5th Hole - Castle View Photo by Phil Wilkinson

5th Hole – Castle View
Photo by Phil Wilkinson

While we are still dealing with Covid-19 the next change we have to deal with is WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM (WHS)
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) update – W/C 19th October

THE COURSE IS OPEN FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

WE ARE STILL UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE VISITORS BUT A MEMBER CAN BRING A GUEST

Tee times must be pre-booked and pre-paid
no later than 7:30pm the day before at the latest.

Why do I have to Book?
Scottish Golf’s Guidelines state a record of use must be kept for 6 weeks.
The purpose is for possible contact tracing.


CLICK HERE to view AMENDED return to play instructions
Click Here For Scottish Golf Phase 3 Guidelines

KEEP SAFE

On behalf of the committee

Following complaints from fellow members regarding pitch marks on the greens it is difficult to understand how a basic action of Golf Etiquette is not followed by the members. So can you please, now that we have had more rain and softer conditions in particular on the greens, REPAIR YOUR PITCH MARKS. This will satisfy ALL our members and reduce the workload of the greenstaff.

Also note that preferred lies are in force from Tuesday 1st September.They are applicable on the Fairways only, so mark your ball, lift, clean and replace within 6″ (15cm) of it’s original position.
We have also introduced a Local Rule of “If your ball is plugged in semi-rough (not thick rough), in agreement with your playing partner that your ball is plugged, you are able to lift and drop (without penalty) as near as possible to the original position”.
This local rule will be in play for as long as we are operating preferred lies.

Covid-19 might have prevented us from celebrating our Champions in the normal fashion but it did not prevent us from having our championship.
Congratulations to all the qualifiers on a great championship with some very close matches.
The Result was:
CLUB CHAMPION CRAIG LUMSDEN RUNNER UP BARRY NELSON
B DIVISION BILLY HUNTER RUNNER UP ALAN THOMSON
C DIVISION IAIN ROBINSON RUNNER UP DAVID THOMSON

LADIES SILVER VENETIA SCOTT RUNNER UP KATIE NELSON
LADIES BRONZE CAROLYN CAMPBELL RUNNER UP LYNN GRAY

...And so it begins - Greenstaff checking out the course Photo by Phil Wilkinson

…And so it begins – Greenstaff checking out the course
Photo by Phil Wilkinson

2020 AGM minutes can be viewed HERE.

Course Layout and Hole Flyovers

Flyovers of all the holes
Courtesy of Border Drones
(A division of McBeth Photography) Check it out on the COURSE menu tab.

Final Preparations by Greenstaff ror opening Photo by Phil Wilkinson

Greenstaff hard at work!
Photo by Phil Wilkinson

Ronnie VERY busy

Ronnie VERY busy

Ronnie VERY VERY busy

Ronnie VERY VERY busy

Progress of COVID-19

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Numbers on the RISE! – Must keep 2 club lengths away at ALL times and don’t touch the Flagstick

L.E.G.G.S. Captain 1st Game after Lockdown Sinking a Drainpiper for his 8

L.E.G.G.S. Captain 1st Game after Lockdown Sinking a Drainpiper for his 8

Looking for better days!!

Somewhere over the rainbow a scratch score ......

Somewhere over the rainbow a scratch score ……

Latest News from Lauder

LEWIS QUAICH

1ST DAVID THOMSON 41 POINTS
2ND GRANT ROBSON 39 POINTS
3RD RONNIE MALCOLM 39 POINTS

LEWIS FINAL

1ST GORDON WATSON 40 POINTS
2ND IAN SCOTT 36 POINTS
3RD GORDON MARSHALL 33 POINTS

LEGGS ECLECTIC 1-9

1ST BRIAN HUNTER 20 POINTS
2ND ALAN REID 17 POINTS
3RD BRENDAN CADOGAN 16 POINTS

OCTOBER MEDAL

1ST GEORGE CESSFORD 67
2ND EWEN FORSYTH 67
3RD BILLY HUNTER 69

LEWIS STABLEFORD 1-9

1ST DOUG BALLANTYNE 22 POINTS
2ND LOUIS SCOTT 21 POINTS
3RD RONNIE MALCOLM 21 POINTS

Major Sponsors

Sponsorship

Sponsor

Location

April Medal Scotts Garage Earlston
May Medal Jim Tough Oxton
June Medal Campbells of Oxton Georgie Dun
July Medal Brian Hunter Earlston
August Medal Jack Keeney Lauder
September Medal Nicki Hayes Galashiels
October Medal David Thomson Lauder
Lauderdale Gents Open Blainslie Firewood Company 07778 145810
Lauderdale Gents Open J & C Bell Developments Oxton
Lauderdale Gents Open Alec Paton Motors Lauder
Lauderdale Gents Open Alan Thomson & Ian Scott Lauder G.C. Members
Tuesday Lewis Stableford Ray Lewis & Lauder G.C. Lauder
Friday Louis Scott Stableford Louis Scott & Lauder G.C. Stow
Sunday Strokeplay Ronnie Malcolm Oxton
Bell’s Texas Scramble Dot & Ian Robinson Oxton
Hole Sponsorship NGC Power Lines LTD. Pyatshaw,Lauder
Hole Sponsorship Lylestane Farm Lauder
Hole Sponsorship Cullen Kilshaw, Solicitors & Estate Agents Serving The Scottish Borders
Scorecard D.S.Dalgleish, Nissan Dealer Galashiels
Scorecard Lauderdale School Of Motoring Lauder
Scorecard Meadowfield Golf Driving Range Glendarg, Galashiels

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Major Trophy Winners 2019

Trophy

Winner

TORWOODLEE PITCHER DOUGIE BAIN
DHW CHALLENGE CUP RONNIE MALCOLM
SCROGGIE SALVER KENNY GILLAN
SLEIGH QUAICH RONNIE MALCOLM
LOANSIDE TROPHY MIKE TODD
ROY MCKENZIE TROPHY DOUGIE BAIN
LAUDERDALE GARAGE TROPHY CRAIG FORREST
LEWIS STABLEFORD FINAL HARRY MOFFAT
LEWIS QUAICH GRANT ROBSON
SILVER MEDAL WINNER CRAIG FORREST
KELLETT SHIELD MATTIE WHITEFORD
GEORGE BRYSON TROPHY BRUCE DODDS

A brief History

Lauder Golf Course is a nine hole golf course played off 17 tees, visitors are permitted to play off the back tees; making Lauder one of the fairest tests of golf in ‘The Scottish Borders’. Situated on gently sloping parkland providing a real challenge to your game, combined with stunning views of the Lauderdale District with the rich history of a course founded in 1896 it makes for an excellent days golfing in The Scottish Borders. With feature holes like ‘The Wood’ and ‘The Quarry’, it will test low handicap golfers; as well as provide a good days golf for those of us with more shots to play with. The initial layout of the course was supervised by Mr. Willie Park, Jnr. British Open Champion in 1887 and 1889. The professional course record of 70 is held by him and this has stood since 1905. The club have a very active membership which is drawn from all parts of the Borders and Edinburgh area, visitors are very welcome to accept our unique ‘Borders Hospitality’.

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