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Past Captains Trophy draw

  • The draw has been made for next week's event and is as follows: Wednesday - game 1 is Jimmy Burnett, Stephen Kelly and Pat Dodds; game 2 is Stan Smith, John Boyle and Ian Young. Friday game is Gordon Christie, Jim Bryden, Billy Murdoch and Alan Muir; Saturday game 1 is Sandy Ferguson and Tony Bloor; game 2 is Dougie Beattie, Scott Kirk and Steve Arrandale. Sunday game 1 is Eric Borland, Billy Rae and Ian Speirs; game 2 (with a late tee time) is John Cathcart and John Brodie; game 3 (with a late tee time) is Robert Gilchrist, John Kelly and Ian Gray. The reserve list is open for all 4 days and this will be administered by a Committee member, tee times permitted.

  • June medal and Final Club Championship Qualifier results

  • A field of 22 players took part in the June Medal and Championship Qualifier on our home course at Seafield from the Medal tees. With playing conditions good 10 players broke nett par and 5 players tied on nett 67 (1 under), including Robert Gilchrist who shot the best gross score of 70 shots. The former Club Champion made a poor start with no birdies on the outward half and Robert unable to make par on any of the par 3's as well as dropping a shot at hole 5. However an excellent back 9 which contained only 1 dropped shot at hole 13 and birdies at 11/14/17 meant he had an inward half of 33 strokes (2 under par) to finish 2 over par on the day. Ahead of Robert we had 3 players tied on nett 65 including Stan Smith and Jimmy Burnett. However they were pipped for 3rd spot by Archie McCaig on countback. A topsy turvy front 9 with no pars and bogeys at 1/2/4/6/8/9 plus a triple bogey at the 3rd also contained birdies at 5/7 and saw Archie turn nett +2. However, an excellent back 9 with a birdie at 12 and the only blemish being a bogey at the last meant 35 strokes (nett 5 under par) and pipping the 2 veterans for the podium place. This week's runner-up was Billy Rae with a nett 64 (4 under par). With no birdies and 4 bogeys and a triple at the 3rd hole Billy turned in nett 1 over par. Bogeys at 11/12/14/15 sandwiched a birdie at 13 and a brace of birdies at 16/17 brought him right into contention with a nett 5 under par back 9 and 4 under overall. Our winner this week was Ian Speirs with a nett 62 (6 under par).With only 1 par , 4 bogeys and 4 double bogeys in his outward 9 holes, Ian turned in nett 1 over par. An excellent inward half with 3 bogeys and 1 double bogey saw him home in nett 28 strokes (7 under par) for a 2 shot margin of victory. We had two's scored by Gordon Christie at 5, Eric Borland at 9 but as both men do not enter the Two's competition the spoils from the last 3 weeks go to Dougie Beattie for his birdie 2 also at hole 9. Our next event is the 2nd of our Dalmilling Cup events at our original home course.

  • Club Championship and Handicap Championship Qualifiers for Match Play stages.

  • The results from the Qualifiers have now been collated. I would remind everyone that players can only qualify for one Championship and the Scratch Championship takes preference. Following our 3 qualifying events the following players have qualified for the match play stages - Club Championship - Robert Gilchrist, Robert Long, Alan Smeeton, Steve Arrandale (reigning Champion), Archie McCaig, John Kelly, Alan Muir and Steven McLaughlin. In the Handicap Championship the qualifiers are Ian Speirs, Stan Smith, Billy Rae, Tony Bloor, James Burnett, Gordon Christie, Dougie Beattie and John Brodie. The draws for both Championships can be found in the Library section of the website.

  • Re-introduction of starting sheets and event draws.

  • All members are reminded that now the Chase Inn has re-opened, our draw sheets will re-commence with the playing of the Past Captains Trophy on June 30/July 2/3/4 which will be drawn on Monday June 21st at 6pm. The completed draw will be posted on the board in the Chase Inn and put on the website. Please note we shall also re-commence the payment of entry fees and two's via the envelopes provided in the wooden box in the Chase Inn. Invoices will be sent out covering the competitions upto and including the Dalmilling Cup round 2. We shall continue as we are until after that event.

  • Scottish Golf - Venue Management System (VMS).

  • As all members know the Chase Golf Club currently uses outside suppliers to provide our Website and our Competition and Handicap Software. Scottish Golf have developed their own system - VMS - for Affiliated Clubs to use if they so wish. For various reasons, the Chase Golf Club has until now, chosen not to partner with Scottish Golf on this venture. Alan Smeeton and myself, along with other interested Clubs attended a Zoom meeting with 2 Scottish Golf officials on the benefits and opportunities offered by the VMS package from Scottish Golf. Despite some issues with the sound quality, it was clear to both Alan and myself that it could now be in the interests of the Chase Golf Club to participate in further sessions with a view to possibly moving to this system. We are currently awaiting a summary from the meeting and guidance on how we proceed next. Let me emphasise at this stage we are only looking to see the benefits which might accrue to the Chase Golf Club if we chose to join VMS and no decision would be taken without consultation with the Committee and if required the members. Our mission at the present time is fact finding only. We shall keep all members fully informed if any further developments occur.

  • 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.

  • Office Bearers Season 2020/2021
  • Captain Tony Bloor Vice Captain John Simpson
    Secretary/Treasurer John Brodie Handicap Secretary Alan Smeeton
    Committee Alan Muir
    Committee Roy McCubbin Committee Robert Gilchrist