| CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HOLE-IN-ONE SPECIALISTS
(In 1999, insurance odds for a hole-in-one were put at 1 in 3,756 for a tour pro and an amateur's at 1 in 12,750)
Alan Meikle in the Dollar Gents Open on Saturday 5th August, 2017, with a 4 iron at the 191 yards par 3 first hole.
Darren Hulston in the 36 Holes County Strokeplay Champs at Alloa Golf Club on Sunday 19th July 2009 with a nine iron at the 168 yards par 3 fourth hole.
At Dollar on Sunday 30th July 2017 in the Holiday Medal with a wedge at the 97 yds par 3 second hole.
Alan Millar in the Lauder Medal (Qualifier) at Dollar on Saturday 29th April 2017 with a wedge at the 97 yards par 3 second hole.
Ian Brown in the Gibson Medal played at Dollar on 17th May 2014 at the 97 yards par 3 second hole.
At Dollar on Friday 14th July, 2017, using his driver at the 299 yards par 4, 17th hole, in the matchplay Round 2 of the Lauder Medal.
Jerry Cant in the 15th Round of the 2013/2014 Chunterers Society at Dollar on Sunday 2nd February 2014 with a wedge at the 79 yards (Yellow Tees) par 3 second hole.
David Borrowman in the Holiday Medal 2 at Dollar on Sunday 25th July 2010 with a wedge at the 97 yards par 3 second hole.
Robert Smith in the Malcolm Sargent Charity Medal at Dollar on Saturday 26th June 2010 with a wedge at the 97 yards par 3 second hole.
Brian Miller in the Seniors Open at Tulliallan on Wednesday 8th August 2007 with a nine iron at the 145 yards par three sixth hole.
COUNTY 36 HOLES CHAMPION 2017
Scratch: 1st Darren Hulston (Dollar) 69+71=140
2nd Ian Guthrie (Alloa) 69+75=144
3rd Duncan Fraser (Dollar) 71+75=146.
Handicap: 1st Drew Ure (Dollar) 63+65=128
2nd Callum Ure (Dollar) 65+71=136
3rd Duncan Fraser (Dollar) 66+70=136.
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(CCGU 36 Holes Championship, Dollar ~ 19th August 2017)
COUNTY FOURS 2017
Congratulations to the Dollar team as the 2017 "County Fours" Champions winning the final by 5 holes over Alloa Golf Club on Thursday May 11th. Team Captain, Ken Christie, said, "It was a tremendous team effort overall, after scraping our way through the first two legs the guys pulled out all the stops against a very determined Schawpark team".
Representing Dollar were:
Darren Hulston, Mark Walker, Charlie Murray, Vic Allan, Steve McPherson, Andy Anderson.
|POLISH CUP - 2017/2018
The Polish Cup is played as a Stableford competition off full handicap* from the front (yellow) tees, teeing off between 0800 and 1400 hrs. Entry is £2.00 per competition, there is no sweep and no 2s. Competition prizes are awarded (in the form of vouchers) for the best number of scores in each division (* with handicaps adjusted to a maximum of 18) equating to 75 per cent of completed competitions and for the best eclectics in each division. |
||A Ure (11)||40 pts
||C Murray (7)||35 pts
||J Robertson (12)||35 pts|
||G Marshall (14)||41 pts
||R Bogle (14)||41 pts
||C Norman (15)||40 pts|
||S McPherson (6)||39 pts
||P Muss (12)||39 pts
||J Robertson (12)||39 pts|
||C Norman (15)||41 pts
||T Burt (13)||39 pts
