Interclub Day

On Sunday 27 April, Carradale Ladies held their annual Interclub Day. Throughout the day, players from Machrihanish, Dunaverty and Tarbert enjoyed their round of golf in beautiful sunshine. Thanks to Greenkeeper Robert Strang’s hard work over the winter, the course was in an excellent condition. The host club put on a buffet prior to the competition and afterwards everyone enjoyed a delicious meal at Carradale Hotel. Thanks to all who contributed in any way to ensuring the day was a success.
Prize winners:
1st Scratch Linda Arkell (Dunaverty)
Margaret Robertson (Machrihanish)
2nd Scratch Lesley Armour (Machrihanish)
Mary McKinnon (Dunaverty)
3rd Scratch Margaret Walsh (Carradale)
Anne Gallagher (Machrihanish)

1st Handicap Eilidh Neilson (Carradale)
Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty)
2nd Handicap Sally McDougall
Isobel White (Carradale)
3rd Handicap Hazel Scally
Linda Brannigan (Dunaverty)

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Ladies Open

IMG_4355 Fiona Rattray and Laura Finlayson were the winners at the Carradale Ladies Open which attracted 36 entrants at the beginning of June. Despite mixed weather conditions, some of the ladies achieved excellent scores. The course was in tip-top condition, thanks to greenkeeper, Robert Strang and his assistant, Gareth. Fiona Rattray won the scratch salver while Laura Finlayson defended her win from last year to lift the handicap trophy. Scratch: 1. Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 72     2. Lindsay Ramsay (Machrihanish) 83 BIH     3. Sheena Murchie (Lamlash) 83 Handicap: 1. Laura Finlayson (Mortonhall) nett 52   2. Sheena Ferguson (Tarbert) nett 64   3. Margaret Richardson (Carradale) nett 67.

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Neilson Rosebowl


Despite contrary weather conditions, 28 golfers played in the annual Neilson Rosebowl nine-hole mixed greensome at Carradale Golf Club.
The competition is open to members and non-members alike and juniors over the age of 13. Winners of the Handicap Trophy, the Neilson Rosebowl, scoring an excellent 25.8 were Eilidh Neilson and Jim Galbraith. Runners-up with 31.9 were Margaret Richardson and John Rattray.
Scratch winners were Marlene Walker and Andrew Kitson scoring 36 and the runners-up with a score of 38 were Jean Brown and Angus Neilson. The condition of the course, in particular the greens was excellent, thanks to greenkeeper, Robert Strang.

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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

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Gents’ Committee

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)




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Fixture List

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.

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Dinner Dance

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.


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Following in his family’s golf shoes

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!


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Golf Club Brochure

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.

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The Tarcarra Cup

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.


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The Doctor’s Cup

The Doctor’s Cup, an annual competition played between Carradale and Dunaverty was won by Dunaverty 5-2.

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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.Team Owen

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RNLI Shield

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


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Finlay’s success

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.

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Ladies Greensome

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

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Janice and Gail winning the Ladies Greensome Trophy

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Photo Gallery

Have you been on our golf course? Did you take any photos? Would you like to see them on our website? If so, please send them to me to and I will put them on our gallery

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Captain’s Prize Ballot (Gents)

Gents’ Captain’s Prize Ballot is from 1030-1100 on Saturday 20 July 2013.

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Gents’ Club Championship

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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.


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Ladies Club Championship Results

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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.

Ladies’ Results

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)

Senior Salver
Margaret Campbell

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Neil McMurchy Centenary Trophy (Texas Scramble)

IMG_1031The 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.

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