Monday 8 October 2012 - Results week ending 7th October
At Boat of Garten on Wednesday last week the ladies’ competed for their penultimate medal (CSS 74). In the silver section, despite a shaky start, Marj Stewart (16) soon settled into a steady round and took the prize with 76, just ahead of runner up Ishbel Shannon (12) on 78. In the Bronze Section Pam MacGillivray (25) 71 earned a two-stroke cut in handicap after finishing well clear of 2nd place Lorna Richardson (22) on 79 with Jessie Forbes (25) comfortably in third. Leading Scores: Silver Section – M.A. Stewart (16) 76; I. Shannon (12) 78; P. Ingram (13), N. Barclay-Watt (18) 80; M. Sharp (14), D.A. McDonald (16) 81; M.A. Thompson (18) 82; A.F. Carter (15) 89. Bronze Section – P. MacGillivray (25) 71; L. Richardson (22)79; J. Forbes (25) 80; B.M. Hughes (23) 82; L. Sim (29) 83; S.A. McLaren (21) 84; S. Walker (25), L.D. Ross (28) 85.
On Saturday in the ladies’ final month medal, the good conditions helped to produce a CSS of 71 and clear winners in both sections. Mandy Dougal (17) took the prize for the silver section with wonderful 66 to earn a cut in handicap. Jane Roxburgh (16) finished 2nd on 73, with Marj Stewart (16) just holding off Dot McDonald (16) on countback after both scored 76. In the bronze section it was Lorna Richardson (22) who took the honours with 70, well clear of Mary Chrystie and Alice Fraser. Leading Scores: Silver Section – M. Dougal (17) 66; J.S. Roxburgh (16) 73; M.A. Stewart (16), D.A. McDonald (16) 76; I. Shannon (12) 78; P. Ingram (13) 80. Bronze section – L. Richardson (22) 70; M. Chrystie (28) 81; A. Fraser (32) 89.
On Sunday it was the men’s turn to compete for their final monthly medal of the season. In section 1 (0-12) Bill Spencer (9) set the target with 71 and held the lead for most of the day. Paul Downs (2) was close to a level par round but bogeyed both the 12th and 15th to finish on 70. This was soon matched by John MacBean (12) continuing his recent good form, but it was late starter Shaun MacBean (6) who won the day with a brilliant 65 and earned a cut in handicap. In section 2 (13-28) the early pace was set by Donnie Ross (15) and Jim Brady (14) who both returned 78. Ron Lyon (14) soon lowered the target with a 77 only to be edged into 2nd place by Malcolm Kerr (15) on 75.
Leading Scores - (CSS 71)- Section 1 (0-12): S.A. MacBean (6) 65; P. Downs (2), J.A. MacBean (12) 70; W.H. Spencer (9), D. Housby (5) 71; D.D. Ross (9), J.A. Grant (1) 72; G. Tregaskis (8), R. Simpson(6) 73; J.R. Ingram (6) 76; M.R. Hendry (11) 80. Section 2 (13-28): M.A. Kerr (15) 75; R. Lyon (14) 77; J.F. Brady (14), D. Ross (15) 78; R.J. Davidson (18) 79; J.A. Inglis (13), R. Quinn (14) 81; E. Mitchell (19) 83.
Members are reminded that there are only a few spaces left for the closing competition of the season, the Centenary Decanter (Texas Scramble) which precedes the Annual Prizegiving on Saturday 27th October.
Tuesday 26 July 2011 - July Newsletter
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Friday 10 June 2011 - MEXICAN NIGHT!
Hey Amigo! Members and Guests are invited to join us for a Mexican Feast at 7pm on Friday 10th June.
Tickets are £15pp and include a complimentary Margarita cocktail!
Please book in advance at the Bar or call 01479 831731.
(p.s. - sorry for the short notice..)
