Dollar Ladies Golf Club

LADIES RESULTS CLUB CHAMPS MIXED OPEN GREENSOME OPEN SENIORS GREENSOME OPEN MIXED SCRAMBLES CALCUTTA CUP
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President
Christine Hogg
Captain
Elaine Williamson
Vice Captain
Catherine Macdonald
Secretary
Carol Caren
Match Secretary
Di Dunning

CLUB & HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIPS ~ CLICK FOR 2019 CHAMPIONS

COMPETITION RESULTS - 2019
   First Second Third
Coronation Fours
10.04.19
 
E. Borrowman &
C. Caren (19)
32 pts
M. Dunning &
D. Dunning (20)
28 pts
A. Leitch &
L. Sommerville (20)
28 pts
April Medal
17.04.19
Silver
M. Dunning (17)
73
M. Symington (18)
76
A. Leitch (19)
76
Bronze
C. Macdonald (32)
70
D. Dunning (23)
74
C. Caren (25)
75
Stableford
24.04.19
 
P. Kirkwood (31)
31 pts
B. Malcolm (23)
31 pts
M. Dunning (17)
30 pts
Centenary Cup
01.05.19
 
C. Brodie (31)
71
C. Caren (25)
71
M. Dunning (17)
74
May Medal
08.05.19
Silver
M. Symington (18)
76
 
 
 
 
Bronze
J. McMillan (25)
71
D. Dunning (23)
82
 
 
Nan Ritchie
15.05.19
 
C. Macdonald (32)
60
M. Symington (18)
68
B. Malcolm (23)
74
May Extra Medal
22.05.19
Silver
M. Symington (18)
69
A. Leitch (19)
72
M. Dunning (17)
73
Bronze
B. Malcolm (23)
77
M. Stephenson (30)
77
J. McMillan (26)
78
Stableford
29.05.19
 
B. Pratt (35)
35 pts
B. Malcolm (23)
32 pts
E. Borrowman (14)
31 pts
June Medal
05.06.19
Silver
E. Borrowman (14)
80
M. Dunning (17)
80
M. Symington (18)
89
Bronze
B. Malcolm (23)
80
C. Caren (25)
81
D. Dunning (23)
81
Stableford
03.07.19
 
B. Pratt (35)
35 pts
A. Leitch (19)
33 pts
J. McMillan (26)
31 pts
July Medal
10.07.19
Silver
M. Dunning (17)
68
M. Symington (18)
73
E. Borrowman (14)
73
Bronze
C. Brodie (32)
68
J. McMillan (26)
75
B. Malcolm (23)
78
Jessie Lorimer (1)
17.07.19
 
C. Macdonald (28)
72
M. Symington (18)
73
B. Malcolm (23)
75
Jessie Lorimer (2)
24.07.19
 
C. Macdonald (28)
66
B. Malcolm (23)
68
A. Leitch (19)
72
Jessie Lorimer Cup 2019
Winner:   Catherine Macdonald.   Runner-up:   Barbara Malcolm.
Crystal Greensomes
28.07.19
 
A. Leitch &
B. Pratt (25.4)
65.6
M. Dunning &
D. Dunning (19.4)
70.6
M. Symington &
B. Malcolm (20.0)
76.0
Stableford
31.07.19
 
B. Malcolm (23)
37 pts
M. Dunning (17)
33 pts
M. Symington (19)
33 pts
August Medal
04.08.19
Silver
M. Dunning (17)
71
M. Symington (19)
73
 
 
Bronze
B. Malcolm (23)
75
 
 
 
 
Marie Dawkin
14.08.19
 
M. Stephenson (30)
71
A. Leitch (19)
72
M.Symington (19)
73
Stableford
21.08.19
 
M. Symington (19)
39 pts
C. Macdonald (28)
34 pts
D. Dunning (23)
29 pts

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INTER CLUB PAIRS - AUGUST 2019
The annual Inter Club Pairs competition was held at Tillicoultry this year on Thursday 15th August. The weather was kind and the course was good but a little soggy in places. The Dollar team, seeking to retain the trophy won last year, consisted of Moragh Dunning, Margaret Stephenson, Maria Symington, Janette McMillan, Carol Caren and Di Dunning with the best two scores from the three pairs counting. Overall the golf was of a high standard, the competition keen, the final scores close and there followed a pleasant evening. The final result: 1st Braehead 146; 2nd Tillicoultry 151.5; 3rd Dollar 152.
Di Dunning - 17th August 2019

