Friday, December 30, 2005

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!! - Spring is just around the corner

For those of you (like me !!) who see little of their golf clubs throughout the winter, March is not that far off, and we can all look forward to the trip to Lothian and Borders for the SPGA Annual General Meeting,

Monday 27th March 2006
Cardrona Golf & Country Club
at 1000 hrs.

The AGM will give force delegates the opportunity to discuss arrangements for the 2006 championship at Cadrona and Peebles, as well as hearing from the 2007 host force, Strathclyde, who propose to take the championship to the Ayrshire coast at Irvine (Bogside) and West Kilbride Golf Clubs.

Grampian are due to host the 2008 championships, and will report on provisional arrangements at the AGM also.

Monday, September 12, 2005

2005 Scottish Police Golf Champion - FRASER JERVIS (Lothian & Borders) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 11, 2005


Fraser Jervis (Lothian & Borders) won his first Scottish Police Golf Association championship when the 2005 Championships were held at Ladybank & Balbirnie Park Golf Clubs on 6th and 7th September 2005.

For the second successive year, the clampionship was decided by a 3 hole play off, after Jervis and John Anton (Tayside) tied on a total of 148.

Competitors enjoyed good weather throughout the championship, although a strengthening breeze on the second day, coupled with fast greens and hard ground conditions made scoring difficult.

In the play off for THE CHAMPIONSHIP, over the Ladybank course, Jervis held a one shot lead as the players approached the final play off hole, the 9th at Ladybank. With both players taking three to reach the green, it was Anton who had to putt first for par. Knowing that he required to hole, Anton gave his putt every chance, but missed and ran some distance past. Anton then missed the return, leaving Jervis with two putts for the title. Jervis made no mistake, and secured the Championship title.

The FIRST CLASS HANDICAP title was won for the host force by Gary Chrystal (Fife), an excellent nett 67, 4 under par, over Balbirnie Park being augmented by a 74, 3 over par, in the closing round at Ladybank, for a 141 total and the trophy by a margin of 4 shots.

The SECOND CLASS HANDICAP was won by S. Nicolson (Lothian & Borders) on 142, 2 strokes better than his closest challenger.

The LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP was a clean sweep for Strathclyde, Alison Gemmill and Linda Robertson taking 3rd and 2nd respectively, behind Carol Collins, whose 147 total was 3 clear of Robertson and 4 ahead of Gemmill.

The RETIRED OFFICERS competition was won by past Secretary and Honorary Member of the S.P.G.A., Peter Nevans (Strathclyde) who recorded an excellent nett 69 on the second day at ladybank, for a 2 round total of 145, which gave him the retired officers trophy by two strokes, and was also good enough to give him runners up spot in the first class event.

The CHIEF OFFICERS competition saw former Chief Constable, William Wilson taking the trophy with a nett score of 72 over Ladybank.

The COMMITTEE COMPETITION, played over Ladybank on the practice day, Monday 5th September, was won by Jim Stevenson (Strathclyde) with an excellent nett score of 66, 5 under par.

The SCRATCH TEAM COMPETITION was extremely close, Lothian & Borders team number 1 taking the trophy by virtue of the better 4th scores, after a tie with Tayside team number 1 on 462.

The HANDICAP TEAM COMPETITION was also won by Lothian & Borders, team number 3 returning a total of 446, to edge out Fife team number 1 by a single shot.

M. Smith (Lothian & Borders) merited a special award after recording a hole in one at the 7th hole at Balbirnie Park during the championship.

At the conclusion of the Championship, Peter M. Wilson, Chief Constable of the host force Fife Constabulary, and his wife attended the closing ceremony, and Mrs. Wilson presented prizes and trophies to the successful participants.

