Friday, November 08, 2013


The AGM of the Kirkcudbrightshire Golfers Association took place at the Castle Douglas Golf Club yesterday when representatives of seven of the eight clubs within the Stewartry area attended. 
Norman Russell, the outgoing president, reported that once again it had been a very successful year for the Association and thanked all the officials for their hard work. Brian Duguid, the Secretary/Treasurer, reported that the accounts were in good order and presented the audited accounts to the meeting.
He also reported that Brighouse Bay had been officially appointed as a national coaching development centre for the area.  
Jeff Sutcliffe, Championship Secretary, gave a comprehensive report on all the competitions played during the 2013 season and circulated the fixture list for 2014. Brian Haining, Coaching Convener, reported that the junior squad was much stronger than in previous years and achieved an improved performance. He said that Nathan Watson, Angus Bendall and William Squire were regularly selected for the South Squad and had produced some excellent victories.  
He was pleased to report to the Association that Angus Bendall had won the South of Scotland Under-14s Order of Merit and Nathan Watson had finished a close second.  
Andy Learmonth, the President of the South of Scotland Golfers Association, then addressed the meeting.  At the conclusion of the meeting the following officials were elected:
President - Kenny Murray (CD)
Vice President - Peter Barrett (Col)
Secretary/Treasurer - Brian Duguid (NG)
Championship Secretary - Jeff Sutcliffe (NG)
Coaching Convener - Brian Haining (Kbt)
Senior Captain - Derek Douglas (S/ness).  
The following fixtures for 2014 were confirmed:
May 11 - Southerness: Stroke Play Championship
May 25 - Southerness: Match Play Final
June 14 - Brighouse Bay: Solway Cup and Bowl
June 21 - Gatehouse: Junior Championship
June 23 - Southerness: Team Championship
August 1 - Castle Douglas: Senior Championship
August 4 - Brighouse Bay: Senior/Junior Championship
September 7 - Kirkcudbright: Douglas Maxwell Strokeplay.

Photograph shows:
Peter Barrett (Vice President)
Norman Russell (Outgoing President)
Kenny Murray (President)



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