CAPTAIN'S REPORT OF 2016
First of all can I say how much I’ve enjoyed being Lady Captain not least because I’ve had an enormously helpful committee. We’ve worked as a team – thank you to you all. And a special mention to Carol for keeping us right with Agenda setting, minute taking, paperwork, signs + +. Di has worked tirelessly in first of all setting up the golf fixture list, organising competitions, closing competitions, checking on winners, cups ..... the list goes on and on. Janette, what can I say? Treasurer, soup lady, kitchen organiser and trainer, bar staff ........ etc, etc. Thank you Carol, Di and Janette.
Before the season kicked off coaching was arranged with Stewart Craig at Airth heavily subsidised by Clackmannanshire Sports Council - thanks to them and hopefully we will be successful in our bid again. Twelve Ladies attended and found it very useful with Stewart his usual positive self
Towards the end of the season in late August/September we had coaching with Gregor Abel on the course. This was under the auspices of 'Get Into Golf' – a scheme to encourage newcomers to the game. Three of the four newcomers have decided to join the club with one of those joining as an accompanying adult. New lady members joined a second group with Gregor to help improve skills.
Although the Opening Meet was on 26th March, golf had been played throughout the winter with eclectics and ringers encouraging us all to continue playing even when it was cold. Wednesday lunchtimes continued with or without golf but with soup – thanks Janette - which was lovely.
Our open competitions kicked off with a Tri-Am on 7th May. This was well attended and won by Tricia Chillas, Jacky Farrell and Shelagh Quinn from Stirling Golf Club.
The Open Greensome Stableford on 20th August was won by Janette and Margaret who scored 41 points – well done!
Our outing to Milnathort Golf Club on August 8th was great – good weather, fun golf in Texas scramble format played in teams of four followed by a very nice meal.
It rained heavily for the closing Meet on October 15th but we made do with inside games; putting, chipping down tube, snooker and a golf quiz followed by bubbly and nibbles.
Eclectics and ringers are now in operation for winter 2016/17
For the first time we ran a Seniors Open Greensome outwith the season on 3rd November and had 21 entries – pretty good for a first time. And our greensome winning pair won again – Janette and Margaret! Well done.
A final thank you to you – for being such a great bunch of ladies – supportive, caring, helpful and fun. So let’s applaud the Dollar Ladies golf members!
7th December, 2016
|COMPETITION RESULTS - 2017
||A Leitch (18)||38 pts
||J McMillan (28)||37 pts
||K Caine (15)||34 pts|
||A. Leitch (18)||42 pts
||M. Symington (19)||38 pts
||K. Caine (15)||36 pts|
||M. Symington (19)||63
||K. Caine (15)||65
||E. Borrowman (15)||65|
|Bronze||M. Stephenson (29)||66
||D. Dunning (22) ||71
||H. Dalgety (25) ||72|
||E. Borrowman &|
I. Luxon (23)
||C. Caren &|
B. Malcolm (24)
||A. Leitch &|
D. Dunning (20)
||C. Hogg (23)||70
||M. Dunning (15)||71
||C. Macdonald (36)||72|
||K. Caine (14)||66
||M. Symington (18)||71
||A. Leitch (17)||73|
|Bronze||C. Macdonald (36)||69
||C. Caren (24) ||72
||J. McMillan (29) ||73|
||K. Caine (14)||42 pts
||C. Caren (24)||39 pts
||J McMillan (29)||38 pts|
& C.Caren (21)
& J.McMillan (20)
& B.Pratt (26.8)
||A. Leitch (17)||72
||E. Borrowman (14)||72
||M. Symington (19)||74|
|Bronze||C. Brodie (36)||63
||P. Kirkwood (31) ||70
||B. Malcolm (23) ||71|
|Nan Ritchie Trophy|
||C. Brodie (33)||71
||D. Dunning (22)||71
||M. Symington (19)||71|