Tuesday 31 May 2011 - Weekend Specials Menu For 4th June
Sun Dried Tomato & Sweet Basil Soup £4.95
Wild Mushroom & Fresh Herb Tartlet £5.25
- fresh wild mushrooms in a creamy garlic & fresh herb sauce
Smoked Salmon & Prawn Tian £5.95
- locally smoked salmon with fresh large prawns in a
lemon scented cream, served with mini dill pancakes
Chicken Liver Parfait £5.25
- our own parfait on a crisp salad, served with Melba toast
Scottish Salmon Fillet £10.95
- fresh salmon baked and served with new potatoes and Hollandaise sauce
Roasted Lamp Rump £11.95
- with buttery mashed potatoes & fresh mint Jus
Baked Chicken Breast £10.95
- with applewood smoked cheddar cheese, served on sautéed potatoes
10oz Scottish Sirloin £15.95
- with sautéed mushrooms, onion rings, grilled tomato & hand cut chips
A choice of sauces - Chasseur, Pepper or Diane @ £2.25 each
Baked Vanilla Cheesecake £4.95
with Scottish soft fruit coulis
Apple & Rhubarb Crumble £4.95
with hot creamy custard
Filo Fruit Basket £4.95
with a Raspberry Sorbet
Coffee & Mint Truffle £1.95
Please check on Friday for any last minute changes due to delivery problems
Wednesday 22 June 2011 - Weekend Specials for Saturday 25th June
Roasted Red Pepper & Onion Soup £4.95
Scottish Langoustines £7.95
Scrabster landed langoustines,
grilled with garlic, chive & parsley butter
Stir Fried Vegetable Parcels £4.95
on honey & mustard dressed salad leaves
Local Game Terrine Wellington £5.25
Local game baked with fresh herbs and red wine, encased in a smoked bacon
and puffed pastry jacket, served on crisped dressed leaf salad
Scottish Salmon Fillet £11.95
Baked with fresh asparagus, served on sautéed potatoes and leeks
with a buttery sauce
Roast Lamb Rump £12.95
Served medium/rare on a bed of Balsamic scented potatoes
with a lamb stock jus
Stuffed Chicken Breast £10.95
Fresh Scottish chicken fillet stuffed with haggis, served on
mashed potatoes with a mushroom cream sauce
Two Cheeses, Leek & Tattie Pie £9.95
Served with a medley of vegetables
Scottish Clover Honey Crème Brûlée £4.95
Filo Basket £4.95
filled with fresh fruit and a raspberry sorbet
Fresh Scottish Strawberry Pavlova £4.95
Monday 4 April 2011 - LADIES SOCIAL EVENING - Monday 11th April
There will be a Rules Evening on Monday 11th April at 6pm. Please have suitable footwear as, weather permitting, there will be some on course examples. This will be followed by wine & nibbles in the Clubhouse. Please add your name to the list in the locker room.
Friday 1 April 2011 - Master Scoreboard Password
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Wednesday 1 June 2011 - REMINDER- NEW COMPETITION ENTRY PROCEDURE
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Masterscoreboard.co.uk has replaced HowDidIDo.com and all memberss competition information is now available online at www.masterscoreboard.co.uk
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After May 2011 this will be the ONLY place to view this information.
Friday 11 March 2011 - Handbook delay...
After an error was found in the printing of our Members' Handbooks, our printers have had to reprint them, so apologies to those Members who have paid their annual subscriptions and are waiting for a Handbook to drop through the letterbox. We are assured that they will be delivered to us by Friday 25th March.
Saturday 5 February 2011 - AGM - Tue 01-Feb-2011
AGM on Tuesday 1st February 2011
1) Honorary Membership was conferred on retiring Club President, Mel Sim.
2) The following Office Bearers were elected:
Club Captain - James Grant
Vice Captain - Alan Boxx
Club President - John MacBean
Vice President - Malcolm McCreath
3) A new Council Member was elected - Craig Sutherland
The full Council is therefore now:
4) With regard to the redevelopment of the Clubhouse, a presentation was given to the meeting by outgoing Captain Malcolm McCreath. He explained the Steering Group's reasoning behind the plans and outlined the financial implications for the Club and the membership, pointing out that there would be no levy on Members and no additional Annual Subscriptions. After a long and lively discussion a proposal was put to the meeting:
"the meeting agrees to enable the Council to spend up to £350,000 on the redevelopment proposals, as shown". This was carried by 46 votes to 18. It was agreed that, should the projected cost exceed this sum, the matter would be referred to a General Meeting of the Club.
Further information on the progress of the plans will be circulated in due course.
