SeniorsThe bubble has well and truly burst or rather exploded!! Following their undefeated start to the season, the seniors were thrashed by the whopping margin of 7 matches to 1 at Dunblane Golf Club with only debutant Ian Cowan and his partner Ray Bennett able to record a win, albeit by the narrowest of margins. The other games were not quite so evenly contested with a couple of “dog licences” and other heavy defeats thrown in. As usual the fast sloping greens with their treacherous borrows were given the blame. Efforts to get back on track will be afforded later this month with an away match at Ballumbie which also has a similar reputation for fast greens, time will tell on this one!!Next month’s matches are at home to St Andrews on 14th August when we will attempt to retain the Dick Hands Trophy, followed by away matches against Carnoustie Caledonia on the Buddon course on 22nd August and Strathmore 31st August. Lists for names for all of these matches will be posted on the Seniors notice board shortly.
The seniors continued their tremendous start to the season with another fine home victory over Ballumbie by the handsome margin of 5-1 (4 wins and two games halved). This form is likely to severely tested when they next visit Dunblane where the greens are normally slick and borrows huge and where many of the players struggled last time out. Given the aforementioned, it is surprising that 10 of that team have elected to try again, experience is a great advantage. Fingers crossed the performance and result will be better and our great winning run will continue.
The seniors continued their good form and winning run with a tight but excellent 4.5 to 3.5 victory over Dunblane over the Medal course.
The list for names for the return match at Dunblane on 5th July is now on the notice board.
Grange Seniors are pleased to announce an additional fixture to the Seniors Golf programme in 2018. It will be played on a one match per year basis with alternating home venues with the first match being played this year at Monifieth on Tuesday 22nd May and next year at Carnoustie ( perhaps the Championship Course?). The Tee has been booked from 12 noon for 8 matches i.e. a 16 a side match. The Grange Seniors are greatly looking forward to this additional golf match in what should be another keenly fought game.
Broughty Seniors Dinner – Reminder
Following our recent annual Seniors match Vs Broughty Golf Club, which both clubs thoroughly enjoyed from both the social and golfing aspect, and considering the current “way forward” discussions between our two clubs, an invitation to build on our continuing friendship has been received for our Senior members to attend their annual Seniors Dinner on Friday 17th November.
The evening for which the dress code is lounge suit, will cost £25 and includes an excellent meal from the Wee Chef, entertainment from accomplished musician Kirsty McFarlane from Montrose, a fun ice-breaker at the start of the evening and a raffle.
Anyone who wishes to attend, or requires more information, should contact Alan Rae on 07779632722 or the Broughty club direct before Friday 10th November.