Week ending 22nd April

The ladies played an hidden hole game and the winner was Pam MacLeod. Wednesday we played the first of our mid-month stableford, which was one by John Lilley(17) with 18pts, runner up was Dougie Burns (19) 18pts, and 3rd was Ann Rae (28) 17 pts.  On Thursday the seniors weekly 9 hole stableford competition was one by Celia Bloomfield with 23 pts.  On Sunday the men played for the Speyside Sports Trophy was won by Kevin Strathdee (8) 64, in 2nd place was John Lilley (17) 69 and 3rd was Ian Sloan (12) 69.

Kevin Strathdee with the Speyside Sports Trophy


Week ending 15th April

The ladies Monday evenings are still fun nights and the ever-popular Mulligans was won by the in-form Margaret Smith.      With the sun finally shining, the seniors played the first of their weekly 9 hole stablefords, which was won by David Kerr with 20 pts.     On Sunday, the men also played a 9 hole stableford competition, competing for the Helensburgh Shield.    The Shield was won by Ian Murray (16) with 19 pts, runner-up was Eric Smith (13) 17 pts and third was John Swinden (19) 16 pts.

Ian Murray with the Helensburgh Shield
Ian Murray with the Helensburgh Shield

Week ending 8th April

The ladies started the week with a 9 hole Captain's Surprise.   Having survived driving with plastic drivers for three year olds and left handed drivers and putting with drivers, the only thing that was not a surprise was that the competition was won by the Captain, Susan Swinden.    The return of the snow put paid to all mid-week competitions but the sun shone on Sunday for the men's and ladies' medals.    The men's medal was won by Thomas Dingwall (19) 68bih, runner-up was John Lilley (17) 68 and third was Dougie Burns (19) 70.   The ladies' medal was won by Margaret Smith (23) 70, runner-up was Heather Bantick (23) 74 and third was June Clark (27) 77.

Week ending 1st April

The threatened snow stayed away as we raised the flag on Saturday 31st March.    In the absence of the Captain and Lady Captain, the Vice-Captains stood in.    We then played the traditional match of Captain's team v Lady Captain's team, which was won narrowly by the Lady Captain's team.    Easter Eggs went to John Lilley and Fiona Hunter for longest drives and to June Clark for nearest the pin.     On Easter Sundy, we opened the course to the village for a bit of fun and games - not all golf related - and a great time was had by all.

John Lilley raises the flag assisted by Sue Philpott
John Lilley raises the flag assisted(?) by Sue Philpott