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Stewart Docherty

Stewart Docherty

Members Please be advised of the sad passing of Stewart Docherty. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Stewart was a keen golfer and regularly golfed on Wednesdays with Chalmers, Willie and John. He was of great help to the Club in being the Auditor of the Club Accounts.The funeral is on Thursday at Ayr Crematorium at 11:15. Family flowers only.

Three Man Texas Scramble – Sunday 21st July 2013 – Dalmilling Golf Course

Three Man Texas Scramble – Sunday 21st July 2013 – Dalmilling Golf Course

An entry sheet for the above has been  placed on the notice in the Abbotsford Hotel. Tee times will be advised on Sunday coming . Please enter your name if you wish to participate no later than Friday 19th July  9.00pm in order that the draw can be made and advised to all participants on Saturday 20th. Regards Robin

Our Secretary – Jim Hunter

Our Secretary – Jim Hunter

Big thanks to all the Members for their good wishes/txts/emails, they were much appreciated!  I’m on the mend but its slow going, however I am getting my money’s worth out of the NHS going by the tablets I’m taking ! Played a few holes on Tuesday at Seafield, and can report that the tablets haven’t helped my golf.  Hope to get back for a medal or two before the end of the season to keep my handicap if nothing else. Hope you get a good day for Balmore and good luck to everyone playing. Thanks again Jim Hunter

Tee Booking Team Challenge – Seafield

Tee Booking Team Challenge – Seafield

Coming so swiftly after the Carrick match, even the midges hadn’t gone home from the night before. In spite of rough as high as an elephant’s eye, good skills from Cooney, Slater and Bain with the former two providing the best scores. Team 2 win the event for the second year running!

Abbotsford GC  vs Carrick GC – Belleisle

Abbotsford GC vs Carrick GC – Belleisle

Twelve Angry Men versus the Dirty Dozen played out of their skins last Friday evening and our Club retained the trophy with a 3 and a half: 2 and a half victory. Special mention to our Vice Captain who held the Carrick at bay until help arrived at the 11th tee in the form of new member Steven Hill and, to messrs Cooney/Dickson, Reilly/Connor and Cooper/Nix for outright wins. The Carrick were true Corinthians and a pleasant evening was had by all at HQ. This is the third year of the competition and we look forward to next year.

Andrew Hunter Memorial Outing

Andrew Hunter Memorial Outing

Members please note the Andrew Hunter outing to Balmore Golf Club on Saturday10th August 2013. Recent reports state the course is in great order, so get your name up on the sheet posted on the notice board where full details are available. We are generally making our own way to the venue, however if anyone/group want to arrange a mini bus let me know and we will obtain costs and organise transport if numbers merit this. Please note the cut off date for payment, as it will not be acceptable to pay on the day. I took in around £500 cash at last year’s outing and it results in unnecessary hassle on the day for me and Chalmers. It promises to be a great day so support your annual outing ! Jim Hunter

Abbotsford Golf Club Quiz Night

Abbotsford Golf Club Quiz Night

Don’t miss the Abbotsford Golf Club Quiz Night on Saturday 1st June!! Bring a friend or two…. Tickets are £15 – purchased from the Hotel Eric will be your Quiz Master on the night and there will be some splendid prizes. Indulge yourself with food from the renowned Abbotsford buffet.

2013 Abbotsford Challenge

2013 Abbotsford Challenge

The 2013 Abbotsford Challenge Trophy has been won by Benjamin Cooney with a perfectly acceptable total of 65 stableford points. The Club ventured away again following the success of the 2012 campaign with a reprise of the Selkirk Open at Kirkcudbright on Saturday 6th April and then on to Brighouse Bay on Sunday. Kirkcudbright Golf Club made a magnificent effort to clear the snow away and present us with a course in good condition. Although none of our members were in the prizes this time round the Club Committee made us very welcome and a number of us will play the course again for sure. Quite a few of us enjoyed a sherbet or two, or possibly nine, in Castle Douglas where young Mr Baker demonstrated his mastery of grain and grape varieties before having a taxi hailed for him. The ‘disco’ at The Market Inn resembled a scene from Shameless and could well be that place at the end...

Don Wilson

Don Wilson

We all wish Don Wilson the best who has had a bit of a setback in his recovery. Unfortunately, the operation which initially looked succesful did not work out as hoped. As always, Don remains in good spirits though and we look forward to the day when he will make his return.