All three courses are open - Naemoor on full greens and Cowden & Arndean on temporary greens.
From Monday 28th October till further notice, we are now on 'winter rules' which means no play from the fairways (apart from beyond the white stakes near the greens). Please move balls to the semi rough. In addition Relief from an embedded ball 'through the green' will apply. We would appreciate the co operation of all players as these rules have served us well over the years in preserving the course during the winter.
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Last updated: 13.12.2013 11:16
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Muckhart Golf Club held it’s Championship Finals Day on Sunday with 9 finals played on a cold and blustery day. As usual there were many close run matches, with 2 going to sudden death, 2 finishing on the last hole and 2 finishing on the 17th.
Results of all the finals as follows: (individual pics of trophy winners will appear later this week)
Kidd Rosebowl 36 hole Scratch : Robert Malcolm bt Paul Frith 1up
McLaren Trophy: Andy Merrilees bt Chris Cole 1up
Thistle Trophy: Barry Scott bt Gary Gordon 6&5
Naemoor Seniors: Mike Todd bt Willie Black 2&1
Championship Salver: Laura Walker bt Steph Crolla on 19th
Bronze Championship: Justine Allen bt Christine Malcolm 2&1
Seamab Quaich: Maria Symington bt Christine Laing 4&3
Henderson Trophy: Mo MacPherson/Jim Kean bt Mo&Craig Richardson at 19th
Juniors: Alison Houston Trophy: Ian Hill bt Russell Malcolm 4&3
Other finals were played earlier in the week, results as follows
Ian Brooks 4Ball: Andy Merrilees/Derek Gibbons bt Bruce Neilson/Stephen Leitch 6&5
Rabbits Foot: Stuart Milligan bt Danny Gallagher
Hart Trophy: Andy Crichton bt John Fyfe 6&5
Halley Trophy: Ingrid Brooker bt Helen Payne 3&2
Firehill Cup: Anita Collins/Deborah Rettie bt Linda Somerville/Mo MacPherson 4&3
Trophy winners are pictured above with Captains Alan Bruce & Alex Glaister along with Match Secretary Ian Barker.
Congratulations to our winners and to the runners up for battling their way through rounds of matches to get to the finals, and grateful thanks to referees, caddies and spectators for making this another memorable day at the club.
23rd June 2013....Starting 9 shots behind the leaders even Neil Hill wasn't giving himself much of a chance of lifting his first ever club championship, but a superb 3rd round of 71 pegged back 4 shots, and with the wind getting stronger a 4th round of 72 was good enough to overcome the remaining defecit and win with a total of 302, by 2 shots from Neil MacDonald, with the joint leaders after round 3, Ian Dryden and Ross White a further 2 shots back.
Neil is pictured here receiving the trophy from Club Captain Alan Bruce, while Match Secretary Ian Barker looks on.
In the conditions Neil's rounds of 71 and 72 deserve great praise as indeed do the rest of the competitors in what were tough conditions. Going into the final round only 6 shots separated the top 6 players and contingency plans were being made in the event of an 18 hole play off being required so close were the final few holes.
1st Neil Hill 82, 77, 71, 72, 302
2nd Neil MacDonald 75, 77, 76, 76, 304
3rd Ian Dryden 73, 77, 75, 81, 306
Ross White 76, 74, 75, 81, 306
5th David McGinigal 79, 74, 78, 80, 311
6th Gary Smith 78, 80, 83, 77, 318
Ally Farquhar 75, 78, 77, 88, 318
8th Kyle Jolly 84, 76, 80, 79, 319
Thanks also to fellow competitors Robert Malcolm, Scott Smith, Alan Bruce, Barry Park, Paul Park and Bobby Dunsmore, Derek Gibbons, and John Russell.
All members who enter these competitions MUST be committed to achieving the required deadline dates. All entrants need to be proactive. Contact numbers are on draw sheets in locker room.
The first name drawn will be the challenger who has prime responsibility for arranging dates. He must provide at least 3 dates in advance of the cut off date, at least one of which must be a week end.