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

ASHLEY ~ 2019 LADIES CHAMPION
it was Ashley Leitch (left) and Elan Borrowman who won through from the preliminary rounds to contest the final on Sunday 7th July. Both with near 30 years membership and service to the Club it was a close match from start to finish in ideal golfing conditions - pleasant weather and a well prepared course. Elan produced some superb shots but found trouble at a few crucial holes and it was the steady play by Ashley that prevailed to win on the last hole.


The Handicap Championship was between Margaret Stephenson and last year's winner Carol Caren and it proved to be another close game. Margaret was strong off the tee, Carol countered well with her approach shots but with the handicap allowance couldn't quite make up the difference and Margaret sealed the title with a monster putt across the green on the 17th.

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TRI-AM ~ SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019
Sunny, dry and ideal golfing conditions to welcome a good field for the ladies in the annual Open Tri-Am. The course was in excellent conditions and the golf of a high standard in this unusual format - at sixteen of the holes only one score counts but at the other two all three scores are required.
Topping the leaderboard were Barbara Pratt, Barbara Malcolm and Olive O'Sullivan (below) who took the honours with a fine score of 81, in second place with 82 and the better inner half were Catherine Macdonald, Catherine Brodie and Sarah Herdman from third placed Tricia Chillas, Judy Farrell and Shelagh Quinn also carding 82. A good day of good weather, good golf and good company.
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Opening Meeting - 6th April 2019

Despite the rain and a bitter east wind the Dollar Ladies turned out in force to start off the season with a fun game of golf. It was the team of Captain, Elaine Williamson, versus that of V/Captain, Catherine Macdonald, and by way of variety, a tennis racket and tennis ball was used at the infamous 2nd hole - all to no avail! However, overall it proved a close match with the Captain's team taking the honours by 2 points and congratulations to Moragh Dunning for the 'longest drive' and Joanna Bridges for 'nearest the pin'.
Elaine Williamson - 6th April 2019

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SENIOR LADIES OPEN GREENSOME STABLEFORD
Wednesday 24th October 2018

1st: Helen Wilson & Carol Ann McNab - 34 points

2nd: Pauline Kirkwood & Sarah Herdman - 33 points

3rd: Lorna Donaldson & Sheila MacEwen - 31 points


There was a good field for this annual autumnal challenge over the slopes again this year. As ever it was windy, chilly first thing but it was dry throughout with some sunshine for the later starters. The golf was of a high standard and closely contested but it was Helen and Carol Ann whose steady round topped the leaderboard.

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Closing Meeting - 21st October 2018
The Ladies closing meeting 2018 was coupled with the Captain's Prize and held on Sunday 1st October. It proved an interesting afternoon in some sunshine when the Ladies made it a “fun” event over twelve holes. Topping the leaderboad was the winning pair Kayleigh Caine & Carol Caren, second Maria Symington & Di Dunning and third Moragh Dunning & Janette McMillan.

GUESTS FOR LUNCH
It was on Wednesday 15th August 2018 that two ladies from the Czech Republic, a mother with her daughter, who had been playing in the under-23 Open International competition at St Andrews, were sightseeing in Dollar. Seeing the sign to the Golf Club, they came to look at the course and the clubhouse where they encountered Moragh Dunning who invited them to join the Ladies Wednesday lunch. They were pleased to accept and their company made for an interesting and enjoyable lunchtime break for all.

Coaching 2018
Following their completion of seven sessions of coaching in August by golf professional Scott Borrowman (a Dollar Member) the Ladies look happy that Scott, an understanding and excellent coach, has given them all the full treatment and no doubt they have learnt much to improve their game.

