The Chase Golf Club
June Medal and Club Championship Qualifier 3 draw.
The draw for the June Medal and Club Championship Qualifier 3 being played over Seafield is as follows: Wednesday game 1 is J Brodie, S Kelly, S Smith; game 2 is Ian Young, John Boyle and
Jim Burnett; Friday game is E Borland, G Christie, J Bryden; Saturday game 1 is T Bloor, S Kirk, R McCubbin; game 2 is S Cairns, D Beattie, S Little, S Hannah; game 3 is A Muir, R Greenwood,
M Mancini, J Simpson; Sunday game 1 is W Rae, I Speirs, H Mackie; game 2 is J Kelly, I Gray, J Cathcart, R Gilchrist. The reserve list is open for all 4 days, for those playing competitive golf.
Good luck to everyone taking part.
Scratch Club Championship and Handicap Championship standings.
After our second qualifier the top 8 in the Scratch Championship are: Robert Gilchrist, Alan Smeeton, defending Champion Robert Long, Scott Kirk, John Kelly, John Cathcart, Stephen Hannah and
Tony Bloor. The top 8 in the Handicap Championship are: James Burnett, Stephen Kelly, defending Champion John Brodie, Billy Rae, Alan Muir, Ian Gray, Hugh Mackie and John Boyle. All members
are reminded that players can only qualify for 1 event and the Scratch Championship takes preference. The final qualifying event takes place in 2 weeks before the Match Play stages follow. There are
still qualifying places up for grabs in both events with 2 qualifying scores from 3 rounds to count. Good luck to everyone taking part.
May Medal and Club Championship Qualifier results.
A field of 28 players took part in the May Medal which doubled as Qualifier 2 for the Chase Club Championship over our home course at Seafield. The greens had been fed/sanded and the pace
of putting was not easy to judge. The recent weather also meant that the rough in certain areas was now a challenge to any wayward shot. Only 5 members shot under par scores and it was those
players who fought for the podium places. John Cathcart and Alan Smeeton both shot nett 66 (2 under par) with Alan also firing the best gross score of 69 (1 over par). John Cathcart's round
featured birdies at 5/10 but 6 dropped shots on his final 8 holes cost him a podium place. With only 2 dropped shots in his outward half, Alan was well placed at halfway. Birdies at 11/17
smartened up his card but a bogey at 16 ultimately meant no podium place for Alan, although he pipped John for 4th place on countback. In 3rd spot this week was two time Club Champion, Ian Gray
with a nett 65 (3 under par). This was an admirable effort especially after an eventful outward half which started 3/8/2/5/3 and included 2 birdies. A steady inward half contained only 2 dropped
shots as Ian finished 3 under par for his nett 65. Runner-up this week was Captain, Tony Bloor fresh from his qualification for the Scottish Medal Grand Final in Friday's regional qualifier at
Lanark. A steady front 9 contained dropped shots at 2/3/6 and a birdie at hole 5 meant Tony was nett 5 under par at halfway. Possibly with his previous day's exertions still fresh in both mind and
body, Tony found the inward half more challenging and dropped 7 shots coming home. This meant he was nett 1 under par for the back 9 and nett 62 (6 under par) overall. This week's winner was Alan
Muir who dropped only 3 shots on the outward half to be nett 3 under par at the turn. A dropped shot at 11 and a double bogey at 13 looked to have derailed his challenge but a birdie at 14 and only
1 more bogey at 16 meant Alan was also nett 3 under par on the inward half for a nett 62 (6 under par) and pipped Tony on countback. Only a single Two was recorded this week by Ian Gray at hole 3
and so he alone shall win the prize pot. Our next event is the Chase Outing playing at Cally Palace and Wigtownshire County next weekend and we wish all competitors an enjoyable weekend.
Scottish Golf Medal Qualifier.
