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The South of Scotland Golfers’ Association (hereafter referred to as the Association) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This document (the “Privacy Policy”) explains our policy regarding any information you might supply to us when you visit our website at https://www.staging9.southofscotlandgolfers.com/ (the “Website”) or that you provide to the Association via another route. Our goal is to protect your information.

The Website contains links to other websites provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of the Website. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.

The ‘Data Controller’ (for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) (the “Act”)) of any personal information that you provide to us through the Website will be the Secretary of the Association.

Where you provide personal information via another route to the Association, the Data Controller of such information will be the company to whom you provide it.

2. What Information Do We Collect?

The Website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

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On 21 April 2019 South of Scotland hosted an inaugural and experimental match against their compatriots from Northumberland at Southerness with a view to making it an annual event. Northumberland brought a very experienced squad and fun fourball foursomes over 9 holes were played in the morning to let the visitors get accustomed to playing a Scottish links course. No scores were recorded but friendships were made. On a course in very good condition Michael Grunwell (D&G) led the South team off in the afternoon singles against a very strong opponent and lost by 4 & 3. Dougie Borland (Southerness) then used his local knowledge to good effect to win by 3 & 2 Jamie Parker (Southerness), Garry Morrison (D&C), Dean Armstrong (Lochmaben), Craig Scobie (D&G), and Neil Hamilton (D&G) all suffered defeats before Andy Kerr (Crichton) who played very steadily recorded another welcome victory by 3 & 1 Unfortunately the rot had set in and Craig Hill (Lochmaben), Steve Hislop (Lochmaben) and Greg Blayney (Southerness) were all beaten and it was left to Robbie McBeth (Lochmaben) to record a well – earned half on the eighteenth green. The Northumberland team showed their superiority in the match score of South 2½ games to Northumberland 9½ games. Already arrangements are being made for a return match in Northumberland next year. Individual Scores Michael Grunwell (D&G) lost to A Minnikin by 4 & 3 Dougie Borland (Southerness) beat P Ridden by 3 & 2 Jamie Parker (Southerness) lost to A Dixon by 4 & 3 Garry Morrison (D&C) lost to M Wharton by 5 & 4 Dean Armstrong (Lochmaben) lost to K Gray by 5 & 4 Craig Scobie (D&G) lost to I Henderson by 2 & 1 Neil Hamilton (D&G) lost to N Graham by one hole Andy Kerr (Crichton) beat J J Shelvey by 3 & 1 Craig Hill (Lochmaben) lost to C Fenny by 3 & 2 Steve Hislop (Lochmaben) lost to J Lingard by 2 & 1 Robbie McBeth (Lochmaben) halved with D Shevill Greg Blayney (Southerness) lost to K Mossom by 3 & 2


The photograph above shows the victorious South team.

From the left; Sam Mitchell, Kaleb Johnston, Colin McKenzie, Glen Irvine, David Sharp, Ciaran Howat, Patrick Innes and Callum McMillan

The South Juniors travelled over the border to play their first Northern Counties League match of the season against Cumbria at Cockermouth on Sunday 21April. The course sits on a ridge on one of the fells above the town with beautiful surrounding views. A lovely place to play golf.

The course was in good condition with fast greens for pitching but slow for putting and the weather was great with the sun trying to get through a haze. The wind gradually increased during the day and became troublesome for the late finishers.

Ciaran Howat (D&C) and Colin McKenzie (Lochmaben) led the South boys out in the morning foursomes and were one down after 6 holes but fought back to be leading by two holes after 14 holes and finished by winning 2 & 1. Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) and Glen Irvine (D&G) got off to a terrible start being three down after 5 holes but then got the measure of the greens and recovered to be two down after 13 before running out of holes and lost 2 & 1.

The two Portpatrick boys, Sam Mitchell and Kaleb Johnston, who left Stranraer at 6.am, had a titanic struggle. Two up after 3 holes they slowly leaked holes before recovering to be one up playing the last and held on to win 1 up. The final pairing of David Sharp (D&C) and Patrick Innes (Kirkcudbright) also got off to a good start and played steadily to be one up after 17 holes but lost the last for a halved match.

