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.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update – W/C 18th January
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.
Following updated Scottish Golf Guidelines 2 BALLS ONLY are allowed to play and the Clubhouse remains closed.
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.
Looking for better days!!
Latest News from Lauder
1ST BRIAN HUNTER 20 POINTS
2ND ALAN REID 17 POINTS
3RD BRENDAN CADOGAN 16 POINTS
1ST GEORGE CESSFORD 67
2ND EWEN FORSYTH 67
3RD BILLY HUNTER 69
1ST DOUG BALLANTYNE 22 POINTS
2ND LOUIS SCOTT 21 POINTS
3RD RONNIE MALCOLM 21 POINTS
1ST ALAN THOMSON
2ND GORDON WATSON
3RD GRANT ROBSON
OVERALL TWO’S COLIN JEFFS
1ST JAMES BROTHERSTON 67
2ND COLIN JEFFS 70
3RD ALAN JACKSON 71
1ST AMY HALLIDAY & SKYE MCINTOSH 19 POINTS
2ND CAROLYN CAMPBELL & JANE STEVENSON 17 POINTS
3RD LYNN GRAY & DOT ROBINSON 14 POINTS
1ST LEE MANDERSON
1ST DAVID THOMSON
3RD BOB ANDERSON
OVERALL TWO’S DAVID THOMSON
|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|
Major Trophy Winners 2019
|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’.