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Covid-19 Pandemic

Cupar Golf Club recognise that Covid is still with us and therefore some sensible and practical precautions are necessary to ensure all golfers can enjoy their time at the club in a safe and controlled environment, whilst still enjoying all the mental and physical health benefits to support their wellbeing.

All golfers should

COVID Officer – Neil Winton

Scottish Golf Guidance, as at 04/08/2021

Scotland is curenelty in Level 0 and the following are effective immediately:

Cupar Golf Club Covid Plan

Golf Booking

Equipment

On The Course

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Events

All events are subject to Scottish Golf and Government guidance.

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Latest news

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Cupar Gents Senior Open

Congratulations to local member Andy Huber on winning today's Senior Gents Open competition.

Results -

1 Andy Huber Cupar Net 60

2 George Player Cupar Net 60

3 Alan Gardiner Cupar Net 62

Best scratch score was 67 by Alan Gardiner.

The full competition results can see viewed at - http://www.cupargolfclub.co.uk/Mensresults.html

The club would like to thank everyone who participated and also the volunteers who gave up their time to organise and administer today's event.

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Friday 3 September 2021

Gents outing – The Peri

The gents annual away day and the competition for the Club’s famous Peripatetic (“Peri”) Trophy took place on Friday.  The magnificent original Victorian trophy, which is usually on display in the British Golf Museum in St Andrews, made an appearance on the outing for the first time in many years.

This year, the competition was held at Kirriemuir Golf Club with 30 members competing for the famous old trophy. The course was in excellent condition with extremely quick greens and provided an excellent test for the golfers.

The morning competition was for the “Peri.” trophy itself and produced a very close finish. Congratulations to Hugh Ironside who won the trophy with a net 65, with Keith Ridley finishing as runner up with a net 67 and Jason Steele in 3rd place with a net 68.

The afternoon event was an enjoyable Texas Scramble for 8 teams. The winners were the team of Colin Knight, Graham Honeyman and Ian Whyte who returned a winning net score of 27 for the nine holes.

Following a well-earned meal and refreshments, Cupar Club Vice Captain Neil Winton presented the Peri trophy and prizes. He congratulated Hugh Ironside and the other winners and thanked Kirriemuir Golf Club for their excellent hospitality. He also thanked Stewart Wilson who had organised the event.

There was a special award to Club President Joe Manson who was attending his final peripatetic outing. Joe’s first Peri outing was in 1975 and he has won the trophy on 2 occasions at King James in 1983 and Glenisla in 2001.

It had been a great day and, as one of the worlds oldest golf club outings, the “Peri.” continues to hold a very special place in the Cupar Golf Club calendar.

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Friday 3 September 2021

Ladies Outing 2021

 

The ladies section held their annual outing at St. Michaels Golf Club and the prize winners were:

1st Val Ridley

2nd Paula Douglas

3rd Debbie Douglas

 

Paula Douglas also secured the nearest the pin prize.

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Friday 27 August 2021

League Title secured

Congratulations to our Men's handicap team on winning the Fife Golfing Association Summer League Division 4 this year.  A win against Scotscraig on secured first place.  After being bottom of the league after 4 games, four consecutive home wins propelled the team to top of the league with two half matches secured away from home earlier in the season proving vital.

 

Well done to all players who took part in the eight matches this season and the club looks forward to competing in Division 3 in 2022.

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Thursday 19 Augut 2021

Summer League - 2 wins in 3 days

This week the men’s handicap team continued their Ffife Handicap Summer League season by playing two home games in quick succession.

Monday night saw Cupar host Burntisland, wins for Sandy Young, George Sharp, Cameron Little and Paul Hughes plus a well fought half point by Stewart Wilson saw Cupar secure their second win of the season.  Final score – Cupar  4.5 Burntisland 1.5

On Wednesday night, the rearranged tie against Crail Golfing Society took place at Cupar.  Wins for John Stevenson, Sandy Young, George Sharp, Cameron Little, Fraser Little and Stewart Wilson secured a whitewash for the home side.  Final score Cupar 6 Crail 0

These back-to-back wins mean the team now play Scotscraig at home on Friday 27 August 2021 with a chance to gain promotion.

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Saturday 14 August 2021

Gents Open

93 players compete in the Cupar Gents Open sponsored by Cupar Tyre and Auto Centre today.

Thanks to all the volunteers who assisted with the running of the event from registration and recording scores to finally organising the prizegiving.  

Thanks to Gary Douglas and the volunteers for preparing the course.  39 visitors played and the course received a lot of praise

Thanks to Greenhouse Bar and Grill for their catering and bar service throughout the day.

Congratulations to the winners on the day –

Handicap

1st Angus Liddle, Alyth Golf Club        

2nd Kenneth Baldie, St Michaels Golf Club        

3rd John Grzesinski, Uphall Golf Club                

Scratch

1st John Stevenson Cupar Golf Club

2nd Duncan Ross, Cupar Golf Club  

3rd Michael Smith, Cupar Golf Club

Congratulations also to Stephen McKay from Dalhousie Golf Club for his hole in one on the ninth.