||E. Borrowman (14)||72
||A. Leitch (17)||73
||M. Dunning (15)||77|
|Bronze||P. Kirkwood (31)||68
||J. McMillan (29)||68
||C. Hogg (23) ||73|
|Club Champs (Rd 1)|
||H. Dalgety (25)||63
||C. Caren (24)||67
||C. Brodie (33)||71|
|Club Champs (Rd 2)|
||J. McMillan (28)||69
||E. Williamson (21)||70
||K. Caine (13)||72|
|Club Champs (Rd 3)|
||M. Symington (19)||63
||A. Leitch (18)||71
||E. Borrowman (15)||73|
|Club Championships - Click here for the knock-out draw|
||M. Stephenson (29)||38 pts
||C. Macdonald (35)||36 pts
||D. Dunning (22)||35 pts|
|Jessie Lorimer (1)|
||C. Brodie (33)||68
||A. Leitch (18)||76
||B. Malcolm (23)||77|
|Jessie Lorimer (2)|
||E. Borrowman (14)||68
||K. Caine (13)||68
||A. Leitch (18)||71|
|Jessie Lorimer (Overall Result): Winner - Cate Brodie; Runner-up - Kayleigh Caine|
||M. Symington (18)||71
||A. Leitch (18)||72
||E. Borrowman (14)||76|
|Bronze||C. Macdonald (35)||72
||H. Dalgety (23)||75
||C. Hogg (24) ||78|
||M. Symington (18)||66||M. Stephenson (29)
||K. Caine (13)||74|
||A. Leitch (18)||79
||E. Borrowman (14)||81
||M. Symington (17)||85|
|Bronze||J. McMillan (28)||72
||C. Macdonald (35)||73
||C. Caren (24) ||77|
||J. McMillam (28)||34 pts
||C. Brodie (32)||32 pts
||M. Symington (17)||29 pts|
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017|
KAYLEIGH ~ 2017 LADIES CHAMPION
From the qualifying and knockout rounds it was Kayleigh Caine (left) and last year's winner Élan Borrowman who won through to contest the final over eighteen holes on Sunday 9th July. It was a wet, wet afternoon with which weather both players coped well, playing some impressive golf. Kayleigh was very strong off the tee and she putted well to be six up after 11 holes but finding the burn on the 12th Élan took the hole and then went on to reduce the lead to three. However, with her approach shot in the rough just off the 15th green Élan could only make a bogey to Kayleigh's longish putt for a par to seal the match four up with three to play.
The Bronze final was between last year's Champion Carol Caren and Linda Sommerville. Again both coped well and put together some good golf in the conditions but to quote Carol she "played out of her skin". Some bad luck to Linda, not making the green on the notorious second, in the burn on the 11th proved costly and Carol retained the Championship with six holes to play.
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|BRONZE FRIENDLY LEAGUE 2017|
|Dollar 2 ~ Tillicoultry 2||Falkirk 0 ~ Dollar 4|
|This year the league contains three teams, Falkirk, Tillicoultry and Dollar. During the summer months the teams, comprising of two pairs, play each other and at the end of the season there is a prize giving evening and this will be held at Dollar on 22nd September 2017.|
|TRI-AM ~ SATURDAY 6th MAY 2017
The 2017 Triam Open attracted a capacity field of golfers on a fine Spring day. Although warm and sunny a brisk easterly wind made play tricky and on the dry course the bounce was not always favourable.
First place went to Hazel Hume, Joanna McIntosh and Heather Todd (Tillicoultry - pictured below); in second place were L.Sommerville, M.Symington, K.Champness (Dollar/Muckhart), third J.McMillan, M.Stephenson, H.Dalgety (Dollar) and fourth V.Dolton, A.Hendry, G.Talbot (Muckhart).
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Daily Mail Foursomes 2017|
Carol Caren and Janette McMillan are to be congratulated on a fine run in reaching Round 4 of the event this year but in the quite horrendous conditions of continuous rain at Dollar on Thursday 9th June it came to end after a very close match - beaten by Saline on the last hole.