||J Currie (17)||38 pts|
||G Fenwick (10)||42 pts
||D Cowie (12)||38 pts
||N Ronald (12)||38 pts|
||C Norman (14)||45 pts
||D Caren (15)||41 pts
||J Cant (14)||39 pts|
||S McPherson (6)||46 pts
||D Borrowman (12)||44 pts
||R Smith (9)||42 pts|
||B Cook (15)||38 pts
||J Cant (13)||38 pts
||J Currie (17)||37 pts|
||C Ure (9)||40 pts
||A Anderson (4)||40 pts
||D MacInnes (9)||39 pts|
||A Ray (17)||39 pts
||G Marshall (14)||38 pts
||A MacLean (13)||37 pts|
||S McPherson (6)||39 pts
||A Ure (11)||38 pts
||J McMillan (12)||31 pts|
||A MacLean (13)||42 pts
||R Bogle (14)||34 pts
||G Marshall (14)||33 pts|
||K Christie (8)||35 pts
||A Ure (11)||35 pts
||S McPherson (6)||35 pts|
||R Bogle (14)||34 pts
||B Cook (15)||31 pts
||J Wilkie (22)||30 pts|
|COMPETITION RESULTS - SEASON 2018
||S McPherson (6)||64
||P Muss (12)||65
||G Gordon (10)||66|
|Div 2||J Cant (14)||64
||R Bogle (14) ||64
||G Marshall (14) ||65|
|DOLLAR AMATEUR OPEN|
Saturday 5th August 2017
Some 76 players took to the slopes for the Dollar Gents Open on Saturday 5th August competing in Division 1 (handicaps of 13 and below) and Division 2 (handicaps 14-28). The course was in excellent condition and there was some fine scores returned on a generally dry, quiet day.
Topping the Leader Board and Dollar Open Champion for 2017 is Crail golfer Fraser Carr with a superb five under par 64.
|DIVISION 1 (Harry Whyte Trophy)|
|1st Scratch & Winner of the|
Harry Whyte Trophy
|Fraser Carr (Crail)||64|
|2nd Scratch||Darren Hulston (Dollar)||67|
|Handicap Results (Div 1)|
|1st||Craig Davies (Alyth)||76-13=63|
|Joint 2nd||John McMillan (Dollar)|
Fraser Christie (Dollar)
|Joint 3rd||Jim Anderson (Murrayfeld)|
Steven McPherson (Dollar)
|DIVISION 2 (Osborne Elliot Cup)|
|1st Scratch & Winner of the|
Osborne Elliot Cup
|George Waddell (Dollar)||86|
|Runner-up||George Marshall (Dollar)||86|
|Handicap Results (Div 2 & J M Ritchie Trophy)|
|1st & Winner of the|
J M Ritchie Trophy
|Jim Roche (Dollar)||94-26=68|
|2nd||Sandy Thomson (Dollar)||92-22=70|
|3rd||Jim Currie (Dollar)||88-17=71|
|Hole-in-one: A Meikle (at the 1st)|
|Twos: F Christie (10th), T Burt (2nd), G Fenwick (1st), C Stewart (10th), S Thomson (1st).|
Club Championships ~ 2017
For a record eighth time Darren Hulston (left) is the Dollar Golf Club Champion. Played over 36 holes he was up against Gary Dunbar in the final on Sunday 9th July. Darren soon took charge despite losing the first hole to par. Although Gary played a very steady round, certainly within his handicap, and with both playing well off the tee it was Darren's approach shots and his putting that saw him chalk up a string of birdies. An infection to his right eye did nothing to help Gary and ten holes down after the first eighteen he graciously conceded the match.
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Wimnning through in the second Division was last year's winner, Robert Hamilton, and Brian Miller. Unfortunately Brian sustained an achilles tendon injury earlier in the week having no choice but to withdraw, leaving Robert to retain the 2017 Championship.
