Course status on Thursday 20 June: Green fee £60.00/£45.00/£30.00
Golf competitions and results June 2019
Mens Club Championship Rd 4 scores are on howdidido here
Mens CS Stark Rd 2 and Club Championship Rd 3 scores are on howdidido here
Mens CS Stark Rd 1 and Club Championship Rd 2 scores are on howdidido here
Mens Club Championship Rd 1 scores are on howdidIdo here
Matty Wilson won the club championship with a total score of 274 (68, 69, 70, 67) from Grant Stuart (288) and Stuart MacLennan (294).
Derek Grant won the CS Stark Handicap Championship with a Nett score of 134 for the 2 rounds. Reg Stuart finished 2nd (Nett 137) and Craig Short 3rd (Nett 138).
Ladies Club Championship
Mhairi Donald wins the ladies club championship with rounds of 74 and 81 for a total of 155. Arlene More was 2nd with 157 and Donna Sinclair 3rd with 161
Arlene More wins the Mitchell Salver (handicap championship) with Nett 142. Mhairi Donald 2nd with Nett 145 and Heather Laing 3rd with Nett 146.
Latest scores from all ladies competitions can be found on the relevant FGC howdidido page here.
Saturday 15 June – Open Charity Texas Scramble (book online here or contact the Pro Shop on 01309 672950)
Saturday 29 June – Brodie & Forsyth Trophies (scratch & handicap) 36 hole open. Book here or contact the Pro Shop on 01309 672950.
The Stableford Open due to be played on Sunday 26 May was postponed due to weather conditions. This Open will be re-arranged for another appropriate date. The Pro Shop can be contacted on 01309 672950
Scores for the November Monthly Medal held on Saturday 3 November can be viewed on the club’s page on howdidido
This is the first time in the history of the competition that Forres has triumphed.
This prestigious trophy (played as an inter club foursomes event) was first played for at Balgownie in 1900. Teams from the counties of Aberdeen, Banff, Caithness, Inverness, Kincardine, Moray, Nairn, Orkney & Shetland, Ross & Cromarty and Sutherland are eligible to compete.
In what was a tough draw, Forres triumphed against some clubs that had won the cup in recent times including the previous years winners Moray. Forres defeated Peterhead 1 at the 19th and in the next round defeated Nairn 2 up. They then defeated Cruden Bay 1 up before winning their semi-final 2 up against last years winners Moray 1. In the final Forres won 4 up against Moray 2. A copy of the draw/results is available here.
Congratulations to Jeff Wright, Matty Wilson, Bryan Fotheringham and Robert McKerron for such a great achievement.
Some modifications to the rules (to help simplify and speed up play) are being introduced from 2019. Read about some of them here.
Please note that despite rumours to the contrary there are no plans at present to change the rule on playing out of a divot/pitch mark. You will still have to ‘play it as it lies’ in such situations.
One potential rule change (stroke and distance) will be down to the discretion of each local club. You may be able to drop another ball in the vicinity of where your ball was lost or went out of bounds i.e. rather than playing 3 from the tee, 4 from the same spot as your 2nd etc. This will be at the discretion of each club so check with the match secretary or members of each golf club that you play at. The number of penalty strokes will not change (2 shot penalty) but it may help prevent multiple penalty shots (i.e. 5 off the tee etc)…..
Appointments for club fitting can be reserved in the Pro Shop.
If you do not have an appointment then you can still come along and try the clubs.
Ladies and gents competitions will now be arranged for the second half of September.
Volunteers will be required to help with the hollow coring. Please inform the Pro Shop if you are available.
Forres Golf Club would like to thank all our sponsors for the 2018 Five Day Open
- Grant Cup winner – Matty Wilson (Forres GC)
- Fraser Cup winner – Marcus Mann (Keith GC)
- Capri Tray winner – Neil Cruikshank (Royal Aberdeen GC)
- Forres Cup winner – Jim Thomson (Forres GC)
- Dr Stevenson Trophy winner – Bryan Fotheringham (Forres GC)
The Scratch qualifying score was 161. The Nett qualifying score was 157.