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This section of the web is divided into three distinct sections.   Please scroll down the page to find your selection.

1. Images from the Selkirk Course          2. Photos from our competitions             3. Our Hall of Fame
 

1. Images from the Selkirk Course

   

    

    

   

    

   

2. Photos from our Competitions

Images from the Championship Week, 2014

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

Captain's Prize Day, 2015

      

     

      

   

   

 

                                                                                 Club Championships, 2015

                                          

   

      

      

         

   

Captain's Prize Day, 2017

        

      

    

     

        

   

   

3. Our Hall of Fame

 

William Dickson (Dick) Smith

Silver Medal winner at The Open - 1957; Scottish Amateur Champion - 1958; Walker Cup team member - 1959.

Born: 2 February 1918, in Glasgow; Died: 25 January, 2002 in Troon, aged 83.

In his early years, Dick Smith attended Hillhead High School, where he enjoyed many sports, including rugby.     The family used to spend their summer holidays in Prestwick, and that was where Dick started his interest in golf - at the old St Cuthbert Course beside the airport.     On leaving school in 1935, he went to Glasgow University.     His studies were interrupted by the Second World War.     Towards the end of the war, he was stationed in India and managed to win the Indian Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Calcutta.    After the war, Dick was dispatched to the Borders to work in Heather Mills, Selkirk, in which the family had an interest.     Golf was his true love and at his peak he was a member of ten courses - Selkirk, Longniddry, Elie, Southerness, Powfoot, Gullane, Carlisle, Royal Troon, Prestwick and the R&A.     His routine was to play the courses in the east coast and the west coast on alternative weekends.     At Selkirk, he was captain, president or life president for over 40 years and he served on the Rules of Golf Committee of the R&A for many years.     He held the course record at various courses, including Selkirk, Gala, Elie and Girvan.     He was a scratch golfer for 40 years. The highlights of his golf career took place between 1957 and 1959.     In the 1957 Open at St Andrews, he was fifth behind Bobby Locke and won the Silver Medal as leading amateur.     The next year, he won the Scottish Amateur at his beloved Prestwick.     This national success earned him selection to the Scottish team in 1958 and to the Walker Cup team in the following year, when he had the unique experience of playing the youngest member of the American team, 19-year-old Jack Nicklaus.     Dick used to holiday in Estoril, Portugal, and on two occasions during these visits he won the Portuguese Amateur Championship, thus completing a unique treble of three national championships - India, Portugal and Scotland.     He also won the Scottish Seniors.     He retired to Troon in 1983 and restricted his golf to a mere five days a week.     Golf was a main part of his life and he never tired of it.

 

Martine Pow

Captain of Scottish Ladies Golf Team - 2004 & 2006; Scottish Ladies Amateur Champion - 2006; British Ladies Mid-Amateur Champion - 2006.

Born: 15th May, 1965 in Selkirk

Unlike most champions, who start to shine in their chosen sport at a tender age, Martine did not begin to play golf until she was 25.     Going up on her own to Selkirk Golf Club, she found that increasingly there were more good shots than bad ones, taking her back with renewed enthusiasm.     Martine progressed to membership of Border Ladies and was a member for many years.     In 2000 she played in the Helen Holm competition at Troon and in 2001 she entered the Scottish Ladies Stroke Play competition and won the second handicap prize.     This was followed by entry to the Scottish Matchplay competition, where Martine reached the semi-finals.     In 2004, she was chosen to captain the Scottish team.     2005 proved to be an off year for the Selkirk golfer, but rather than put her off the sport, it strengthened her resolve, and in 2006, Martine began her pre-season training at Drumoig, hitting 7,400 balls at the local range, perfecting her long shots as well as spending endless hours on chipping and putting practise.     The huge effort paid off, earning her selection for the Scottish team playing in the Welsh 54-hole strokeplay competition which she followed up by winning the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championships at Dunbar in May.     She competed in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews, playing her last two rounds over the world-renowned Old course, then was off to the British Amateur competition at Royal County Down as Scottish team captain.      In July, Martine won the British Mid Amateur Championship at Nairn, winning by eight shots over 54 holes.     Martine was awarded The Southern Sports Personality of the Year 2006.     Never in her wildest dreams did Martine think she would ever be part of a Home Nations-winning Scotland team, but in 2010 she received her international recall just days before the annual Home International match at Whitechurch, near Cardiff, when it became clear that the team could not find an eighth player.     They had a good team of seven players, but were lacking an eighth member, and because she had experience at that level she agreed to turn out one last time and is so glad she did.     Scotland won their Home International for the first time in 19 years, recording wins over Wales, England and Ireland with former Scottish amateur champion Martine playing a crucial role in a 3&1 victory over the Irish on the final day.     Martine is a role model for amateur sport as well as a great ambassador for Selkirk and the Borders.

 

Robert Donald Ballantyne

Scottish Boys Team Member - 1980

Born: 23rd June, 1963 in Selkirk

Donald, as he likes to be known, is the dominant player on the Selkirk Golf Club Championship board, having won on seventeen occasions to date over a period of 38 years.     He is a very modest individual with a commitment to Selkirk Golf Club that can be matched by very few.     There cannot be many golf clubs where you would find such an accomplished player carrying out the voluntary duties of bar convener and serving pints on a more than regular basis.     Donald is a contemporary of Colin Montgomerie and they share the same birthday, having played together in a game on their twenty-first.   Donald notes with just a little pride that when he qualified for the Scottish Boys Team in 1980, Colin unfortunately did not.     He has also played golf with the victorious Ryder Cup Captain Jose Maria Olazabol who was more than fortunate to win the 'Miracle at Medinah' in 2012.     Amongst his other achievements Donald has also won the Border Golf Championship and The Borders Challenge Trophy each on three occasions and he has won several other 'Open' competitions.      He is the current course record holder at Selkirk, having recorded a score of 61 in 2003.