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Dalhousie Dinner and 2018 Trophy Awards

March 19, 2019 09:52 by gordonl

The ‘postponed’ Dalhousie Dinner and presentation of awards for the 2018 golf season took place in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on Friday, March 15th. It was preceded by the second annual golf tournament on the Championship Course, in celebration of the Club’s 150th anniversary in 2018. Bruce Ferrier won the inaugural event last March, but it was Dalhousie’s youngest member, Michael Stewart, who swept all opposition aside as he amassed thirty eight Stableford points on an extremely testing afternoon of fierce winds. (As Dens Park stalwarts, both Bruce and Michael will at least be able to boast that they achieved something which Dundee F.C. are unlikely to witness in season 2018-19!!)

 

No fewer than FORTY ONE trophies and medals, painstakingly brought together once again by Ian Wilson and Alan Baird, were presented to the triumphant members from 2018. An excellent evening was once again enjoyed by all, with a splendid meal provided by The Carnoustie Golf Hotel and its hard-working staff, while guest speaker Michael Wheatley entertained the audience with some excellent, humorous story-telling from his own sporting background in rugby, cricket and golf.

 

It would be remiss not to mention the tremendous contribution made to Dalhousie in its sesquicentenary year by Clive Douglas. Not only did he specially compose and write “The Dalhousie 150th March” for the bagpipes, he donated a beautifully framed tableau of the music,  as well as a brief background history of the event itself, while his brilliant idea to apply the signatures of ALL who attended the ‘big’ Dinner last August to the mounting around the finished article was inspirational. It will now join the fascinating Dalhousie memorabilia around the walls of The Dalhousie Suite – room 116 – in the Golf Hotel.

 

It is fair to say – in spite of the disappointing numbers who attended the Dinner – that the curtain was perfectly brought down on an outstanding year of celebrations.

 

Donald Ford 

 

 

 

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