Week Ending 12th September

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed in the John McDonald Trophies where prizes were awarded to the best scratch and handicap scores. The fine overhead conditions resulted in low scoring with Bruce Grant producing his lowest round of the season, a gross 71 to secure his first scratch trophy win. Ken Aitken also returned his lowest score of the season, a gross 73 for second place. Paul Downs on 73 and Tom Burns, James Grant, Ross Harrower, David Housby and Ian Murray on 74 were the next closest contenders.  In the battle for the Handicap Trophy Douglas Johnstone (12) added to his list of fine scores this season with a nett 64, just pipping Ken Aitken by a lower back nine. The aforementioned Bruce Grant and Ron Lyon were a single shot behind on 65.  Leading scores:  Scratch– winner, B Grant 71; runner-up, K Aitken 73; P Downs 73; T Burns, J Grant, R Harrower, D Housby, I Murray 74; J McCook 75 Handicap- winner, D Johnstone (12) 64; R Lyon (11) 65; I Murray (7) 67; T Burns (6), D Housby (6) 68.

Also on Saturday the ladies competed in their September Medal where Lynda Coles (33) had a narrow one shot win over Christine Thompson after her solid round of 75. Margaret Thompson (21) took third place on 78.

On Friday the Club held its annual Ladies Team Open where the best two stableford scores at each hole from three players counted towards an aggregate score. 51 players from all over Scotland competed in this very popular team event. Three home players proved victorious on this occasion with Karen Morrison, Mairi MacWilliam and Pam MacGillivray returning a score of 87 pts, a score that was matched by Margaret Thompson, Magda Stefan and Tierna Browne who lost out on a card countback. Leading scores: Winners, K Morrison, M MacWilliam and P MacGillivray 87 pts; runners up, M Thompson, M Stefan, T Browne 87 pts; J Clark, A Rae, S Millson 86 pts; M Barclay, I Shearer, F Scott 85 pts; P Bryce-Maynard, D Cruikshank, A Bowie 84 pts.

Other results: Club Stableford (Sep 9th) – winner, P Downs (1) 35 pts; G H Hay (0), R Harrower (0) 33 pts; S MacDonald (12) 31 pts; C Blair (8), D Housby (5), T Burns (5) 29 pts.


Week Ending 5th September

At Boat Of Garten on Saturday the gents competed in their September medal and this proved to be a very close affair with five players returning sub 70 scores. Tied on net 68 were Rory Simpson (5), Paul Downs (2), Alan McFarlane (16) and Mark Holroyd (15) resulting in a card countback before Rory Simpson was declared the outright winner. Also breaking 70 was John Inglis (20) with a net 69.  Leading scores : Rory Simpson (5), P Downs (2), A MacFarlane (16), M Holroyd (15) 68; J Inglis (20) 69; R Lyon (11) 70; I Cormack (8), B Shaw (5) 71; R Harrower (1), I Turner (16), A Grigor (19), S Taylor (13), D Housby (6) 72; R Kinnaird (5), J Ross (10), G Ainslie (16) 73.

Also played on Saturday was the Ladies’ September Medal and on this occasion Christine Thompson (31) produced a superb net 62 to cruise to a 4 shot victory over Dorothy McDonald (20) whose excellent nett 66 might have been a winning score any other week of the season. In third place came Susan Philpott (39) on 74 with Anne MacFarlane (26) taking 4th place on 76.

On Sunday the gents entertained  a 12 man team from Blairgowrie Golf Club. Fine overhead conditions and an excellent two course meal in the clubhouse afterwards made for a most enjoyable day with the home side running out winners by 5 pts to 1. Boat Of Garten players first :

T Burns & G Hay bt N McVean & N Wilkie 3/2

L Smith & R Quinn bt C Blues & I Ross 3/1

R Proud & J Inglis bt G Mitchell & S McCaig 2/1

S Crook & P Haywood bt R Morrison & B Swan 2 holes

R Philip & C Philip bt J Donald & B Chapman 4/3

N McConachie & M McCreath lost to J Crichton & A Broadbent 4/2

Other results: Club Stableford (Sep 2nd) – winner, T Burns (6) 41 pts; r/up, I Turner (16) 41 pts; R Kinnaird (5), K Morrison (33), R Quinn (14) 39 pts; C MacDonald (15), S Philpott (40), D Spencer (17), P Downs (2) 37 pts; C Helik (8) 36 pts.


