The club sadly announces the death of Robert (Bert) Smith, former member. Condolences to his family.
The club would like to thank all the volunteers who have been undertaking work around the course and clubhouse, your help is very much appreciated and makes a difference. Overall, the course and especially the greens, is in very good condition. Suddenly the summer season is drawing to a close, however looking forward the winter competition schedule will be starting on Sunday 11th October and details of the competitions will be posted in the club main hallway. Ian Ford has been holding junior coaching sessions weekly during September and these have been very popular.
Our final monthly presentation night of the season is on Saturday 3rd October following the Glenfiddich Greensomes and on the same evening we are having a Bingo night, with sessions before and after the 9pm presentations. Tickets are also on sale for the Captains Dinner on Saturday 17th October, numbers are limited to 50 so book now to avoid disappointment.
Our final open competition of the season, the Ladies Open Texas Scramble was played on Sunday 30th August, with 11 teams of 3 playing. The winners were Lynne Flannigan with her playing partners from Minto, Sharon Lees and Dorothy Elliot, in second place were Kelso team Dawn Tomlinson, Karina Wilson and Laura Mathewson and in third place were Lynn Small and her playing partners from St Boswells, Jean Oliver and Fiona Melrose.
The team of Ian Ford, Bob Hogarth and Ian Lauder won the BGA Team Tournament held at Kelso which resulted in the club qualifying for the Scottish Club Championship finals at Fortrose and Rosemarkie in September.
The Gents Invitation, the Elsie Ford Greensomes was played on Saturday 5th September with Stuart Hawker and Graham Lillie winning. Other Gents trophy winners since the last issue are Peter McNulty, winner of the 36 hole competition for the Tom Scott Trophy, Blair Walker won the Gents Captains Prize and McHutchison Trophy. The scratch Challenge Trophy winner was Bob Hogarth and the handicap JF Thomas Trophy winner was Stuart Hawker. Andrew Gray won the Bob Swan Trophy and the winner of the Past Captains Trophy, played on the same day was Bert Taylor. Andrew Gray was also the winner of the Hislop Dumma Trophy the following week. The Grouse Foursomes were won by Gog Welsh and Dougie Wilson.
The Ladies Captains Prize was won by Leanne Wilson with Dawn Tomlinson, Leanne Wilson, Karina Wilson and Sharon Paterson all picking up special prizes. Pam Robson was the winner of the Ladies Hill Medal, winning the stroke play final. The MacRobert Thistle Cup was won by Karina Wilson. The Ladies annual outing, this year to Slaley Hall to a texas scramble, was a good day out despite the weather. Although none of the teams were successful in the overall event, the team of Eleanor Pearson, Margaret Wilkinson, Laura Mathewson and Anne Scott won the Ladies Outing Trophy.
The Seniors Section Tom Scott trophy was won by Ian Thompson and Billy Haig with Wullie Foster and Allan Lauder in second place and Billy Patterson and Mary Callander in third.
We are holding Christmas Party nights and will have our Christmas lunch and dinner menu available to book during December. Please contact the club for a copy of the menu and to book your table.
Further details on all our forthcoming events will be posted in the clubhouse, on our website and included in next month’s issue of Kelso Life.
Membership is available in all playing categories, and also as a social member.
If you are a member and have an under-14 child/grandchild/niece/nephew they can be a member for free as long as you remain a member.
Also, if you are between 18 and 24, you qualify for our youth membership category.
Further details are available from Club Secretary, Dawn Tomlinson on 01573 223009 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our membership benefits are listed on our website www.kelsogolfclub.co.uk.
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Kelso Golf Club is set in the heart of the Borders beautiful golfing countryside, this 18 hole, par 71 course is maintained to the highest level and will set a challenge to every standard of player.
The club offers an attractive parkland course well known for the fine condition of it's greens and fairways. The original course was designed by Ben Sayers then re-designed by James Braid in 1930. The mature 18 hole layout was opened in 1980.
After the battle of the fairways is over, relax in our welcoming comfortable lounge and dining room, overlooking the course. Our friendly bar staff and excellent catering will complete your day and make next years decision very easy!