At lunch the South boys had a lead of 2½ games to 1½ and confidence was high for the singles in the afternoon.

The first four matches in the afternoon singles was a disaster for South. Ciaran Howat was looking comfortable at all square after 15 holes but lost 16 and 17 to lose by 2 & 1 while Colin Mckenzie was four down after 8 holes and two down after 15 before also losing 2 & 1. Callum McMillan just had a bad day at the office losing 7 & 6 and Glen Irvine recovered from two down after 8 holes to be one up after 15 and lost on the last green by one hole.

The South boys now had to win the last four games out on the course to record a well earned victory. The Portpatrick boys led the way with Kakeb Johnston putting his tiredness to the back of his mind and playing very steadily to win 5 & 3 while Sam Mitchell got off to a good start and hung on grimly in the strengthening wind to win by two holes.

The improving David Sharp was two down after 8 holes, one up after 15 and won 2 & 1 and Patrick Innes wasn’t going to let the side down as he was three up after 8 holes and still three up after 15 before winning the sixteenth and his match by 4 & 2

The singles were shared at 4 games each and a delighted South team won the match by 6½ games to 5½.


Morning Foursomes

Ciaran Howat (D&C) and Colin McKenzie (Lochmaben) beat Robbie Cullen (Carlisle) and Liam Short (Carlisle) by 2 & 1

Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) and Glen Irvine (D&G) lost to Dominic Barron (Carus Green) and Lewis Cheetham (Carlisle) by 2 & 1

Sam Mitchell (Portpatrick) and Kaleb Johnston (Portpatrick) beat Lewis Ransley (Eden) and Cameron Wood (Whitehaven) by one hole

David Sharp (D&C) and Patrick Innes (Kirkcudbright) halved with Ryan Whitehead (Kendal) and Alex Heppel (Brampton).

Foursomes Score:            South 2½ games               Cumbria 1½

Afternoon Singles

Ciaran Howat lost to Robbie Cullen by 2 & 1

Colin McKenzie lost to Liam Short by 2 & 1

Callum McMillan lost to Dominic Barron by 7 & 6

Glen Irvine lost to Lewis Cheetham by one hole

Kaleb Johnston beat Lewis Ransley by 5 & 3

Sam Mitchell beat Ryan Whitehead by two holes

David Sharp beat Cameron Wood by 2 & 1

Patrick Innes beat Alex Heppel by 4 & 2

Singles Score;    South 4 games   Cumbria 4

Match Result:    South 6½ games               Cumbria 5½


Solway Salver

South of Scotland v Cumbria

Played at Southerness Golf Club on Sunday 31st March 2019

Foursomes Points Score Points Foursomes
Michael Grunwell & Dougie Boreland 1 4 & 3 0 Richard Mewse & Simon Young
Colin Hamilton & Clark Riddick 0.5 Half 0.5 Kieran Waters & Andrew Wolstencroft
Dean Armstrong & Craig Scobbie 1 1 H 0 Darren Whitfield & James Atkinson
Neil Hamilton & Andrew Kerr 0 3 & 1 1 Mike Parker & Lee Sturrock
Craig Hill & Mitchell Cowie 0.5 Half 0.5 Jonathan Crosby & Chris Neale
Robbie MacBeth & Greg Blayney 0.5 Half 0.5 Chris Drabble & Will Bowe
3.5 2.5
Singles Points Score Points Singles
Michael Grunwell (D&G) 1 7 & 5 0 Richard Mewse
Dougie Boreland (S'Ness) 0 2 & 1 1 Simon Young
Colin Hamilton (Stran) 0.5 Half 0.5 Kieran Waters
Clark Riddick (S'Ness) 0 1 H 1 Andrew Wolstencroft
Dean Armstrong (Lochm) 0 2 & 1 1 Darren Whitfield
Craig Scobbie (D & G) 0 3 & 2 1 James Atkinson
Neil Hamilton ( D & G) 0 3 & 2 1 Mike Parker
Andrew Kerr (Crt) 0.5 Half 0.5 Lee Sturrock
Craig Hill (Lochm) 1 1 H 0 Jonathon Crosby
Mitchell Cowie (D & C) 1 2 & 1 0 Chris Neale
Robbie MacBeth 0 2 & 1 1 Chris Drabble
Greg Blayney (S'Ness) 0 2 & 1 1 Will Bowe
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The South team travelled north to Ayr Seafield this year for the annual friendly match for the President’s Pewter on Sunday 31 March. On a lovely spring day, four youths (U23), four boys aged Under 18 and four boys aged Under 16 from each Area comprised the two teams. This was the first match of the season and South were looking forward to getting rid of the winter cobwebs and retaining the trophy.