Week Ending 29th August

At Boat of Garten on Saturday both gents and ladies competed for the Captain’s Prizes, an event organised and run by present Club Captain Douglas Spencer. The competition was played this year as a Texas Scramble with Members encouraged to include at least one guest in their team. Early morning mist delayed the start however this soon cleared and players enjoyed their golf under a glorious blue sky.

Tying for first place on net 53 were the teams of Mark and Caroline Holroyd plus Colin and Elaine Semple alongside the Philip family comprising Gordon, Tierna Browne, Rory and Conor. Only a better last 9 holes gave the former team outright victory on countback. No less than six teams were a single shot behind on 54 while winners of the nearest the pin competitions were home players Sue McLaren, Rob Nixon and Jim Thompson plus David McLeod from Grantown. Gordon Ainslie won the longest drive. Captain Douglas Spencer was delighted to have raised £625 for his chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

On Friday evening Members enjoyed a relaxed 9 and Dine competition played over 9 holes with supper in the clubhouse to follow. On this occasion Ken Aitken and playing partner Jane Roxburgh (7) returned a winning score of 21 pts with Tierna Browne and John Inglis (12) in runners up spot on 19pts.  The pairings of Caroline Bashford & Sandy Walker (10) and Ronnie McGrath & Shuna Walker (12) tied for third on 16 pts.

In the Ladies’ August medal played on Wednesday June Clark (23) romped to victory with a season best score of net 66, well clear of Pam MacGillivray (27) and Ann Weller (21) who both recorded scores of 70. Christine Thompson (32) took fourth place on 76.

Club Stableford (26 August) – J Clark (22) 44 pts; M McDonald (6) 38 pts; R Harrower (1) 37 pts; S Millson (34) 35 pts; I Murray (5) 34 pts; M Braidwood (8), R Simpson (4), T Burns (6), P Downs (2), B Davidson (30) 33 pts.

Seniors Stableford (25 August) – M Holroyd (17) 44 pts; P Mitchell (16) 42 pts; C Gibson (26),  P Haywood (19) 41 pts; J York (22), A Boxx (18)35 pts.


Week Ending 22nd August

At Boat of Garten on Sunday the ladies competed for their Club Championship titles with a change of format this year in the scratch section.  The Scratch Championship title was decided by a matchplay final between Caroline Bashford and Dorothy McDonald with Bashford looking to repeat her win of last year. Both players played exceptionally good golf before Caroline Bashford emerged a worthy winner. Not only did Bashford repeat her win of 2020 but she also achieved a unique double having already won the Senior Ladies Championship title in June this year.

The Ladies Handicap Championship was played as a strokeplay event over 18 holes and for a long time it looked as though present Ladies’ Captain Jane Wallace (30) would be victorious after an excellent score of 70. Playing In the final group however, Christine Thompson (32) chose the best day possible to return one of her lowest scores of the season, a net 68 for a two shot win thereby ensuring that her name would be engraved on the Handicap trophy for the first time.
Leading scores; Scratch Matchplay Final – C Bashford beat D McDonald 5/4. Handicap Championship – winner, C Thompson (32) 68; r/up, J Wallace (30) 70; A McMillan (19), C Holroyd (16) 71; S Fielding (23) 72; A Carter (21), S McLaren (23) 75; J Clark (23) 76.

