The Chase Golf Club
Following my email correspondence to every member, you should all be aware of the current restrictions placed on all golf at this time.
All South Ayrshire Council golf courses and Clubhouses are closed at this time with the sole purpose of protecting the health, safety and
welfare of Council Staff as well as golf members. The Chase Golf Club has formally suspended all competition golf until May 12th, in line
with Ayrshire Golf Association and Scottish Golf whose lead we followed. While the Scottish Government is keen that everyone takes regular
exercise the risks of transmitting the disease still exist despite the measures that had been proposed eg leaving flagstick in hole, removing
all rakes etc... The Chase Golf Club Committee shall monitor all developments closely but at all times the health and safety of our members
will have priority over any other consideration. The events program for the remainder of the season will have to be curtailled and a list of
priority events will be assembled for discussion to enable us to be ready when it is finally safe to resume golfing. We ask for your patience
in these unprecedented times but above all else we hope that you and your families STAY SAFE.
Chase Golf Club Race Night
The fund raising Race Night took place in the Lounge Bar of the Chase Inn on Friday February 28th, 2020 with the first race starting
at 7.30pm. With a fine turn out from members and guests the evening was a great success helped, by the racecard sponsorship of
Chic Lochery/Jim Burnett+Archie McCaig/David Connor/Tony Bloor/Nicola Smeeton/Scott Kirk/Gordon Wilson and Stephen Kelly.
Coupled with members selling race sheets and generously providing raffle prizes the amount raised on the evening will be sufficient to cover the cost
of the transport provided for the Captains Day in August and indeed we shall have a small surplus. Our thanks go to John and Helen Greenwood
from Ayrshire Race Night Services who provided the racing and Tote on the evening. The event was organised by Alan Smeeton on behalf of the
Chase Golf Club and we thank him and the Secretary for helping to man the Tote during the evening. The raffle was a great fundraising success
helped in no small part by the persuasive efforts of Nicola Smeeton and Lorna Fraser who clearly encouraged people to part with a great
amount of cash, with our thanks. As always we salute the sterling efforts of Stephen, Elaine, Lynne and bookies runner John Kelly for their
efforts behind the bar and for allowing the event to take place in the Chase Inn. Finally the biggest thanks go to all who took part on the
evening - without your participation we could not have raised the amount that we did - on behalf of the Chase Golf Club, thank you.
Winter League Final 2020.
The Winter League Final took place in the middle of Storm Dennis as Jimmy Bryden and Gordon Christie took on Billy Murdoch and Gordon Wilson.
The overhead conditions meant good golf was at a premium on a blustery day at Fullarton Golf course. Both teams had come into the Final on the
back of contrasting form with Bryden/Christie unbeaten as they topped section 1 while Murdoch/Wilson lost 1 game in winning section 2. A good start
is always welcome in a Final and the experienced team of Bryden/Christie opened their account as Gordon Christie holed the crucial putt on the long
and difficult 1st hole. This advantage was maintained until the 5th when Gordon Wilson replied likewise for the scratch pairing who only came together
following a phone call from the Secretary, John Brodie and the match was all square. Holes 8 & 9 were exchanged as the teams finished the front nine
all square. Again the experienced team of Bryden/Christie came to the fore as they started the back nine with a flourish to lead 1up again. Chances
were missed by both sides over the next 5 holes but Murdoch/Wilson were level again on the 16th green to turn the momentum of the match in their favour.
This advantage was rammed home at the 17th as Billy Murdoch ensured his team would be 1up with 1 hole to play and the game was sealed when Gordon Wilson
gave his team at least a half at the 18th when his long range putt finished holeside to secure victory. Thanks to all players who participated in this year's
event and congratulations again to the winning combination of Billy Murdoch and Gordon Wilson.
Chase Golf Club - Singles and Doubles 2020
The draw sheets for the Chase Golf Club Singles and Doubles Championships have been posted on the notice board in the Chase Inn.
All players are reminded that play dates should be arranged mutually and failure to fulfill a fixture will result in disqualification for
both players unless the Handicap Secretary has been previously informed (at least 7 days notice) before the due date. The Doubles Championship takes place
on the Seafield Golf Course and the Handicap Singles takes place over the Belleisle Course.
Chase Golf Club Foursomes Championship 2020
This competition shall now take place on April 15/18/19. The winners of the competition were due to represent the Chase Golf Club in the Presidents Putter match
against Tam O Shanter alongside Steve Arrandale and Gordon Wilson.
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.
Chase Outing May 16/17, 2020
This is a final reminder that there are still some places available (including visitors/guests) on the Chase Golf Club Summer Outing.
We are playing Portpatrick Dunskey on the Saturday(16th) and staying overnight at the North West Castle Hotel before playing Stranraer
(Creachmore) on the Sunday. Dinner/B&B plus coffee/rolls on arrival (16th) followed by a 2 course meal after the round at Stranraer are
included in the price of GBP170. The deposit amount is GBP30 . Anyone else who wishes to attend should contact the Secretary directly.
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.
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