Dollar Ladies Golf Club

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President
Christine Hogg
Captain
Élan Borrowman
Vice Captain
Elaine Williamson
Secretary
Carol Caren
Match Secretary
Di Dunning

CAPTAIN'S REPORT OF 2017
My captaincy began at our AGM in December of last year and I have to admit that not only has this year passed incredibly quickly but I have felt very much at home and have enjoyed every minute. This is in no small way due to the support and camaraderie emanating from your incredibly dedicated committee. All have offered guidance and a thoughtful perspective throughout the season that has reflected both on and off the course.
The committee as a unit met regularly and discussed important issues reflecting safety on the course, positioning of Ladies’ tees and how to make our game of golf more enjoyable for the average club player.
I have been encouraged but not surprised by the dedication of a few ladies who go above and beyond to make our weekly golf more enjoyable and run so smoothly. Di, our Handicap Secretary, organises our fixture list and weekly competitions with precision; Janette our Treasurer who does so much for the club and is our financial wizard can often be found holding a ladle and wearing a pinky ..... need I say more!!; Carol our Secretary who manages to decipher her notes of our lively meetings and post the legible minutes promptly after each meeting. Thank you all three, but thank you to Christine, our President, Pauline my industrious Vice Captain, Maria, Elaine and Catherine for your contributions throughout this past season.
Prior to the start of the season we had a well-attended social evening in February where Jane Wall gave us an interesting talk on the psychology of golf where she addressed issues with regard to improving our personal confidence. This lead nicely onto our pre-season coaching which was subsidised by the grant from Clackmannan Sports Council and greatly appreciated by the eight ladies who attended Stewart Craig’s coaching at Airth followed by a few weeks on-course play and management at Dollar with Scott Borrowman. Barbara Pratt took on the responsibility of organising the weekly sessions and we greatly appreciated her help with this.
Because the weather throughout the winter had been quite favourable we were able to play in a number of winter competitions followed by our now customary soup and rolls provided by our own Mary Berry (Janette) and chat provided by all! So when it came to our Opening Meeting on the 1st of April many were raring to go.
Our first Open competition was our Tri-Am on 6th May which was won by the Tillicoultry trio of Hazel Hume, Joanne McIntosh and Heather Todd. Our next important event was the Club Championship which was won by Kayleigh Caine on a very wet and windy Sunday in July with Carol Caren winning the Bronze final.
Our outing was to Pitfirrane Golf Club in August and I am sure that all those participating enjoyed a fantastic day of great golf and wonderful food with good friends. The closely fought competition for the Outing Trophy was narrowly won by Christine Hogg, Carol Caren and Irene Luxon.
Our Bronze League winning team from last season could not repeat their success but came incredibly close and were runners-up to Tillicoultry. Following last season’s successful Senior Ladies Open we again organised this out of season competition which was won by the successful pairing of Janette McMillan and Margaret Stephenson, repeating their success of last season.
Throughout this current season our representatives in the Daily Mail Foursomes Competition, Carol and Janette, are to be congratulated on reaching round four in this national competition, no mean feat, but finally succumbed in dreadful weather to the duo from Saline.
And that ladies is my report for season 2017. To all of you, thank you for making my first year so enjoyable and so much fun. I am now looking forward to the coming season with my new hip which hopefully will add a few more yards and accuracy to my game.
Elan Borrowman
Captain 2017

COMPETITION RESULTS - 2018
   First Second Third
April Medal
14.04.18
Silver
M. Symington (18)
78
 
 
 
 
Bronze
B. Malcolm (23)
80
J. McMillan (25)
84
L. Summerville (21)
84
Stableford
18.04.18
 
C. Brodie (32)
30 pts
M. Symington (18)
29 pts
C. Macdonald (36)
28 pts
Centenary Cup
25.04.18
 
C. Macdonald (36)
71
M. Symington (18)
73
A. Leitch (19)
74
May Medal
02.05.18
Silver
E. Borrowman (14)
77
A. Leitch (19)
79
M. Symington (18)
85
Bronze
C. Macdonald (36)
68
C Caren (24)
77
D. Dunning (22)
78
Stableford
09.05.18
 
A. Leitch (19)
34 pts
C. Macdonald (35)
34 pts
B. Malcolm (23)
33 pts
Coronation Fours
16.05.18
 
A. Leitch &
B. Malcolm (21)
33 pts
M. Dunning &
C. Macdonald (26)
33 pts
E. Borrowman &
J. McMillan (20)
31 pts
Nan Ritchie
23.05.18
 
M. Symington (18)
71
L. Sommerville (21)
72
J. McMillan (25)
73
Extra Medal
23.05.18
Silver
M. Symington (18)
71
A. Leitch (19)
75
M. Dunning (16)
80
Bronze
L. Sommerville (21)
72
B. Malcolm (23)
75
C. Brodie (32)
75
Crystal Greensomes
27.05.18
 
A. Leitch &
B. Malcolm
74
M. Symington &
J. McMillan
77
M. Dunning &
C. Hogg
84
June Medal
30.05.18
Silver
M. Symington (18)
68
E. Borrowman (14)
73
A. Leitch (19)
73
Bronze
J. McMillan (25)
71
C. Shaw (34)
72
B. Pratt (34)
72
Stableford
06.06.18
 
C. Caren (24)
36 pts
B. Pratt (34)
35 pts
D. Dunning (22)
33 pts
Stableford
04.07.18
 
M. Symington (19)
44 pts
K. Caine (14)
41 pts
J. McMillan (25)
39 pts
July Medal
11.07.18
Silver
M. Symington (17)
68
L. Sommerville (20)
69
K. Caine (13)
69
Bronze
J. McMillan (25)
79
 
 
 
