DATES FOR WINTER TOUR 2013/14

GOLF DATES 2013/14

WINTER TOUR DATES

October 20th Torrance Course booked 28 Full
November 3rd Drumoig GC booked 28 Full
November 17th Balcomie Links booked 28 Full
December 1st Lundin Links booked 28 Full
December 15th Xmas Bash Kittocks Course and the Dunvegan Hotel St Andrews booked for 28 Full
January 19th Leven Links booked 32 Full
February 2nd Scotscraig GC booked 32 Full
March 2nd Craighead Links booked 32
March 16th Whitekirk Golf a Club booked for 32 Full
March 30th Ladybank GC booked for 32 Full





Wednesday, 2 April 2014


HACKERS WINTER


TOUR
CHAMPIONS
2013/14



IAN AND DAVY 
WENT 

Once again the Championship was not decided until the very last putt on the final green and both players had a putt each to win the Tour outright but both failed to sink the pressure putt.

Ian and David had to get up and down from the green side bunkers and both hit nice shots out with Ian's being not far from going in out the bunker.

This year there has been 10 rounds of golf completed and many, many shots hit from mid October till the end of March and yet it came down to a single putt. Both players will be looking back at points dropped and Davy will kick himself having blobbed the last hole especially as he was stroking.

Simon also was in the hunt going down the last but he had a bad hole  and was only 1 point behind Ian and David as they walked off the 18th.

The decision was made to award the Championship to both players after a long hard winters golf.

A good finish to a very close Tour and once again the format kept the Championship open right to the end.

Congratulations to both Ian and David and both are now double Tour Championship winners.




Tuesday, 1 April 2014

HACKERS TOUR DONKEY 2014

ANDREW ALEXANDER 
HACKERS 
DONKEY 2014










Andrew won the Donkey this year by just 1 point from Neil Keir. Andrew had 151 points and Neil 152. Neil's Crow Wood partner Ian Baird was 3rd in the race for the Donkey.







Monday, 31 March 2014

ELITE 4 BALL


LADYBANK
2014
ELITE 
4
BALL


DAVY, SIMON, IAN, AND GERRY

BIG DAVY IS IN THE CRAP ON THE 18TH

STILL IN THE CRAP BUT GETS OUT AND INTO THE BUNKER IN 4 SHOTS

FOXY IS IN THE OTHER BUNKER IN 2

GERALDO IS ON HIS SECOND BALL FOR THIS HOLE

DAVY MISSES HIS PUTT FOR A POINT AND THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP  -A BLOB

DEFENDING CHAMPION FOXY LOOKS AT THE LINE AND GETS READY FOR A PUTT THAT WILL SEE HIM  RETAIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR ANOTHER YEAR

IT SHAVES THE LEFT HAND SIDE AND GOES PAST

WHO IS THE TOUR WINNNER ??????






DONKEY 4 BALL




LADYBANK 
2014
DONKEY 
4
BALL 


MARK,TOMMY,NEIL AND IAN

BAIRDY LOOKS COOL AND CALM

MARK ABOUT TO KNIFE THE BALL OOT AND A BLOB

SHANKY "I'M THE DONKEY"
YOUR BOYS THE LADYBANK CHAMP
HE HAD MORE POINTS IN 9 HOLES THAN YOU'VE GOT FOR 18 -FUD

TOMMY PUTTS INTO THE HOLE



LADYBANK WINNERS


NEW 
HACKERS
RECORD HOLDER
JOHN 
NICHOLSON

44 POINTS



44 FANTASTIC POINTS FOR YOUNG JOHN

RUNNER UP WITH 39 POINTS PAUL JAMES

IN 3RD PLACE IAN FOX ALSO WITH 39 POINTS

NEAREST THE PIN JOHN NUGENT

NEAREST THE PIN DEREK MITCHELL

LADYBANK SPOON BOY GARY McGILL WITH 23 POINTS




Friday, 28 March 2014

THE BEST COURSE IN THE WORLD ????


IT IS 
CERTAINLY
RIGHT UP THERE

TRUMP
INTERNATIONAL GOLF LINKS

On Monday evening I read online in Scottish Golf View that Mr Trump was opening his course a week early after their winter closure and he was offering Scottish golfers the chance to play it for £200 a 4 ball.

For this week only it was £200 for 4 and from next Monday it was back to the normal £195 per player.

