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Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / January 10, 2022

It’s the annual AGM at Stonehaven Golf Club this week, membership fees destined for discussion at some point. In an effort to assist members as they evaluate whether they get bang for their buck, I’m taking the trouble to share my 2021 statistics. Much of it doesn’t make for pretty reading but I’m prepared to […]

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Sad End of an Era at Golf Club

By bellmannews / January 10, 2022

From Harry Roulston – THE flag is flying at half-mast at Stonehaven Golf Club this week, as it does, sadly, every time a member dies. It is not an unusual occurrence, unfortunately, in a club now in its 134th year and with a membership of a rather high average age. But the passing of Stuart […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club Hogmanay Hack

By Alex Russon / January 4, 2022

Stonehaven Golf Club’s Hogmanay Hack took place in splendidly benign conditions this year, okay, last year. For the uninitiated, it isn’t a coughing competition between senior members lined up outside the clubhouse, it’s our final golfing competition of the calendar year. Held on New Year’s Eve (obvs), this long held tradition enables members to blow […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club resume 2021

By Alex Russon / December 30, 2021

At the end of a major golfing tournament, the Open for example, a television production team will put together a montage of clips to summarise the week’s highlights. You know the sort of thing; a qualifier holing a raker to make the cut, the pre-tournament favourite fluffing his lines to miss it, the obligatory hole-in-one […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / December 20, 2021

*Photo courtesy of Craig McKechnie  The wet weather played havoc with Stonehaven Golf Club’s Winter League this weekend. Competitors braved Saturday’s damp conditions but not all were able to complete their rounds, the klaxon signalling a premature end to several players’ enjoyment. Depending on which three hour window you set out to play your eighteen […]

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Drumlithie Holding on to Lead

By bellmannews / December 18, 2021

From Ian Howie – More than half way through the campaign and it’s still Drumlithie at the top of the league on shot difference over Stonehaven #1, with Newtonhill only 3pts behind. Unfortunately the Portlethen team didn’t turn up for the latest match so has to forfeit the points as a 5-0 win goes to […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / December 14, 2021

(photo by kind permission of Gordon Adamson) Check this out for a photograph! An absolute stunner from Gordon Adamson, looking out from Stonehaven Golf Club’s clubhouse last Saturday morning. For many reasons we’re blessed to be members of this club, not least for spectacular views like this to console us on those days when our […]

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Challenging Games But Drumlithie Keeps Lead

By bellmannews / December 4, 2021

From Ian Howie – The Mearns League Indoor Wk4 Drumlithie and Stonehaven #1 both had challenging games in week four to maintain their 100% winning run – but it is Drumlithie who are topping the league with a superior shot difference. Newtonhill are currently three points behind the two leaders. NOTE : Next game is […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club update

By Alex Russon / November 29, 2021

It’s that time of year when inclement weather bursts the bubble of many a weekend sporting plan. Winter time is tolerable if your bag is indoor bowls or pub darts but it doesn’t pay to be a golfer when hurricane strength winds are alternating with snow showers to ruin your fun. Sadly then, Stonehaven Golf […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / November 22, 2021

There was some splendid scoring once again at Stonehaven Golf Club this week, the winter leagues continuing apace. There are several Graemes at the club and between them they found it necessary to reduce the course to ribbons; Graeme Docherty winning the singles,  Graeme Adamson the doubles ( alongside Willie Pittendreigh) with Graeme McFarlane & Neil […]

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