5) Date of next A.G.M. – Tuesday 7th February 2012
Monday 15 October 2012 - Results for week ending 14th October
The competitive week at Boat of Garten began on Wednesday with the ladies’ 4-Club Stableford. In cool showery conditions, a very close finish saw the leading 3 players separated by countback. Jane Roxburgh (16) took the prize with Lorraine MacPherson (28) and Helen Walker (22) settling for 2nd and 3rd. Ann Campbell (16) took 4th spot with 29 points.
Leading Scores: J.S. Roxburgh (16), L. MacPherson (28), H.Walker (22) 31pts; A.P. Campbell (16) 29pts; L. Richardson (22), M.A. Thompson (18) 28pts; N. Barclay-Watt (18) 27pts; L. Sim (29), S.R. Murray (25) 26pts; E.M. Gray (29), C. Shand (32), A.N. Davidson (27), A.F. Carter (15) 23pts.
On Sunday here was a strong field for the men’s final trophy of the season, the George Cameron Cup. Despite the autumn conditions scoring was very competitive and resulted in a CSS of 70 and a very close finish. The early target was set by James Ingram (5) on 69 but was soon lowered by Ronnie Kinnaird (7) with a 68. However, Stuart Forrest (10) took the lead with an excellent 66 and, although matched by late finisher Alan Boxx (11), Forrest took the trophy with the better inward half; both winner and runner-up earned a cut in handicap.
Leading Scores: S. Forrest (10), J.A. Boxx (11) 66; R.A. Kinnaird (7) 68; J.R. Ingram (5) 69; D.W. Ross (19), G. Tregaskis (8), B. Bell (13) 70; A.N. Waterson (7) 72; D.F. Sharp (5), R. Quinn (14), M.I. McDonald (6, P. Lyons (19) 73; R. Proud (12), K.C. Roger (12), C. Sutherland (14) 74; T. Loynes (15), P. Downs (2), R. Lyon (14), V.W. McLaughlin (18) 75; E. Mitchell (19), J.A. MacBean (12), B.D. Murray (12) R.J. Davidson (18) 76, J.R. Thompson (13) 78.
The ladies were also in action on Sunday playing for the Morlich Trophy for which only the season’s monthly medal winners were eligible. Mandy Dougal (16) took the honours with 68, retaining the trophy she won last year. Runner up was Pam MacGillivray (23) on 69, with Peasha Ingram (13) in 3rd spot on 72.
Leading scores: (CSS 70) M. Dougal (16) 68; P. MacGillivray (23) 69; P. Ingram (13) 72; D.A. McDonald (16), M.A. Stewart (16) 74; A.F. Carter (15) 80; S. Walker (25), L. Richardson (22) 81; M.A. Thompson (18) 82; C.E. Waterson (26) 88.
Monday 29 August 2011 - Robertson Tankards
Thurs 1st Sept - the Robertson Tankards is a foursomes Stableford event to be held this week (1st September) in place of the weekly Thursday Stableford competition. Players should arrange their partners and opponents in advance, remembering to enter the competition in the Pro Shop before teeing off. Matches are to be played within Members' times. Scores should be entered on the laptop in the locker room as norma.
Friday 1 October 2010 - Rowan Lea Punch Bowl
This trophy was cancelled in September due to weather conditions. Would members please note it has now been rescheduled for Sunday 10th October. Dates are still to be finalised for the rescheduling of the other cancelled events.
Monday 24 September 2012 - Results for week ending 23rd September
At Boat of Garten Thursday’s men’s Stableford was closely contested with the win going to Willie Docherty with 37pts, just ahead of Bryan Bell on 36pts and Reg Proud on 35pts. Leading scores: W. Docherty (19) 37pts; B. Bell (12) 36pts; R. Proud (12) 35pts; D.F. Sharp (5), A.N. Waterson (7) 34pts; S. Salem (28), M.A. Kerr (15) 32pts; J.F. Brady (14), J.A. Ross (8) 31pts.
On Saturday the men enjoyed calm, settled conditions for the John McDonald Trophies which contributed to a CSS of 69. In the scratch section past winner James Grant posted an early 74, which was eventually bettered by Paul Downs on 72. However, returning his best score of the season, it was Gavin Eastwood who took the trophy with 71 which also earned him a cut in handicap. Scoring was even closer for the handicap trophy. One of the first home was in-form Fraser Sharp (5) who posted 68, closely followed by Andy Grigor (14) who, despite a calamitous opening hole, recovered very well to post 69. Grigor’s score was matched by Craig Sutherland (14) and Alex Waterson (7) who edged into 3rd place on countback. A return to form by Grahame Tregaskis (8) saw him take the trophy with 68 courtesy of a marginally better inward half. Leading scores:
Scratch- G. Eastwood 71; P. Downs 72; J.A. Grant 74; J.R. Ingram 77; G.H. Hay 79.
