Course status on Thursday 23 January: Course Open, Play from mats or semi rough, Winter Green Fee £15.00
Golf competitions, opens and results June/July 2019
Latest scores from all ladies competitions can be found on the relevant FGC howdidido page here.
Latest scores from all men’s competitions can be found on the relevant FGC howdidido page here
Johns of Nottingham Open Tri-AM
Saturday 27 July – click on this link Tri-Am Word poster for the competition poster
Forres 5 Day (Grant Cup) Open Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August
Practice round Sunday 28 July. Strokeplay qualifying rounds followed by scratch, lower and higher handicap matchplay sections. Consolation rounds.
The pro shop can be contacted on 01309 672950 and entries for opens can be made via the website here.
Forres Golf Club has a new Club Captain. At the club AGM on Thursday 22 November 2018 Colin Fleetham handed the reins over to Murray Drummond. Murray was one of many talented golfers to come through the junior ranks at Forres in the 1970s and 1980s. He won the Club Championship in 1981 and has a long association with the club. He served as Vice Captain from 2016 – 2018 and has now stepped into the role as Club Captain for the next 2 years. Everyone associated with the club would like to welcome Murray into his new role and wish him all the best for his term as Club Captain.
Names/bookings are now being taken for the traditional Hogmanay celebrations at Forres Golf Club.
The Club has secured Craig Robertson, a top entertainer for the hogmanay party. This will be a steak night, music and dance festival. Tickets from the bar are £20 for the steak & dance or £10 if you are coming for the evening only. Meals served from 6:30pm – Dancing from 9pm until ?.
Tuesday 4th December 2018: 1p.m. – 4p.m.
Tickets are now available for these four fantastic hampers.
Tickets can be purchased at the bar at Forres Golf Club.
£2.50 for a strip of five tickets.
The Winter League began on Saturday 27 October 2018 and runs until March 2019. The final leader board will be determined by the aggregate of each player’s best 5 stableford scores. This is a mixed event open to both ladies and gents.
Two new bingo nights have been arranged for Friday 30 November and Friday 14 December 2018.
Eyes down at 8pm for both. Invite friends and family for an enjoyable evening.
These nights have been added to our events page, to visit the events page please click here.
Congratualtions to Bob MacLeod (pictured). He has just won £400 in our Cluny Club draw for November.
Bob has recently returned from holiday in Florida and said the prize will help to pay off credit card.
Well done Bob and thank you for supporting the monthly draw.
Remember all profits go towards course improvements.
If you would like to enter then pick up an application form from the bar or pro shop.
You could be the next lucky winner.
Forres Golf Club Remembers The Somme 1916-2016
The Royal British Legion recently launched an initiative entitled Sports Remembers. It has encouraged individual sports to identify and remember those who sacrificed their lives for King and Country in the battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) has wholeheartedly embraced this initiative and undertaken research to appropriately recognise all of its PGA members enlisted to fight throughout the Great War of 1914 – 1918 and who made the ultimate sacrifice for King and Country.
The PGA has advised that Charles Fraser was the Golf Professional at Forres Golf Club prior to joining the Royal Scots Fusiliers. At the age of 30 he died of wounds on the 10th October 1917 and is commemorated at Etaples Military Cemetery, Boulogne, France.
Charles Fraser was born in Nairn in 1886; he started his career as assistant to Joe Dalgleish at the local club and was then professional at Forres between 1907 and 1914. In October 1913 he was presented with a dining-room clock by the members of the Forres club on the occasion of his wedding and he played in the Scottish Professional Championship the following year. He then enlisted in the Royal Scots. It was announced in early October 1917 that he had been severely wounded and, the following week, he died of his wounds in hospital at Dannes-Camiers.
The Professional Golfers Association has presented Forres GC with a Poppy hole flag. This flag will be flown on the pin on the 18th hole.
The PGA is grateful Forres members have joined other golf clubs in remembering the loss of their Golf Professionals who went to war and never returned.