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Tuesday 3 August 2021

Fife Handicap Summer League

The mens team played their first home match of the season this evening against the Dukes in League 4 of the Fife Summer Handicap League.  A good match was played in great weather with the course in good condition.  Wins for Sandy Young, Neil Winton, George Sharp, Joe King and Cameron Little plus a drawn match by Scott Douglas completed a comfortable win.  Final Score Cupar 5.5 Dukes 0.5.  Next match is at home to Scotscraig on 10 August.

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Monday 12 July

Fife Handicap Summer League

 

The mens team completed their away fixtures for the season this evening in re-arranged away match at the Dukes.  Wins for Ben Honeyman, Jo King and squared match by Fraser Little were not enough as the home side prevailed and won the match 3.5 to 2.5 points. Next match is at home to the Dukes on 3 August.

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Sunday 20 June 2021

Handicap Championship Final

Congratulations to Jake Nicolson on winning the handicap club championship this afternoon defeating Lindsay Sharp in a close game.  Well done to both and thanks to match secretary Derek Murry for organising the club championship again this year.

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Monday 21 June

Fife Handicap Summer League

The mens team were on the road again this week with a trip to Crail Golfing Society in League 4 of the Fife Summer Handicap League.  A good match was played in great weather with the course in good condition.  Wins for John Stevenson, Paul Hughes and Ian Whyte meant the poinst were shared.  Final Score Crail 3 Cupar 3.  Next match is away to The Dukes on 6 July.

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Sunday 13 June 2021

Club Championship Finals

Yesterday in glorious sunshine, two of the three club championship finals took place at Cupar.

In the men’s Club Championship 36 hole final, Michael Smith (Right) triumphed over defending champion Roddy Spence (left) 7&5 while in the Senior Club Championship Les McAndrew (Centre) defeated Vice Captain Neil Winton 3&2.

Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all participants.

Next Sunday (20 July) the Club Handicap Championship final takes place when Jake Nicholson takes on Lindsay Sharp.

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Sunday 13 June 2021

Scottish GolfSixes League

6 of our junior Scottish Golf GolfSixes team took part in the first fixture of the year at the Balgove, St Andrews.  Following the covid restrictions in 2020 it was the club first time in the event.  Some good play in brilliant sunshine saw Cupar Golf Club playing alongside Elie Golf Club.

Teams from Lundin Ladies Golf Club, Anstruther Golf Club, Crail Golfing Society Junior Golf and SALJGA participate in same league.  Congratulations to Crail on winning the first fixture.  Well played everyone.

The next fixture is at Anstruther on Sunday 4 July.

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Tuesday 11 June 2021

Fife Handicap Summer League

After the clubs first home match of the season being postponed due to heavy rain, the men team were on the road again to Burntisland.  A good match was played in warm June sunshine with the home team taking the victory.  Final Score Burntisland 4 Cupar 2.  Nick Kinnear and Cameron Little picking up the points for Cupar.  Next match is away to Crail Golfing Society on 21 June.

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Saturday 15 May 2021

Leuchars Station Golf Club vs Cupar Golf Club

The first leg of the annual match versus Leuchars Station Golf Club took place over the Eden course, St Andrews on Saturday 15th May.  The format is 4Ball betterball.  The gamed was played in good spirits and enjoyed by all.  Those representing Cupar did the club proud and record four wins from four matches to record a 4-0 win.  The Cupar team was Stephen McKay, Colin Knight, Hugh Ironside, Callum Burt, Jo King, Jim Monteith, David Scott and Andre Huber.

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Tuesday 4 May 2021

Fife Handicap Summer League

The mens handicap team opened their league season away to Scotscraig Golf Club on Tuesday evening; wins for Sandy Young, Cameron Little and Ian Whyte saw the final match score finish 3-3.  The next fixture is on 24 May 2021 at home to Crail Golfing Society.

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Clubhouse lounge refurbished

The clubhouse lounge was refurbished during lockdown to create a relaxing environment to enjoying the hospitality provided by Greenhouse Bar & Grill.

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12 March 2021

Message to all golfers regarding pitch marks

As the new season is about to begin and the hours of daylight continue to increase, this inevitably leads to more golfers playing and more pitch marks are being left on the greens.

Besides being aesthetically displeasing, from a golfing perspective, pitch marks can affect ball roll and cause putts to bobble and deviate offline.

Statistics show that on average, a golfer will make 8 pitch marks during a round of golf. Do you repair your pitch marks?

Repairing pitch marks isn't just important for the health of the greens, and for smooth-rolling putts; it isn't just a matter of golf etiquette, it is our obligation to help take care of the golf course we play.

It is essential that all players are diligent in their repairing of pitch marks on greens. A correctly repaired pitch mark will recover in 24 hours. A pitch mark not repaired and left unattended for two hours can take up to two months to recover. Unrepaired pitch marks also foster disease and infections in the green. Correct repair will help protect the grass root system and benefit all members and visitors to the course.