The principal prizewinners in the 81st Scottish Police Golf Championships were

( Scottish Police Golf Chapionship Cup)
Fraser Jervis (Lothian & Borders) 75/73 = 148
(after 3 hole play off)
Runner Up
John Anton (Tayside) 74/74 = 148
3rd scratch - Graham Smith (Strathclyde) 75/76 = 151
4th scratch - Henry Anderson (Central) 77/75 = 152
(Willie Merilees Trophy)
Winner - Gary Chrystal (Fife) 67/74 = 141
Runner Up - Peter Nevans (Strathclyde) 76/69 = 145
3rd nett - Jim Thomson (Strathclyde) 74/71 = 145
4th nett - Stuart Ednie (Grampian) 71/74 = 145
5th nett - Stuart Byron (Lothian & Borders) 71/74 = 145
(Scottish Office Handicap Challenge Cup)
Winner - S. Nicolson (Lothian & Borders) 142
Runner Up - Robbie Allan (Strathclyde) 144
3rd nett - D. Legge (Lothian & Borders) 145
4th nett - D. Cowan (Grampian) 146
(Scottish Police Golf Association Trophy)
Winner - Carol Collins (Strathclyde) 75/72 = 147
Runner up - Linda Robertson (Strathclyde) 73/77 = 150
3rd nett - Alison Gemmill (Strathclyde) 75/76 = 151
(Morrison Rose Bowl)
Winner - Peter Nevans (Strathclyde) 76/69 = 145
Runner Up - M. Cormack (Northern) 73/74 = 147
3rd nett - D. Horne (Tayside) 148
4th nett - M. Graham (Snr.) (Lothian & Borders) 150
(Roderick Ross Challenge Cup)
Winner - William Wilson (Central) 72
(Presidents Chalice)
Winner - Jim Stevenson (Strathclyde) 66
(The Scottish Police Golf Trophy)
Winners - Lothian & Borders Team No. 1 - 462
(best 4th score)
Runners Up - Tayside Team No. 1 - 462
(Glasgow Herald Trophy)
Winners - Lothian & Borders Team No. 3 - 446
Runners Up - Fife Team No. 1 - 447
M. Smith (Lothian & Borders)
in recognition of his hole in one during the championship, at the 7th at Balbirnie park.
Retired Officers winner, Peter Nevans (Strathclyde) with the Morrison Rose Bowl Posted by Picasa
Gary Chrystal (Fife), the gents 1st class winner, with the Willie Merilees Trophy. Posted by Picasa
Ladies champion, Carol Collins (Strathclyde) with the S.P.G.A. trophy Posted by Picasa
S. Nicholson (Lothian & Borders), winner of the gents 2nd class competition, with the Scottish Office Handicap Challenge Cup.  Posted by Picasa
Former Chief Constable, Mr. William Wilson, receives the Roderick Ross Challenge Cup for his success in the Chief Officers competition. Posted by Picasa
Scratch Team winners - Lothian & Borders team no. 1 - receive the Scottish Police Golf Trophy from Mrs. Wilson Posted by Picasa
Handicap team winners - Lothian & Borders team no. 3 - being presented with the Glasgow Herald Trophy by Mrs. Wilson Posted by Picasa
Other prizewinners at the 2005 Scottish Police Championships are pictured below - Photographs will be avaialble through the Secretary at a later date.
M. Smith (Lothian & Borders) receives his prize for his hole in one at the 7th at Balbirnie Park Posted by Picasa
Championsghip runner up - John Anton (Tayside) Posted by Picasa
3rd scratch - Graham Smith (Strathclyde) Posted by Picasa
4th scratch - Henry Anderson (Central) Posted by Picasa
1st class runner up - Peter Nevans (Strathclyde) Posted by Picasa
1st Class - 3rd place - Jim Thomson (Strathclyde) Posted by Picasa
2nd class runner up - Robbie Allan (Strathclyde) Posted by Picasa
Ladies Runner Up - Linda Robertson (Strathclyde) Posted by Picasa
ladies 3rd - Alison Gemmill (Strathclyde) Posted by Picasa
retired officers 4th - M. Graham Snr. Posted by Picasa
Scratch team runners up - Tayside No. 1 Posted by Picasa
Handicap Team runners up - Fife no. 1 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2005


The 2005 Scottish Police Golf Championship will take place at Ladybank and Balbirnie Park golf clubs in Fife, from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September.

Monday 5th September will be the practice day. Practice times will be bookable through the professional shops of the two clubs. Booking of practice times will be open from MONDAY 29th AUGUST.

Contact numbers for booking times are :_

LADYBANK - 01337 830725
BALBIRNIE PARK - 01592 752006

The draw for order of play, including handicaps and force is listed below.

Names highlighted in gold are competitors in the Ladies Championship.