 
Jessie Lorimer
18.07.18
Rnd 1
B. Malcolm (24)
66
M. Dunning (17)
67
M. Symington (17)
67
Jessie Lorimer
25.07.18
Rnd 2
B. Malcolm (23)
69
C. Brodie (32)
69
M. Symington (17)
72
Jessie Lorimer
Combined
 
B. Malcolm
135
M. Symington
139
M. Dunning
141
August Medal
01.08.18
Silver
E. Borrowman (15)
64
A. Leitch (19)
70
M. Symington (18)
70
Bronze
B. Malcolm (23)
68
C. Caren (25)
71
B. Pratt (35)
71
Stableford
08.08.18
 
M. Symington (17)
41 pts
E. Borrowman (14)
37 pts
A. Leitch (19)
36 pts
Stableford
29.08.18
 
C. Macdonald (33)
32 pts
A. Leitch (18)
32 pts
C. Caren (25)
30 pts
September Medal
05.09.18
Silver
E. Borrowman (14)
66
M. Symington (17)
75
 
 
Bronze
M. Stephenson (29)
74
D. Dunning (23)
74
J. McMillan (25)
79
Stableford
12.09.18
 
E. Borrowman (13)
31 pts
C. Brodie (32)
27 pts
B. Pratt (35)
26 pts
Marie Dawkin
26.09.18
 
D. Dunning (23)
80
A Leitch (18)
82
M. Symington (17)
82
October Medal
03.10.18
Silver
A. Leitch (18)
74
M. Symington (17)
75
E. Borrowman (13)
78
Bronze
J. McMillan (25)
80
C. Macdonald (33)
81
C. Caren (25)
82
Thistle Brooch
10.10.18
 
K. Caine (13)
68
C. Caren (25)
73
A. Leitch (18)
75

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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.

INTER CLUB PAIRS - AUGUST 2018
The Inter Club Pairs competition was held at Dollar on Thursday 16th August. Three teams competed over the slopes and despite the mixed weather it was an occasion generally enjoyed by most of those playing. In the event it was a fine win for Dollar who returned a combined nett score of 233.5. In second place was Braehead with a combined score of 240 and in third place Tillicoultry with 261.
Pictured is the winning Dollar team - (L-R) Maria Symington, Janette McMillan Joanna Bridges, Moragh Dunning and Ashley Leitch. (Missing from the picture is Barbara Malcolm)
Di Dunning - 17th August 2018

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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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

MORAGH ~ 2018 LADIES CHAMPION
Moragh Dunning (left), near 30 years a member and past President of the Ladies Club, won through to contest the final against the in-form Maria Symington over eighteen holes on Sunday 8th July. Baked hard in the summer heatwave and in a stiff breeze the course was far from easy, an unpredictable bounce and a running ball needed some canny course management. Whereas both players coped well it was Moragh, a worthy Champion, who put together a very steady round to take the match four holes up with two to play.


The newly introduced Handicap Championship was a repeat of the last two years of the Bronze final - Carol Caren playing Linda Sommerville. Again both played well in the difficult conditions with Carol taking an early lead but Linda came back strongly before Carol closed out the match by two holes up with one to play.

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TRI-AM ~ SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018
The sun came out today to welcome the lady golfers to Dollar for the annual Tri-Am. The course was in great conditions thanks to our hard working greenkeepers and although the greens were as tricky as ever the putts were running well and there were some good scores returned. The format of the competition was that at sixteen of the holes only one score counted but at the other two all three scores were required which made for an interesting variation.
It was the Muckhart trio of Barbara Whitlock, Anne McCrorie and Val Dalton (below) who took the honours with a fine score of 80 beating Hazel Hume, Joanna McIntosh and Alison Boyes with the better inward nine. In third place were Elaine Williamson, Rosemary Easson and Jane Ferguson with 83. A good day of good weather, good golf and good company.
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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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DOLLAR LADIES CHRISTMAS DINNER
15th December 2017
There were over twenty members and guests at the Ladies Annual Christmas Dinner in the Golf Club on the evening of Friday 15th December. There was a welcome drink and short welcome speech by the Captain, Elan Borrowman, and an excellent spread of Christmas fare provided by Mona's of Muckhart. There followed an evening of fun and some rather crazy games - a pleasant and successful occasion much enjoyed by all.

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.

CAPTAIN'S DAY 2017
It was twelve holes of golf played over a very soggy course at Captains Day on Sunday 24th September 2017. Lady Captain Elan Borrowman hosted the day and ten ladies took to the slopes in support. Scores were irrelevant and despite the poor conditions underfoot fizz and nibbles in the clubhouse afterwards made for a very enjoyable afternoon.

BRONZE FRIENDLY LEAGUE 2017
The league contains Falkirk, Tillicoultry and Dollar. The teams, comprising of two pairs, play each other and at the end of the season there is a prize giving evening. This year Tillicoultry and Dollar were placed joint first and a play-off was arranged at Falkirk where the Tillicoultry team (pictured below) beat Dollar 2-0 to become the 2017 Bronze League Champions.

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 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).

The Ladies Greensome Open
Saturday 20th August 2016
Scratch
Dianne Watson & Helen Thomson - 82
(Pictured left above)
Handicap Stableford Results
1st:   Margaret Stephenson & Janette McMillan - 41 points
(Pictured right above)
2nd:Pauline Kirkwood & Catherine Macdonald35 points
3rd:Hazel Hume & Joanna McIntosh34 points
 
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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.


Clackmannanshire Council Sports Development Fund

Pictured left is Ladies Captain Ashley Leitch at Alloa Academy on 13th April for the presentation of a grant to the Dollar ladies of £250. On the right, putting it to good use, are some of the ladies enjoying the coaching sessions at Forthview Golf Range, Airth, with Professional Stewart Craig.

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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 ~ September 2018

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