    Ladies Club Outing - 13th August 2018
The Ladies Outing this year took place at Pitfirraine Golf Club. The course was in excellent condition and the food and hospitality top notch. The ladies, playing in teams of three with the best two Stableford scores counting, produced some great golf. It was the team of Maria Symington, Joanna Bridges and Kate Brodie who took the honours with a winning score of 82 Stableford points. The longest drive went to Kate Brodie and nearest the pin to Maria Symington. The winner of the Rake (most bunkers) was shared between Catherine Shaw and Fiona David. Roll on Outing 2019!
Elan Borrowman - 14 August 2018
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THE GREAT DOLLAR GOLF CLUB "BAKE-OFF" 2018
28th April 2018
There was a vast selection of mouth-watering entries for the fundraising "Bake Off" in aid of "Stand up to Cancer" in the clubhouse on Saturday 28th April. With temptation too great for players and visitors the event raised an amazing sum of £525. Thank you Margaret, Fiona and Catherine for the arrangements and display and to everyone who either baked, judged or enjoyed tasting all this wonderful baking.  
    The winning bakers were:
  • Star Baker: Pauline Kirkwood with her Thai curry cakes
  • Junior Baker: Claire Bridges with her iced almond and vanilla biscuits.
  • Savoury Baker: Hector Brodie with his savoury lamb and black pudding pies.
  • Sponge Cake Baker: Christine Hogg with her coffee cake with chocolate icing.
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HONORARY MEMBERSHIP FOR CHRISTINE

Dollar Ladies Golf Club - 4th December 2017
Pictured above Lady Captain Elan Borrowman (on the left) presents Christine Malcolm with the Certificate of "Honorary Life Membership" of Dollar Ladies Golf Club. Christine is a staunch supporter of the Ladies and the overall club. She is by far the longest serving member having joined as a Junior on the 3rd January 1948, 70 years - who can beat it? As well as a regular competitor with more than a few trophies she has been active in club management and, in recent years, a valued assistant looking after the Juniors. She was also instrumental in the setting up of the popular Calcutta Cup which competition has origins in her family's golfing life and it was her mother who donated the Mary Wiliamson Cup. Congratulations Christine and may you continue to enjoy your golf at Dollar.

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    1896 – THE CONCERNS OF THE LADY GOLFERS ...
On 6 June 1896 Mrs Alice P Gibson, Hon. Treasurer of Dollar Ladies’ Golf Club, wrote to Mr Willie Park of Musselburgh seeking his advice. The letter enquired whether it was permissible for the Lady Members to have “gentlemen friends” acting as caddies. Mr Park (pictured left) drafted his reply on the back of Mrs Gibson’s letter and stated that it was “quite usual" for a gentleman to carry a lady’s clubs and to coach her in a competition. In the postscript of her letter it is noted that Mrs Gibson stated that she had been purchasing clubs from Mr Park for the Dollar Ladies’ Golf Club for four years. Could this be the earliest reference to the Ladies’ Club? Mr Willie Park Jnr was Open Champion at Prestwick in 1887 and Musselburgh in 1889. Both he and his father were from golf’s leading family of the 19th century and thanks are due to Mr Mungo Park of Gloucestershire who forwarded a copy of this letter to Dollar. He had found it in the proof copy of the second edition of “The Game of Golf” written by his great uncle - Willie Park Jnr.


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Course Review - a Lady's Perspective

It was a lady who, in 1906, drove off at Dollar to open the first eighteen-hole course in Clackmannanshire. She was the Countess of Mar and Kellie (right) and although long since changed it remains typical of a traditional Scottish village golf course. Presenting an interesting and varied challenge it is hardly long in yards or in time to complete – ideal for the modern lady with her many responsibilities. The complete absence of bunkers and the removal of the short rough between adjoining fairways are factors which saw the SLGA reduce the standard scratch in 2005 to 67, one below the par of 68. However, as a hillside course there is the variety of slopes to contend with, a burn features on some seven holes and although at 71 yards the second is the shortest hole on the course the approach is near vertical! The other four par three holes, however, are relatively long and good tee shots are required to find the greens but this is more than balanced by the fact that reaching the par four holes in regulation is well within the range of the average player. The one and only par five takes the player along the highest part of the course where the views are spectacular, enjoy them and relax in the knowledge then that its all down hill to a warm welcome in the Clubhouse.

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Winners ~ June 2019

(Drawn 20th June 2019)
  • £100 - Catherine Macdonald
  •   £50 - Kenneth Ellacott
  •   £25 - Martin Smith
  •   £25 - George Marshall
Next draw September 2019
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