THE MEN’S HAT WILL RETURN ON WEDNESDAY 19 th APRIL 2023 AND EVERY WEDNESDAY THEREAFTER THROUGH TO ‘BIG LAST NIGHT’ IN SEPTEMBER

1. Prizegiving in John Nelson lounge each Wednesday asap after 9.00pm. Prizewinners MUST be present in person otherwise prizes go to next inline.
2. Nine hole points competition throughout season. Cards may be taken out through the Pro Shop any time during the day. But see 1. above.
3. Enter scores into the computer after play and put cards in cabinet slot. All cards must be input by 9.00pm at the very latest. Please also write your points total on your card to assist organisers.
4. Shot allowances applied as per the new Handicap system and shown on your computer label, BUT overall winner cut 2 shots and runner-up 1 shot in future Hat competitions only.
5. Prizes awarded to top 4 (Pro Shop Vouchers), Best Gross (£10 Voucher) and Twos (balls). These may be reduced depending on numbers playing at the discretion of the management. Value of prizes in any week is directly related to the number of players.
6. Minimum number of entrants required for a valid competition is 20. In the event of cancellation, entry fees paid may be used towards a future competition.
7. Book your tee times as normal

Looking forward to a great Hat season. All members welcome, regular Hatters and new participants. Why not come into the Club House after play, have a bite to eat and join in the stimulating conversation and shining wit.

Noel and Trevor


 

Well Done DGC Bowler

 
Donaghadee were the winners of the Bowling League for 2023, beating Clandeboye by 5 points. The other participating clubs were Bangor and Carnalea. The trophy was presented to Donaghadee at the end of season dinner hosted by Carnalea.

DGC Bowlers


NEW JUNIOR CAPTAINS

The Club Junior Committee are pleased to confirm the two Junior Captains for 2023, Lois McCrubb and Cooper Connelly-McAuley. Both young Captains are energetic participants in the Junior Section of the Club and are very much looking forward to representing the Club and supporting all the Juniors both at home and away venues. The Donaghadee Juniors had a great 2022 and our thanks go to Megan Boyd and John Franklin-Woolridge, outgoing Junior Captains, for their hard work and support last year. Pictured are Lois and Cooper with Junior Convenors Lee. Cummings and Mary Molloy.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 23rd February 2023 (played over first nine holes).

1st     Alex McWilliams (07) – 20 points
2nd    Raymond Donnan (10) – 19
3rd     Alister Miskimmin (10) – 18 (cb)

Number of Cards processed – 44

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.


HOLLOW TINING

Please note on Monday 6th March 2022

COURSE CLOSED ALL DAY

Wednesday 8th March 2023

 


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 16th February 23 (played over first nine holes)

1st     David McGaughey (04) – 21 points (cb)
2nd    John Caldwell (10) – 21pts (cb)
3rd     Willie Burns (08) – 19pts (cb)

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.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 9th February 23 (played over first nine holes).

1st     Ian Ridsdale (06) – 18 points (cb)
2nd    Gordon Stubbs (05) – 18 (cb)
3rd     Robert Henderson (05) – 18 (cb)

Number of Cards processed – 46

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.


Belfast & District Veteran’s League 2023

 


 

ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 2nd February 23 (played over first nine holes)

1st     Clive Majury (08) – 21 points
2nd    David McBride (08) – 20 (cb)
3rd     Richard Caldwell (09) – 20

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (right) congratulates winner Clive Majury.

Number of Cards processed – 46

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.


ALPINES GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 26th January 23 (played over first nine holes)

1st     Brian Hutchinson (10) – 22 Points
2nd    Michael Kerr (06) – 21 (cb)
3rd     Ian Bruce (05) – 21 (cb)

Drew Todd congratulates Alpine’s Captain Brian Hutchinson (right).

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.


ALPINES GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 12th January 23 (played over Winter Nine holes).

1st     Tommy Charteris (19) – 19 points
2nd    David McCord (26) – 18pts (cb)
3rd     Brian Hutchinson (26) – 18pts (cb)

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (left) congratulates Tommy Charteris.

