. 

Missing Golf Shoe - Happy News.

May 10, 2017 17:42 by gordonl

After a superhuman effort, I am pleased to announce Aidan McColgan's right golf shoe is currently at East Midlands airport in transit from South Carolina.

Aidan and his shoe should be happily reunited tomorrow and he can play on two feet Saturday.  

 

Dalhousie Boys At The Masters!

April 24, 2017 12:50 by gordonl

On the fifth of April, five Dalhousie members - Derek Cavellini, Aidan McColgan, Gair Forbes, RyanWatson and Clive Douglas - accompanied by two friends of the club from the north of Ireland - embarked on a short, five day trip to the U.S.A. to enjoy some excellent golf and, of course, good company. Little did they know what excitement lay in store for them......  

The trip was arranged by Aidan McColgan, to celebrate his 50th birthday (only Aidan, of course, could take nearly a year to negotiate with his wife to get FIVE days away from home!) Readers might think that seven is a very odd number for a far-flung golfing adventure, but Angus Hay had confirmed that he would be joining the group a couple of days later.  

(The hurdle which Gus had to clear to be with them necessitated him forking out for a family holiday in Florida for a fortnight - so that he could negotiate a four day absence to be away with the boys! As Dalhousie members recognise, Gus is well organised (?!*) and he put time and effort into trying to arrange an Uber car for the morning of the chosen day, to complete the five-hour trip from Florida to South Carolina. After encountering two refusals, however, Gus had no option remaining but to hire a car. Bravely, he then made the long, non-stop drive himself, arriving bang on time to tee off  - a great effort, which fully deserved the superb welcome that he was accorded by his mates!).  

During the flight over to America, meanwhile, Derek Cavellini ( as is his wont ) decided to make the draws for the five days of golf. It was at this point in the adventure, however, that he found out that golf on the Sunday would have to be cancelled. Why did this unexpected disappointment not matter in the slightest?  To the knowledge of no-one in the group, Sean McGuigan ( a friend of Aidan, from his homeland ) had purchased tickets for them all to enjoy the final day of the Masters at Augusta!!  

It was an experience of a lifetime and, naturally, the lads found it very hard to pass appropriate thanks to Sean for such a generous gesture - it really WAS something very special.  

As far as the golf was concerned, the Dalhousie ‘tourists’ played twice at Secession Golf Club - an exceptional course in South Carolina, where the Professional, Mike Harmon, made each and every member of the group extremely welcome. Sincere thanks must also go to Colin Sinclair for his efforts in arranging it all. In addition, the visitors were hosted by four Long Cove members at Hilton Head; once again, they were looked after exceptionally well and were privileged to enjoy another superb golf course. On the last day they took on the challenge of the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, which enjoys quite exceptional surroundings.  

While the golf was, perhaps, not of the highest standard during the trip, it proved to be an unforgettable experience, with Clive Douglas ending up as the deserved winner. During the adventure, the Dalhousie members covered many miles and special thanks are due to Gair Forbes and Ryan Watson who, respectively, did a sterling job with ALL the driving and navigation.  

The entire trip was simply magnificent and, understandably, Sean was showered with thanks for making seven middle-aged men VERY happy! Who knows? With our own Dalhousie celebrations due in 2018, the boys could all meet up again on Carnoustie Links!