DATES FOR WINTER TOUR 2013/14

GOLF DATES 2014/15

WINTER TOUR DATES

ALL DATES AND COURSES ARE PROVISIONAL

September 21st Elmwood GC- Summer Championship

October 12th Drumoig GC booked for 20
October 26th Falkirk Tryst booked for 24 Cancelled -Rain
November 9th Torrance booked for 23
November 30th Whitekirk GC
December 14th Kittocks (Xmas outining) Dunvegan Hotel for dinner afterwards. booked for 24
January 25th Falkirk Tryst booked for 24
February 8th Scotscraig G C
February 22nd
March 14th
March 29th Ladybank GC booked for 28






Friday, 21 November 2014

ROUND 3 WHITEKIRK

WHITEKIRK
GOLF CLUB
30TH NOVEMBER





Players Entered

G Sinclair
G Cullen
A Smart
S Jessney
C Weir
G Leadbitter
M McMillan
D Nimmo
J Nugent
N Keir
D Graham
B Gibson
I Baird
G Dickie
B Murphy
J Cullen
D Revie
P James

18 PLAYERS ENTERED

FIRST TEE TIME 10.45AM

DRAW AT 10.25AM

COST £18.75 FOR GOLF

Rolls are available before if required




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Friday, 14 November 2014

WINNERS FROM
ST ANDREWS


OVERALL WINNER
JIM CULLEN


JIM CULLEN WAS THE WINNER IN RD 2 WITH 34 POINTS AND HE ALSO WAS NEAREST THE PIN AT ONE OF THE HOLES ALSO

JOHN NUGENT WAS RUNNER UP LOSING ON COUNTBACK TO JIM

IN 3RD PLACE WAS IAN FOX WITH 33 POINTS

NEAREST THE PIN WAS WULLIE McMILLAN

SPOON BOY WAS ALAN FOLLETT

ALAN SET A NEW HACKERS RECORD OF 12 POINTS FOR 18 HOLES







Tuesday, 11 November 2014

RESULTS FROM ST ANDREWS


THE KITTOCKS
COURSE
ST ANDREWS
2014



FANTASTIC WEATHER FOR ROUND 2 OF THIS YEARS TOUR


The winner of round 2 was Jim Cullen with 34 points beating John Nugent on count back. In 3rd place was Ian Fox with 33 points.

The nearest the pins were won by Jim Cullen and Wullie McMillan.

The Spoon was won by Alan Follett in a new Hackers record of 12 points. We should all remember that Alan has just started playing golf and I am sure it won't be long till he is challenging at the other end of the leader board. Stick in Alan the only way is up !!!

I would like to thank Alex Smart, Dodi, Davie Drew and Craig Weir for organising things on the day. Also thanks to Jim Cullen for sending on the photos of all the winners.


FULL RESULTS

J Cullen         34
J Nugent        34
I Fox              33
D Drew         32
D Graham     32
G Leadbitter  32
A Smart         31
W McMillan  31
D Totten        30
G Cullen        30
S McPherson  29
C Wier            29
S Paul             28
D Nimmo       27
M McMillan   27
N Keir            27
G Dickie        27
J Nugent        26
D Revie         25
J Carslaw      21
A Alexander  17
A Follett        12

More pictures to follow.

Also the leaders after 2 rounds.

Next round is on the 30th of November at Whitekirk GC and is £75 for a 4 ball (£18.75 each).




Thursday, 30 October 2014

PLAYERS ENTERED FOR ROUNDS AT FAIRMONT

ROUNDS 
2 AND 4
AT 
ST ANDREWS





PLAYERS ENTERED FOR 9TH NOVEMBER

G Cullen
C Weir
I Fox
D Nimmo
G Leadbitter
N Keir
D Revie
S McPherson
M McMillan
W McMillan
J Nugent
D Drew
A Folett
A Alexander
D Mitchell
D Graham
S Paul
D Totten
J Carslaw
A Smart
G Dickie
J Cullen


22 Players Entered

Cost £20

Kittocks Course

First tee time 10.00am







PLAYERS ENTERED FOR THE 14TH DECEMBER

R Chalmers
G Cullen
G Sinclair
C Chalmers
I Fox
S Jessney
D Nimmo
G Leadbitter
N Keir
D Revie
B Newall
M McMillan
J Nugent
D Drew
A Folett
A Alexander
D Mitchell
D Graham
S Paul
D Totten
J Carslaw
I Baird
A Smart
B Murphy

24 Players entered

Cost £20

Torrance Course

First tee time 10.10

Christmas dinner will be afterwards in the Dunvegan Hotel St Andrews

Dinner cost £20

BOTH ROUNDS HAVE BEEN BOOKED AND BEEN PAID IN FULL.