Abbreviations for forces are :-

S - Strathclyde, L&B - Lothian & Borders, D&G - Dumfries & Galloway, F - Fife, G - Grampian, N - Northern, C - C entral Scotland, T - Tayside, BTP - British Transport

FIRST CLASS (0-9 handicap)

Tuesday 6th September - Balbirnie Park
Wednesday 7th September - Ladybank

0740/0740 - N. Black (6)(L&B), C. Brough (6) T), S. Boyd (4)(S)
0750/0750 - J. Boyd (1)(S), G. Reid (3)(L&B), J. Stevenson (6)(S)
0800/1221 - F. Jervis (+1)(L&B), I. Fraser (+1)(D&G), K. Lammie (Scr)(S)
0807/1214 - J. Gilmour (Scr)(S), G. Stewart (1)(G), C. Milne (1)(L&B)
0814/1207 - W. Brown (Scr)(S), C. Walker (Scr)(L&B), G. Doig (1)(D&G)
0821/1200 - W. Butler (1)(S), J. Hunter (1)(L&B), K. Hunter (1)(N)
0828/1149 - M. Malpas (1)(S), G. Smith (2)(T), S. Reid (2)(L&B)
0835/1142 - R. Hall (1)(F), S. Millar (2)(T), A. Gemmill (2)(S)
0842/1135 - H. Anderson (1)(C), B. Ritchie (2)(G), F. Greer (3)(S)
0849/1128 - D. Douglas (2)(D&G), S. Wilson (2)(S), J. Anton (2)(T)
0900/1121 -G. Young (2)(T), M. Graham Jr. (2)(L&B), G. Laing (2)(F)
0907/1114 - A. Malcolm (2)(C), D. McGregor (2)(T), G. Lambie (3)(S)
0914/1107 - S. Robertson (3)(S), D. Black (3)(L&B), B. Ronald (4)(N)
0921/1100 - P. Riley (3)(T), R. Glenroy (3)(S), A. Shanks (3)(L&B)
0928/1049 - I. Denham (4)(C), P. Boyd (4)(S), A. White (4)(D&G)
0935/1042 - T. Anderson (4)(T), L. Robertson (4)(S), F. Cameron (4)(D&G)
0942/1035 - M. Petrie (5)(L&B), S. Miller (5)(S), G. Mackay (5)(L&B)
0949/1028 - R. Paton (5)(S), G. Wallace (5)(F), D. Rennie (5)(L&B)
1000/1021 - I. McKay (5)(S), A. Calder (5)(L&B), K. Miller (5 )(F)
1007/1014 - G. Welsh (5)(L&B), K. Watters (5)(S), G. Craig (5)(G)
1014/1007 - S. Cumerford (5)(L&B), D. McKie (5)(C), M. Smith (5)(L&B)
1021/1000 - S. Abbott (5)(S), C. Harkins (5)(L&B), W. Beattie (6)(G)
1028/0949 - S. Hutcheon (5)(F), M. Fulton (5)(L&B), E. Wilson (6)(C)
1035/0942 - G. Thomson (5)(L&B), A. Shepherd (6)(T), G. McEwan (6)(C)
1042/0935 - D. Macleod (6)(N), I. Cochrane (6)(S), G. Chrystal (6)(F)
1049/0928 - S. Byron (6)(L&B), J. Speid (6)(T), R. Stewart (6)(S)
1100/0921 - D. Sharpe (6)(L&B), S. Ednie (6)(G), J. Cherry (6)(L&B)
1107/0914 - S. Lemmon (7)(N), J. Semple (7)(S), J. Meek (7)(F)
1114/0907 - K. McGowan (7)(L&B), B. Wright (7)(S), G. Manson (7)(C)
1121/0900 - J. Peacock (7)(S), P. Sinclair (7)(N), A. Wood (8)(F)
1128/0849 - K. McKenzie (7)(L&B), G. McGregor (7)(S), E. Allan (8)(G)
1135/0842 - P. Wilson (7)(L&B), G. Bell (7)(S), B. Haggerty (7)(S)
1142/0835 - A. Barron (8)(T), P. Richmond (8)(S), B. McPherson (8)(G)
1149/0828 - S. Aitken (8)(L&B), D. Barclay (8)(T), R. Napier (8)(S)
1200/0821 - K. Mulvenna (8)(S), J. Quither (8)(T), J. Thomson (8)(S)
1207/ 0814 - G. Steele (8)(T), W. Hargreaves (8)(N), J. Nicolson (9)(S)
1214/0807 - P. Steven (7)(BTP), G. Moncrieff (9)(S), G. Cant (9)(T)
1221/0800 - C. Collins (9)(S), D. Ogilvie (9)(T), G. Murray (9)(S)
1228/1228 - D. Anderson (9)(S), D. Campbell (9)(L&B), M. Bryceland (9)(G)
1235/1235 - D. Smith (9)(S), W. McGuckin (9)(C), C. Montgomery (6)(S)
1242/1242 - M. Turner (9)(C), J. Nugent (9)(F)

SECOND CLASS (10 - 18 handicap)

