The Chase Golf Club
Winter League week 1 results
The opening fixtures in both groups of the Winter League took place at Seafield Golf course. In section 1 the defending
Champions Gordon Wilson and Billy Murdoch had no game. This gave the other pairs an early chance to establish a lead in the
section. John Cathcart and Robert Gilchrist triumphed 1up in a hard fought encounter with Alan Muir and John Simpson while the
second game saw Steve Arrandale and Sandy Ferguson emerge as 3&2 victors over former Champions Jim Bryden and Gordon Christie.
While father and son pairing of Steve and John Kelly enjoyed the weekend off the two games played in section 2 were close
encounters. The opening match saw Billy Rae and Eric Borland finish all square with Jim Burnett and Archie McCaig to earn a
point a piece. The final match saw John Brodie and Stan Smith establish an early lead of 5 holes over Chic Lochery and John Boyle
which they held with 6 to play. However a wonderful fightback saw the game go all the way to the 18th green where John Brodie holed
from 4 feet to guarantee a halved hole and a 1up win. The next fixtures take place on November 1st ensuring all teams will have played
at least 1 match in the 4 game league format.
Re-scheduled Winter Aggregate 1
Following the cancellation of the original event due to course flooding and course closure on 2 of our 3 playing days, the
Committee have agreed to re-schedule the Winter Aggregate in place of the Greensome at Dalmilling golf course. As members are
aware following my email I have delayed the draw to allow more players to enter. Having done so the draw is as follows:
Wednesday October 21st: S Smith/A McCaig/J Burnett/Boyle
Saturday October 24th: game 1 is A Smeeton/D Beattie/T Bloor/S Arrandale; game 2 is S Ferguson/R McCubbin/J Simpson/S Kirk.
Sunday October 25th: game1 is R Gilchrist/A Muir/J Cathcart/J Brodie ( with a pm tee time); game 2 is E Borland/W Rae; game 3 is
Steve Kelly/John Kelly/Gordon Wilson.
Anyone else who wishes to play MUST CONTACT THE SECRETARY who will accomodate members WHERE POSSIBLE. Times should be booked as
normal via BRS. I would also remind members that all winter events are played from the yellow boxes except for the scheduled monthly
medals at Seafield which will be from white tees where provided by SAC.
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.
However, with the new COVID-19 restrictions in place it is unlikely that a "physical" AGM will occur. Instead the
AGM may be conducted on either Zoom or Whatsapp and members will be advised nearer the time. The Minutes from last year's
AGM have been distributed by email and I will issue the Captain's, Treasurer's and Secretary's report on Monday 19th of
October by which time the closing date for nominations and constitutional ammendments will have passed. I also hope to provide
the finalised accounts which are due to be audited by Jim Burnett and John Cathcart by October 16th. All members should
ensure they read them and print off any copies they require for use during whichever format the AGM takes place in.
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. The meeting will have a prompt start and 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.
October Medal results
A field of 25 players battled through winds and tough rough in our opening Winter Medal. 7 players finished within 3 shots of the winner as former,
multiple Club Champion Robert Gilchrist fired the best gross round of 73 strokes and this put him in the frame for the podium places. With 4 players tied
on nett 71, each had a tale of woe to tell. Billy Rae had only 1 par on the back 9 as he faded while Dougie Beattie book ended his back nine with a triple
bogey at 10 and a double bogey at 18 to extinguish his shot at first place. Likewise the 18th was costly for Jim Burnett as a lost tee shot cost him a triple
bogey 7 and for new member Steven McLaughlin the tricky 17th snared him as he stumbled to a triple bogey 7 and ultimately 4th place and out of the prizes.
In the battle for the spoils Scott Kirk must be rueing his 6/5 finish to drop 3 strokes in the last 2 holes to end with a nett 70 and third place. As
previously mentioned Robert Gilchrist fired the best gross score (73) but with only 1 birdie at hole 14 on his card the putter was cold for him most of the
round. In first place was former Captain, Gordon Christie who having dropped 9 shots in his outward half proceeded to shoot a fine 36 strokes (+1) on the
inward journey. This included back to back birdies at 16 and 17 to compile a nett 68 for the win and a 1 shot reduction to his handicap making him a single
figure player once again. Despite some good scores there were no twos recorded and it was also disappointing to see 8 no returns in the field, many of them
coming late in the rounds. We shall be monitoring this as the season progresses, in view of the affect it can have on the Competition Scratch score each
day, as well as the requirements on scoring via the new World handicapping system which comes into effect in November. The next event is round 1 of the Winter
league as both divisions start at Seafield on Sunday October 18th.
Winter Aggregate 1
Following the bad weather during this event which led to course flooding on Wednesday 30th September and the course closure on Sunday 4th October,
this meant only 7 of 17 players were able to complete their rounds. Consequently, this event was abandoned and will be re-scheduled. All members are
advised to check this web site for further details.
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.
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 2019/2020