Opening Meeting - 1st April 2017|
The weather was extremely kind to the Ladies who turned out for the Opening Meeting on Saturday 1st April. The Captain’s teams led by Elan Borrowman and acting Vice Captain Janette McMillan played a Texas Scramble format with Janette’s team winning overall 103 - 104. |
The team of Kayleigh Caine, Kate Brodie and Carol Caren won the individual team event with a total of 49 strokes for 12 holes. The putting competition resulted in a tie for all teams participating and the winners, on count back, were Moragh Dunning, Alison Mayes and Janette McMillan.
Pauline Kirkwood, our injured V/Captain, did a marvellous job of photographing the day. Her remit of catching the funniest photograph of our April Fool prank was a team event with Ashley Leitch, Barbara Pratt and Di Dunning not failing to amuse with their antics on the 8th green.
We now look forward to an enjoyable season, hopefully with good weather and many ladies playing in a variety of competitions.
Elan Borrowman - 1st April 2017
|Dollar Ladies Christmas Dinner|
Thursday 15th December 2016
It was successful, enjoyable and a well organised festive Christmas Dinner for the Dollar Ladies at the The Harvestoun, Tillicoultry, on Thursday 15th December 2016.
|Dollar Ladies Golf Club ~ Captains Handover|
Wednesday 7th December 2016
Élan Borrowman takes over as 2017 Ladies Captain from Barbara Malcolm and is pictured at the Ladies AGM on Wednesday 7th December 2016 with her Office Bearers and Committee Members; (L-R) Maria Symington, Catherine Macdonald, Carol Caren (Secretary), Pauline Kirkwood (Vice-Captain), Christine Hogg (President), Élan Borrowman (Captain), Janette McMillan (Treasurer),Elaine Williamson, Di Dunning (Match & H/cap Secretary).
||For full listing of competition results visit the HowDiDo website|
|SENIOR LADIES OPEN GREENSOME STABLEFORD|
Thursday 3rd November 2016
1st: Margaret Stephenson & Janette McMillan - 32 points
2nd: Linda Sommerville & Maria Symington - 30 points
3rd: Ashley Leitch & Olive O'Sullivan - 30 points
There was a good field for this Open competition with 21 pairs signing up to play. Unfortunately held on the one day of the week when the sun didn’t shine in a clear blue sky it was wet, dreich and cold. However, the weather deterred only one visiting couple. Although initially it was more drizzle with an occasional glimmer of a faint sun it was heavy rain and darker skies for other than the early starters. However, a welcoming clubhouse afterwards with a bowl of hot soup and a tasty roll soon worked wonders.
Barbara Malcolm, Lady Captain
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|Dollar Ladies ~ Club Outing|
Monday 8th August 2016
There were sixteen Dollar Ladies on their 2016 Summer Outing to Milnathort Golf Club on Monday 8th August. It was a warm, sunny day, the course was in excellent condition, the food was lovely and playing a Texas Scramble in teams of four it proved a most enjoyable visit. The final results were close with scores of 83, 82, 82 and 80. The winning team consisting of Ashley Leitch, Kate Brodie, Di Dunning and Margaret Stephenson - well done!
Barbara Malcolm 8th August 2016
Campsie Ladies at Dollar - 14th July 2017
All smiles by all players when it was the turn of the Campsie Ladies to visit Dollar on 14th July 2017 - a pleasant occasion with golf the added element to a friendly and social event.
Women’s Regional Medal Finals|
Moragh Dunning and Barbara Malcolm went forward to play in the Women’s Regional Medal Finals at Kirkcaldy on 2nd June 2016, one of four regional centres, with the top 3 players in the Silver and Bronze Divisions at each centre qualifying for the Grand Medal Final to be played at Blairgowrie Golf Club on Sunday 11 September. Moragh, playing in the Silver Division, put together a reasonable round after finding water on the first but was outside the qualifiers. However, the in-form Barbara (left), played a superb round finishing top of the Bronze Division leaderboard with a nett 73, four shots ahead of the field. Congratulations Barbara, we wish you well at Blairgowrie.
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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.
To see a copy of Mrs Alice Gibson's letter and the draft reply ........ CLICK HERE.
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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