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Dumfries Tour 2021

BUNGS Tour 2021 - Dumfries & Galloway and Silloth

19th to 22nd June 2021

Download the PDF Flyer of this trip - 5.6MB size.

The two team captain's have picked their teams and are as follows:

John Shaw's Team Black H'Cap Tour Win % John Haley's Team Blue H'Cap Tour Win %
John Shaw 2.4 58.6 John Haley 20.3 53.1
James Shipman, Vice Capt 10.3 50.1 Ian Ronson, Vice Capt 17.2 40.0
Adam Thompson 4.6 59.7 Kevin Morris 1.1 56.7
Peter Meaney 6.3 48.8 Howard Holliday 5.2 63.2
Karl Hughes 6.2 57.4 Gordon Galloway 7.9 58.5
Alan Heard 9.6 58.8 Owen Strudwick 8.0 N/A
Steve Harris 10.1 47.0 Mark Johnson 11.0 33.3
Craig Fallon 11.0 20 Gary Tyler 11.9 68.8
Kevin Armitt 12.6 73.3 Phil Latham 13.7 58.2
Bobby Ho 12.8 45.9 Darren Penny 17.0 N/A
Craig Vale 13.3 63.2 John Martin 17.7 33.3
Steven Raji 15.2 52.0 Graham Thorpe 24.4 48.3
AVERAGE 10.0 55.9 AVERAGE 12.4 48.5

The 2021 tour sees the society visit Scotland for the first time to play two superb links courses at Powfoot and Southerness before we head back into England to re-visit the sublime Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club. Accommodation is at The Station Hotel in Dumfries.

As usual, we will split into two teams and play a ‘Ryder Cup’ style match.


Travel up to Dumfries for bed and breakfast accommodation at the Station Hotel.

Further information on The Station Hotel can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Station Hotel
9 holes of greensomes matches (1st tee-time 10.00)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 1.00)
Three course evening meal at The Station Hotel

Further information on Powfoot Golf Club can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Station Hotel
18 holes of foursomes matches (1st tee-time 10.00)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 2.20)
Three course evening meal at The Station Hotel 

Further information on Southerness Golf Club can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Station Hotel
18 holes of singles matches (1st tee-time 9.30)
Two course lunch followed by prize giving

Further information on Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club can be seen further down the page

32 places available
£380 all inclusive in a twin room
£440 all inclusive in a single room (20 available only)

Payment for this trip will be required FOUR WEEKS in advance.

Single rooms will be allocated on 'first-come first-served' basis on receipt of a £75 deposit.

It is expected that all players are to play in all the matches. Anyone wanting to play only 18 holes per day should ideally find someone else who is also willing to do this before signing-up to this trip.

Please note that handicap certificates may be required and a club may refuse you access to the course without one. If you don’t have a club handicap, you should try to get a certificate from another source (we do have some out-of-date ‘spares’ that could be used - although we cannot guarantee these will be accepted). Most courses we play do insist on handicap certificates, although we’ve never actually been asked to produce these. However, I’m giving you all warning just in case a club decides to be really strict.

Those who have secured places can be seen further down the page.

The Station Hotel
The Station Hotel

The Station Hotel

49 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 1LT

The Station Hotel is a beautiful traditional Victorian railway 3 star hotel only a 5-minute walk from Dumfries town centre. It still retains many original features, and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Rooms at Best Western Station Hotel are all equipped with a flat-screen Freeview TV. They also feature an en suite bathroom. There is also a contemporary bistro restaurant, which serves breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening. A selection of whiskies can be enjoyed in the bar. You will be offered a warm welcome in a relaxing atmosphere.


Powfoot Golf Club
Powfoot Golf Club

Powfoot Golf Club

Cummertrees, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, DG12 5QE
14 miles and approx 25 minutes from the hotel

James Braid designed Powfoot at the beginning of the 20th Century, with the inception of the golf club occurring in 1903. 3rd best course in the Dumfries and Galloway county this part parkland, part links course winds its way through an extensive plain of sand. The greens are ample in size, with gorse and large bunkers providing the main hazards for errant shots. During the summer months, Powfoot is typical bump and run territory. When the wind blows off the Irish Sea and the Solway Firth, the golfing prowess of even the best golfer will be severely tested.


