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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 - 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 the Border ladies and then becoming a team member.     Winning the Selkirk Championship in 1990 at the first attempt, she would continue to win the championship a further 10 times between 1991- 2006.     Martine also won the Border ladies Championship on 4 occasions the most recent being in 2019.     In 2000 at The Roxburghe Golf Club she also added the South of Scotland title to her portfolio.    Martine went in pursuit of more accolades and began travelling to national competitions, soon realizing that the standard between 'current internationalists' and her own ability at that time was minimal and with two losing semi-final spots in the Scottish ladies Amateur Championships in 2003/2004 this only made her want more.     With the help and support of her coach Murray Cleghorn together they worked on a program of practice, preparation and mental well-being which was invaluable when times became tough.     Along came selection for Scotland in the Welsh Stroke Play at Pyle & Kenfig, Wales, and the British ladies Amateur Championships at Alwoodley, leeds, followed by a call up to the Home International Team, which was being held at Royal Porthcawl, Wales.

In 2006 Martine began her pre-season practice alongside Murray and between Jan and April she counted the number of balls hit in practice at the Driving Range (7600) as well as short game practice at her home club at Selkirk.     This paid off, when Martine won the Scottish ladies Amateur Championship at Dunbar, East lothian, and more silverware followed when in July of the same year she won the British ladies Mid - Amateur (Over 25s) Championships at Nairn Golf Club by 8 shots.     Martine was rewarded for her efforts, and was appointed Scotland Team Captain for the ladies British Open Championships at Royal County Down, Ireland.     In the September of the same year Martine represented Scotland again in the Home Internationals at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.

Golf then took a back seat due to work commitments but Martine still played over the hill and in Border ladies Tournaments and became a Scottish Selector, a role which would last two years from 2009- 2010.     During team selection for the Home Internationals in 2010, Scotland had a strong team of seven but could not name an 8th player. The captain suggested that Martine should consider playing for the team due to her previous experience.     This was agreed and off she went to Whitechurch, Cardiff. Scotland won the Tournament for the first time in 19 years with Martine playing her part as requested.

More accolades came to Martine in 2006, when she was named the Border Telegraph & Southern Reporter Sports Personality of the year as well as a 'performance award' from the James Mclean Sports Awards.

Not content, at the tender age of 50, Martine went on to lower her Selkirk Golf Club Course Record to 62, as well as entering the Scottish ladies Senior Championship at Powfoot, Dumfriesshire, where she won the Stroke Play Competition by recording scores of 72 & 73 for a one under par total, was seeded Number one for the match play competition, and went on the win that as well.

 

 

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.