The Gents’ Club Championships were played over 36 holes on Saturday and Sunday and the fine overhead conditions matched with relatively fast greens enabled some excellent low scoring with Paul Downs taking the halfway lead after a tremendous round of 3 under par 67. His lead was only by a single shot, however, after Gordon Hay carded a two under par round of 68 with Rory Simpson third on 71. Downs also shared the lead in the Handicap section, his net 66 being matched by the aforementioned Rory Simpson (5) with Bruce Grant (6) a single shot behind. On Sunday most players found scoring a shade more difficult and a round of 72 was enough for Hay to secure the Scratch title for the second year in succession. In the Handicap Section Tom McMillan (15) was well off the pace after an opening round of net 72, however a remarkable second round of 76 gross, net 61 propelled him into pole position where his combined score of 133 proved to be beyond the reach of the later starters. Bruce Grant did however return another fine score of 74 gross, 68 net to take runners up spot in both the Scratch and Handicap sections.
Leading aggregate scores – Scratch Championship, winner – G H Hay (68,72) 140; runner up, B Grant (73,74) 147; R Simpson (71,78) 149; R Nixon (76,75) 151; M McDonald (80,72) 152;
J A Grant (79,76), A Gristwood (77,78) 155; K Aitken (76,80) 156; B Shaw (76,81) 157. Handicap Championship – winner, T McMillan (15) 133; runner up, R Simpson (5) 139; A Boxx (17),
M McDonald (6), K Aitken (8) 140; R Nixon (5), R Lyon (10), S Taylor (12) 141; A Gristwood (6) 143.

The consolation medal for the lowest nett score in the second round outwith the prize list was won by Alan Boxx (17) with a nett 65.

Club Stableford (19 August) – M Thompson (22) 43 pts; R Proud (13) 41 pts; R Harrower (1), A McMillan (20), G H Hay (0), M Braidwood (8), T Burns (7), J Clark (24), S Ritchie (8) 38 pts;
R Simpson (5), M McDonald (6), R Quinn (15) 37 pts; V McLaughlin (17), M T Graham (20), C Helik (7) 36 pts.

Seniors’ Social Waltz (18 August) – J McPhee, D Jamieson, R McGrath 84 pts; F Green, D Card, R Palmer 70 pts; J York, A Boxx, C Gibson 68 pts.

Ladies’ 9 Hole Competition (16 August) – J Kerr (19) 16 pts ; M Chrystie (14) 14 pts ; J Roxburgh (10) 13 pts ; A McNeilage (19), A Wood (19) 11 pts.


Week Ending 15th August

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed in the Rowan Lea Punch Bowl, a stroke play event which gave Barry McConnell the opportunity to return one of his best scores of the season, a nett 64 for a three shot victory over his nearest rivals. John Inglis was one of four players who tied on 67 and secured runners up spot on countback. A seven at the closing hole denied Inglis the chance of sharing pole position.   Leading scores – B McConnell (15) 64; J Inglis (20), T McMillan (16), J Toothill (33), P Downs (3) 67: D Johnston (13) 69; I Turner (17) D Brown (14), R Proud (14) 70.

Sunday brought a fine Autumn day for the Boat Of Garten Gents 18 Hole Open, now in its sixth year. There was a very strong field of over 100 golfers from throughout Scotland, England, Wales and even Spain.

The winners on the day were a combination of local players and visitors with home club secretary Gordon Hay’s birdie at the 16th hole enabling him to narrowly nudge ahead of clubmate Paul Downs who had  just birdied the 15th hole to draw level. Hay and Downs finished first and second in the scratch section with scores of 71 and 72 respectively. In the low Handicap section local player Ronnie Kinnaird matched David Manson from Burton On Trent stroke for stroke but lost out on to a better last nine holes after both had tied on nett 69. In the higher handicap section Boat Club Captain Douglas Spencer shot the lowest nett score of the day, a nett 65 for a convincing three shot win over John Gilmour from Bellshill.

Leading scores were : (Boat Of Garten unless stated) Scratch : G H Hay 71; P Downs 72; C Gallagher ( Blairgowrie) 74; G Paterson ( Fortrose & Rosemarkie) 75. Handicap section 1 : D Manson (Burton On Trent) (7) 69; R Kinnaird (5) 69; J Lewis (Dunbar) (8) , S Goddard (Inverness) (11) 70.Handicap Section 2 : D Spencer (18) 65; J Gilmour (Bellshill) (20) 68: A Boxx (17) 69; L Everson (Poulton Park) (16) 70.

The ladies in action this week were playing in their Saturday stableford and a close affair this proved to be with Ann Weller (21) just pipping Susan Philpott (40) on a better last nine holes after both had returned scores of 36 pts. A shot back in third place was Sue McLaren (24) with Sarah Millson (35) in fourth place on 34 pts.

