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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


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)

Winter Eclectic 2017/ 2018

October 21, 2017 20:55 by Alan

 - Dalhousie Winter Eclectic Competitions -

 November 5th 2017 to  March 17th 2018


1. Rules of Golf and local Links rules at the time of play will apply.

2. Participants may submit one card per course per week during the duration of the competition.

3. Participants must declare to their playing partner their intention to return a card prior to the start of a round in any particular week. The scorecard indicating competition entry, date, duly signed and witnessed by the playing partner, who must be a local club member, must be returned to the men's competition box whether strokes have been saved or not immediately after each round.

4. A Participant may enter a partially completed card in any particular week provided the appropriate details are entered. In such circumstances and also when members have a 'no return' they shall not be permitted further attempts in that particular week. Infringement of this rule shall lead to disqualification from the competition

5. The Competition Week shall run from Sunday to Saturday inclusive.

6. A maximum of 10 cards may be entered over the period of the competition.

7. The same Rules apply to Winter Eclectic Competitions on all three courses.

8. Handicaps: The application of handicaps shall be as follows -

Championship Course (16 holes) - 2/3 current handicap.

Buddon & Burnside Courses (18 holes)  - 3/4 current Handicap.

Results: Summarised Results for each course shall be circulated as soon as practicable.

To access the results click the appropriate link under the heading Winter Eclectic. 

The Jock Calder Trophy : The Jock Calder Trophy shall be presented  to the player who has the best net score with current handicap in the Buddon Links Winter Eclectic Competition in accordance with the above rules. The trophy and previous winners can be viewed by clicking the engraving record link below. 

The Jock Calder Trophy.pdf (270.15 kb)

Dunhill Course Closures

September 26, 2017 12:05 by graeme

The arrangements for the Dunhill are attached: 

Dunhill Course Closures.pdf (268.49 kb)

[all references to Sunday 9th October should be read as 8th!) 


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. 

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)

The draft minutes of the 2017 AGM and the draft accounts to 31 March 2017 are attached: 

AGM Minutes 280217.docx (33.14 kb)

Accounts to 310317.xls (55.50 kb)