Tuesday 6th September - Ladybank
Wednesday 7th September - Balbirnie Park

0740/0740 -
0750/0750 - A. Allardice (11)(S), D. McCarroll (12)(F), I. Scoular (13)(C)
0800/1221 - A. Ross (10)(D&G), D. Cowe (10)(G), R. Grant (10)(N)
0807/1214 - A.J. Malcolm (10)(S), N. Malone (10)(C), S. Nicolson (10(L&B)
0814/1207 - L. Thomson (10)(S), J. Hay (10)(C), B. Murray (10)(G)
0821/1200 - I. Jamieson (10)(S), S. Archer (10)(G), G. Forrest (10)(L&B)
0828/1149 - I. Barber (11)(C), A. Stoddart (10)(N), A. Baynes (11)(G)
0835/1142 - S. Macdonald (10)(N), I. Fergusson (11)(L&B), S. Boyle (11)(S)
0842/1135 - D.Wotherspoon(11)(S), P.Murray(12)(G), M.Cormack(11)(N)
0849/1128 - W. McMillan (11)(S), C. McNeill (11)(L&B), I. Smith (11)(N)
0900/1121 - I. Hall (11)(T), M. Graham Snr (12)(L&B), J. Mckimmie (12)(N)
0907/1114 - G. Rogers (11)(N), A. Finlay (12)(T), D. Pagan (12)(L&B)
0914/1107 - J. McPherson (12)(S), W. Rae (12)(T), G. Clark (12)(L&B)
0921/1100 - I. Mulgrew (12)(C), P. Nevans (12)(S), J. McDonald (12)(N)
0928/1049 - M.Macdonald(12)(D&G), M.Cochrane(12)(G), P.Cullen(13)(F)
0935/1042 -
0942/1035 - G.Gibson(13)(S), R.Nisbet(13)(L&B),W.C. Macdonald(13)(N)
0949/1028 - T. Rogers (13)(S), A. Wison (13)(C), M. Brunton (13)(L&B)
1000/1021 - A. McBean (14)(N), W. Scott (14)(BTP), R. Aitken (14)(L&B)
1007/1014 - P. Lamb (14)(G), J. McKie (14)(F), M. Greig (14)(L&B)
1014/1007 - W. Bowman (14)(S), W. Rennie (14)(G), N. Graham (14)(L&B)
1021/1000 - T. Dean (14)(S), R. Yuill (14)(F), Z. Carney (14)(G)
1028/0949 - A. Watson (14)(T), A. Freedman (14)(F), C. Bootland (15)(L&B)
1035/0942 - R. Allan (15)(S), G. Waghorn (14)(T), J. Keddie (15)(L&B)
1042/0935 - B. Mulgrew (15)(C), L. Baird (15)(F), J. Lackie (15)(L&B)
1049/0928 - D. Ross (15)(N), M. Tate (16)(D&G), C. Robertson (16)(G)
1100/0921 - J. Baillie (16)(D&G), D. Mailer (16)(BTP), W. Clark (17)(C)
1107/0914 - J. Frame (17)(L&B), L. Duncan (17)(BTP), A. McKinnon (17)(N)
1114/0907 - K.Sewell(17)(L&B), J.Ramage(17)(S), K.Robertson(17)(G)
1121/0900 -
1128/0849 - R. Ross (18)(N), G. Strachan (18)(G), A. Wight (18)(F)
1135/0842 - C. Macgregor (18)(T), G. Kirk (18)(C), A. Heath (18)(N)
1142/0835 - D. Horne (18)(T), E. Fraser (18)(G), A. Vallance (18)(F)
1149/0828 - P. Craig (18)(S), R. Bowman (18)(T), F. Phillips (18)(BTP)
1200/0821 - C. Macallister (18)(S), D. Allan (18)(T), C. Donald (18)(G)
1207/0814 - H. Tod (18)(S), J. McQuillan (18)(D&G), K. Clayton (18)(L&B)
1214/0807 - L.Pearson(18)(S), G.Mitchell(18)(D&G), C.Whyman(18)(L&B)
1221/0800 - K. Barrie (18)(L&B), A. Kidd (18) (T)

Please Note :- Should any player have a handicap increase or reduction, prior to the championship, which would necccesitate a transfer from one handicap category or the other, from the published draw (I/E. from 10 - 18 handicap category in to 0 -9 handicap category, or vice versa) then it is important that the SPGA committee are notified on Monday 5th September, at the latest. This will facilitate transfer to times in the draw, and alternative venues, within the appropriate handicap class.

