EMOTIONS were high last week as members of Dollar Golf Club teed off for the very last time at the famous course.

More than 40 golfers arrived at the club on December 31 for an emotional send off.

Despite the frosty conditions, which would usually delay or postpone a game, the members played on as they knew it would be the last chance.

Club spokesperson Terry Young was in attendance and told the Advertiser about the club's final day – after 129 years.

Terry said: "It was an emotional day. It all went very well; everyone had a great time."

Back in November, the Advertiser reported that the decision had been made to shut down the historic club on December 31, amid dwindling membership and rising maintenance costs.

Following discussions with the Dollar GC council, it was decided that there was no alternative but to cease operations.

Anyone with an association to the club was invited to the course and were welcomed by the club's members.

Also in attendance were both the Ladies team and the Dollar Retired and Elderly Gentlemen's Golf Society (DREGGS).

A full game was played over the 18 holes with a shotgun start ensuring tee-offs at different holes.

One aspect of the club that will live on is the website which Terry is continuing.

Terry said he "didn't want to ditch" the website as it has so many pictures, archives and historic information on the club.

Members from Dollar have began to join different clubs across the Wee County and the DREGGS (Dollar Retired and Elderly Gentlemen's Golf Society) will carry on as an independent society.

Everyone at Dollar GC would like to thank all the volunteers who kept the club going.

Terry would also like to give thanks to the greenkeepers "who maintained an excellent course, the greens were as good as anywhere."