October Outing – Dunbar

Dear RHGC Members,

Our final outing of the year will be held on Friday 11th October at Dunbar where we will be playing for the Keepers Tankard. This will be a one round afternoon outing, with tee off times being between 13:15 and 14:00pm.

The open championship qualifying course at Dunbar is regularly voted as one of the best in the country and a challenging links course, stunning scenery and friendly clubhouse all add up to make the perfect golfing experience.

 

We have managed to secure a fantastic deal to play at Dunbar, as a result the cost for golf and sweeps is £20pp.

Catering is not included in the price, but is available from Dunbar on the day should you wish to have lunch/dinner and a drink.

Golf Buggies

Golf buggies are available to hire, please indicate if you would like a buggy within your response.

Please reply directly to Brian Gillespie or Graeme Laurie by 4pm Thursday 3rd October

 

RHGC Committee

September Outing Report – Mar Hall

The September outing was held at Mar Hall on Friday 6th September 2019.

The Earl of Mar Championship Course and the A listed Mar Hall provided the stunning backdrop for the golf clubs prestigious outing of the year, where members were playing for the Centenary Trophy.

This was the first time that the golf club had visited Mar Hall and the challenging course combined with at times wet and blustery conditions provided a tough test of golf for all.

Playing a stroke play format Stevie Lugton mastered the course and conditions best of all and was the winner of the Centenary Trophy with an 87 less 12 for a net 75. The runner up was Jim Gordon with an 84 less 8 for a net 76.

Jim Gordon’s 84 also turned out to be the best scratch score on the day.

The tri-am competition was won by Alan Gray, Thomas Grant and Brian Gillespie with a net 68.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

2nd – Alan Gray

10th – Jeffrey Bowles

17th – Duncan Rae

By way of an indication of the the tough scoring conditions, or an idication of the standard of golf on the day, no one hit the greem on the par 3 5th, no two’s were recorded on the day and no one hit the green in 2 on the 18th…. much to the delight of our treasurer who saved a  fortune on golf balls as prizes!

Our next and final outing of the year will be held at Dunbar Golf Club on Friday 11th October and is a one round pm competition.

August Outing Report – Mortonhall

For the first time since 1994 RHGC returned to Mortonhall Golf Club for its August outing. On a warm, humid day the course was found to be in excellent condition with many complimentary comments being made by the members at the 19th afterwards and several being keen for the golf club to return to the venue sooner rather than later.

Playing a stableford format local member Thomas Grant was the winner of the Majority Cup with a fantastic score of 39 pts. The runner on the day with an equally impressive 38pts being Dave Simpson.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

3rd – Peter Whitecross

7th – Thomas Grant

10th – Stevie Lugton

17th – James McCormack

Five 2’s on the day were recorded – Thomas Grant at the 7th, Stevie Lugton on the 10th, Norman Maclachlan on the 17th and James McCormack on the 10th & 17th holes.

Closest to the hole in 2 at the 18th hole was won by Dave Simpson.

The tri-am competition was won by Steve Lugton and Alan Gray with a score of 45

The next outing will be held at Mar Hall on Friday 6th September and is a one round pm competition however prior to that the golf club will be having its annual challenge match against Leven Golfing Society on Sunday 1st September.

July Outing Report – Deer Park

The July outing was held at Deer Park on Friday 5th July 2019.

After a gap of 16 years RHGC returned to Deer Golf and Country Club for its July outing. Having hosted a number of Tartan Tour events, the Peter Allis and Dave Thomas designed Deer Park proved a stiff test of Golf in the blustery and at times wet conditions and this was reflected in the scoring on the day.

Cameron Boath won the Jim Meldrum Cup courtesy of a better inward half score, with a 92 less 17 for a net 75. Richard Torrance finished 2nd with an 89 less 14 also for a net 75.

Best Scratch score on the day was Jim Gordon with an 86 beating Colin Mackie and Duncan Rae also courtesy of a better inward half score.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

3rd – Cameron Boath

7th – Jim Gordon

10th – William Francis

16th – Kevin Stewart

No 2’s on the day were recorded

Closest to the hole in 2 at the 18th hole was won by Jim Gordon.

The tri-am competition was won by Cameron Boath, Jim Gordon & Colin Mackie with a score of 68

The next outing will be held at Mortonhall Golf Club on Friday 2nd August and is a one round afternoon competition.

The Golf club was delighted to welcome new member William Francis to the outing. If anyone wishes to join the office golf club, please speak to a member of the Golf Club Council.