There was large entry on Wednesday for the ladies’ Centenary Salver and Tray. The Salver is presented to the scorer of the lowest scratch score with the Tray going to the best handicap score. On this occasion Caroline Bashford topped both charts with an excellent nett score of 70 and an equally impressive gross score of 85. Bashford will receive the scratch award (Salver) with Magda Stefan (17), who had finished second in both competitions being promoted to first place in the handicap event (Tray). Scoring was very good generally with thirteen players returning net scores in the 70’s. Runner up in the scratch section, and a very popular recipient she will be at the annual prize-giving, was Ishbel Shannon who shot an excellent gross score of 92. Runner up for the Tray was June Clark (24) on 72.

Club Stableford (12 August): R Kinnaird (6) 37 pts; C Helik (7) 36 pts; S Rooney (23), I Murray (5), R Lyon (10) 34 pts; S Ritchie (7) 33 pts; R Proud (13) 32 pts; S Alcock (19), M McDonald (6),
R Harrower (1) 31 pts.

Seniors Stableford (11 August): J Taylor (22), T McMillan (17) 37 pts; P Haywood (19), D Card (31) 36 pts; K Aitken (10), J Dingwall (18) 35 pts; P Downs (4) 34 pts; C Semple (19), A Boxx (19) 33 pts.


The very popular Boat Of Garten Family Week concluded at the weekend after a hectic week of golf and tennis events for both adults and children. PGA Professional Ross Harrower and Club Captain Douglas Spencer provided three morning sessions of Junior golf coaching which were very well attended. On Friday there was a Prize-Giving where the following winners received their just rewards :




Adult / Junior Foursomes


Ann & Finlay Carter

20 pts


Runners up

Nick & Harry McLaren

19 pts


Lochiel Trophies

18 Holes Scratch Winner

Fraser Jones



18 Holes Handicap Winner

Harry McLaren

net 66


Sim Trophy ( over 6 holes)

Winner Under 11

Charlie Desson



Winner Under 10

Ben McLaren



Runner-up Under 10

Henry Desson



3 Holes Winner

Jonny Boyd



3 Holes Runners Up

Ella McSherry



1 Hole Winner

Leon Rebindaine



Bunnies Cup – 12 & Under


Charlie Desson & Elianne Stocker



Daisy Mitchell & Henry Desson



Dougie Boyd & Callum Rogers



Jonny Boyd & Ben McLaren

Chapman Cup – 13 & Over


Harry McLaren


Runner Up

Finlay Carter


Seniors Cup – 16 & Over


Jo Blair & Shona Fielding


Runners Up

Nick Morgan & Rachel Hannah



Week Ending 8th August

The 75th annual Boat Open Tournament took place over 36 holes on Saturday, attracting a strong field of players from throughout Scotland and further afield. Conditions were generally favourable for all players although the Boat’s own defences ensured that low scoring was always likely to be difficult. Similar to last year there was a good mix of local players and visitors in contention at the halfway stage but it was plus 2 handicapper Campbell Donaldson from Downfield GC who destroyed the field in the afternoon with a superb round of 66, a round which contained a two at all four of the par 3 holes. Added to his 69 in the morning Donaldson secured a 3 shot win over regular competitor Gordon Forster from Harpenden Common who put together two excellent rounds of 68 and 71 for 1 under par aggregate of 139 for second place. In the lower handicap section Colin Halcrow from Largs GC played very consistent golf and his rounds on 71,74 gross gave him a winning nett score of 67,70 and 137. Close on his heels were local players Paul Downs (2), Bruce Grant (6) and James Grant (2) who all tied on 140 with Downs winning on countback. In the higher handicap section local player Roy Quinn (15) took the honours with a total of 139, two shots clear of Carrbridge golfer Ken MacKenzie (9). 

Leading Scores – Boat of Garten unless stated:

Sangster Trophy (Scratch) –C Donaldson ( Downfield) (69,66) 135; G Forster (Harpenden Common) (68,71) 139; E Chancellor (Kingsknowe) (70,72) 142; L Chancellor (Inverness) (70,72) 142; C Happoel (67,75) 142; G H Hay (71,74) 145.