If you have to withdraw from the above rounds let me know ASAP






Monday, 27 October 2014

A RAIN OFF FOR ROUND 2


FALKIRK 
CANCELLED
YESTERDAY


Yesterday we decided to cancel round 2 due to the shocking weather. Today I phoned the pro at Falkirk and he said it was the right decision as the course got battered yesterday and just after 1 the rain was lashing down and we wouldn't have got round.

So the revised date for Falkirk is now the 25th of January and we have the same deal.

The next round is in 2 weeks at the Fairmont on the Kittocks course. The green fee is £20 per player.

I will be taking names from Monday the 27th till Wednesday the 29th October then I have to confirm the numbers and make full payment. So if any player withdraws at a later date then he will have to pay the full amount if a replacement is not found.



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

ROUND 2 FALKIRK





ROUND 2

REMEMBER THE 
CLOCKS 
GO 
BACK!!!!



This Sunday is round 2 of this years Tour. There is a breakfast included in the deal so The White Chimney Boys don't have to go a 2 hour drive for their grub before playing. I would get there sharp for your food and then the draw.

I won't be there as I'm off on cycle with the club up at Killin for the day. Hope the weather is kind to both our outings.

Enjoy your day guys.


FALKIRK TRYST

OCTOBER 26TH


LIST OF PLAYERS ENTERED

BOOKING CONFIRMED

G Leadbitter
G Sinclair
S Jessney
I Fox
C Weir
D Graham
B Murphy
J Nugent
W McMillan
M McMillan
D Nimmo
N Keir
S McPherson
A Alexander
D Mitchell
G  Dickie
A Smart
B Gibson
D Drew
A Follett
D Revie
G Cullen
I Baird
J Wynn

24 PLAYERS ENTERED

First tee time 11am

Cost £20 including full breakfast.

Be there sharp for breakfast before going out and the DRAW IS AT 10.40 !!

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT LET ME KNOW ASAP.



Monday, 13 October 2014

HOW TO WIN THE SPOON

DRUMOIG
SPOON 
BOY
2014



"At least I'm no the first in the family to win it "



For the last 7/8 years I have witnessed  58 Hackers win the Big Spoon and on Sunday I became the 59 winner of the coveted prize.

Usually when a player wins the Spoon they skulk about waiting for the prize giving then rush up grab their award and mumble something like "I played shite "and disappear rapidly into the distance with the Spoon buried in the boot of their car.

I have avoided the Spoon over the years tho in recent times I have came very close to skulking down the road with it but some other poor sod has been more shite than me on the day.

That never happened on Sunday and I became the 59th winner of the SPOON.

Just what do you have to do to win the Spoon ??

One thing I can say for sure is that you have to hit a lot of golf shots to win the fucking thing !

So bring lots of chocolate bars and drinks. It helps with 2 things.

They keep your energy levels up because with all the shots and digging about in the rough looking for the wee white ball you will be fucked.

Also if it's a nice day you can have a wee picnic while your partners play golf because you won't be.

Also you will start playing with Donnays, Commandoes, Pinnicles and any other ball you manage to find in the shit while looking for your own wee Pro V.

Losing 6 Pro V's isn't a option on a SPOON Day so dig out the Slazengers etc and hit and hope.

Here is a brief description of my round into history.

Hole 1   Sky the tee shot, shank the second into the trees ( with a 3 wood - fucking tricky shot that one -try it ), pitch out as it's not just in the trees but behind a stump, knife the next chip thro the green and then 2 solid putts.

Walking to the second tee I feel as tho I've played 15 holes already !!

Hole 3 Two balls out of bounds. They were 200 yards apart with one going way East and one way West.

This was the first of 4 holes that I never even went to putt on the green !!!

After 4 holes 1 point

After 9 holes 7 points

4 blobs on front 9

On the 9th and 10th I had plenty of time to kill sitting in the sun on the next tee waiting for my playing partners to putt out on the holes as I had lost 4 balls on  those 2 holes alone !!!!!

After 10 holes I was down 6 balls and found myself now playing with a "Titless" Velocity ?? that had been brutally abused by it's previous owner who was called Scooby. Who the fuck writes Scooby on his ball.

Scooby's ball didn't remain in my possession for very long and I doubt if anyone will ever find it as it was blasted into the farmers field.

In the remaining 8 holes I had 2 more blobs but somehow managed to score another 15 points in just 6 holes.

On the last I had only 90 yards to the green after my tee shot and I still managed to get a blob.