The Chase Golf Club had three representatives playing in the Regional Medal Qualifier at Lanark golf course on Friday, May 13. With a blustery wind and tight golf course, scoring was always
likely to be difficult and only 1 player in the Men's event fired an under par score. Scott Kirk and John Kelly tied for 14th spot with Scott firing birdies at holes 1/17 and the highlight of John's
round was a birdie at hole 6. Captain Tony Bloor managed to qualify for the grand final by finishing in 4th place with the highlight of his round coming as he birdied the 16th hole on his way to a nett
6 over par score of 76. The Grand Final takes place at Royal Burgess Golf course in Edinburgh on Sunday, August 21st, 2022. We wish Tony good luck for the Final.
Chase Golf Club 40th Anniversary Outing.
The Chase Golf Club is holding it's 40th Anniversary Outing on the weekend of 21/22 May, 2022. We are leaving the Chase Inn by coach at 8am to travel to the Cally Palace golf course where
following rolls/coffee we shall play 18 holes of stroke play for the Hugh Paterson Trophy. The course measures 5694yds from the yellow tees with a par of 71 (Seafield whites is 5452yds).
Our first tee time is 11am and the draw and pairings have already been sent to those participating in the weekend. Following some refreshments after the golf (there might be some football match
on as well) the coach will take us to our acommodation at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer with dinner arranged for 7.30pm. Members are free to arrange their own entertainment following
dinner with the proviso that they are back for breakfast and the departure of the coach on Sunday morning at 09.45am for the Wigtownshire County golf course. We shall be playing Stableford points
for the Millenium Trophy from the yellow tees with the course measuring 5829yds with a par of 70. Our first tee time is 10.30am and the draw and pairings have been sent out to those taking part.
Following the golf we have arranged a 2 course meal, after which we shall hold our prize giving ceremony and then make our way home to the Chase Inn via the coach. I look forward to seeing those
attending on the morning of May 21st and let's hope for good weather (Dougie Beattie assures me it's on it's way - he saw it in the Sun newspaper so it must be true? ).
With the Outing taking place no other golf has been arranged for w/c May 16th therefore no draw will be posted on the website this week.
Ayrshire Golf Association events results update.
Our remaining representatives John Simpson and Stan Smith played their 2nd round match in the Ayrshire Fourball Cup at home to the pairing of Wullie Smith and Billy Smith from the Stewarton
Golf Club. The visitors ran out convincing winners by 5&4 and will meet either Moorpark or Doon Valley in the next round. We wish them well and thank John and Stan for stepping in as last minute
replacements for this event.
Chase Golf Club Singles and Doubles latest update.
All of the first round ties have been completed in the Singles played over Belleisle but we have 1 outstanding quarter-final tie to be played in the Alloway Pharmacy event. Ian Gray and Billy
Rae need to play this tie before May 22. We have one outstanding Doubles tie to be played by May 22nd between Jim Burnett/Hugh Mackie and Stephen Kelly/Ian Young.
Chase Golf Club Singles and Doubles draws.
The draw for both the Singles and Doubles took place tonight at the March Committee meeting and can be found in the results section of the website under Knockout Draws. All players are
responsible for arranging each tie and Alan Smeeton will be the tournament adjudicator in the event of any issues arising. Good luck to everyone taking part.
Fixture changes - Summer program.
Following confirmation of the dates for the Seafield Open (June 4th) and Ayr Golf Week (June 6th - 12th) we are required to change some events due to non availability of the Seafield golf
course at this time. The June Medal and Final Qualifier (June 8/10/11/12) will now be brought FORWARD to May 25/27/28/29. The Dalmilling Cup round 1 scheduled for this week has now been moved
to June 8/10/11/12. The event scheduled for June 1/3/4/5 is the Vice Captain Tankard held at Girvan and this event is unaffected. We shall of course continue to monitor our program to minimise
Electronic score returns
Please refer to the email instruction sent out on 10/08/20. If members require further assistance in this matter they should
contact Alan Smeeton as per the guidance attached to the email.
Amendment to procedure
Following 2 incidents where a member was left without a game, the following procedure must now be followed by all players who pull out of a game
after the draw has been made. It is now a requirement that the player pulling out contacts EVERYONE PLAYING IN THE GROUP to inform them. This should happen
as a common courtesy but clearly has not been.
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