Winter Play

From the 26th October the course will be set out for Winter Golf, can all members booking to play please play from Yellow Markers Only (the only exceptions will be that Ladies will still play from Red Markers at the 4th, 6th & 7th tees).

All other tees will not be in play so please do not use them. New signage will be in place so everyone should know where to play from.

If you are playing 18 holes you will play from the same tees front 9 & back 9.

While we are still dealing with Covid-19 the next change we have to deal with is WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM (WHS)- Click on the (W)orld (H)andicap (S)ystem tab or
Click Here for full details and HCP Index conversion Charts
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) update – W/C 23rd November

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 “Tee-times should be managed and booked in advance – there should be no turn up and play allowed and a record of use must be kept for 6 weeks.”
The purpose is for possible contact tracing.

We are in tier 2 and from the 24th only East Lothian will join us in tier 2 and although only essential journeys are permissible between the same tier you cannot travel through a higher tier area.

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.

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

Other Trophy winners this year are:
DHW CHALLENGE CUP CRAIG LUMSDEN:                 SCROGGIE SALVER DAVID THOMSON
SLEIGH QUAICH RONNIE MALCOLM:                        ROY MCKENZIE TROPHY MARK MUNRO
LAUDERDALE GARAGE TROPHY KENNY GILLAN:   LEWIS FINAL GORDON WATSON
LEWIS QUAICH DAVID THOMSON:                             SILVER MEDAL GEORGE CESSFORD
SUNDAY STROKEPLAY ALAN THOMSON
LOUIS SCOTT STABLEFORD: 1ST = LEE MANDERSON & DAVID THOMSON

Preferred Lies in Operation

From the 1st September preferred lies are in force and are applicable on the Fairways only, so mark your ball, lift, clean and replace within 6″ (15cm) of it’s original position.

A Local Rule has also been introduced of “If your ball is plugged in semi-rough (not thick rough) and 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.

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

5th Hole - Castle View Photo by Phil Wilkinson

5th Hole – Castle View
Photo by Phil Wilkinson

Ronnie VERY busy

Ronnie VERY busy

Looking for better days!!

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

Somewhere over the rainbow a scratch score ……

Ronnie VERY VERY busy

Ronnie VERY VERY busy

...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

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

Latest News from Lauder

WINTER LEAGUE

1ST JAMES BROTHERSTON 30
2ND JIM TOUGH 32
3RD DOUGIE BAIN 35

WINTER LEAGUE

1ST BILLY HUNTER 34
2ND RONNIE MALCOLM 34
3RD GORDON MARSHALL 34

WINTER LEAGUE

1ST RONNIE MALCOLM 34
2ND MATT WHITEFORD 34
3RD RON DICK 36

WINTER LEAGUE

1ST GEORGE CESSFORD 33
2ND JIM TOUGH 33
3RD GORDON MARSHALL 33

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

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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