Course status on Thursday 18 April: All holes open, green fee £30.00.
Events – April/May 2019
A list of all golf & social Events (with more information) can be found on the ‘Events’ page on this website and our Events Facebook page
All Open Competitions can be booked via the ‘book tee time’ button on any page of the website.
Members and guests also welcome for all social events (please ensure all guests are signed in
Wednesday Medals – held most Wednesday’s throughout the season. Book your tee time in person at the Pro Shop, by calling on 01309 672950, via the website or via the BRS App on your iphone/smartphone.
Sunday April 14 – Sunday Roast Lunch – midday to 3pm (contact the bar on 01309 672949 option 3)
Sunday April 21 – Forres Thistle Texas Scramble. Contact a Forres Thistle committee member for more information.
Saturday April 27 – Myles Wilson Open Greensomes – open pairs event (gents, ladies, any combination). Book online via the ‘book tee time’ button on our website or contact the pro shop on 01309 672950
Teams made up of all (2) ladies….please contact the match secretary for information on any courtesy shots in operation (due to playing from tees with a different SSS) under CONGU handicap guidance.
Monday 6 May – Ladies Senior Open. Individual, strokeplay. This can be booked via the ‘book tee time’ button on any page of the website.
Saturday 11 May – Jubilee Tray Open (Gents) Individual, Strokeplay (Visitors £20, Members £10). This can be booked via the ‘book tee time’ button on any page of the website or by calling the Pro Sbop on 01309 672950.
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.