Southerness Golf Club
Southerness Golf Club

Southerness Golf Club

Southerness, Dumfries, DG2 8AZ
15 miles and approx 25 minutes from the hotel

This fabulous links course near Dumfries could easily be described as ‘Scottish golf’s forgotten gem’. Those who have played it know the course’s merits when it comes to being ranked among the best in the country but there are many who probably won’t know about Southerness due to its geographical location. Ranked as the best course in Dumfries & Galloway, the course runs along the Solway Firth and is renowned for its tough par-4s, eight of which measure in excess of 400 yards. Both the Scottish Amateur Championship and Scottish Stroke-play Championship have been held here in recent years.


Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club
Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club

Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club

The Club House, Station Road, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4AE
56 miles and approx 1 hour 20 minutes from the hotel

With spectacular views in every direction and a challenging sand-hills set course, it is easy to see exactly why Siloth on Solway’s golf club can boast of being one of the best courses in Britain. This natural, unspoiled links course is as good as any you’ll find and is a must play course. Founded in 1892, Silloth is by far the best course in Cumbria and ranked 21st best in England, the fairways are lined by heather and bent, whin and broom, bunkers and sandy wastes. The greens play fast and true and invite daring tee shots. The par three ninth is extremely challenging with deep bunkers guarding the green from the elevated tee.

Allocation of places / Terms & Conditions

Those who attended the 2019 South Wales tour but must have attended a minimum of FOUR additional BUNGS events since the 2018 tour

Those who did not attend this year’s South Wales tour but have been to at least FOUR events since the 2018 tour

Those who attended this year’s South Wales tour but did not attend FOUR regular BUNGS events since the 2018 tour

Anyone else wanting to attend

By signing-up to this event, you do so under the society terms and conditions and also agree to abide by the society rules and regulations.

Those currently signed-up for this trip are as follows:

Member Room Allocation
Kevin Armitt Single Room
Craig Fallon Single Room
Gordon Galloway Single Room
John Haley Single Room
Steve Harris Twin Room Sharing with Kevin Morris
Alan Heard Single Room
Bobby Ho Twin Room Sharing with Howard Holliday
Howard Holliday Twin Room Sharing with Bobby Ho
Karl Hughes Single Room
Mark Johnson Single Room
Phil Latham Single Room
Ricky Luke Single Room
John Martin No Accommodation Required
Peter Meaney Single Room
Kevin Morris Twin Room Sharing with Steve Harris
Steven Raji Single Room
Ian Ronson Twin Room Sharing with Owen Strudwick
John Shaw Twin Room Sharing with James Shipman
James Shipman Twin Room sharing with John Shaw
Owen Strudwick Twin Room Sharing with Ian Ronson
Adam Thompson Twin Room sharing with Craig Vale
Graham Thorpe Single Room
Gary Tyler Single Room
Craig Vale Twin Room Sharing with Adam Thompson

Reserve List

1. Steve Gibbons

Current BUNGS tour win percentages

(After the 2019 South Wales Tour)

Member Tour Win Percentage No of Tours Attended
Hornby, Brian 100.0% 1
Armitt, Kevin 73.3% 3
Tyler, Gary 68.8% 8
Barkshire, Steve 65.0% 6
Holliday, Howard 63.2% 18
Craig Vale 63.2% 11
Dodwell, Martyn 62.7% 21
Lloyd, Steve 62.0% 21
Tolley, Alex 62.0% 5
Thompson, Adam 59.7% 15
Moore, Jamie 59.0% 13
Heard, Alan 58.8% 8
Smith, Neil 58.6% 7
Shaw, John 58.6% 20
Galloway, Gordon 58.5% 13
Latham, Phil 58.2% 11
Hughes, Karl 57.4% 20
Morris, Kevin 56.7% 6
Brown, Robert 56.7% 3
Thacker, Tim 55.1% 19
Haley, John 53.1% 9
Marchant, Adrian 53.0% 15
Raji, Steven 52.0% 5
Smith, Andy 51.9% 13
Tolley, Alan 50.6% 17
Shipman, James 50.1% 20
Poultney, Les 50.0% 2
Meaney, Peter 48.8% 8
Thorpe, Graham 48.3% 6
Harris, Steve 47.0% 10
Ho, Bobby 45.9% 19
Thacker, Jeff 45.5% 11
Sullivan, Gordon 43.9% 19
White, Neil 43.3% 3
Gross, Steve 40.8% 6
Fox, Mike 40.2% 15
Ronson, Ian 40.0% 1
Mullaney, Shaun 38.0% 10
Mansell, John 35.6% 13
Grubb, Dave 34.6% 13
Johnson, Mark 33.3% 9
Martin,John 33.3% 3
Jackson, Anthony 30.0% 4
Stamper, John 13.3% 3
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