Week ending 21st april 2019

On Monday, the ladies fun Hidden Hole competition was won jointly by Margaret Smith and Fiona Hunter.   On Wednesday, we played the first mid-month stableford of the season.   This was won by Susan Swinden with 20pts, runner-up was Drew Durrand with 18pts bih and third was Heather Bantick with 18 pts.   The Thursday seniors weekly 9 hole stableford, with 29 competitors - a record for our seniors - was won by David Kerr with 21 pts.   On Friday, the junior medal was won by Lorne Leggat (17) 71 and runner-up was Ben Bisset (21) 78.   The men completed a busy week of competitions on Sunday playing for the Speyside Sports Salver.    The winner was Drew Durrand ((27) 64 and a stroke off his handicap, runner-up was Kevin Strathdee (7) 71, including a 2 on the 9th, the second longest hole on the course, and third was Alex Donald (11) 73.

Drew Durrand with the Speyside Sports Salver
Drew Durrand with the Speyside Sports Salver

Week ending 14th April 2019

The ladies played 9 holes on Monday using only three clubs and the winner with 16pts was Margaret Smith.   The seniors finally got their weekly 9 hole stableford under way on Thursday and Johnny Petrolini won with an impressive 24 points and a large cut to his handicap.   On Sunday the men competed for the Helensburgh Shield.   This populare 9 hole stableford saw all three prize winners scoring 17 points but on countback the winner was Kevin Strathdee  (7), runner-up was Allan Bantick (12) and third was Bob Mouat (16).

Kevin Strathdee with the Helensburgh Shield
Kevin Strathdee with the Helensburgh Shield

Week ending 7th April

The ladies started the season gently with a fun 9 hole competition with plenty of Mulligans.    The winner was Susan Swinden.     The seniors' season got off to an inauspicious start when the course was closed on Thursday.      The weather brightened up for the serious business of April Medals at the weekend.   The men went first on Saturday morning.   The winner was Steve Gannon (30) 69 net, runner-up was Allan Bantick (12) 74bih and third was John Swinden (20) 74.   The ladies followed on Saturday afternoon.   The winner was Margaret Smith (22) 72 net, runner-up was Eliz Sloan (19) 74 and third was Sue Philpott (32) 75.

Week ending 31 March 2019

The sun shone brightly for the start of our 2019 season.    The flag was raised by the Club Captain, Rona Smith then players did battle in the opening match with the Ladies Captain's side narrowly defeating the Captain's side.
The winners of the winter eclectic were announced with Drew Durrand claiming the top prize with a gross 27, runner-up was Allan Bantick with 28 and the best lady was Susan Swinden with 29.

flag raising
A happy group of golfers help Club Captain Rona Smith raise the flag