Handicap- G. Tregaskis (8), D.F. Sharp (5) 68; A.N. Waterson (7), A.C. Grigor (14), C. Sutherland (14) 69; R.S. Taylor (10), R.T. Davidson (14) 70; R. Proud (12) 71; C. Edward (20), M.R. Hendry (11)72; B. Bell (12), R.G. Kinnaird (7) 74; I.A Murray (7) 75; R Flockhart (9) 76; J.A. Ross (8), J,A. MacBean (12), I. Patience (18) 77; D. Ross (15), R.J. Davidson (18), R. Quinn (14), R. Lyon (13) 78.
On Sunday the Club’s annual match against Royal Dornoch GC was at Boat of Garten with the hosts winning by 6 ½ games to 1½.
Monday 3 September 2012 - Results for week ending 2nd September
At Boat of Garten on Thursday the men competed for the Robertson Tankards, one of the few foursomes events on their fixture list. Alan Burn & Kenny Winslow (combined 24) set the target with 75, soon equalled by Mark McDonald & Ronnie Kinnaird (6) but both were overtaken by eventual winners Kevin Stewart & Ian Turner (14) with 74. Leading scores: K. Thomas & I.P. Turner (14)74; M.I. McDonald & R.A. Kinnaird (6), A. Burn & K. Winslow (24) 75; D.W. & A.M. Ross (18) 76; T. Loynes & L J. MacBean (11.5) 76.5; P. Downs & R.S. Taylor (6), B.D. Murray & C. Whelan (16) 81; D. Thomas & J. Stewart (18.5) 83.5.
On Saturday in the men’s September medal (CSS 69), section 1, Fraser Sharp (5) set the early pace on 70, soon bettered by Bob Coupar’s (11) 69. But it was in-form Paul Downs (2) who took the prize with a fine round which included 1 dropped shot and 3 birdies. A gallant effort from late finisher John Ross (8) 68 was close but he had to settle for the runners-up spot. It was a similar tale in section 2, where Ron Lyon (14) posted 69 only to be edged out by, firstly James MacKenzie (18) on 68, and later by a return to form from Jim McPhee (16) whose 66 earned him the win and a cut in handicap. Leading scores: Section 1: P. Downs (2) 66; J.A. Ross (8) 68; R.S. Coupar (11) 69; D.F. Sharp (5), J.A. Grant (2) 70; C.J. Helik (6), G.S. MacDonald (5) 71; G. Eastwood (8), J.A. Boxx (12), I.A. Murray (7) 73; S. Rooney (10), R.A. Kinnaird (6) 74; J.R. Ingram (6), S. Glen (9) 76. Section 2: J.M. McPhee (16) 66; J. MacKenzie (18) 68; R. Lyon (14) 69; S. Salem (28), I.P. Turner (15) 70; R.J. Davidson (18) 72; A. Doyle (19), E. Mitchell (19), C. Sutherland (14) 73; A.C. Grigor (15) 77.
The ladies’ first September medal (CSS 72) produced clear winners in both sections. In the silver section (0-20) Mandy Dougal (17) returned 74, 3 strokes ahead of Marj Stewart (15) with Ladies’ Captain Margaret Thompson (18) taking 3rd spot with 82. In the bronze section (21-36) Christine Waterson (27) continued her recent steady scoring with 71 to earn a cut in handicap. Letti Sim (29) took the runners-up prize. Leading scores- Silver section: M. Dougal (17) 74; M.A. Stewart (16) 77; M.A. Thompson (18) 82; A.F. Carter (15), M. Sharp (14) 84; S.A. McLaren (20) 85. Bronze section: C.E. Waterson (27) 71; L. Sim (29) 80.
On Sunday the Club’s annual match against Dun Whinny, Gleneagles was at Boat of Garten with the hosts winning by 6 games to nil, with two ties halved.