TOTAL LOST BALLS  REQUIRED TO WIN THE SPOON 9 - all tatties I must add.

So there it is guys - play like a fanny and you to can win the SPOON.

It's easy to do as I found out on Sunday.

My apologies to Del, Sinky and my unfortunate partner Foxy who had to witness the above hacking,slashing and chopping around the Fife countryside.

I won't be at Falkirk in 2 weeks time so one things for sure - someone else will be skulking, slinking down the road with OOR SPOON.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL !!!



DRUMOIG WINNERS


SMARTY
EQUALS
HACKERS
RECORD

44
P
O
I
N
T
S
!!!!!!


WINNER OF THE FIRST ROUND


RUNNER UP DAVY G

"HOW THE FUCK DID HE GET TO BE TALLER THAN ME "

THE FOX NABS A NEAREST THE PIN

HARD TO BELIEVE THERE'S 40 YEARS BETWEEN THESE 2 HANDSOME HACKERS !!


A SUMMERS DAY AT DRUMOIG


DRUMOIG 
GOLF 
COURSE

OCTOBER 
2014 


OCTOBER IN SCOTLAND


On Sunday we had a fantastic day at Drumoig Golf Course and the Indian summer continues with most players strolling around the course in just a polo shirt.

Most players took advantage of the benign conditions and posted some good solid points to the start of their winter  campaign.

The player who came out on top was Alex Smart with a great total of 44 points which equalled John Nicholson's record set at Ladybank in March.

This was a great round for Alex as I'm sure he will be first to admit he has been struggling with his golf the last few weeks/months. So it was good to see him get a wee reward for all his perseverance.

In runner up position was last years joint Tour winner David Graham with 40 points and in third place was Billy Gibson with 38 points.

The nearest the pins were won by Ian Fox and Mark Mc Millan

Spoon Boy was yours truly but more about that later. My 22 points deserves a separate wee post !!

FULL RESULS

A Smart             44
D Graham         40
B Gibson          38
C Weir              38
M Mc Millan    36
W McMillan     36
I Fox                36
G Leadbitter    34
D Nimmo        34
G Sinclair        34
D Mitchell       32
S Jessney        32
D Revie          31
B Newall        30
G Cullen         30
N Keir            29
A Follett         29
D Drew          26
R Chalmers    22

Nearest pins

Ian Fox
Mark McMillan

SPOON BOY

Robert Chalmers



Thursday, 9 October 2014

PLAYERS ENTERED FOR FALKIRK

FALKIRK TRYST

OCTOBER 26TH


LIST OF PLAYERS ENTERED

BOOKING CONFIRMED

G Leadbitter
G Sinclair
S Jessney
I Fox
C Weir
D Graham
B Murphy
J Nugent
W McMillan
M McMillan
D Nimmo
N Keir
S McPherson
A Alexander
D Mitchell
G  Dickie
A Smart
B Gibson
D Drew
A Follett
D Revie
G Cullen
I Baird
J Wynn

24 PLAYERS ENTERED

First tee time 11am

Cost £20 including full breakfast.

Be there sharp for breakfast before going out and the DRAW IS AT 10.40 !!






Thursday, 25 September 2014

WINTER TOUR RD 1 - DRUMOIG

DRUMOIG 

12TH

OCTOBER 



ENTRY NOW CLOSED.
BOOKING MADE.

NAMES ENTERED FOR RD 1

R Chalmers
G Sinclair
G Cullen
A Smart
N Keir
D Drew
S Jessney
C Weir
D Graham
G Leadbitter
A Alexander
D Mitchell
D Revie
I Fox
B Newall
B Gibson

Total number entered 16

Cost £30 for golf and food before/after

First tee time 12.00




Monday, 22 September 2014

SUMMER GOLF IN FIFE


THE LONG SUMMER 
CONTINUES
IN 
FIFE



LOOKING UP THE 18TH



BRIAN SWEEPS TO VICTORY IN THE SUNSHINE

This years summer championship was won by Brian Newall with 39 points. He was closely followed by Dodi and Davie Revie with 38 and 36 points each.

A good win for Brian and with us playing off the white tees it was very good scoring.

Overall it was a great day out with the course in good condition and everyone seemed to enjoy the trek around the Fife countryside. 

The food at the club house is possibly the best we have ever had on any golf outing and the staff also were superb. A great bowl of spicy soup and some large plates of tasty sandwiches started the day followed by a superb choice of dishes for dinner after hacking up the course.

