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Dingwall Golf Course

 

The Ross-shire Journal June 22nd 1894

 

Golf Course – A meeting for the formation of a Golf Course, was held in the National Hotel, on Wednesday evening, Mr W.J. Duncan, solicitor, presiding.  Office-bearers were appointed as follows :- President, Mr A.S.Robertson, National Hotel; vice-President and Captain, Mr W.J. Duncan; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr D.Ross, interim County Collector.  The meeting, which was attended by about fifteen gentlemen, was very enthusiastic, and before adopting rules it was agreed to visit the course.  Holes are already laid down, and the course is to be opened to-night (Friday), at 7p.m. when Provost Macleay will strike off the first ball.

Strathspey Herald 28th June 1894

Dingwall – Formation of a golf club –

 

Under the auspices of several local gentlemen, a meeting was held in the National Hotel, Dingwall, last week for the purpose of inaugurating a golf club for the town and district. The following gentlemen were elected office bearers :- President, Mr A. Robertson, National Hotel ; Vice President and Captain, Mr Duncan, Solicitor ; Mr Ross, Burgh assessor, Secretary and Treasurer.

The appointment of a committee of management was deferred until after the formal opening of the golf course. On Friday the course was formally opened in presence of a large number of ladies and gentlemen, when Provost MacLeay by special request played off the first ball, and declared the course duly opened. In a few well chosen remarks, the Provost expressed the hope that the club would have a prosperous career, and that many more gentlemen would see their way to become members. Thereafter a foursome game was played off between Provost MacLeay and Mr Robertson, and Mr Duncan and Mr Henderson, the game at the close being equal. 

Dingwall Golf Course

The Ross-shire Journal June 29th  1894

 

Dingwall Golf Course :- The new golf course in the Jubilee Park, Dingwall, was opened on Friday evening when the first ball was driven by Provost Macleay, who, in a few remarks, wished the new Club every success in their endeavours to promote so healthful an enjoyment.  A pleasant game was then engaged in by several members of the Club.

 

The Ross-shire Journal August 10th  1894

 

Weekly Golf Competition :-  At the weekly medal and sweepstake competition on Saturday, the scores were :-

                                              Gross              Handicap          Nett

Dr Duncan,Medal                   96                        18                  78

Capt. Ellice,sweepstakes       102                       18                   81

Mr Bruce                               104                       18                   86

Dr Besant                              104                       20                   84

Mr Manson                              96                       10                   86

Mr Mortimer                           95                         8                    87

Mr Humphrys                        105                       18                   87

Mr Dean                                  87                 scratch                  87

G. Simpson                            101                       14                   87

W.F.Gunn                                95                       10                   85

E.J. Gunn                               105                       18                   87

L.M. Munro                           117                       18                   99

J. Watt                                    116                       20                  96

D.Ross                                   117                       14                  103

W.R.Middleton                     102                        14                   88  

 

Aberdeen Journal November 8th 1921

Golf

Dingwall’s Proposed Course

 

Golfers at Dingwall have decided to form a Limited Liability Company with the view to setting up a golf course adjacent to the burgh.

A capital of about £500 is aimed at, and £400 has been subscribed. A committee is exploring the district, and will report soon on possible sites. There is a considerable area of grazing ground in the vicinity of the town, and some of these parks, might, it is felt, be available at a reasonable rent, to modify the cost of which it is suggested that grazing for sheepbe entertained. 

Dundee Courier June 16th 1922

 

Dingwall golf course

Open To Public

 

Dingwall golf course was opened to the public yesterday afternoon, the first ball being driven by Mrs Davidson of Tulloch, who was introduced by Provost Crawford.

The course is splendidly situated on Tulloch Hill, behind the houses in Craig Road, with a magnificent view of Cromarty Firth. A nine hole course, it is not heavy.

Natural hazards is provided by hedges and trees, and pulling and slicing carry considerable punishment with them. The greens have been formed with expert care.

 

Scotsman August 1st 1930

Dingwall V Strathpeffer

 

The first of the annual inter club home and away competition between Dingwall and Strathpeffer Spa golf clubs was played at Dingwall. The trophy is a silver cup presented by Colonel Sir George Hastings. Fifteen players a side took part, and Dingwall won 14 matches and drew one match. The return match at Strathpeffer on 23rd August should be less decisive, Strathpeffer will be supported by visitors.

Aberdeen Journal May 7th 1937

 

Dingwall Golf Club

Wound Up

_____________

 

Membership Decline The

Cause

 

Dingwall golf club has unanimously decided to go out of existence. The club was formed in 1921 with a capital of £500. In its first year there were 280 members. Since then the membership has gradually decreased until last year there were only 80.

This it is contended, does not justify the club continuing a nine hole course. Many older people engaged in play over it, and the decision to disband has been received with mixed feelings.

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