Monday 27 August 2012 - Results for week ending 26th August
At Boat of Garten last week the men began the week competing in teams of 3 for the Ian Ferguson Tri-Am Cup, a better ball competition. Scores were very close with the trophy going to Craig Sutherland, Lindsay Smith and Graham Tregaskis who beat Jim McPhee, Willie Gray and Donald Watt on countback after both teams scored nett 59. Third and fourth places were also decided by better inward halves, Andy Grigor, Ron Lyon and Alex Waterson edging out John MacBean and Bob Coupar. Leading scores – L.R. Smith (3), C. Sutherland (14), G. Tregaskis(8) 59; W.C. Gray (11), D.G. Watt (14), J.M. McPhee (16) 59; A.C. Grigor (15), R. Lyon (14), A.N. Waterson (8) 60; J.A. MacBean (12) R.S. Coupar (11) 60; A.M. Ross (17), J.A. Ross (8), D.W. Ross (19) 61; D. Robertson (12), M. Mulraine (19), M. McInnes (23) 62; I.A. Murray (6), M.J. McCreath (12), R. Quinn (14) 63.
In Wednesday’s Ladies’ medal (CSS 72) there was a close finish in the Silver Section where Dot McDonald (16) won her 4th medal of the season with 74; one stroke back were Ishbel Shannon (12) in 2nd place and Jane Roxburgh (16), separated by a better inward half. The Bronze Section saw a comfortable win for Sue McLaren (22) 67 with her season’s best earning her a 2 stroke cut in handicap. Christine Waterson (28) took 2nd place with Alison Fielding (35) in 3rd. Leading Scores: Silver Section- D.A. McDonald (16) 74; I. Shannon (12), J.S. Roxburgh (16) 75; C.S. Bashford (16), M.A. Thompson (18) 77; M.M. MacWilliam (19) 78; A.F. Carter (15) 82; F.J. Young (16) 84; M. Sharp (14) 88. Bronze section- S.A. McLaren (22) 67; C.E. Waterson (28) 70; A.A. Fielding (35) 74; P. MacGillivray (25), E.M. Gray (29) 80; C.E. Reid (22), S.R. Murray (25) 85; L.D. Ross (28) 86.
Thursday’s men’s Stableford (CSS 69) was won by David Rogers (20) on countback from Fraser Sharp (5) with both scoring 39pts. Minor placings were also separated by a better back nine with Ian Turner (15) claiming 3rd place ahead of Bryan Bell (12). Leading scores: D.A. Rogers (20), D.F. Sharp (5) 39pts; I.P. Turner (15), B. Bell (12) 37pts; R. Proud (12), R.J. Davidson (18) 36pts; A.N. Waterson (6) 35pts; R. Lyon (14), J.S. Munro (15) 34pts; V.W. McLaughlin (17), T. Loynes (14), L.J. MacBean (9), P. Downs (2), M. Kerr (15) 33pts.
On Saturday the men competed for the Dalvoult Cup, a Stableford competition, which despite the wet conditions produced a CSS of 70. In a very close finish five players had to be separated by countback. In form Fraser Sharp (5) set the standard with 37pts only to be matched by Nick McLaren (11) and Roy Quinn (14) playing in successive groups. Playing well below his handicap, Craig Sutherland (14) joined the melee and would have won the trophy but for not scoring at the last hole. The final golfer to join the group was Paul Downs (2) whose 1 over par round also gave him 37pts and, courtesy of a better inward half, the trophy. Leading scores: P. Downs (2), C. Sutherland (14), D.F. Sharp (5), R. Quinn (14), N. P. McLaren (11) 37pts; J.A. Ross (8) 36pts; D.W. Ross (19), G.S. McDonald (5), P. Lyons (18) 35pts; R. Lyon (14), R. Simpson (6), 34pts; A.C. Grigor (15), S.A. Gardiner (21), S. Rooney (10), B. Bell (12), M. Kerr (16) 33pts; J.A. MacBean (12), M.R. Hendry (11), J.A. Boxx (12), M. Sclater (24) 32pts.
Saturday’s ladies’ Stableford was played in blustery conditions and won by Christine Waterson (27) with 34pts from Marj Stewart (15) and Shuna Walker (25) who both returned 26pts.