The wee bonus at the end of the day was the large plates of homemade scones and cream cakes with tea and coffee which brought a smile to everyones face - even Smarty who was chucking golf (yes again !!!) after floundering about the course all day. 
So much so as we left the club house he was organising a game for the next day after abandoning his clubs in the club refuge bin just 1 hour earlier.

Amazing how a wee cream cake rekindles the spirit.

A great day out and all food and golf for £30 !!

Fantastic value





Full Results

Brian Newall        39 
G Leadbitter         38
D Revie                36
D Mitchell            35
D Graham             35
B Gibson              34
G Sinclair             34
R Chalmers          32
S McPherson        32
D Drew                 29
A Smart                25
A Alexander         24

Nearest the pins

R Chalmers
Dodi

"Unofficial" Spoon Boy

Andrew Alexander

Yes Andrew won the Spoon but we didn't have it with us. Last years Donkey seems to be in the same place after a summers golf but I'm sure he will sort it out before defending his Donkey title this winter.

Andrew is now a 2 time winner of the Spoon - unofficial or not !!


Summer in September








Saturday, 23 August 2014

ELMWOOD FULLY BOOKED


21ST SEPTEMBER 2014


ELMWOOD GOLF CLUB




FULLY BOOKED FOR THE 12 PLAYERS WHO ASKED TO BE ENTERED.

BOOKING NOW CLOSED


FIRST TEE TIME 1.14PM
LUNCH BEFORE AND DINNER AFTERWARDS








Wednesday, 20 August 2014

LATE SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP


SEPTEMBER 21ST
FIRST TEE 
TIME
1.14PM


Elmwood Golf Ryder Cup Special Offer

18 holes of quality golf and meal in our clubhouse lounge for only £20.00
Tee times available from:
From: 12.10pm - Monday to Friday
From: 1.14pm - Saturday & Sunday
Please Note:
  • Offer subject to tee time availability
  •  Bookings essential

Choose from:
  • Clubhouse cold cuts mixed salad; honey roast ham, roast beef & turkey breast with coleslaw & mixed leaves
  • Macaroni Cheese made with mature Scottish Cheddar
  • Deep fried scampi with tartar sauce & a edge of lemon
  • Steak & ale pie; a casserole of beefsteak, button mushrooms, onions, tomato & herbs, braised in ale & topped with crisp butter pastry
  • Chilli beef burrito with hickory relish, mozzarella cheese & herb sour cream
  • Fairways Burger with bacon, iceberg mayonnaise, chilli relish & mozzarella cheese

All served with French fries



Driving Range Offer
Hit 100 high quality Srixon range balls in our newly refurbished indoor driving range and enjoy a bacon roll in the comfort of our clubhouse lounge for only £6.50

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

RALSTON BOWL WIN FOR WILLIAM

WELL DONE 

DECISIVE BIRDIE AT FIRST EXTRA HOLE

          Willie McMillan, the Ralston Rosebowl, and club captain's wife Jackie McCrea

McMILLAN BEATS GRANT IN PLAY-OFF 
FOR RALSTON BOWL
For the second year running there was a dramatic finish to the Ralston Rosebowl. 
William McMillan (Bonnyton) won it at the first  play-off hole against local favourite Fraser Grant with a magnificent birdie. 
Congratulations to both players who had both shot fantastic rounds of golf in extremely testing conditions.

Congratulations also go to three of the younger Ralston members, Fraser's younger brother Christopher, Jack Murphy and Stuart McLean   on winning first, second and third prizes in the handicap section.


See the prize winners below :-


Rosebowl Winner
139 William MacMillan (Bonnyton) 69 70 (after play-off)


Friday, 1 August 2014

HACKERS ON THE BEACH



CLEARWATER BEACH 
FLORIDA
JULY
2014


IAN, ME, DAVY AND DODI ON CLEARWATER BEACH WHICH WAS VOTED THE No 1BEACH THE USA LAST YEAR

After staying in Clearwater with us last October for our bi annual golf trip Dodi wanted to bring his wife Tina over to see just how good it is. So I arranged for George and Tina rent a friends condo and they had a great holiday on the beach in Sand Key.

Ian and Davy along with their wife's and Ian's son Mark came down to visits me and Dodi one day and we had a very nice day on the beach. Then in the evening we jumped on the trolley and over the bridge into Clearwater for dinner and to watch the sunset on Pier 60.

Ian and Davy headed back up the I4 later that night to Orlando for the rest of their holiday.

While Dodi was there we went out for 2 games of golf at Bardmoor and Bellview. I won't  upset Dodi by revealing the results of our match.

HERE COMES THE BUS FOR OUR 2 MILE TRIP OVER THE BRIDGE

DODI AND IAN ON THE PIER

DODI ON THE LAST AND THE GAME CERTAINLY DIDN'T GO UP THE LAST !!!!!

