Captain Margaret Richardson
Vice Captain Eilidh Neilson
Secretary Sylvia Irvine
Treasurer Margaret Walsh
Match Secretary Marlene Walker
Past Captain. Margaret Campbell
Handicap Secretary (ex officio) Dede Robertson
Committee Members: Eleanor Bennett; Gail McIntosh
Captain: Roy McMurchy
Vice Captain: Jim Galbraith
Secretary: J.S Irvine
Treasurer: D. Galbraith
J.W Campbell (Greens Convener)
F.C King (Match Secretary)
S. Walker (Past Captain)
J. McFadyen (Team Manager)
J. Robertson (Handicap Secretary)
Our fixture list booklets are presently being printed and should be with me soon. However, if you want a sneak preview of the dates for next year’s fixtures, then you will find all the matches listed under the Events heading. I need to point out a deliberate error in the fixture list booklets (again!). The McMillan Salver, a Mixed Greensome match has been omitted from the Gents’ fixture list but is included in the Ladies’s fixtures. It will be played on Saturday 19 July at 4pm.
You will also find Open matches for Dunaverty and Machrihanish listed.
I have received quite a few membership fees already so thanks to all who have beaten the Christmas rush and posted early. There are still a number of subscription letters sitting in the clubhouse awaiting collection from local members.
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to everyone.
Carradale Golf Club’s Dinner Dance is being held in Carradale Hotel on Saturday 2 November 7 for 7.30pm
Tickets cost £23 and can be bought from :
Alan Walker 01583 431637
Margaret Campbell 01583 431272
Margaret Richardson 01583 431788
There will be a Raffle and all contributions greatly received.
Scott McGeachy, 7 years of age shows us his skill swinging like a professional. Look at the concentration on his face! He went on to win the. 7-8 years competition recently in the Children’s competition. His aunt Laura has won the Chris Campbell Memorial Trophy 13 times, and his mum, Lynsay was the winner of the the Matchplay trophy this year.
He also discovered that a lost ball could lead to all sorts of adventures when he almost disappeared down a ditch!
Carradale Golf Club now has its own brochure with information on Open Competitions, how to find us and links to other clubs in the area. Information about two Hotels close by (Carradale Hotel and Ashbank Hotel) can also be found on the brochure, as well as photographs of the course.
Carradale Ladies travelled to Tarbert recently to play in the annual Tarcarra Cup, currently held by Carradale. In a mixture of sunshine and heavy downpours, Tarbert Ladies proved too strong for Carradale and won two matches and halved the third. The return match will take place next year in Carradale. Carradale Ladies, undaunted, thoroughly enjoyed the day and the usual hospitable welcome from their hosts with bacon rolls to set them on their way and a meal at Tarbert Hotel after the match.
The Doctor’s Cup, an annual competition played between Carradale and Dunaverty was won by Dunaverty 5-2.
Keeping it in the Family
Team Owen came up trumps winning the AM-AM with a score of 51. Lindsay, Jennifer and Ross joined forces with their father, Bob and nailed the competition.
23 teams consisting of 4 players (3 teams from Arran) took part.
Thanks once again to Carradale Hotel for their continued sponsorship of this event.
The RNLI Shield, an annual 9 hole mixed greensome attracted 40 players recently, helping the club to raise an excellent amount for the charity. The winners were Angus Neilson and Margaret Richardson with an impressive nett 25.2; second were Ken Head and Marlene Walker with a nett 27; third were Lyndsay MacDonald and Margaret Campbell with a nett 27.4.
Angus and Margaret with the RNLI Shield
One of our young members, Finlay Neilson aged 11, shot a hole in one at the second at Dunaverty Golf Course recently. His handicap is 26 and his swing is a delight to watch. His ability and maturity on the course belies his age. Congratulations to him!
Finlay at the second green with the ‘hole in one’ ball.
The Ladies Greensome took place on a hot July afternoon. 6 ladies enjoyed a friendly but competitive match, with Gail MacKintosh and Janice Hanning running out the winners with a nett 32.8
Janice and Gail winning the Ladies Greensome Trophy
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Gents’ Captain’s Prize Ballot is from 1030-1100 on Saturday 20 July 2013.
Robert Abernethy, Paul Davis, John Rattray
The Gents’ Club Championship took place over 4 rounds. The first round was suspended due to bad weather, whilst the course was cleared of excess water. The second round was played in ferocious winds and for the final two rounds the Gents were joined by the Ladies Club Championship entrants.
The results for the Gents are as follows:
Club Champion – Paul Davis with a score of 285, a very commendable score considering the dreadful conditions. This is the first time Paul has won the Championship.
Runner-Up was Jamie Campbell and third was Dairmid Dunlop.
The Greenkeeper’s Cup, the Handicap Trophy, was won by John Rattray, his first appearance in the competition,
Runner -Up was Ali Dunlop and third was the Gents’ captain, Stuart Walker.
The Senior Championship was won by Robert Abernethy.
Margaret Campbell, Laura McGeachy, Moira Foreman, Fiona Rattray
Chris Campbell Memorial Trophy
12 ladies took part in the Club Championship competing for the Chris Campbell Memorial Trophy, the trophy which was presented originally by the late Keith Campbell in memory of his wife. His daughter, Moira Foreman, has continued the tradition. The weather was definitely against the players on the second day, however, the course was in excellent condition thanks to the efforts of Greenkeeper, Robert Strang and his assistant Gareth Strang.
1. Laura McGeachy (145)
2. Marlene Walker (167)
3. Emma Borthwick (180)
1. Fiona Rattray (nett 126)
2. Anne Storm (nett 135)
3. Lynsay McGeachy (nett 143)
The Neil McMurchy Centenary Trophy (Texas Scramble) is open to both Ladies and Gents and non-members. It takes place at Carradale Golf Course on Sunday 4 August 2013. There will be two shotgun starts at 11am and 2pm.
The Club’s annual AM-AM competition is being held on Sunday 11 August 2013. Tee times start from 0730-0900; 1100-1230; 1430-1600
Starting times may be booked through Margaret Richardson 01583 431788 or Alan Walker 01583 431637 (22 July- 28 July)
Entry is £40 per team (4 players in each team)
The Gents Open is being held on Saturday 14 July 2013. Tee times are available from 0730.
These can be booked through Alan Walker 01583 431637 or via sheets in the Clubhouse. Entry £10 per player.
Carradale Ladies Open attracted 46 entries from Kintyre and further afield with some splendid golf being played. The good weather helped as did the excellent course conditions. The results are as follows:
1. Laura Finlayson (Mortonhall) net 60 BIH
2. Shona Martin (Tarbert) net 61
3. Anne Storm (Carradale) net 62
1. Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) 70
2. Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 74
3. Susan Butchard (Whiting Bay) 81
Silver Division – Longest Drive at 18th – Laura McGeachy (Windyhill)
Bronze Division – Longest Drive at 4th – Laura Finlayson (Mortonhall)
Both Divisions – Nearest the Pin at 8th – Margaret Walsh ( Carradale)
Magic 2 – Alice Anderson (Shiskine); Janice McGregor (Machrihanish)
Par 66 SSS 63
The first photo shows from left to right:
Laura Finlayson (Handicap Winner); Laura McGeachy (Scratch Winner)
The group photo shows from left to right:
Fiona Rattray, Anne Storm, Laura Finlayson. Laura McGeachy, Margaret Campbell (Lady Captain), Margaret Walsh
Missing from photo – Shona Martin, Susan Butchard, Alice Anderson, Janice McGregor