Members are reminded that next week the Club hosts the Scottish National Police Championships. Tee times are limited on practice days (Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd September) and Tournament days (Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th) so booking is advised.
Monday 20 August 2012 - Results for week ending 19th August
At Boat of Garten last week the ladies began the competitive week with the first monthly medal. In the Silver Section (0-20) playing in the final group Dot McDonald (16) 71 edged ahead of Fiona Roger (13) to win by one stroke despite a double bogey at the last. Jacqui Coulthard (19) 75 and Margaret Thompson (18) 77 filled the minor placings. The Bronze section (20-36) was more clear cut with Sue McLaren (23) 71 taking the prize well clear of Christine Reid (22) 75 with Pam MacGillivray (25) claiming 3rd spot on 76. Leading Scores: Silver Section (0-20) – D.A. McDonald (16) 71; F.A. Roger (13) 72; J. Coulthard (19) 75; M.A. Thompson (18), M. Sharp (14), I. Shannon (11) 77; M.A. Weller (17), C.S. Bashford (16) 79; J.R. Selbie (19), M.M. MacWilliam (19) 80. Bronze Section (21-36) – S.A. McLaren (23) 71; C.E. Reid (22) 75; P. MacGillivray (25) 76; L. Richardson (22), M.A. McNeilage (36) 78; C.E. Waterson (27), J.E. Watt (29) 79; J.C. Forbes (24) 80.
Thursday’s men’s Stableford was won by Bob Coupar (12) with 41pts earning him a cut in handicap. David Robertson (12) was runner up on 38pts, just ahead of Ian Turner (15), Darren Thomas (19) and Chris Helik (6) all on 37pts. Leading scores: R.S. Coupar (12) 41pts; D. Robertson (12) 38pts; I.P. Turner (15), D. Thomas (19), C.J. Helik (6) 37pts; J.R. Ingram (6) 36pts; R.J. Davidson (18) 34pts.
On Friday the Seniors competed for the Burntisland Quaich, an annual Stableford competition. Conditions were difficult at first in the steady rain but later eased. Ian Fraser took the trophy with 39pts, just ahead of Jimmy Dykes on 38pts with Alan Boxx taking 3rd place on 37pts. Leading scores – I. Fraser (20) 39pts; A.J. Dykes (12) 38pts; J.A. Boxx (12) 37pts; W.C. Gray (11), G. MacPherson (21), G. Tregaskis (8) 33pts; C.J. Carter (20) 31pts. N.M. Morrison (16) M.J. McCreath (11), J.M. McPhee (16) 28pts. At the presentation dinner afterwards other prizes awarded were: Gordon Bruce Bowl: winner, Neil Morrison, runner-up - Graham Tregaskis; Len Hughes Quaich: winner – Reg Proud, runner-up – Brian Jones; Colin Atkinson Salver: winners – Ian Fraser, Jimmy Dykes, runners-up – Peter Lyons, Graham MacPherson.
On Saturday the men vied for the Craigard Hotel Trophy in a steady breeze, producing a CSS of 70. A return to form for Fraser Sharp (6) saw him make 2 birdies but drop 2 shots on the outward half, and par every hole on the inward nine for a level par round, a net 64 and a cut in handicap. Strong challenges soon came from Martin Hendry (12) with 66 and Tommy Loynes (14) with 69 but they had to settle for 2nd and 3rd places as Sharp took the trophy. Filling the minor places after fine steady rounds were Lewis MacBean (9) 70 and Gavin Eastwood (8) 71. Leading scores: D.F. Sharp (6) 64; M.R. Hendry (12) 66; T. Loynes (14) 69; L.J. MacBean (9) 70; G. Eastwood (8), J. Bell (18) C. Sutherland (14) 71; S. Rooney (10), R.G. Kinnaird (6) 72; R. Proud (12), R.S. Coupar (11) 73; R.S. Taylor (10), R. Simpson (6) 75; J.A. Ross (8), S.A. MacBean (6) 75; M.W. Ashcroft (18) 76; I.P. Souter (12), A. Gristwood (4), J.A. MacBean (12), J. MacKenzie (18), D. Ross (14) 78; C.A. MacDonald (14) 79.
