For visitors, please note that even when we have members’ events shown, there are normally plenty of tee slots available and is usually possible to turn up and play. Bookings can be made via our online booking system or by contacting the club, preferably be email.
It was a great day at our Texas Scramble on Sunday. Our bribery of a free ice cream worked and we had a lovely mix of participants, with families and visitors turning out in numbers as well as regular members. Twelve teams took part (some more competitively than others) but in the spirit of the event everyone won a prize and went home happy.
Please find the results of today’s Seniors Open. Congratulations to our 1st Handicap and Overall Winner, Christopher Mackintosh, Kirkhill GC, who scored very steadily, with a sub-par 65 net. Gordon Hay, Boat of Garten GC was 1st Scratch Man, and Susan Swinden, 1st Scratch Lady, Abernethy GC.
The week saw the Club Championships being contested with 36 holes played over 2 days at the weekend. 19 men and 8 ladies competed for the respective trophies. Scott Waitt led the men’s field by 5 strokes after Round 1, scoring Gross 72, he continued his steady play in Round 2 with a Gross 73, to take the crown by 10 strokes with a score of 142. Hot on his heels on both days was Kevin Strathdee with a Gross 77 in Round 1 and Gross 78 in Round 2. Alex Donald was in 3rd place with a Gross 161.
Junior Member Thomas Dingwall (17) won the 1st Handicap trophy on net 131 with two excellent scores of 67 and 64, the latter 2 strokes below par. 2nd place in the handicap event, only 2 strokes behind the winner, was John Swinden (22) with a net 133, scoring a Day 1 net 63, 3 strokes below par, and a Day 2 net 70.
In the Ladies Championship, Sheena Hendrie shot a Gross 95 in Round 1, to lie 5 strokes behind Day 1 leader, Susan Swinden on Gross 90. Sheena kept her cool, clawed back the 5 strokes and added another to win with a Gross 182 winning by 1 stroke from Susan. Susan’s Round 1 Gross 90 and Round 2 Gross 93 gave her a final score of 183.
The Ladies’ 1st Handicap trophy was lifted by Jean Gordon (31) with net 70 and 74. The runner-up in the Ladies’ competition was June Clark (23) with net 74 and 71.
The Ladies Championship full result is here. And the Men’s Championship full result is here.
In the Junior Championships later in the week, it was a family affair with keen competition between Luke, Michael, Joseph and Thomas Dingwall, grandsons of John and Helen Dingwall. The 4 boys played in the 2-day scratch competition for the Junior Championship trophy over 36 holes. Thomas and Michael were tied on 80 after Day 1. Thomas kept up his steady play with an 82 on Day 2 to claim the Championship by 5 strokes over runner-up Michael.
The course is well worth a visit - nine holes of variety and challenge. The location is wonderful. We visited as a four ball on the last day of a five course tour. Each of us awarded it five stars. Thanks to the members who sorted us out on arrival and to those we met during the round - a friendly, welcoming club. "
Dr Craig Thomson Member of The New Club, St Andrews -