Royal Bank of Scotland Trophy (Handicap (0-8) – C Halcrow (Largs) (4) (67,70) 137; P Downs (2) (70,70) 140; B Grant (6) (69,71) 140; JA Grant (3) (66,74) 140.

Revoan Trophy (Handicap 9-16) – R Quinn (15) (66, 73) 139; K MacKenzie ( Carrbridge) (9) (73,68) 141; N Hogg (Windyhill) (11) (72,70) 142; K Ewan (Hazlehead) (9) (73,71) 144

Lowe Memorial Cup (Team Scratch) – Boat Of Garten 1 ( P Downs, JA Grant, GH Hay, R Simpson) 435.

On Wednesday the ladies competed in a Stableford competition with Myra McLaughlin (38) securing a 5 shot win with her excellent score of 36pts. In runners up spot was Susan Philpott (39), winning on countback from Elizabeth Sloan (25) after both players had scored 31 pts. In fourth place was Sue McLaren (23) on 29 pts.

Thursday Stableford (5 August): A Gristwood (7) 41 pts; D Spencer (19) 40 pts; B Davidson (30) 39 pts; J Ross (9), R Simpson (5) 38 pts; S Ritchie (8), M Stefan (17), R Kinnaird (6) 37 pts; M MacWilliam (18), R Proud (13), M Thompson (21), I Turner (17), R Quinn (15) 36 pts.

Seniors Stableford (4th August) : P Haywood (18), R McGrath (22) 37 pts; M Joy (28) 35 pts; A Boxx (19) 34 pts; B Spencer (14), L Wilson (18), C Semple (19) 33 pts; A Carstairs (18) 32 pts.


Week Ending 1st August

At Boat of Garten last week a busy three weeks of competitions got under way with the annual Pro’s Day event – a very enjoyable team tournament played this year using a Florida Scramble format whereby the player whose shot is chosen does not get to play the next shot, all expertly marshalled by club pro Ross Harrower. This popular event attracted a field of 80 Members and it was no surprise when the winners were announced as Gordon, Rory and, Conor Philip assisted by Tierna Browne, all of whom have featured regularly in the winner’s circle this season. Their nett score of 53 secured a two shot win over Ronnie McGrath, Caroline Bashford, Sue McLaren and John Taylor. In 3rd place on countback on 56 was the all greenkeeping team of Jordan Shaw, Bruce Grant, Brian Shaw and Michael Mann, their gross score of 57 being the lowest on the day.

On Sunday the club held the John Grant Memorial Trophy, a mixed foursomes stableford competition. Leaders on the day by two shots were Anne and Tom McMillan (18) with 39 pts, followed by Ken Aitken and Karen Morrison (22) on 37pts. Nicholas Cunningham and Jane Roxburgh (19) took third place with 34 pts.

Other results: Club Stableford (July 29th), – winner: I Murray (6) 43 pts; GH Hay (0) 37 pts; S Taylor (12), R Kinnaird (6), R Harrower (1) 36 pts; P Downs (2), V McLaughlin (17) 35 pts; I Cormack (7), T Burns (7) 34 pts; D Spencer (18) 33 pts.

Golfers are reminded that the club’s 36-Hole Open tournament, the ‘Boat Open’, takes place on Saturday with only a few spaces still available at time of going to press.


Week Ending 26th July

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed for the Dalvoult Cup, a traditional Stableford trophy celebrating its 29th year of playing in 2021. Ross Harrower, Club Professional (2) shot his best score of the season, 41 pts, however from those Members eligible to win it was Ron Lyon (11) who carded the best score of the day, 40 pts. Two shots further back were Iain Cormack (8), Ian Turner (17) and Ronnie McGrath (21) all of whom returned scores of 38 pts. Leading scores from eligible members : winner, R Lyon (11) 40 pts; I Cormack (8), I Turner (17), R McGrath (21) 38 pts; L Paterson (16), A Boxx (18), M McDonald (6), B McConnell (14) 37 pts; D Johnston (12), J McPhee (24), R Simpson (5) 36 pts; R Proud (13), G Ainslie (16) 35 pts.