Following the men the ladies held their second medal of the week with clear winners in both sections. Ladies Captain Margaret Thompson (18) took the Silver Section prize with 71, well ahead of runner-up Mandy Dougal (17) 79 with May Souter (19) 81 in 3rd place. In the Bronze Section Mary Chrystie (28) finished on 72 with Catherine Souter-Bell (24) in 2nd place on 80 and Alice Fraser (31) 90 in 3rd spot.
Monday 13 August 2012 - Results for week ending 12th August
Boat of Garten’s family week continued with the Adult/Junior Foursomes on Monday; Tuesday saw a good entry for the Lochiel Junior Trophies, which were won by Katy Hay-Smith for the girls and Murray Sim for the boys, followed on Wednesday by a well-attended Junior putting competition and Stableford competition. However, the ladies took centre stage on Wednesday when they enjoyed fine weather competing for the Centenary Salver (scratch) and the Club’s oldest trophy (1921) the Ladies’ Tray (handicap). In the Salver, the 2011 runner-up Nia Morrison took the prize this year with 84, well clear of 2nd place Marlyn Sharp on 91 and Jean Brock with 93. The handicap section was won by Pam MacGillivray (25) 74, just ahead of Caroline Bashford (16) and Liz Gray (29) who both returned 76. Leading scores: Centenary Salver – N.C. Morrison 84; M. Sharp 91; J.C. Brock 93; J. Coulthard, K.P. Lowden 96; V.E. Dykes 99. Ladies Tray – P. MacGillivray (25) 74; C.S. Bashford (16), E.M. Gray (29) 76; S.A. McLaren (23), C.T. Reynolds (24) 77; C. Shand (34) 78; C.E. Waterson (27), A.N. Davidson (27) 79.
Thursday’s event was a mixed foursomes for Mairi’s Trophy, which was won by the pairing of Anni Davidson and Nicol Rennie with 36 points, just ahead of Andrew Aitken & Jean Watt on 35pts and Catriona Shand & Murray Sim on 34pts. Leading Scores: A.N. Davidson & J.N. Rennie (15) 36pts; J.E. Watt & A.A. Aitken (21) 35pts; C. Shand & M. Sim (23) 34pts; J.C. Brock & A.M. Walker (17) 33ptss; S.A. McLaren & I.W. Reid (19) 30pts; S.R. Murray & J.A. Boxx (19), E.M. Gray & G. Sim (20), M.L. Jones & N.M. Morrison (21) 29pts.
On Saturday conditions were again ideal for the men’s August medal and led to a CSS of 69. In section 1 (0-12) early starter Stewart Taylor (11) set a target of 68, which was bettered by Gavin Eastwood (8) with 67. In-form David Housby (5) matched the 67 but it was late finisher John MacBean (12) who edged ahead with a 66, despite a double bogey at the last, to win the medal by one stroke. A player in the final group also took the honours in section 2 (13-28). A steady round from Donnie Ross (15) had set a target of 69 and although Jim Brady (14) came close on 71, it was late-finishing John Inglis (13) whose 68 proved too good for the rest of the field and earned a cut in his handicap. Leading scores: Section 1 – J.A. MacBean (12) 66; G. Eastwood (8), D. Housby (5) 67; R.S. Taylor (11) 68; S. Rooney (10), J.A. Boxx (12), C.J. Helik (6) 70; R.G. Kinnaird (6) 71; P. Downs (2), A.N. Waterson (6) 72; S.A. MacBean (6) 76; I.A. Murray (6), R.S. Coupar (12) 78; L.J. MacBean (8), G. Tregaskis (8) 81. Section 2 – J.A. Inglis (13) 68; D. Ross (15) 69; J.F. Brady (14) 71; C. Connorton (14), A.C. Grigor (15), R. Quinn (14) 73; R.J. Davidson (18), E. Mitchell (19) 76; I.P. Turner (15) 77; M.H. Sclater (24) 78; R.T. Davidson (14) 79; C.A. MacDonald (14) 81.
The week competitions ended on Sunday with the final of the Junior Club Championship, which was won by Rory Philip with 41pts with runner-up Ailsa Lamond on 33pts.
The week ended on a very sad note with the news of the passing of Tarn Gunn, six-time ladies’ Club Champion between 1992 and 2002. Our sincere condolences go to her family.