LOOKING UP THE LAST AT BELLVIEW GC ONLY 10MINS FROM THE BEACH
WE PLAYED ON "CRAZY TUESDAY"
$25 FOR 18 HOLES INCL A BUGGY!!!!!

A DODI BOMB OFF INTO THE DISTANCE

WHERE THE DODI BOMB ENDED UP - IN GATOR TERRITORY !!



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

BIG VG WINS LENZIE GOLF CLUB SECOND CLASS CHAMPS

JOINT WINTER 

TOUR  WINNER 

WINS 

CLASS CHAMPS




Davy won the Second Class Club Championship at Lenzie on Sunday. His opponent was Scott Wylie and I an led to believe both players played very well  with Davy wining  2-1.

Well done to Davy and Scott for reaching the final.

If any other Hacker has some news then let me know and I will post it on the site.

It doesn't need to be just the good scores. Send in the howlers as well. We all like to laugh at other peoples fuck ups.

A example of this is Smarty.

The other week I am told he was playing very well in a medal on the Wee course at Cawder.

Standing on the 18th tee he only needed a slap it up the fairway for a par or bogey and he was getting at a very good reduction in his handicap.

Well he did slap it up the fairway but twice into the water and 9 shots later he picked his ball out the hole. Yes a 9 down the last after playing great all the way round.

Easy done.

So if anyone else has been burning it up or doing a Smarty let us know.


Friday, 2 May 2014

SPOON BOYS FROM WINTER TOUR 2013/14

SPOONERS FROM
THIS
YEARS 
TOUR






FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

2 TIME WINNER DIV NIMMO , JIM CULLEN , ANDREW ALEXANDER , DAVIE REVIE , TOMMY NICHOLSON , IAN BAIRD , GARY McGILL , GORDON SINCLAIR.
MISSING FROM THE PHOTO WAS SCOTT WYLIE.



Thursday, 1 May 2014

A YOUNG HACKER ON A SPRING TOUR

450 
HOLES OF 
GOLF
 IN
APRIL



Craig in Peru 

On the 28th of March Craig left us and we didn't see him till the 28th of April as he was off on a succession of golf competitions around Britain and  overseas.

First up was a week at Lossiemouth for the Scottish University Championships. He had 72 holes over 2 days in the individual then another 3 days with 36 holes each day in the team championship since Strathclyde made the final.

He then headed straight down to Leven Golf Links the next day to play in the Scottish Champion of Champions opening SGU event for the season. He had got a phone call during the week with the offer of a place in the invitation only event. That was another 72 holes over 2 days meaning he had now played 252 holes of golf in just 8 days.

From Leven he then went straight to St Andrews for The R and A Scholars Championship played on the Old Course and the Eden over 54 holes in 2 days.

After that he had a few days at home (but we were away in Florida at this point).

His next trip took him away down to Wales for the British Uni Championship over 72 holes.

It was then straight up the road and out to Lima in Peru for a International comp that he had been selected for. He was playing in a 2 man team representing the R and A as he's a R and A scholar.
This was a great overseas trip and with it being World Ranking Event it meant points were up for grabs. It was a very good field with countries and universities sending 2 man teams.

Craig eventually finished 5th overall with a score of 3 over for the 72 holes and was happy with how he played. He said it was the tightest course he's ever played and 3 of the players that were ahead of him are currently in the top 100 in the World Rankings ( the boy from Chile that won is now ranked 13th). Craig and his partner Ryan McKinstry from Ireland finished 5th team which is the best the R and A team has ever finished in the 26 years this competition has been going.

In this years Uni season Craig has had 2 top 3 placings in British Order of Merit events along with his 7th place in the Championship. That put him in the top 5 overall in the Order of Merit and after the Final at Wales the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team was announced for the bi annual World University Championship. He was picked in the 4 man team and is off to Switzerland in June for 8-10 days to play in the individual and team competition. The event is played over the same course that the European Tour plays The Omega Masters on.

So a nice trip for him to look forward to later in the season.

I picked him and Ryan up 3 days ago at the airport and in the month since we had last seen him he had played 450 holes of competitive stroke play golf and that doesn't include 1 or 2 practice rounds at each event !!!!


Tightest course ever !!

Course was in immaculate condition 

Craig and Ryan at the opening ceremony in Peru

R and A team members 2014

Lima Golf Club in the centre of Lima

Surrounded by the city

Players from around the world


NEXT UP WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPS
IN
SWITZERLAND 

A mountain top course

Spectacular setting