There was a fair old chilling breeze blowing today but that did not deter 48 of us from taking part in a most enjoyable event. One in which some scores were higher than expected whilst others were less so. One item which was very disappointing ( and concerning ) was the amount of time (a bit over 4h) taken to complete the vast majority of our rounds. Would all golfers please concentrate a bit more on this aspect of your game.
In 1st place with 102 Points were team 7A comprising Gordon Arbuthnott and Campbell Leckie, who will each be credited with £ 8.00.
In 2nd place with 92 Points were team 13A comprising Franklin Henry and Gordon Daly, who will each be credited with £6.00.
In 3rd place with 87 Points were team 6A comprising Norman Forsythe and Kevin Scott, who will each be credited with £ 4.00.
In 4th place with 84 Points were team 4B comprising Peter Mackie and John Eland, who will each be credited with £2.00
The remaining £8.00 will be added to our Prize Fund.
Our Club Vice Captain kindly helped us today by supplying us with a tee time and joined us, as an honorary member (one who graciously contributed to our Prize Fund) for a game of golf, taking our numbers playing to 50 (11x 4 and 2 x 3 man teams). We all really enjoyed a very closely contested Texas Scramble event in cool but kind conditions. The Scoring was impressive for some and slightly less so for others, but all teams scored well below par.
In 1st Place with a score of 54.3 was Team 10 Comprising Kevin Scott, George Davidson, Roger Parry and Andrew Henderson who will each be credited with £ 4.00.
In 2nd Place with a score of 55.5 was Team 7 Comprising Jim Jackson, Jim Morrison, Willie Leitch and Gordon Neill who will each be credited with £ 3.00.
In 3rd Equal Place with a score of 56.4 were Teams 2 Comprising Eddie Maurer, Hugh Barclay, Franklin Henry and Robert Wardrope and Team 9 Comprising Jack McGeoch, Campbell Leckie, Jim Campbell and Jim Kelman who will each be credited with £ 2.00.
In 4th Place with a score of 56.5 was Team 3 Comprising Alan Boyd, Dave Byrne, Bernard Spalding and Tom Bissett who will each be credited with £ 1.00.
Today 41 of us started our first Monday Seniors game of the year, playing golf in cold / cool, windy, sometimes drizzly and even intermittently wet / dry conditions. A right mixed bag to say the least. Scoring was mixed too, ranging from the sublime to the NR / DNF.
In 1st Equal Place with 45 Points were Norman Forsythe and Sam Hornell who will each be credited with £ 8.00 and whose handicaps will be cut by 3.
In 2nd Place with 43 Points was John Reynolds who will be credited with £ 6.00 and whose handicap will be cut by 3.
In 3rd Place with 42 Points was Eddie Maurer who will be credited with £ 4.00 and whose handicap will be cut by 2.
In 4th Equal Place with 40 Points were Filippo Mancini and Russell Moss who will each be credited with £ 3.00 and whose handicaps will be cut by 2.
In 5th Equal Place with 39 Points were George Davidson and George Shearer who will each be credited with £ 2.00 and whose handicaps will be cut by 1.
Whilst no prize money will be credited, but who also scored well enough to have their handicaps cut by 1 were Tom Bissett, Jim Campbell, Stuart Glasgow, Jim Jackson, Jack McGeoch, Hugh McKail, Stuart Millar, Chris Phillips, Kevin Scott and Rob White. ( At least we/you got a mention!)
The Results Attachment
This shows the current positions of those who have taken part in “Counters” since September ’21 and also shows the current situation regarding handicap cuts, following today’s event.
Welcome to the 2022 Lent Season
9-Hole Formats: Your organisers have recently re-considered the practicality and use of 9 hole games and have concluded that it is normally impractical to combine regular simultaneous 18 and 9 hole events. We have, therefore, agreed that in future, 9 hole events will only be contemplated in the following circumstances:
Pace of Play: We are regularly the subject of criticism by other members, and that could worsen when playing in fours. In order to maximise the pace of play, please remember that immediately you can’t score points, you should play no more shots: i.e. lift your ball and walk on
Scorecards: It would be helpful if one card could be submitted per tee time with the game number (at the left hand side of the draw sheet) quoted. Each player’s name (printed) and handicap stated. Each column identified and each player’s strokes and Stableford points stated.
Many thanks for reading the above. Please help each other to put the recommendations into practice.