Monday 6 August 2012 - Results for week ending 5th August
The competitive week at Boat of Garten began on Thursday with the men challenging for the Kinloch Anderson Trophy, a bogey competition with golfers challenging the course rather than each other. Early starters James Ingram (6) and Willie Docherty (19) set the target with 1 down but both were eventually overtaken. Underlining recent form, David Housby (5) came out on top finishing on 3 up, one better than both James MacKenzie (19) and Rory Simpson (6) who edged 2nd place with the better inward half.
On Saturday the 67th annual Boat Open Tournament took place over 36 holes, attracting a full complement of entries from 36 different Clubs. The sunny, warm conditions were ideal and the first round saw Bryan Nicolson (Auchmill) set a good target in the scratch section with 68, 1 stroke ahead of Wayne Thompson (Murcar). Heading the 0-7 Handicap section was Grant Duguid (Dunecht House) (4) with 68, from Boat Members James Grant (2) and Rory Simpson (6) and Crieff pair Stewart McIntosh (2) and Scott Chisholm (5), all on 71. In the 8-16 section Boat’s Darren Ross (10) 69 and Steve Rooney (10) 70 set the pace.
The second round brought strong challenges for the scratch title from James Grant and Gordon Hay (Grantown) who both repeated their first round 73 for a 146 total and 3rd and 4th places respectively. The 2011 runner-up Gordon Forster (Porters Park) scored 71 for a 143 total but was matched by Jordan Shaw (Kingussie) whose better back 9 holes was good enough to take the title and the Sangster Cup for the first time.
In the 0-7 handicap section Wayne Thompson (4) came home with 73 and a 2-round total of 138 to claim the RBS Trophy from Grant Duguid by 1 stroke. In third place on 141 was Aboyne’s Craig Steven (5) with Norman MacWilliam (Kingussie) (3) and Rory Simpson (6) taking 4th and 5th places respectively. In the 8-16 handicap section for the Revoan Trophy Steve Rooney’s second round 74 was good enough to take the honours ahead of Rob Flockhart (Royal Burgess) (9) on 145 and Darren Ross on 147. Hamilton’s Hamish Borland (9) pipped John Mudie (Leven Thistle) (14) for 4th place after both scored 149. Leading Scores – Boat of Garten unless stated
Sangster Trophy (Scratch) - J. Shaw (Kingussie) (72, 71), G. Forster (Porter’s Park, Herts) (72, 71) 143; J.A. Grant, (73, 73), G.H. Hay (Grantown) (73, 73) 146; D. Murray (73, 75), B. Nicolson (Auchmill) (68, 80) 148.
Royal Bank of Scotland Trophy (Handicap (0-7) – W. Thompson (Murcar) (4) (65, 73) 138; G. Duguid (Dunecht House) (5) (68, 71) 139; C. Steven (Aboyne) (5) (70, 71) 141; N. MacWilliam (Kingussie) (3) (70, 72) 142; R. Simpson (6) (71, 72) 143; J.A. Ingram (5) (74, 70) 144; S. McIntosh (Crieff) (2) (71, 74), S. Chisholm (Crieff) (5) (71, 74) 145; J. Black (Dunecht House ) (5) (73, 73) 146; S. Allsop (Stonehaven) (6) (75, 72), A.J. MacKenzie (Newmachar) (5) 74, 73), K. MacKenzie (Douglas Park) (6) (73, 74), F. G. McCarron (Stonehaven) (1) (73, 74) 147.
Revoan Trophy (Handicap 8-16) – S. Rooney (10) (70, 74) 144; R. Flockhart (Royal Burgess) (9) (71, 74) 145; D.D. Ross (10) (69, 78) 147; H. Borland (Hamilton) (9) (77, 72), J. Mudie (Leven Thistle) (14) (74, 75), S.S. MacDonald (Nairn) (9) (71, 78) 149; B. Dobson (Portlethen) (12) (78, 73), B.D. Murray (11) (74, 77) 151; G. Tregaskis (8) (79, 73), J. Duncan (Old Meldrum) (9) (72, 80) 152; M. Weatherill (Mowsbury, Beds) (9) (72, 82) 154; J. Brown (Baberton) (8) (77, 78) 155.
Lowe Memorial Cup (Team Scratch) – Kingussie GC (143, 146, 162) 451; Boat of Garten GC- A (146, 148, 160) 454; Crieff (149, 155, 162) 466; Stonehaven (149, 159, 168) 476.