Saturday 17th February – Valentines Dance in lounge/dining room from 8pm, with band “Los Peros“.
Thursday 22nd February – AGM in the clubhouse at 7.30pm
Tuesday 6th March – Ladies AGM in the clubhouse at 7.00pm
There is no charge to members who wish to use the dining room and/or lounge for special occasions, ie birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings, funerals etc, though it will depend on availability and Council permission is required.
If you’d like to apply to use the Clubhouse Facilities please either download the Booking Form below or obtain one from the Club Secretary. For short-notice events such as funerals please contact the Club Secretary direct.
In January 2014 we introduced the new ClubV1 software for membership administration, finance, handicaps and competitions.
Access to Club Secretary/Council
Any member requiring further information about anything that is happening in the Club, or who wishes to pass on ideas or suggestions to the Council, will be made most welcome by the Secretary in his office. The Captain and individual Council Members are also more than happy to speak with members in the clubhouse.[/learn_more]
The Club Constitution is, from April 2016, now contained in the Membership Book.
Health & Safety Information
Health & Safety Information for the course is, from April 2016, contained in the Membership Book though a copy remains on the clubhouse noticeboard. All members are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with this important information.
Captain’s Newsletter – October 2017
Well here we are into October already, my year as Captain has passed quickly so far. With a very busy and successful year behind us I’d like to thank all the Council members for their support. Also our Club Secretary Jim Jess for all his hard work and support behind the scenes.
LINKS. Richard Fulton and his greenkeeping staff, along with Links Convenor David Brown, have done a tremendous job through out the season to keep the course in first class condition, especially when we held the Scottish Amateur Strokeplay qualifying rounds. Scottish Golf and the players in the tournament had nothing but praise for our club about the condition of the course and the hospitality that they received from everyone and asked me to pass on my thanks from them to everyone involved.
FINANCE. On the finance side of things Robert Kerr and the Finance Committee have been working hard to keep things in line within our budget. The land sale is still ongoing and we are meeting with local councillors to assist us on how to move forward with the planning application.
HOUSE. Convenor Douglas McEwan has been busy working in conjunction with our Chef Richie Pettigrew to help with the smooth running of the kitchen, dining and bar facilities along with Bryony, Angela and the bar staff. I would also like to mention the success of the dining and bar area since the appointment of our new chef, it is so promising to hear such good comments from members and guests alike and thank you all for your support. Christmas Day has been fully booked for some time now and weekends see lots of members with their partners and families visiting the clubhouse – to book a table just telephone the chef or, failing that, the bar. At present we are in the middle of renewing the P.A. sound system and looking at new blinds for the bar area.
COMPETITIONS. At the beginning of the season we had George Grierson and Iain Campbell sharing the responsibility of the Match Secretary’s job but due to other work commitments Iain had to resign and I would like to thank him for his good work during the time he spent in this position. George is doing an excellent job on his own, and I would like to thank him for carrying out this commitment and hard work. On the same note I would like to thank all those who have assisted in the smooth running of all competitions, especially Competitions Convenor Billy Riddick for his hard work throughout the year along with his Competitions Committee members.
SOCIAL EVENTS. I would like to thank Tom Cairns for organising the bands and speakers at all our functions. They have been well received by all who attended. The Gents Annual Dinner and Prize Giving will be held on Friday 27th October at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm, tickets are £15 which includes a three-course meal, book early to avoid disappointment. And on this point I would like to congratulate all the prize winners, with a tremendous achievement from the Scratch Team winning the Scratch League again this year and also doing a double with the Knockout Competition, well done lads, it just shows you the calibre of golfers that we are lucky to have at St Cuthbert Golf Club.
The Ladies Prize Giving takes place on Friday 3rd November and I would like to congratulate all the prize winners and hope you have a lovely evening, and I would also like to congratulate Alison Craig on her successful Captaincy so far this year.
The Junior Prize Giving will be held on Friday 10th November and again I would like to congratulate all the prize winners and also the success of the under 18 team that won the Tim Morrison Charitable Open at Dumfries and also the under 16 team that reached the final of the Ayrshire u16 knock-out competition and were narrowly defeated by Welbeck. I would like to thank Andy Dunlop and Tom Dunlop for their time, continued support and hard work in running the Junior Section.
The Golf Club Quiz starts Tuesday 17th October 7:30 pm sharp and repeats every second Tuesday thereafter, come along and enjoy this fun evening, entry fee only £2 per person.
And just a reminder that members are able to hire out the lounge/dining room at no charge for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc. Just see the Secretary in good time to check availability, then fill out the form to receive formal approval from the Council. Richie is always happy to lay on something special for you, just speak to him regarding your requirements.
We were very pleased to win the Rose Bowl this year at St Nicholas Golf Club and bring it back to St Cuthbert for the first time since 2010, and also registered a victory against St Nicholas in the Committee Match. Unfortunately we got rained off at Prestwick Golf Club in the Committee Match.
Hopefully you will have noticed that this winter we are offering members the option to play from the fairways using mats; there is an order form on the noticeboard for these at £6 each and mats will be ordered soon. If you would like to take this option please note the order sheet.
Charitable donations from St Cuthbert Golf Club have again been very high this year:
Mixed Pairs Open – £680 (to Ayrshire Hospice)
Armed Forces Day – £3,545 (£2,545 to Erskine House and £500 each to Combat Stress and SSFA)
Members & Guest Day – £2,120 (to Ayrshire Hospice)
Altogether a grand total of £6,345 was donated as a result of the generosity of our members, their guests and our valued sponsors. Special thanks to the organisers of these events, Graeme and Karen McGartland, Ian Logan and Alan Morrison respectively. We have also donated almost twenty 4Ball vouchers to other Clubs to help with their own charity days.
Regarding memberships, you should be aware that we have memberships available in all categories and those joining the Club between now and 1st April 2018 are entitled to a range of discounts from their subscriptions, so if you have any friends looking for a Club we would be delighted to have them! For details check the website or speak to the Secretary.
Finally I would like to thank Past Captains and members for your continued support and hope you can all get in some good golf over the winter months.
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