I went online but everything for the week was gone apart from the 8-8.30 times on Wednesday. After having spoke to Gordon I decided to leave it to the morning and I would phone the club house. They confirmed that they were full with nothing left but they would like us to come up and play so they would put us out after the last game at 12.30.

From the minute we arrived the staff couldn't do enough for us and our £50 included the following.

Food and drinks on arrival.
Unlimited range balls
Goody bag including a superb metal bag tag,water, score saver.
Trolleys
18holes of awesome golf.
Soup and filled roll after 

ALL FOR £50 !!!!!!

On the 1st tee we were told that the game in front was gone 25 mins and we had the course to ourselves as there was nobody going out behind us.

We played 18 holes on Trump International and hardly seen a soul the whole round. Every hole is separated from each other by huge sand dunes so I don't think you would see many people anyway.

The other nice touch is that they only put a game out every 15 mins. They don't cram people onto the course.

I am sure everyone has read all the reviews for the course and just how good it is meant to be with OOR Donald having stated " it's the best in the world". You need to play it to appreciate just how stunning it is. From start to finish it was awesome with not a bad hole on the course.

It has been carved out amongst the tallest dunes in the world and they have built it with not a piece of artificial surface anywhere on the course. There are paths everywhere for access to the  6 tees at each hole and it is created with grass like a fairway.

We played off the whites at 6329yds and the back tees measure 7428yds with a SS of 77 - 5 above par !!

This was the best golf deal I have ever got and I have had some crackers but this simply blow everything away- easily. 

The golf season rate jumps to £195 per player. 

Is it worth that ?

A lot of people seem to think so as last year in it's first year it was sold out.

Awesome, stunning, unbelievable, majestic it just doesn't get any better .

Roll on next March 

Eyes peeled for a wee £50 bargain of the century !!!!!!!!!

Click on pictures to enlarge.


THE 3RD GREEN NEXT TO THE BEACH

ME ,GORDON, ALEX AND DAVIE

THE 14TH FROM THE BLACK TEES 

SIMPLY AWESOME -THE 18TH FROM THE BLACK TEES 651 YDS PAR 5

ON THE FIRST TEE FROM THE WHITES

6 TEES FOR EVERY HOLE AND ALL IN  IMMACULATE CONDITION

LOOKING BACK UP THE 1ST

THE 2ND -PAR 5 OFF THE BACK TEES

CONDITION FOR MARCH WAS SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE

3RD A STUNNING WEE PAR 3 WITH THE GREEN RIGHT ON THE BEACH

3RD GREEN 

ALL THE GREENS WERE HUGE WITH THE 9TH BEING 54 YARDS FROM BACK TO FRONT

SMARTY PLANNING HIS ROUTE ONTO THE GREEN 

ME AND SINKY NOW BOTH OF US ARE IN OUR 50'S

THE LONG 4TH ANOTHER PAR 5 WITH BUNKERS EVERYWHERE


THE 5TH GREEN SURROUNDED BY BUNKERS

THE 6TH A CRACKING PAR 3

A WALK IN THE TRUMP DUNES UP TO THE 10TH

THE 10TH GREEN IS AROUND THE CORNER SURROUNDED BY THE DUNES 

THE 13TH -229YARDS PAR 3 OF THE BLACKS

13TH WITH WHITE TEES JUST IN FRONT

EVERY HOLE WAS AWESOME 

ALL PATHS WERE GRASSED LIKE A FAIRWAY 

SUPERB GREENS AND ALL THE COURSE WAS IN MINT CONDITION

SINKY WALKING DOWN TO THE 18TH WHITE TEES

THE 18TH OFF OUR TEES

 A STUNNING GOLF COURSE THAT WAS A JOY TO PLAY AND WAS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE EVER PLAYED AND I PUT IT AHEAD OF ROYAL COUNTY DOWN, ROYAL PORTRUSH, KINGSBARNS AND ALL THE OTHER BRITISH OPEN COURSES I HAVE PLAYED. SINKY RATES IT AS THE BEST HE'S PLAYED AND IT BEATS PEEBLE BEACH AND SAWGRASS IN HIS OPINION.

DONALD TRUMP SAYS " IT'S THE BEST COURSE IN THE WORLD"

I'M NOT GOING TO ARGUE WITH THAT.