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Dalhousie v. Scotscraig

October 7, 2018 19:52 by ian
The postponed return match for the Tanner Trophy against Scotscraig was played today. The course was in excellent condition, with the greens quick and true. Despite extremely gusty conditions, the course proved eminently playable. The Dalhousie team put on a splendid show to end the season, recording a rare 4 - 2 win over our hosts. Unfortunately this was not enough to overturn a 5-1 defeat at home, but it was an encouraging result nonetheless.

Thornton Trophy

September 17, 2018 10:14 by gordonl



The semi-finals of this year’s Thornton Trophy saw Dalhousie playing the Caledonia Club and Carnoustie G.C. taking on New Taymouth. In spite of the Captain and his partner having to work VERY hard to restrict their opponents gaining more than a (reasonably acceptable) four hole victory, the three other pairs did Dalhousie proud. The resultant 10-4 win means that the team now faces Carnoustie Golf Club in the final on Sunday, September 23rd. New Taymouth take on the Caley to see who gets the wooden spoon. 

Off the white tees – and with at least ten extremely tricky pin positions on the Championship Course – it was a stiff task which faced the first four teams in the draw. A fierce westerly wind compounded the difficulties, but the ‘early to bed’ warning to his colleagues on Saturday night by the Captain clearly went a long way to energy levels (and youth, of course!) seeing the team – well, three quarters of it – perform superbly to reach the final. A repeat performance next weekend would be a fitting end to a packed season.

Celebrating 150 Years

September 17, 2018 10:08 by gordonl

In 2013 a far-seeing Dalhousie Golf Club council decided that a group should be formed to plan – and budget – how the club should celebrate its sesquicentenary – its 150th anniversary – in 2018.  

That small group devised a programme of events, planned a permanent celebratory feature on the Championship Course, purchased a special sesquicentenary trophy and decided the anniversary should also be marked by the publication of a major history of the club as well as the provision of golfing memorabilia for all members and the club’s guests.  All of this was carefully budgeted and approved by the club at its half-yearly meeting.  

Five years and 26 meetings later virtually all of the plans came to reality and the club celebrated its notable birthday in style – and, astonishingly, under budget.  

# On March 13, exactly 150 years after the foundation of the club, over 50 members and guests from all of the local clubs teed off in a special celebratory golf event over the Championship Course.  That evening the members and guests gathered in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel for a wonderful sesquicentenary dinner.  

# On August 24, a magnificent turnout competed in a major competition again over the world-famous Championship links.  Thirty teams of four – two members and two guests – competed.  Our guests included representatives from the other Carnoustie clubs, from all of the clubs against whom we play matches and seniors’ matches – and representatives of 23 of the 24 clubs who, along with ourselves, were founder sponsors of the Amateur Championship.  A splendid formal dinner in the hotel rounded off this memorable day enjoyed by both gentlemen and ladies of our club and guests from all over Britain, from Ireland and from the United States. The moving tributes paid by these guests – and by former Open Champion Padraig Harrington - confirmed the club’s, and Carnoustie’s, status in the world of golf.  

# As a permanent marker, the club’s donation of a water fountain, complete with commemorative plaque, now graces the 16th tee of the Championship Course.  

# The sesquicentenary silver rosebowl trophy is now competed for annually over a number of events.  

# A highly acclaimed history of the club, in hardback with a mass of photographs, recording the club’s ups and downs over a century and a half was published as a gift for every member and our guests.  

# The club’s badge, updated to incorporate the years 1868 and 2018, features on high quality bag tags, ball markers and golf towels produced as complimentary souvenirs to all members.  

All in all, a tremendous year celebrated appropriately by a club proud of its past and confident about its future.

Captain's Report March 2018

September 12, 2018 20:48 by ian

Captain's Report March 2018.docx (1.89 mb)

Statement of Accounts to March 2018

September 12, 2018 20:43 by ian
Please find attached the Club's Statement of Accounts to March 2018. Minutes of the March meeting to follow.

DGC 2018 accounts (1).pdf (562.53 kb)

Photos From the 150th Celebratory Dinner.

September 6, 2018 16:34 by gordonl

 In Order :  Top table guests at the 150th. Anniversary Dinner, Prizewinners from the 150th Anniversary golf tournament, Former Dalhousie Lady Captains at the Anniversary Dinner and Past Dalhousie Captains at the Anniversary Dinner.

First Out - On The Tee The First Group In 150th Celebrations..

September 3, 2018 16:29 by gordonl