An “Auchenblae GC” group has been formed for members who have WhatsApp on their smartphones.
The primary aim of the WhatsApp group is to help with regard to arranging matches in the knockout tournaments and fixing up playing partners for pairs competitions, Friday Stroke Play League matches and Saturday medals.
New members looking to submit scorecards for their initial handicap might also find this facility useful.
The WhatsApp group is administered by Tim Thomson and he would be delighted to hear from any member, male or female, wishing to be added to the group.
Tim can be contacted on 07726 005003
Castleton Cup / PING Scottish Mixed Championship
he Castleton Cup will be played on the evening of Tuesday, May 14. This is a mixed two-ball foursomes competition played over 18 holes, with the winning team being put forward to represent Auchenblae at the PING Scottish Mixed Championship at Gleneagles on Monday, August 19. It is open to all male and female club members (including juniors) who hold a handicap. Teams are made up of one gent and one lady member.
The two-ball foursome format involves one ball being played per pair. One partner tees off on even holes, the other on the odd holes. The players then play alternate shots until they have holed out. Half the combined handicap is awarded per pair.
An entry sheet has been posted on the pavilion noticeboard.
The Kincardine and Deeside Pennant is a handicap competition played over 18 holes, with the best three net scores from four to count in deciding the winning team. The handicap limit is 20 for gents and 30 for ladies.
Teams eligible to play in this competition are all of the Deeside league teams plus Auchenblae, Balmoral and Portlethen.
The Auchenblae qualifier is on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, and the competition (gents & ladies) will be hosted by Peterculter Golf Club on Sunday, June 30
125th Anniversary Shirts
Auchenblae Golf Club was formed in 1894, and therefore will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.
The club would like to order some souvenir polo shirts to mark the occasion.
If you would be interested in purchasing one of these 1894-2019 shirts, please contact vice-captain Paul Williamson on firstname.lastname@example.org
New Rules for 2019
The new Rules of Golf came into effect on 1st January, 2019 and will affect all golfers.
Copies of the new 2019 Rules of Golf books will be available at the Auchenblae Golf Course Pavilion from the start of the season. Alternatively members can order their copy (free of charge) directly from the R&A - https://shop.randa.org/rules-products
For further information on the changes please visit the R&A website for some all-in-one Rules Essentials - https://www.randa.org/en/rules-essentials/all-in-one
The Annual Auchenblae Golf Club Prize-Giving Dinner was held at Edzell Golf Club in October. A great night was had by the Club members and their associated guests. Those in attendance were thoroughly entertained by the guest speaker for the evening, Mr. Dave Ramsay. The main Ladies and Gents Prize Winners are pictured with their trophies.
Gents Annual Outing - Alford - August 2017
Many thanks to Alford Golf Club for accommodating the Auchenblae Golf Club members during our 2017 annual outing. AGC members enjoyed 36 holes on this beautiful parkland course followed by an excellent meal in the clubhouse.
Gents Annual Outing - Strathmore - August 2016
On the tee, Team 1 - Paul, Bob and Ally.
On the tee, Team 2 - Alex, Tim and Mike.
On the tee, Team 3 - Paul, Frazer and Tommy
On the tee, Team 4 - Scott, Niall and Johnny
On the tee, Team 5 - Liam, Doug and Euan
Auchenblae Golf Club Prize-Giving Dinner
The Annual Auchenblae Golf Club Prize-Giving Dinner was held at Edzell Golf Club in October. A great night was had by the Club members and their associated guests. Those in attendance were thoroughly entertained by the guest speaker for the evening, Mr. Jim Brown MBE. The main Ladies and Gents Prize Winners are pictured with their trophies.
The Ladies will be playing their competitions and medals on a Tuesday evening.
with some Wednesday dates for mixed competitions.
June Fair and Shonagh McFadyen represent the Ladies Section on the AGC committee, and would like to thank their fellow members for their commitment to the development of the Ladies section. We hope it will encourage Ladies to join and stay with the club.