Millennium Masters Team
by Les Newlands
This year the golf club celebrates its 20th
anniversary and those of us who have been part of the club from the
beginning are wondering where the years have gone! A profound debt of
gratitude is owed to the original committee and office bearers without
whom there would have been no club at all. Also we must thank all
subsequent office bearers for maintaining and developing the club over the
years. The current committee comprises Captain – Les Newlands, Secretary –
Tom Corbett, Match Secretary – Jim Porter, committee members – Tom Rae,
Billy Taylor, Graham Clark and David McCartney.
The major development in the club’s history was the staging
of an Open competition at Girvan Golf Course. Without the co-operation and
support of Kyle and Carrick District (now South Ayrshire) Council and many
very generous sponsors, especially Carrick Sports Club, this might have
remained a "good idea" but we have just held our 13th Open with
163 competitors; not bad for a small club! This year’s winners were Gary
Bryden, whose scratch score of 61 equalled the Girvan course record, and
Although the current membership is not so large as we might
wish, there is an enthusiastic core of playing members who turn out
whatever the weather to compete for an impressive array of trophies.
Anyone wishing to join the club must be a member of Carrick Sports Club
and if there are any CSC members who would like to join the golf club they
should phone Les Newlands on 01655 882302.
This year’s champions are Scratch – Weir McCulloch,
Handicap – Les Newlands, Senior – Willie Kennedy.
Two final puzzles -
Does anyone have the original minute book? If so can the
club have it back!
How many people do you recognise in the photos?
Millennium Masters Team
Photos above contributed by Don Raby
Golf has been played for centuries in Maybole and it is
recorded as being played on the town green in the 18th century. It was not
until near the end of last century, however, that the first golf course
was formed at Kilhenzie and the members of the Maybole Golf Club played
there until the outbreak of the first World War when the course was
ploughed up for the growing of crops to aid the war effort. After the war
a nine hole course was formed in the Memorial Park and the old club was
reformed and has flourished ever since. It has a strong enthusiastic
membership who fervently hope that in the not too distant future the
course can be extended and more holes brought into play. In 1902 the
Maybole golfers formed the first Club at the new course at Turnberry and
Provost John Marshall of "Jacks" was the first Captain of the Club which
is now world famous.
Carrick's Capital by
James T. Gray