Vic Allan ~ 69-6=63
|Aged 50 - 60 years|
|Aged 61 - 67 years|
|1st||Sandy Bonnar ||80-12=68|
|Aged 68 years and over|
|S Bonnar, V Allan, J Steedman, W Henderson, J McCluskie
|Par 69 - CSS 66 (Home) - CSS 69 (Away)|
STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP & CHRISTIE TROPHY
28th August 2016
36 Holes Strokeplay Champion 2016 - Darren Hulston
||Christie Trophy (nett)||1st
||D Hulston ||64 + 60||124
||K Christie (7)||64 + 66||130
2nd||A Anderson||70 + 70||140
||D Hulston (+4)||68 + 64||132|
3rd||M Walker||77 + 66||143
||G Fenwick (10)||65 + 67||132|
|First and Second Round Nett Scores
|First Round ||Div 1
||M Todd (12)||64
||P Muss (12)||64
||F Christie (9)||64|
|Div 2||K Macaulay (14)||65
||T Young (20) ||66
||S Parke (22)||68|
|Second Round ||Div 1
||M Walker (5)||61
||G Dunbar (5)||63
||D Hulston (+4)||64|
|Div 2||K Macaulay (14)||69
||A Rourke (20) ||71
||C Norman (15)||73|
Opening Meeting - 1st April 2017
Following a busy winter of competitions the 2017 season got underway proper on Saturday 1st April. With the Vice-Captain elswhere on the day this traditional match was played between the teams of the Captain, Drew Ure, and Past-Captain Charlie Murray. With the course in fine condition there was a good turnout and some excellent golf played in almost ideal, dry and mild weather. Back to the white tees the members enjoyed the challenge presented by the extra length of many of the holes. Individual matches were close but, in the event, it was a (tradiional) win for the Captain's team.
The Dollar Retired & Elderly Gents Golfing Society (The DREGGS) held their annual
Christmas competition and lunch at the Club on Tuesday 18th December 2012. With the course well recovered from recent
icy conditions there was a strong field and some good golf. Overall winner was 10 handicapper Bruce Neilson with a
solid round of golf and 38 Stableford points. Pictured with the group is the current DREGGS President Alistair Simpson
(seated left) and former President Jimmy Robertson (seated right).
THE SCOTTISH GOLF CARD
The SGU and SLGA have launched the new Scottish Golf Card, designed to reward members of Scottish golf clubs with great value golf at other courses across Scotland. For just £10 per year, you can receive 50% off the standard green fees at many courses up and down the country.
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(Note: Cards are available for purchase now from the Hon Secretary)
THE FAMOUS GROUSE FOURSOMES
Sunday 23rd April 2017
1st: James Malloy & Craig Whyte (19.5) - 65.5
2nd: Neil Ronald & Kevin Macaulay (13) - 67
3rd: Sandy Thomson & Alan Meikle (15) - 67
||THE JACK HERD FOURSOMES |
Sunday 17th September 2017
1st: Duncan MacInness & Andrew Ray (13.0) ~ 67.0
2nd: Jim Steedman & Jim Currie (19) ~ 67.0
3rd: Drew Ure & George Marshall (12.5) ~ 70.5
(Pictured - Duncan MacInnes (left) and Andrew Ray)
Do you know which member of the Club has successfully completed a total of seven marathons?
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|Scramble/Mixed Scramble Competitions - 2016/2017||Date|| ||Winning Teams
Di Dunning, Donald Malcolm, Martin Smith, Charles Norman (7)
Pauline Kirkwood, Darren Hulston, Callum Ure, Jim Roche (5.8)
Barbara Malcolm, George Marshall, Roger Sneddon, Terry Young (7.7)
Vic Allan, George Marshall, Charles Norman (4.7)
Barbara Pratt, Abdrew Ray, Callum Ure, John McMillan (7.5)
Elaine Williamson, Kenneth Christie, Jim Steedman, Andy Rourke (6.6)
Elaine Williamson, Darren Hulston, Drew Ure, Terry Young (4.8)
Barbara Pratt, Kayleigh Caine, Callum Ure, Stuart Morrison (7.4)
Barbara Malcolm, Kenneth Christie, John McMillan, Jim Roche (6.7)
George Marshall, Jim Roche, Terry Young (6.0)
Margaret Stephenson, Charlie Murray, Drew Ure (4.8)
Di Dunning, John McMillan, Stuart Morrison (4.8)
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