Number of Cards processed – 25

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.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 5th January 2023 (played over first nine holes).

1st    Jeremy Jackson (34) – 23 points
2nd   John Rutherford (27) – 22
3rd    Michael Kerr (14) – 21 (cb)

Alpine’s Captain Brian Hutchinson congratulates Jeremy Jackson.

Number of Cards processed – 38

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.


ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 29th December 22 (played over ‘Winter nine holes’)

1st   Drew Todd (18) – 19 points
2nd  John Davidson (28) – 18
3rd   David Cleland (21) – 17 (cb)

Alpines Immediate Past Captain Ray Logan (right) congratulates winner Drew Todd.

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 22nd December 22 (played over first nine holes)

1st   David Morrison (13) – 21 points (cb)
2nd  Roy Graham (13) – 21pts (cb)
3rd   David McBride (08) – 21pts (cb)

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (left) congratulates winner David Morrison.

Number of Cards processed – 32

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


Captain’s Charity Night

 

As your Captain, I would like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself, Maxine and the family circle for the huge turn out at my Charity Night and the generous support that was so evident from not only those in attendance but those in the Donaghadee Community and beyond. We had over 200 people there to enjoy the music provided by Johnny Brooks and Dolly Parton as well as the comedy from Colin Barclay. My thanks to them for ensuring that a great time was had by all. The catering staff led by David and bar staff led by Mel also helped to keep bellies and glasses filled = thank you. 

 

There was also a ballot of over 50 prizes which would not have been possible without the help of the ticket sellers – you know who you are- as well as the businesses of Donaghadee, Bangor and Ards. My sincere thanks to all. If you were there, you would know that the ballot made it into the Guinness Book of Records for speed and efficiency – always a school teacher behind that one! Any winners not in attendance were contacted afterwards about the news of their success.

 

It was both a privilege and a humbling experience to have Colin Bell in attendance who shared a little about the work of one of my chosen charities – the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust who managed to bring Daniel home in 11 days from Australia last year – a real Christmas miracle!

 

My other charity, Parkinsons NI was chosen in memory of a much loved neighbour Ken Crawford who sadly passed away earlier this year from the condition. Ken’s family was well represented at the event and the top auction prize of a week’s chalet in the French Alps donated by his son Niall, was sold for a staggering £3000 on the night.

 

In total, the evening raised the unbelievable amount of £10,800 with some donations still coming in!

 

It just remains for me to say wow and thanks to all who made this amount possible. It was also my pleasure to host this evening of fun and craic for all

 

You are simply the best.

 

Your Captain

Davy Porter

 

Oops PS –  I would be in big trouble for not mentioning my other (well better half) Maxine whose support and help made the event a super night.

ALPINE GOLFING SOCIETY

Christmas Competition for Victor Stephens Putter (Over first 9 holes, including 2’s) on Thursday 15th December 22

1st    Rick Farr (10) – 20 points (cb)
2nd   Willie Burns (08) – 20pts (cb)
3rd    John Davidson (13) – 20pts (cb)
4th    Drew Todd 07) – 19pts (cb)
5th    Richard Caldwell (09) – 19pts (cb)

2’s club:    Michael Kerr

Number of Cards processed – 37


ALPINES GOLF SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 8th December 22 (played over first nine holes)

1st   Billy McKeag – (07) 20pts (cb)
2nd  Trevor Rodgers – (10) 20 (cb)
3rd   David Cleland – (09) 20 (cb)

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (left) congratulates winner and Glentoran legend Billy McKeag on edging out Linfield reservist Trevor Rodgers.

Number of Cards processed – 45

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 GOLF SOCIETY

Results for Thursday 1st December 22 (played over first nine holes)

1st   Jim Gunning (06) – 22 points
2nd  Tom Johnston (19) – 21 (cb)
3rd   Brian Hutchinson (10) – 21 (cb)

Alpines Captain Brian Hutchinson (right) congratulates Tom Johnston who came second.

Number of Cards processed – 53

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 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.