There was scarcely a breath of
wind up at Edzell, as nineteen Dalhousie Seniors turned up on June 11th to
compete for the Kennedy Cup, the Reg Nish Trophy and the Tanner Trophy. The
popularity of the annual day out was well and truly maintained, with the
Stableford competition producing some excellent points totals - in benign
conditions off the yellow tees. With one Mulligan permitted per golfer, there
was even more reason to throw caution to the wind from the tee, though some
members (including the Captain!) totally forgot that such was available. We
won’t forget next year…..
The Kennedy Cup was won by Bill
Jackson, who played splendidly to amass thirty nine points in his round. Murray
Kydd lifted the Reg Nish Trophy, while John MacDougall collected the Tanner
Trophy. Suitably rewarded with a bottle of wine and a tube of new balls, it
goes without saying that at least three Seniors returned to Carnoustie with a
song in their hearts!
As expected, the course was in
fine condition, though most found the slower pace of the greens (by comparison
with Carnoustie Links) difficult to conquer. Off the course, the quality
of service - bacon rolls on arrival, a splendid two course meal after golf and
a warm welcome in the Pro Shop from Alastair Webster and his assistant, Carol -
was everything for which Edzell has become renowned. In spite of quite a few
call-offs which necessitated late personnel changes, Peter McColgan had
everything under control (he claimed!) and deserves thanks for his organisation
of one of the most enjoyable days out in the Dalhousie calendar. If the level
of banter in the dining room is anything to go by, nineteen members had a
June 11, 2018 20:36 by ian
June 11, 2018 20:11 by ian
The Seniors hadtheir annual outing to Edzell for the Kennedy Cup on Monday 11th June. Conditions were fine and the course was superbly presented. The Kennedy Cup was won by Bill Jackson, with an impressive 39 points, while the Reg Nish trophy for second went to Murray Kydd, who scored 36. John Macdougall was the recipient of the over 70s trophy and nearest the pin on the 6th was won by Murray, and nearest at the 14th by Bob Wilson. The hospitality at Edzell Golf Club was, as ever, first-rate and the food excellent. Many thanks to Scotland’s youngest Seniors’ Convenor, Pete McColgan for all the hard work that went into organising a hugely enjoyable day out.
May 10, 2018 19:25 by ian
Dalhousie secured a fine (and rare!) victory against the always strong New Club, winning by 31/2 to 2 1/2. This should put us in prime position to regain the Claret Jug when we host our opponents on September 18 th. Bill Jackson is clearly the man you would want as your partner, as he picked up the rare distinction of winning points at Edzell and St Andrews within 24 hours!
Dalhousie’s first Senior Inter-Club match of the season took place on May 3rd at Blairgowrie. With the Rosemount and Lansdowne still showing the signs of a long, cold winter, the two layouts and, of course, the countless trees which play SUCH a big part in the success or failure of performance, were displaying little evidence of nature welcoming the first week of May to Perthshire. Nevertheless, there was some excellent golf played – by both sides – with the home team running out as victors by four and a half matches to two and a half.
Home captain, Colin Blues, was undoubtedly the star performer, as he put together an almost faultless display from tee to green (his short game was just stunning), finishing up with a gross 71 (net 65) and, with his 82-year-old partner, Bill Farquharson, the two comfortably defeated Donald Ford and Lindsay Hood. The four and two victory would have been close to an embarrassment for Dalhousie, had Lindsay not played some excellent shots himself to prevent TOTAL embarrassment!
As always, the hospitality displayed by the hosts was absolutely superb, with both lunch and a splendid post-match dinner enjoyed by all. Needless to say, the camaraderie enjoyed by everyone who took part did nothing other than reinforce the friendship which has developed over thirty two years between the Dalhousie and Blairgowrie senior members. The latter are, apparently, within just one victory of squaring the overall scores between the two clubs…..the opportunity to stop that in its tracks is presented in June, when Dalhousie play hosts on the Championship course. It could be QUITE a match!!
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.
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!