On Saturday the Ladies competed in their July Medal which also doubled up as a Club Championship qualifier. Caroline Bashford (16) returned to the winner’s circle once again but only just, her nett 69 being matched by Sue McLaren (23) and Dorothy McDonald (20) however a better last 9 holes sealed Bashford’s win. Scoring was low throughout the field with Margaret Thompson (22) in 4th place on 70 and Pam MacGillivray (27) 5th on 72.

The Ladies held a similar stableford on Wednesday and on this occasion Sue McLaren (24) headed the leaderboard with a fine nett 70, just ahead of Dorothy McDonald (21) on 71. Fiona Young (17) took 3rd place on 72 with Pam MacGillivray (28) 4th on 73.

Other results:

Thursday Club Stableford  – winner, R Proud (14) BL9,  A Gristwood (7) 41 pts;  R Harrower (2) 39 pts; C MacDonald (16), T Burns (8) 38 pts; S Rooney (22), P MacGillivray (28), F Morgan (14), R Quinn (15) 36 pts; R Lyon (11), B Davidson (30), A Sim (9), F Sharp (6) 35 pts.

Seniors’ Social Texas Scramble – winners, D Jamieson, J York, J Taylor, M Joy (13) 53; S Crook, C Semple, R Palmer (11) 61; P Haywood, L Wilson, J McPhee (11) 61; A Boxx, P Surfleet, D Card (14) 64.


Week Ending 19th July

On Saturday at Boat Of Garten the gents competed for the Boat Hotel Trophy, first presented to the Club in 1947. Fine overhead conditions and a course in excellent condition resulted in low scoring with seven players breaking the 70 mark. Best of all was young Thomas Dingwall playing off a handicap of 17 who returned a nett 62 for a 4 shot victory over nearest challenger William Litton (15). Stephen Rooney (24), Jack Smith (20) and Barry McConnell (16) all tied on 67. Leading scores:  winner, T Dingwall (17) 62; W Litton (15) 66; S Rooney (24), J Smith (20), B McConnell (16) 67; D Johnston (13), M McDonald (8) 68; R Harrower (3), R Simpson (6), M Toal (15), A Boxx (19) 71.

Also on Saturday the ladies competed in a stableford competition and it was Christine Thompson (32) and Sue McLaren (25) who led the way with fine scores of 38 pts, Thompson just winning on countback. Elizabeth Sloan (25) took third place on 35 pts.

On Wednesday the ladies competed for the Centenary & Crawford Bowls. In the Centenary Bowl (scratch) Jenny Ridley headed the field with a fine 85, well clear of Fiona Young and Ann Weller who tied on 94, Weller taking the runners up spot on countback. In the event’s handicap section for the Crawford Bowl Ladies’ Captain Jane Wallace produced one of her best rounds of the season, a nett 65 for a 2 shot win over Rina Clow (34). 

On Thursday the club held its 4th open competition of the season, the Gents Senior Open which had a capacity field of 110 players. In the scratch section local member Gordon Hay returned the only sub par score, his gross 69 greatly assisted by a hole in one at the 9th hole. Local members dominated this section with Paul Downs and James Grant both tying on 71 for second and third places respectively.

In the Handicap Section local golfer Ken Aitken returned the lowest nett score of the day, a 66 to win the Handicap Trophy. Leading scores: Scratch winner, GH Hay 69; P Downs, JA Grant 71; W MacMillan (Bonnyton) 72. Handicap Overall Winner, K Aitken (9) 66; Handicap Section 1 (0-12) winner, T Anderson ( Bathgate) (12) 67; B Spencer (12), B Martin (Erskine) (12), G Nicol (Huntly) (6) 70; J Duncan(Duff House Royal) (11), F Mellis (Inverness) (6) 71. Section 2 (13-24) A Grigor (17) 67; S Stirton (Alford) (20) 68; S Crook (14), J Inglis (19), D Offin (Royal Dornoch) (20) 69; James MacKay (Inverness) (19) 70.

