Thomson McCrone League 


Annual Dinner & Prizegiving Evening

Gents the above event shall be held on Friday 28th October 2016 at Clober Golf Club, the cost shall be £25.00 per person with a 3 course meal on the evening, if you require a Vegetarian option please contact me at time of ticket allocation and it shall be sorted.

Gents could we please ask that everyone is seated by 7.00pm to allow a prompt start.

Also gents the bar will be open till 12 midnight

Final call guys as catering needs to be sorted.    A few tickets remaining.    

The speakers for the evening are Mr Stewart Smith (Comedy writer for the BBC) and Mr Andy (The Goalie) Goram).

Guys these are 2 first class speakers so don't miss out.

Gent's this excellent event is fast approaching and as numbers shall be limited it will be on a first with their cash will have seats reserved for them, for some of the newer Conveners there are not tickets actually issued for this event to keep overall costs down but all tickets paid for shall have reserved seats, all who have attended in the past know fine well that it is an exceptional night out with your golfing mates or enemies depending on how things went during the season so please get your cash to me so that I don't have to say sorry but you are to late.

Guys I need to know pretty soon how mant tickets you wish to have for this evening and when you contact me with that I shall return e-mail you with The League Bacs account details for easier payment or cheque should you wish made out to League and sent to

Mr Sam Bolton
37 Partickhill Road
G11 5BP

then and only then will you be contacted by myself to confirm your seat availability, sorry guys no cash on the night.

Some of you produced a fourball voucher at the Forrest Cup for the dinner raffle however could those that didn't manage try and get them to Sam Bolton in the next couple of weeks please, when asking your club for said 4 ball could you also ask that they might make it for next year's playing season as sometimes Club Secretary's just make it available for the next 6 months which taking it into consideration that is generally over the winter.

Here is to a great evening.

Finals Result

Thanks must go to Adam Skinner (Dougalston’s Convener) and Sam Bolton for getting Nuffield Health to agree to staging this year’s final.

Sunday dawned dry bright and hopefully going to remain that way as the amount of rain that had fallen on Thursday and again on Friday had made it look doubtful.

With an early 9.30am tee off it was down to business quite quickly, with conditions being quite wet underfoot it was explained to both teams that the “local rules” of the club permitted at all times that a plugged ball anywhere on the course could be marked, lifted, cleaned and dropped as close as possible to where it had been, with also casual water expected it was down to the players to confer with their opponents and sort it out.

Down to the 1st tee which this year was being played off the Medal tees and not the Tiger tees it was decided after the first 4 ball had played to seek some spotters from both sides to go further down the fairway and assist in spotting, this helping to get things away to a smooth start.

The next time I made contact was at the 8th where all the matches were nip and tuck bar 1 which Bishopbriggs were 4 up in, I then moved on to 13th tee where it was still quite tight apart from the match that I had mentioned earlier, it finished with a 6 & 4 win to Bishopbriggs.

Dumbarton won the 1st match 4 & 3 then lost the next 2 games 6 & 4 and 4 & 3, advantage Bishopbriggs, game 4 went Dumbarton’s way with a 2 & 1 win, game all square with both Convener’s nerves beginning to show.

Game 5 had Dumbarton standing on the 18th tee with a 1 hole advantage but the word from behind had the reserve match going Bishopbriggs’s way, game on and by now all the spectators were round the 18th green, after some tooing and frowing it came down that both Dumbarton’s players carded 4’s and 1 Bishopbriggs player had a 3 – 4 foot putt to square their match with the reserve match now at greenside also with a win for Bishopbriggs.

The tension was really high with Bishopbriggs Convener Craig McNeill down on his knees with his head buried in the ground unable to watch, the Bishopbriggs player made a great stroke on the putt to watch it just slide by missing the hole by fractions.

You would have thought Dumbarton had just won the Ryder Cup but that was the way it felt for them, this being the very 1st time that their name will appear on the Trophy since the Competition started in 1970.

I must thank every one who appeared along on the day to support their respective teams and what I witnessed was golf played at a great level from both teams but also great sportsmanship and banter all the way round the course.

Congratulations to Dumbarton and commiserations to Bishopbriggs.

Results             Dumbarton                               Bishopbriggs

Game 1            Sean Currie                               Paul Kelly

                       Bobby Smith                             Ross McKenzie  Lost 4 & 3

Game 2            John Kerr                                 David Eadie

                        Stevie Lusk`                             Craig Niven       Won 6 & 4

Game 3            Charlie Jeffrey                          Gordon Sally

                        Eddie McKerron                         Bobby Mills       Won 4 & 3

Game 4            John McKechnie                         Stuart Larkin

                        John-Paul Chapman                    Alan Morris       Lost 2 & 1

Game 5            Stef Marcenko                           Chris White

                        Ian Matthews                            John o’Hare      Lost 1 down

Reserves           Conor Adair                              Alan Purdy

                        Paul Smith                                Ian Sally           Won 2 & 1

Apologies if any spelling mistakes however between bad writing by someone and a bad pen ???

The Presentation of the respective Trophies was made in the Clubhouse and the players were then fed and left to their own celebrations.

Again thanks to all at Nuffield Esporta on the day for their help.

Convener's Day

Results and report on Results page

Forrest Cup

Results and report on Results page

Sections 2017

Section 1  Milngavie, Palacerigg, Windyhill and Douglas Park

Section 2  Hilton Park, Clober, Dullatur and Cardross

Section 3  Lenzie, Renfrew, Dougalston and Hayston

Section 4  Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Cawder and Clydebank Overtoun

Section 5  Kilsyth,Bearsden,Helensburgh and Sandyhills

Section 6  Clydebank & District,Vale of Leven, Balmore and Dumbarton

Please check that your details are correct on Conveners page for me please.

Gents some of you are new Conveners used to dealing with website Chad set up for us, I am nowhere near good enough to run that site so we will have to use this one in the meantime, you unfortunately will not be able to load results yourselves at the moment so therefore if you forward to myself the overall team result I will put that on web and you will still see your League position.
To send in your results if you could use e-mail :-
it would be greatly appreciated.


If you notice any errors or exclusions with the site please e-mail me.


John Davidson.