The Chase Golf Club
Results for Seafield 4
Our final event of a curtailed summer took place at Seafield golf course playing from the medal tees. From an original field of 28 entrants,
only 22 players actually took part in this event despite the fabulous weather over the whole week. The golf course was in good condition having dried out
during a week of sunshine. The scoring on all 3 days was good with 10 players shooting rounds in the 60's in an intense battle for the spoils once again.
The best scratch score was a fine 70 from multiple club champion Robert Gilchrist which would inevitably put him in the shake-up for the prizes.
The battle for minor honours was tense with last week's winner Scott Kirk firing 2 birdies in his opening 9 holes only to see his challenge derailed by
double bogeys at 10 and 15 as he finished with a nett 69. Just 1 shot better off were a group of 4 players including Jim Burnett whose steady round was
punctuated by 2 doubles and a triple bogey on holes 12-14 which ultimately took him out of contention. Billy Rae was similarly affected by doubles at holes 1/4
but a steady back nine brought him back into the shake up. Alan Smeeton stuttered somewhat with a double bogey at the third but recovered superbly with 4 birdies
including a 3/3 finish at 17/18 only to be pipped on countback by Dougie Beattie whose fine back nine of 1 over par 36 included a birdie 3 at 16 completing his
recovery from 3 double bogeys in his front nine holes. The battle for the major prizes was no less ardent with 4 players tied on nett 66 led by Archie McCaig.
2 birdies in his front nine at holes 5/7 were however cancelled out by a poor finsh which saw him bogey 5 of his last 7 holes and finish 5th on countback. Just
ahead of him was John Brodie whose birdie on 7 was cancelled out by missed putts from inside 10ft on 11/14 and his chance of winning was hampered by an errant
tee shot at the last. Despite a fine recovery shot his missed par putt from 12ft meant he would finish outside the prizes. Current Club Champion, Stevie Arrandale
had 3 bogeys in an outward 9 of 36 strokes but helped by a birdie at 14 his level par inward half saw him pip the Secretary for 3rd place. That left 2 players to
fight for the winners prize in a battle of youth versus experience. Veteran champion Robert Gilchrist had a calamitous start as he triple bogeyed the first but birdies
at 7, 10 and 12 brought him back into contention only to see his challenge halted with a bogey on 17. This left an opportunity for our youngest member, John Kelly
to register his first win but he was blown off course by a duoble bogey at the 2nd hole. However, birdies followed at holes 5 and 7 only for doubts to emerge again
as the youngster bogeyed 12 and 13. Belying his youth, birdies at 14 and 16 appeared to restore his lead only for another stumble as he dropped a shot at 17. However,
having watched Gilchrist par the last, a nerveless 4ft par putt proved to be the winning stroke. Well done to everyone who took part and we move on to our new season
with our opening event at Dalmilling playing under winter rules.
Draw for September 30/Oct 3/4 at Dalmilling
Wednesday - the only game is J Brodie/G Wilson/S Kelly/S Smith. Saturday game 1 is S Ferguson/D Connor/S Kirk; game 2 is S Arrandale/J Simpson/S McLaughlin/A Smeeton.
Sunday game 1 is A Muir/G Christie; game 2 is D Beattie/R McCubbin/J Kelly (snr); game 3 with a PM tee time is R Gilchrist/J Cathcart. As usual the reserve list is open
for all 3 days and the tee times need to be booked via BRS as normal.
Winter Program 2020/21
Our winter program starts on September 30th with the first Winter Aggregate competition being held at Dalmilling golf course. The full winter program
is available to view within this website. Members should note that this competition will also see the re-introduction of the £1 entry fee for all events
and this must be paid via the envelopes available within the wooden box kept behind the bar of the Chase Inn. The Winter Playing conditions will be posted
on the notice board within the Chase Inn and come in to operation with the opening event of the winter season - Winter Aggregate. Entry sheets for the first
3 months of the winter season have been posted on the notice board in the Chase Inn. The draw for the Winter League has also been posted and emailed to all
the participants in this competition. I can confirm that the distribution of winnings will also be re-introduced with the start of the winter program based
on the amounts previously awarded via our competitions and of course related to the number of players in each event. I would remind everyone that our program
has been somewhat forced on us with only Belleisle, Seafield and Dalmilling open to us as venues. As always late venue changes may take place if we are unable
to book tee times but I look forward to seeing you all on the golf courses.
Chase Golf Club Annual General Meeting 2020
The AGM of the Chase Golf Club is due to take place on Friday, October 30th, 2020 in the Chase Inn starting at 7pm.
I have distributed the Minutes from last year's meeting by email. All members should ensure they read them and print off
any copies they require. There will be only be a limited number of copies available on the night of the AGM. Any nominations
for Office Bearers (Secretary/Treasurer/Handicapper), as an Ordinary Committee member, or Alterations to the Constitution
must be received, in writing, by the Secretary, no later than Friday 16th October,2020. All other matters can be raised
on the evening. Unlike previous years, no trophy presentations will take place following the cancellation of season 2019/20
and the meeting will therefore have a prompt start. I would respectfully remind all members this is your opportunity to
discuss how your Club is run and would therefore encourage as many of you as possible to attend and make your views known.
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 during the December Medal Competition, 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.
Reminder to all Members
Please note that over the past few weeks some members have failed to mark their own score on their partner's card. Failure
to do this makes it impossible to double check scores and is therefore a disqualification offence. This will be rigidly
enforced in all competitions.
Office Bearers Season 2019/2020