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Dalhousie Seniors Lose To Blairgowrie GC

June 20, 2019 22:17 by ian

Dalhousie Seniors lost their home match against Blairgowrie by 51/2 to 1 1/2, an identical score to the first match in Blairgowrie. The match was played in blustery, but dry conditions and the newly grown rough presented a real challenge for all competitors. However, at least there was the opportunity for some of our golfers to meet some local celebrities, with John Philp managing to get a photograph with washed-up former runner Pete McColgan. 

 

Kennedy Cup 2019

June 13, 2019 15:32 by ian
There was a fine turnout of 24 golfers for this year’s Kennedy Cup competition for Senior golfers at Edzell Golf Club. The course was in excellent condition, although the weather (in keeping with most of this summer!) was wet and cool. Because of the conditions, scoring was not as good as in previous years, but even so, Stuart Braid managed to win with a fine score of 33 points. David Ashford won the Reg Neish Trophy for finishing second, two points back and Norman Howie won the Tanner Trophy for best over 70, also with 31 points. In a new innovation, an over-80s award was presented to Stuart Gearty. Many thanks to Pete McColgan, the Peter Pan of the Seniors world, for his organisation of the competition. And a special thanks to Pat Robb, who is bravely fighting serious illness and was unable to attend, but sent a message of support and gifts to all the competitors. He is very much in our thoughts.

SENIORS’ OUTING TO EDZELL

June 12, 2018 17:15 by donald

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 superb time!

Edzell Prize Winners 2018

June 11, 2018 20:36 by ian

Kennedy Cup 2018

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.

St Andrews New Seniors v Dalhousie GC Seniors

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!

BLAIRGOWRIE SENIORS v DALHOUSIE SENIORS CAPTAIN'S REPORT

May 4, 2018 16:56 by gordonl

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!!