June Outing Report – Aberdour

The June outing was held at Aberdour Golf Club on Friday 7th June 2019.

“Aberdour Golf Club in Fife was voted the fourth best golfing experience in Scotland by the readers of Bunkered magazine. This private members golf course has breath-taking vistas looking over the River Forth across to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. The fantastic facilities include the Riverview Lounge (with panoramic views) and a host of other features for members, golf outings and casual visitors.”

Jim Gordon won the RHGC Quaich with a score of 76 – 10 for a net 66. Greig Mitchell finished 2nd courtesy of a better inward half with a 78-10 for a net 68.

Best Scratch score on the day was Colin Mackie with a 73.

Only 3 out of the 6 par 3’s were included as Ball nearest the hole with the winners being as follows:

7th – Duncan Rae

12th – Colin Mackie

15th – Alan Low

2’s on the day were recorded as follows:-

1st hole – Colin Mackie

7th hole – Graeme Laurie & Cameron Boath

12th hole – Cameron Boath

15th hole – Duncan Rae & Alan Low

18th hole – James McCormack

The tri-am competition was won by James McCormack, Alan Gray & Colin Mackie with a score of 55

The next outing will be held at Deer Park on Friday 5th July and is a one round afternoon competition.

If anyone wishes to join the office golf club, please speak to a member of the Golf Club Council.

May Outing Report – Gleneagles

Register House Golf Club’s latest outing was held at Gleneagles on Wednesday 24th April.

Having visited a combination of the King’s and Centenary Courses the year before, the Golf Club was delighted to once again have the opportunity to return to this prestigious venue to play the shorter but challenging Queens’ Course.

Sadly the recent good weather failed to last and woolly hats were the order of the day with pints of lager at the requested 10th hole stop being replaced by hot cups of Bovril!  The weather however failed to detract from the overall enjoyment and success of the outing.

The winner of the Jubilee Vase with a fantastic Stableford score of 41pts was Alan Gray.

The runner-up was Colin Mackie with a score of 33pts.

Ball nearest the hole winners are as follows:

2nd Hole          –           Bob Colquhoun   5th Hole     –           Richard Torrance

13th Hole          –           Norman Baikie     14h Hole    –           Gordon Taylor

17th Hole        –           Greig Mitchell      Nearest in 2 at the 18th was Thomas Grant

2s on the day were scored by Duncan Rae and Dave Simpson at the 5th, Greig Mitchell and Stevie Lugton at the 17th and Thomas Grant at the par 4 15th.

The team event was won by Jim Gordon, Kevin Stewart, Greig Mitchell and Peter Whitecross with a full handicap stableford score of 49pts.

RHGC were delighted to welcome 1 new member to the club Bob Colquhoun.

Our next outing will be at 2 round event at Aberdour Golf Club on Friday 7th June with details to follow in due course.  If anyone wishes to join the office golf club, please speak to any member of the council listed on the RHGC Intranet pages.

April Outing Report – Gullane 3

Our first outing of the year was held at Gullane Golf Club on course No.3 on Friday 5th April 2019

Designed by Willie Park Jr, the course celebrated its centenary in 2010 and has matured to become a much loved destination for many visiting golfers. Favoured with the same impeccable links turf as its older neighbours No. 3 is maintained to the same high standards from tee to green. This is no soft option, despite a lack of yards the course still present the classic Gullane challenge of strategic course management, true running greens and numerous bunkers to be avoided – and all played out in stunning scenery.

On a sunny but blustery day Phil Millar won the David Bryce Trophy in the morning with a net score of 59, Norman Baikie was second with a net 62.

Best Scratch Score on the day was Duncan Rae with a 73.

Ball nearest the hole on the par 3s was as follows:

2nd Hole James McCormack
8th Hole Ben Irvine
11th Hole Graeme Laurie
13th Hole Colin Mackie
15th Hole Duncan Rae

 

Nearest the hole in 2 at the 18th was won by Norman Baikie.

2s were recorded by Duncan Rae at the 3rd and 11th, Graeme Laurie on the 11th, Greig Mitchell on the 13th and Richard Torrance on the 4th.

In the afternoon Tri-Am competition Phil Millar continued his good form to team up with Jim Gordon for a winning score of 57.

RHGC were delighted to welcome 1 new member to the club Lewis Hutchinson.

The next outing will be held at Gleneagles Golf Club on Wednesday 24th April.

If anyone wishes to join the office golf club, please speak to any member of the council listed on the RHGC Intranet pages.