It is disheartening for our Greenkeeper, Gary Douglas to continually see pitch marks not being repaired or repaired badly.

How do I repair a pitch mark correctly?

To achieve the ideal look, you need to push the earth inwards, rather lifting it upwards, which is what causes the unsightly scarring. Once you have circled your pitch mark gently pushing the earth inwards towards the centre of the crater, you can then tap down any excess material to leave the smoothest possible surface. Gary Douglas demonstrates this in his video which can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70-6MZ-3K_k&t=3s.

4th Green

Vice-captain Neil Winton and Gary Douglas were at the club on Sunday 7 March 2021 to look at the pitch marks on the 4th green. Each golf ball in the picture illustrates a pitch marks or poorly repaired pitch mark. It is alarming to see how many there were on only one green.

In addition, its worrying how many golfers have seemingly neglected to repair a pitch mark or don’t know how to repair a pitch mark in the correct way.

The committee is now requesting that each member should do the following -

1. Carry a pitch mark tool during your round and use it to repair pitch marks.

2. Repair pitch marks in the correct manner.

3. Every time you step onto a green be observant and repair any pitch marks, even if it's not your own.

The greens at Cupar are regarded as some of the finest in the area and to keep them in top condition it is essential that any pitch marks are repaired as soon as possible. You may repair any pitch marks on the green before putting.

Correctly repairing pitch marks on the green only take a few seconds to do and will improve the quality of our greens for all golfers.

Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Club Committee

Cupar Golf Club

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17 February 2021

Course reopens

After just over 7 weeks of closure due to adverse weather, the course reopened today.  Gary Douglas, Head Greenkeeper provided an update on current course conditions.

“There is still some small bits of snow lying on areas/greens but conditions are improving by the hour with these mild temperatures.

Please be patient while I get the course back up to a standard we are all used to.  No work has been done to the course since December, the sledging has caused slight damage to some greens. This will be repaired through top dressing applications and a feed next month when it dries up a bit. A hand cut will also improve/smooth surfaces.

Bunkers - some are still full of water just now but I’ll be out today making a start to try and get them in play for Saturday. If conditions allow I will hand cut the greens and change holes on Friday to try and tidy them up for the weekend.

Please use BRS to book your times as of tomorrow. You will not be allowed on the course unless you have booked a time. This is to comply with the rules set out by Scottish Golf.”

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22 January 2021

AGM and John at the helm!

The annual general meeting took place on Thursday 21 January 2021, for the first time ever this took place online to ensure compliance with coronavirus restrictions.

Outgoing Captain of Cupar Golf Club, Keith Ridley stated “It’s hard to believe that my 2 year term as Captain is over already. This past year has certainly been challenging and unusual but in the main the club has had a very successful year despite the 10 week lockdown in April and May.  The first thing I'd like to do is thank my fellow committee members for all their support and commitment over the past year, without their efforts I'm sure it would have been a very different experience.  Gary Douglas has again kept the course in exceptional condition, and we are lucky to have someone so talented and dedicated working for the club. The course is something we can really be proud of thanks to the efforts of Gary and the various volunteers who have assisted him during this last year.”

 

Keith handed over the captaincy to John Stevenson and confirmed the new committee who will work on behalf of the members to steer the club through the remainder of the pandemic and into the future.  John thanked those stepping down from the committee, who have supported the club and committee for many years and their hard work is greatly appreciated. John asked all members continue to support the catering franchised during these difficult times until they can offer a full service again.

John believes the future looks bright and positive and hopes for great things in 2021.

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13 January 2021

Catering Update

The Greenhouse Bar & Grill takeaway service will be available from 12 noon until 6pm from Thursday to Saturday. All collections should be made from the beer garden hatch to ensure compliance with teh Scottish Government Covid guidelines.

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5 November 2020

Winter Series 

Following the success of last years Winter Series and feedback from members in the recent survey a 9 hole Stableford competition has been introduced on a Sunday morning to provide additional competitive golf during the winter months. These competitions are open to both Gents and Ladies.

Entry is £1.50 with 50% of the entry fees going to the winner on the day and the remaining 50% going into a prize fund for the golfer with the best 6 stableford scores over the Winter Season.  The first competition is on Sunday 6 December 2020 and the final competition will be on Sunday 28 March 2021.

All tee time should be booked via BRS.

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20 October 2020

R&As Women in Golf Charter

Cupar Golf Club have signed up to the R&As Women in Golf Charter which is part of their global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry.  The Women in Golf Charter intends to inspire and develop a more inclusive culture within golf around the world and enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential at all levels of the sport. Many clubs across Scotland have now committed to the Charter and Cupar GC is delighted to have joined this initiative.

More information on the Women in Golf Charter can be found at https://www.randa.org/TheRandA/Initiatives/WomenAndGolfCharter.