Dear Member,

Another new season at Rowallan is finally upon us. The winter does seem to last forever in Scotland but it was great to see such involvement in our winter series event. It was by far the greatest success we’ve had with an off-season competition and will hope to continue it in the future. Congratulations again to winner Tommy Webster and to all who took part. With the number’s we had playing it augers well for the new season proper, and hopefully we will have more members than ever competing in all competitions this year.

With that in mind we have more medal options than ever before, including the first Rowallan Open and our first Doc-Thom counting event, both great additions to the Ayrshire calendar. This season also brings a new Ayrshire Handicap league, which along with the scratch league gives members the chance to play for the club and play some other great Ayrshire courses.

I must say it is a great privilege to be captain of RCGC, I’m going into my sixth season as a member and it is a fantastic club to be part of. From improvements on the course, increased numbers playing and more competitions than ever things have been rapidly progressing over that time and we continue to look at ways in which we can further progress. We have our first social event of the year next Friday, which will be a fun quiz night. Hopefully we will see plenty members, partners and friends coming along. The success of these nights will be largely measured on attendance and if you have any ideas for the future please let us know.

Finally, many thanks to my predecessor Andy Macleod who was a fine Captain. Last year especially was no ordinary year. The coordination of the marshalling team for the Open Championship was no easy task and the success of that week for our team was in no small part thanks to him. Letting him win the play-off last week in our Captain vs past Captain match was the least I could do!

We have our first counting medal tomorrow, and the numbers look great on the BRS system, I’m sure you can’t wait to get started. Play well!



Winter Series Final and Championship Results:

Scores on the day:
1st Tom Webster 28 points
2nd Alan Ward 27 points

Iain Clark
Robin Gemmell

Winter Series Championship:

1st Tom Webster 54.3 points
2nd Alan Ward 53.3 points
3rd Drew Parsons 48.5 points.

Congratulations to our prize winners. Tommy wins a game of golf with our ambassador Jack Doherty at a selected date throughout the year. Alan wins two tickets one day tickets to the AAM Scottish Open at Dundonald Links and Drew wins a gift set of products from the shop.

Well done to everyone who played on Saturday and throughout the whole of the Winter Series. Below is the master scoreboard. Winter Series Scores Final

Winter Series Results Final Qualifier #13

1st Alan Ward 31 points
2nd William Stewart 28 points

Two’s Winners:
Alan Ward
Drew Parsons
Mark Gallagher
Alasdair Laurenson
Paul Mccallin
Chris Laidler

An updated handicap list will be on the notice board and next to the sign in sheet for the Winter Series Final. Alan is now cut to 2, William is cut to 15 and Robert Mclaughlin is 11.5.

Only players who have entered 6 scores are eligible for the final this Saturday. Those who have not entered 6 scores can still play in the competition on Saturday to win the sweep and twos.

The winner of the Winter Series will be determined by the players average added onto their score on Saturday. The prize-winners will be announce on Monday.

Well done to everyone who played at the weekend. Below is the master scoreboard for the winter series.

Winter Series Scores 04.03.18