The second name, the challenged, should be prepared to accept at least one of the dates proposed. If none are convenient then the two should agree a mutually acceptable date, preferably well before the deadline. Although the challenger has the prime responsibility for arranging the dates, sitting back and waiting for a challenge in the belief that the tie will be forfeited if none is forthcoming is not acceptable behaviour.
If no satisfactory outcome can be reached the contestants should seek advice from the M&H Secretary. This has to happen at least 1 week before the deadline.
If there is reason to believe that neither party has made sufficient effort to arrange the tie or resolve the deadlock, both contestants will be excluded from the next round and their prospective opponent(s) given a bye.
All matches must be played on the designated course of the day.
Should it be necessary to suspend play due to adverse weather or some other justifiable cause, play must resume from the point at which play was suspended (R&A Rule 6-8 applies).
A match which finishes all square shall be decided by sudden death with play resuming from the first hole with strokes applying as for the first 18 holes.
WINNERS ARE UPDATED IN BOLD WHEN RESULTS KNOWN
Gents Match Play Club Champion David McGinigal receives the John Kidd Salver from President Chris Page, with captain Ian Barker looking on after a thrilling 1 hole win over James Barrett in the 36 hole final.
Sunday saw Championship Finals Day with 10 finals decided in what turned out to be a great day’s golf that had everything, including dry weather. 2 matches went to sudden death and 2 finished on the 18th so the clubhouse gallery witnessed plenty of golf. Results were as follows and congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the beaten finalists.
Alison Houston Trophy: Ross White beat Russell Malcolm at the 21st
John Kidd Salver (Club Championship over 36 holes): David McGinigal beat James Barrett 1up.
Thistle Trophy: Barry Scott beat Andrew Smith 3&2.
Hart Trophy: Andy Crichton beat Andy Merrilees 3&2.
Rabbit’s Foot Trophy: Kevin Martin beat George Fotheringham 2up
Naemoor Trophy: Alex Reid beat David Reid 4&3
Ladies: winner pictures in Ladies Section
Championship Salver (Club Championship): Eilidh Watson beat Jane Black 6&5
Bronze Trophy: Anita Collins beat Justine Allen 3&2
Seamab Quaich: Maria Symington beat Jan King 6&5
Halley Cup: (played Thursday) Maureen MacPherson beat Linda Nelson 3&2
Maureen MacPherson/Jim Kean beat Alex Glaister/Alan Bruce at the 19th.
On account of her double victory Maureen is now known as Mo McFarrar!
We would like to thank the referees, finalists, caddies and spectators for their part in the success of the day, and yet again the greens staff for the immaculate presentation of the course.
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Sunday was also a memorable day for member Dougie McNair for a hole in one at the Arndean 9th, and for those of us who enjoyed the customary dram at the bar. Ladies finalist Jane Black deserves great praise for continuing to successfully hole out at the nearby 1st green amidst all the commotion!
Winners: A Peel/B Godsman
Runners Up: B Scott/A Scott
Winner: James Barrett
Runner Up: Frank Lindin
Kevin Martin finally overcame wily George Fotheringham at the last green to win the Rabbit's Foot
Alex Reid won the 'old b****** trophy by 4&3 against his namesake David.
Barry Scott won 3&2 against Andrew Smith. Don't know what the joke was but it must have been a good one!
Andy won 3&2 against last Year's Kidd finalist Andy Merrilees
Ross White wins at the 21st against Russell Malcolm (and thast the closest we got to a smile from him!)
Congratulations to Steve Barton who after battling through umpteen knock out rounds in the hdid singles competition triumphed in the Regional Final at the Cardrona Club in Peebles on Tuesday.
Assisted by caddy Alex Robertson, Steve battled to 35 points to beat off his nearest challengers ( both of whom played with him and finished 1 shot back!!) in an exciting finish.
Steve then went off to Portugal in February to compete in the Grand Final where he battled through the last 16 to reach the final only to go down 3&2 in a close fought match.