Other changes of handicaps which do not affect the class players are competing in should, as usual, be notified on registration on the first day of the championship.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Yours truly negotiating the 3rd at Loch Ness in a far from orthodox manner !!!!!.......Whaur's the monster !! Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 03, 2005

SPGA Annual General Meeting 2005

The annual general meeting of the Scottish Police Golf Association was held on Monday 28th march at Ladybank Golf Club, Fife, one of the venues for the 2005 Championship.

Paul Blackburn (Tayside) stood down after his 2 year tenure as President and Vice President Colin Brough (Tayside) was elected to the Presidency for the next two years.

Long serving Treasurer of the association, Alex Allardice (Strathclyde) was elected to the Vice Presidents position, with Jim Boyd (Strathclyde) taking on the post of Treasurer of the association.

Ian Scoular (Central) and Dougie McCarroll (Fife) remained in post as Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively.

With three vacancies on the Committee of management to be filled, 6 individuals were proposed and seconded for election. This necessitated a ballot, and as a result

Jimmy Stevenson (Strathclyde) , Norrie Black (Lothian & Borders) and Stuart Boyd (Strathclyde) were elected to the Committee Of Management, Stuart Boyd filling a 1 year vacancy and the other candidates being elected for a two year tenure.

Henry Anderson (Central) will once again represent The Association at Police Sport UK.

2004 CHAMPIONSHIP - Northern Constabulary

Secretary Ian Scoular (Central) gave a full run down on the 2004 championships, held at Inverness and Loch Ness golf clubs on 4th and 5th September 2004, and paid tribute to the local organisers, particularly Donnie Ross, Bob Grant and Ally MacBean for the manner in which the championship was organised.

2005 CHAMPIONSHIP - Fife Constabulary

Dougie McCarroll (Fife) gave an update on this years championship which will be held at :-

Ladybank and Balbirnie Park Golf Clubs
on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September 2005.
Practice day will be Monday 5th September.

Ladybank Golf Club was established in 1879, the architect of the first course being Old Tom Morris. Three holes were added to the original course in 1910, and a further 9 holes were added in 1961 to form the existing 18 hole layout.
A heathland course of Championship status, the relatively flat fairways set amongst heather, pine trees and silver birch provide a stiff challenge, with accuracy from the tee more important than length. Compact greens require accuracy with approach shots.
The quality of the course has established it as a regular final Open Championship qualifying venue, and indeed final qualifying returns to Ladybank in July 2005, for the Open Championship at nearby St. Andrews this year.
Honorary members of Ladybank include Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros, both winners of the Open Championship in Fife, at St. Andrews, and local girl Dale Reid, a stalwart of the Ladies European Tour and the Captain of the victorious 2000 European Solheim Cup team.

Balbirnie Park, situated near Glenrothes, is a relatively new course, built some 25 years ago, which has quilckly established itself as one of Fife's quality courses, having hosted a number of SPGA professional events.
Most of the holes on the course are tree lined and with undulating fairways, some blind holes and excellent greens, the competitors skills will be tested to the full.

The entry fee for the 2005 Championship was set at £ 75 per competitor.

2006 CHAMPIONSHIP - Lothian & Borders Police

Norrie Black (Lothian & Borders) reported that the 2006 championships will be held at

Cardrona and Peebles Golf Clubs
On Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September 2006.
The official practice day will be Monday 4th September 2006.

2007 CHAMPIONSHIP - Strathclyde Police

Jim Thomson (Strathclyde) reported that initial negotiation were ongoing with a view to taking the 2007 championship to

Glasgow (Gailes) and Irvine (Bogside) Golf Clubs.

Linden Hall Golf & Country Club

In the absence of Henry Anderson (Central), Secretary Ian Scoular (Central) reported on the Championship, hosted by Northumbria Police.

A full account of the 2004 Police Sport UK Annual Championship can be accessed through the Police Sport UK website at

Private entrants wishing to take part in the 2005 Championship, being hosted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland at Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast, can also download an entry form from this site.

The 2006 Police Sport UK Championship will be hosted by Lancashire Constabulary at Fairhaven Golf CLub in June 2006.

Ther has been little progress so far in the establishment of a National Handicap Championship or Ladies Championship, both matters still being investigated.

The Secretary also reported that the anual match between the British POlice and the Civil Service resulted in a convincing win for the Civil Service by 10.5 - 4.5.

2006 S.P.G.A. Annual General Meeting

The 2006 A.G.M. was set for
Monday 27th March 2006
Cardrona Golf & Country Club
at 1000 hrs.