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Scotscraig vs Dalhousie Match

August 22, 2017 12:21 by gordonl
Having inflicted a pretty severe thumping upon Dalhousie at Carnoustie, in the first of the 2018 'double header', it was fair to assume that the Tayport match might find a degree of over confidence in the Fife camp. Alas, that was not to be, with Dalhousie being on the receiving end of a whopping defeat by six matches to nil. It is some indication of the losing margin that, afterwards, John MacDougall and Lindsay Hood congratulated each other in only losing by two and one!

The Scotscraig layout, of course, has not enjoyed Open Qualifying status without reason and, even in magnificent weather, it proved a difficult task again for Dalhousie. After enjoying a fair bit of alteration to celebrate its bicentenary (notably additional bunkering, removal of substantial swathes of rough at key areas and a fair amount of re-modelling of tees and greens), it is fair to say that the degree of difficulty has certainly not been eased for visiting golfers!

Nevertheless, the result WAS disappointing, but the strength in depth within the membership numbers currently enjoyed by the home team again took its toll on Dalhousie. The Tanner trophy thus remains ensconced at Tayport where, in hindsight, it certainly deserves to be, after a fine display by the home team in the continuing celebrations of its bicentenary.

NEXT year, of course, it is Dalhousie's turn to celebrate......and hope certainly springs eternal!

Downfield vs Dalhousie

August 4, 2017 09:44 by gordonl
Following the postponement of the first Dalhousie v Downfield match at Carnoustie this season (due to torrential rain), no-one should have been the least surprised when another five-hour downpour began in Dundee as the two teams stepped on to the first tee to do battle in the return fixture.

A solid drenching of the twenty four players was soon underway. Sadly, the Downfield course, looking magnificent, was unable to cope with the amount of water which was falling and, with most groups having played nine holes, the sensible decision was taken and a VERY soggy collection straggled its way back to the clubhouse.

In contrast to the rearranged first match (which Dalhousie lost by four and a half to one and a half), the visitors to Downfield were up in two, down in one, with three all square when the whistle blew; NOT claimable as a victory, of course, but a good Dalhousie performance nevertheless. An excellent meal was enjoyed afterwards, the company and banter was first class, but the Graeme Paton trophy remains the property of Downfield for yet another year. Drat! 2017 might have been the comeback year....

Panmure Seniors v Dalhousie Seniors – July 20th

July 24, 2017 11:26 by gordonl

After the splendid victory by the Seniors against Panmure at Carnoustie in May, there was an understandable confidence in the team which headed to Barry for the return match. Unsurprisingly, the stiff test provided by both the hosts and VERY difficult rough made the task much more difficult. As usual, the course itself was in superb condition and the many subtleties of very slick greens were pretty difficult to read for the visitors. There were some splendid tussles, with the last green being decisive in four of the seven ties. As that statement indicates, it WAS a very tight contest and, fittingly, it duly ended all square at three and a half points each.  (That left Dalhousie as clear winners in the 2017 confrontations, of course!)


The hospitality generated by the hosts was, as ever, simply splendid, and it was a very contented Dalhousie team which eventually headed for home. If there was one disappointment, it was the absence of TV cameras…..the companies clearly preferring the minor event at Royal Birkdale to the much more exciting one over Panmure!

To All Members - Enjoy The Summer Golf!

June 13, 2017 12:07 by gordonl

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.

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.  


Race Night 12th May Carnoustie Golf Hotel

April 18, 2017 14:57 by gordonl

Latest news from organiser Gair Forbes is that ticket sales have been very healthy.

There are still some tickets available for what will be a great evening in aid of two good causes - The Scottish Air Ambulance Charity and our very own Dalhousie Golf Club.

On the night there are some fantastic prizes to be won in the raffle including the following:


£200 cash donation 

2 x Turkish Barber Full Works Hot Shave Vouchers 

2 x MOTs

2 x Ganges Indian Meal Vouchers (£30 each)

2 x Golf Lessons

1 x Golf 4 Ball Spey Valley Aviemore

1 x Golf 4 Ball Gleneagles

1 x £100  Voucher to be used at

2 x Reflexology Vouchers

2 x Nail / EyebrowTreatment Vouchers 

1 x Golf 4 Ball Carnoustie Ch'ship

1 x Overnight Stay For 2 - B and B at Carnoustie Golf Hotel

1 x Spa Treatment Voucher

1 x Afternoon Tea for 2 Voucher at Old Course Hotel

Bottles of Wine..


Rooms can be booked in the Hotel for £85.00 for two people including breakfast.