JUNIOR CELEBRATION

We had a full house today to celebrate the successes of our Juniors this year. Committee Chair, Kenny Campbell, praised all the young players for their team and individual achievements. Thanks are due to all the volunteers who make it happen. Special thanks to Peter Alcock for his coaching of the GolfSixes players in particular as well as many of the C Section Juniors throughout the season.
 
Captain David and Lady Captain Heather were presented with the Ulster Pennant by the team who qualified for the All Ireland GolfSixes Final at Blackbush. Missing out on first place by only two shots we believe history was made as they are the first DGC Juniors to reach an All Ireland Final.
 
With the Captains are (l-r) Rachel Boyd, Roxy McCrubb, Dylan Cummings, Ethan Small, Tobias Harte, Will Davidson and Harry Boyd, looking smart in their GolfSixes DGC sweaters kindly sponsored by Jill Stephens, The Mortgage Shop.
 

ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 17th November 22 (played over Front Nine holes).

1st   Ian Bruce – (05) 20 points
2nd  Trevor Rodgers – (10) 20 (cb)
3rd   David McBride – (08) 19 (cb)

Number of Cards processed – 42

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation


SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

The annual Service of Remembrance was held at The Cenotaph in Donaghadee on Remembrance Sunday, to remember all those who sacrificed their lives in battles and conflicts throughout the world over many decades.

Club Captain David Porter and Lady Captain Heather Majury attended the service and on behalf of the Golf Club laid a wreath in respectful sorrow and gratitude to all the fallen.

We will remember them.


PRIZE-GIVING NIGHT

The Club brought our 2022 season to a close with our annual Prize Giving night when, after dining, we celebrated the achievement of those golfers/member who successfully secured competition victories throughout the season.  Congratulations to all.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 10th November 22 (played over Front Nine holes).

1st   John Caldwell (10) – 22 points
2nd  Tommy Charteris (08) – 19
3rd   Trevor Rodgers (10) – 18 (cb)

Alpines Captain, Brian Hutchinson (left) presents winner John Caldwell with first prize.

Number of Cards processed – 48

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation.



ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 3rd November 22 (played over Front Nine holes).

1st   Michael Kerr (06) – 22 points
2nd  Billy McKeag (07) – 21pts (cb)
3rd   Ray Whiteside – (10) – 21

Michael Kerr (right) is congratulated by Brian Walsh.

Number of Cards processed – 42

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 27th October 22 (played over front nine holes).

1st   David Cleland (09) – 21 points
2nd  David McBride (08) – 20 (cb)
3rd   Tommy Charteris (08) – 20

Alpines Immediate Past Captain Ray Logan (left) congratulates David Cleland on his win.

Number of Cards processed – 37.

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation.


PAST CAPTAIN’S FRATERNITY

Our Past Captains held their final outing of the year when they gathered at a dull, gloomy home course that was very wet after heavy rain.  While it threatened further rain it only lasted for the first couple of holes before becoming brighter and more pleasant over the remainder of the front nine.

The competitors were later joined in the clubhouse by other Past Captains, including Trevor Kelly who has made Northern Ireland his home again after many years residence in Portugal.  The Past Captains look forward to enjoying Trevor’s company on many occasions in the future.  Special guest on the day and evening was current Captain David Porter and David will be a welcome active member of the fraternity in the years to come and is very much looking forward to next year’s away trip to Headfort.

Our sincere thanks go to the Caterer and his very attentive staff and also Curtis, who along with helping to serve food, made sure everyone’s glass was replenished.

The photograph shows Tom Johnston (left) presenting the John McCann Cup to winner Trevor Rodgers (19 points).


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 20th October 22 (played over Front Nine holes).

1st   Mark McCullough (05) – 20 points
2nd  Tommy Charteris (08) – 19
3rd   Richard Caldwell (08) – 18

Immediate Alpines Past Captain Ray Logan (right) congratulates winner Mark McCullough.

Number of Cards processed – 30

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 13th October 22 (played over Front Nine holes)

1st   Charlie Neill – (04) 19 points
2nd  Ian Ridsdale – (06) 19 (cb)
3rd   Billy McKeag – (07) 19 (cb)

Number of Cards processed – 45

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (right) congratulates Ian Ridsdale.

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 6th October 22 (played over Front Nine holes).

1st   Noel McKeown (14) – 18 points
2nd  Sam Carlisle (10) – 17 (cb)
3rd   Drew Todd – (07) – 17 (cb)

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (left) presents Noel McKeown with first prize.

Number of Cards processed – 42

Note: The winner will be cut two shots and second cut one shot on the nine holes, if they are featuring on the leader board in future Alpine Competitions this season.

NB: Prize winners should be present at presentation.


JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR – RACHEL BOYD


JUNIOR CAPTAIN’S DAY

Our junior golfers celebrated the end of the 2022 season with an evening in the clubhouse in the company of Junior Captains Megan and John.  Master of Ceremonies on the night was Kenny Campbell and Chief Organiser of Prizes was a dexterous (Dr) Robert Neill.  Kenny and Robert wanted to also celebrate 50 years of junior golf at Donaghadee, when the then Captain of the Club, John Nelson, initiated the incentive.  As a mark of their respect, they invited John’s wife Maisie to disrepute the prizes and what an inspired decision that turned out to be.  Thank you, Maisie.

Junior golf at the Dee is in good hands and Kenny & Robert were very careful to thank and mention the many volunteers that make this possible, although they failed to reference themselves. We are thankful and very grateful to all those who dedicate their valuable time to help and encourage our young golfers, you know who you are, we don’t (but that is true devotion and passion).  Thank you.  Kenny & Robert forged a lifetime of friendship as young golfers on the course and we, as a Golf Club, value what they are trying to do many years later.


LADY PRESIDENT’S DAY

Rosemary Campbell enjoyed strong support and an excellent turnout of ladies to celebrate her Lady President’s Day. The ladies appreciated the excellent weather during the golfing event and many returned to the clubhouse for the evening celebrations. Further details concerning winners and scores will follow.


CLUB CAPTAIN NEWS

Captain David Porter was an early attender at the clubhouse to present flowers to Rosemary Campbell as she was about to celebrate her Lady President’s Day at the beginning of a well-attended evening function

The Captain also presented prizes for his own Club Captain competition, won by Shelley Neill on the preceding Tuesday when Teresa McKinney was second placed. Both ladies receiving generous hampers.

In a new initiative, to allow the ladies to take part on Captain’s Day, there was a Ladies 9-hole competition and this was won by Louisa McAuley.


CAPTAIN’S DAY 2022


LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY

Our ladies enjoyed celebrating Heather Majury’s Lady Captain’s Day and many gathered to congratulate Kerry Gooding who claimed the coveted prize, having scored 41 points.


GORDON DREW TESTIMONIAL CUP

This weekend we are playing for the Gordon Drew Testimonial Cup.  Entry fee will be £10 for the 18 hole competition with all proceeds going to the Gordon Drew fund.
 
Many thanks to honorary member Jackie Lavery who has kindly sponsored the trophy and all prize money for this weeks competition.
 
 

LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY – 2022

Lady Captain’s Day got under way in cloudy, blustery conditions with Lady Vice-Captain (Cynthia Smith) deputising for our Lady Captain Heather Majury who is ill at home.


JUNIOR CAPTAINS

Our Junior Captains for 2022/23. Megan Boyd and John Franklin-Woolridge.