The course was in good condition as Ciaran Howat (D&C) and Colin McKenzie (Lochmaben) led the South boys off in the morning foursomes. Most boys had trouble round the greens on this shortish course and it wasn’t till the last game with Jamie Parker (Southerness) and Brandon Burgess (D&G) that South recorded their first victory by 3 &. 2. Ayrshire took the lead after the foursomes by 5 games to 1.

In the afternoon singles with a mountain to climb Ciaran Howat (D&C) got the team of to the perfect start winning by one hole and was closely followed by Colin McKenzie (Lochmaben) on his debut with a 2 & 1 victory. Unfortunately Finlay McKie (D&C) and Rory Gordon (D&C), who both fought hard all day, could not maintain the momentum and were beaten by much older boys.

Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) had a fine 3 & 2 win to keep the South hopes alive but the battling Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright), Glen Irvine (D&G) and David Sharp (D&C) all succumbed to better opponents and suffered narrow defeats.

Jamie Parker (Southerness) continued his good form of the morning to win 3 & 2 but Brandon Burgess (D&G), Lewis Fraser (D&C) and Alex Long (New Galloway) were all beaten by their Ayrshire hosts. The South team played better in the afternoon but Ayrshire won the Singles by 8 matches to 4 and regained the President’s Trophy by 13 games to 5.

Individual Results:

Morning Foursomes

Ciaran Howat (D&C) & Colin Mckenzie (Lochmaben) lost to John McCracken & Harvey Broadfoot by 3&2

Finlay McKie (D&C) & Rory Gordon (D&C) lost to Josh Davis & Kerr Brooks by 5&4

Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) & Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) lost to Ross McDonald & Rob Yorston by 4&3

Glen Irvine (D&G) & David Sharp (D&C) lost to Sean Addie & Kyle McCaig by 7&6

Jamie Parker (Southerness) & Brandon Burgess (D&G) beat Ross Caddis & Ewan McMillan by 3&2

Lewis Fraser (D&C) & Alex Long (New Galloway) lost to Blair Morgan & Stewart Russell by 6&5

Foursomes Result:          South 1                 Ayrshire 5


Afternoon Singles:

Ciaran Howat beat Josh Davis by 1 hole

Colin McKenzie beat Harvey Broadfoot by 2&1

Finlay McKie (D&C) lost to Kerr Brooks by 5&4

Rory Gordon (D&C) lost to John McCracken by 3&2

Taylor Kerr (Thornhill) beat Kyle McCaig by 3&2

Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) lost to Ross McDonald by 3&2

Glen Irvine (D&G) lost to Rob Yorston by 2&1

David Sharp (D&C) lost to Sean Addie by 2 holes

Jamie Parker (Southerness) beat Ross Caddis by 3&2

Brandon Burgess (D&G) lost to Stewart Russell by 7&6

Lewis Fraser (D&C) lost to Ewan Milligan by 4&2

Alex Long (New Galloway) lost to Blair Morton by 3&2

Singles Result:   South 4                 Ayrshire 8

Match Result:    South 5                 Ayrshire 13

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