Club Competition entry sheets posted

Club Competition entries

Entries for this season’s Club Competitions are now requested. Sheets have been posted in the Bar at HQ so please get your names up as soon as possible. Entry fee is £1 per person per competition – very simple but you would be amazed how many entrants ‘forget’ to pay!! You have until the end of March to enter. Please note, this year’s Club Championship will be seeded so there’s no excuse for not entering. Competitions open to all. Country Members Cup entrants must be over 55 at 1st April 2015.

Not long now ’til the start of the season!

Former Pro pays fees

Steve Logan coughs up

Former pro Steve Logan has finally stopped procrastinating and paid his membership fees! stevelogan2Logan, once a revered authority on the finer points of the game we all know and love, had steadfastly refused to pay his annual Club fee until he had been served with the appropriate notice. This week however, he was forced to concede that his good friend and playing partner, Mr Muir had failed to deliver the notice to him timeously, as agreed (see Reader’s Letters Page). Secretary Coutie graciously accepted Logan’s fees at HQ yesterday evening, witnessed by the impartial Mr John Burnett. However, on closer inspection of the contents of Mr Logan’s deposit, it was discovered that the full amount may allegedly not have been forthcoming… Investigations into the circumstances surrounding this anomaly continue apace.

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 *The Committee would like to point out that at this stage, Mr Logan is not suspected of any impropriety. The fact that Mr Coutie suddenly found enough money to buy a round is currently being investigated. No stone will be left unturned!!

Keep tuned for the next instalment …

Links Pro-Centre works underway

Carnoustie Links external entrance and landscaping alterations underway

Works to create a new entrance road and footpaths from the Black Slab and car park to the Pro-Centre have begun. The alterations include a new entrance drop-off area, a stone feature incorporating information on each of the Carnoustie Open Championship winners, improved lighting and general landscaping improvements.

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Drawing layout details here: 14_00859_FULL-APPROVED_PROPOSED_SITE_ALTERATIONS-2421210 LINKS

Membership Fee renewals

Membership Fees now due

Members are reminded that their fees for the 2015 season are now due. Renewal notices have been issued either in the post or waiting for you to pick-up in the bar at HQ. Could you please check your contact details and amend / update as necessary, in particular your date-of-birth, which we need for the Central Database of Handicaps info.

Please remember, the sooner you pay-up, the sooner the Former Captain will be able to book another trip to Canada!

Scramble subterfuge revealed

Committee take decisive action

The winning team in last month’s Texas Scramble comprising Doherty, Fulton, Burke and Reid has been relegated to last place following a Committee investigation into alleged duplicitous behaviour on the part of their team marker. Runners-up on the day and new

The culprit tries to do a runner when exposed

The culprit tries to do a runner when exposed

undisputed winners Gilbride, Meek, Shepherd and Anderson have been elevated to the top spot. Suspicion fell on Reid and co. immediately they were announced as winners, when shouts of “how the **** did they manage to win?” were clearly audible from other competitors assembled in the Club. Unfortunately, no official complaints, moans or queries were received within the allocated 20 second time period so the Committee were powerless to review the submitted scorecards at that stage. Following sustained grumbles since the tournament from certain discontented competitors and a thorough Committee investigation, it transpired that Nor Reid (aka Greentractorman or ‘the cheatin teuchter’) had only recorded scores for 15 holes, not 16 as required under the rules. The scorecards had been checked and collated by serial organiser and adder-upper, Brian Morton who, when questioned said, “when it became clear that me and David weren’t going to win again, I may not have paid as much attention to the other cards as I should have”.  Meantime, when put on the spot, a rather sheepish Nor Reid, not used to figures (apart from those of young eastern-european berry-pickers), said “Ye ken, I didna mean te cheat. Its like plooin a field …. efter one dreel, ye kinda loose coont! I tak fill respon, repsonsib, repsonbi, blame fir the mistack, ye ken”.

Having reviewed all the evidence it is the decision of the Committee that Reid’s incompetence was a genuine mistake. The team of Doherty, Fulton, Burke and Reid are relegated to last place and they keep what was the first prize of a bottle of wine which is now classified as a ‘booby prize’. The new winners Meek, Gilbride, Shepherd and Anderson retain the re-classified 2nd prize, now the first prize of a lovely box of Milk Tray. For the record, the teams of Soutar, Lawson, Muir and Mann and Norrie, Low, Simpson W and Fox finished joint 3rd.

Morton is cleared of negligence due to being in shock at the time because he and David hadn’t won anything.

The other five teams who took part in the competition were reported to have commented, “who cares? … it’s the taking part that counts”.

See you all in December for the annual Texas Scramble 2015!!

Big turn-out for last competition of 2014

Frosty conditions for Annual Texas Scramble

The 2014 Station Masters annual Texas Scramble got off to a frosty start on the Monday after Christmas. A full compliment of 8 teams braved the cold to compete for the accolade of Masters Texas Scramble champions. The team comprising former pro Steve Logan, Dez Muir, Rodney Soutar and former Walker Cup player and pro Lindsay Mann came a creditable 3rd. Mizzou Tiger Jess Meek, thespian Andy Gilbride, pig farmer George Anderson and annoying person Stan Shepherd came 2nd. The winning team2014-12-29 15.02.43 on the day (unbelievably) comprised Jim Fulton, Norman Reid, another thespian George Doherty and US University golf coach Stuart Burke. The teams retired to the Station Hotel for a slap-up lunch of peh, beans and chips courtesy of Ivor, followed by one or two drinks and an enjoyable games afternoon of pool and dominoes. Darts had to be withdrawn from the itinerary when it was discovered the dart board had disappeared, believed pinched. In a closely-fought Pool tournament, father and son duo Alan and Garry Clark narrowly defeated Andy Gilbride and Jess Meek in the final whilst the sylph-like Pete Coutie lifted the Bones title (can’t remember who he cuffed in the final). All-in-all a good days competition!! CHECK OUT LATEST NEWS IN PICTURES FOR MORE FOTOS     

Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards

Mortons ‘clean-up’ at Awards Dinner

This year’s Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes saw the awards dominated by father and son pairing BriaStation Masters Dinner 2014 (11) (1) copyn and David Morton. For the second season in a row, David picked up the Arthur Christieson Trophy as Scratch Club Champion. Handicap Champion this season and winner of the Dave McNicoll Cup is former Club Champion Iain Burnett. Brian and David Morton picked up the Enfield Cup (Fourball), the Dunbar Cup (Foursomes) and the inaugural Greensomes tournament award. Dave Meek is this year’s Senior Champion and recipient of the Country Members Cup. The Winter Trophy was picked up by Stewart Hunter and the Kiwi Shield, competed for at our annual away-day tournament was won by Andy Gilbride.

Vice Captain Elliot Davie, once again kept a firm but highly amusing grip on proceedings and guest speaker Bob Valentine, a former top flight national and international football referee, regaled our members and guests with numerous tales from his long career on (and off) the pitch. Representatives of the Caledonia, Carnoustie, Dalhousie, Mercantile golf clubs and Panmure Business Club joined members for a highly entertaining evening.