Ken Aitken – winner of the Seniors Handicap Trophy

Other results: Club Stableford (July 15th) – R Philip (15) 38 pts; G Ainslie (15) 36 pts; C Helik (8) 35 pts; M Braidwood (8), R Lyon (11), V McLaughlin (17) 34 pts; R Harrower (2) 33 pts;
R Simpson (5) 31 pts.

Seniors Stableford – (14 July) –J Ross (11) 41 pts; B Spencer (14) 38 pts; A Boxx (20), K Aitken (11) 37 pts; P Mitchell (15), R Palmer (29) 36 pts; P Haywood (18) 34 pts; J McPhee (23) 33 pts; R McGrath (23) 31 pts; J York (19), M Joy (28) 30 pts.


Week Ending 12th July

At Boat of Garten on Saturday a torrential downpour in the afternoon resulted in the abandonment of the Ladies’ Captains Prize and the gents’ Rowan Lea Punchbowl.

On Thursday club professional Ross Harrower (2) returned a score of 38 pts to win the club stableford for the first time this season. Close on his heels were Chris Helik (8) and Stewart Taylor (13) who both carded scores of 37pts. Leading scores were; R Harrower (2) 38pts; C Helik (8), S Taylor (13) 37 pts; R Quinn (16), T Burns (8), J Dingwall (19), P Downs (3) 36 pts; S MacDonald (11),
J MacKenzie (19), R Simpson (5), S Rooney (23), J Inglis (19) 35 pts.

On Wednesday the gents’ Senior Section and the Ladies’ Section joined forces for their respective Captains’ Charity Day. Play was in the format of a four person Texas Scramble and it was the team of Mark Holroyd, Ann Weller, Jim McPhee and Lynda Coles (17) who returned the winning score of 48 to secure victory, but only by the narrowest of margins, on countback over the last 9 holes. Runners up, also on 48, were Peter Haywood, Keith Wilson, Patricia Wilson and John Taylor. Tied on 52 came Colin Semple, Megan Crook, Graham Jackson and Myra McLachlan alongside the team of John York, Margaret Thompson, Ralph Palmer and David Card.  The grand sum of £1200.07 was raised for Prostrate Cancer UK and Where2Today.

Other results: Ladies 9 Hole  Stableford– winner, K Morrison (16) 22 pts; A Fraser (20), S McLaren (12)17 pts; S Hendrie (10), V Dykes (11) 15 pts; M McLachlan (19) 13 pts; J Ridley (9), S Stewart (21) 12 pts.


Week Ending 27th June

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed in their June Stableford and a very close finish there proved to be with Stewart Hamilton (17) and Andy Grigor (19) both returning 39 pts. Hamilton enjoyed an impressive run of consecutive pars from the 4th to the 10th holes but it was only by courtesy of a better last hole that he won narrowly on countback. Grigor enjoyed a birdie at the long 4th hole on his way to an outward half of 39 but it was a double bogey at the tough closing hole which ultimately cost him victory. Leading scores were; S Hamilton (17), A Grigor (19) 39 pts; K Aitken (8), J Ross (9) 37 pts; M Holroyd (15), R Quinn (16), R Harrower (2) 36 pts; R Lyon (10), R Simpson (6) 35 pts; M T Graham (20) 34 pts; I Turner (17), I Murray (6) 33 pts.

Also on Saturday the ladies competed in their own June Stableford with Alison Mitchell (29) securing a one shot victory with her excellent score of 40pts, just pipping Fiona Young (17). A shot further back was Jenny Ridley (19) on 38pts with Susan Philpott (40) in 4th place on 37pts. On Wednesday 23rd June the ladies also competed in their 3 Person Texas Scramble which was won by Karen Morrison, Cathy MacPherson and Myra McLachlan (21) with an excellent score of 62. Close on their heels and just a shot behind were Jane Wallace, Pam MacGillivray and Lesley Semple (17). In third place came Dorothy McDonald, Margaret Thompson and Caroline Bashford (12) on 64.

Other results: Club Stableford (June24th) – winner, R Lyon (11) 40 pts; R Philip (15) 39 pts; C Helik (8) 38 pts; A Grigor (20), JA Grant (3) 37 pts; S Crook (14), R Quinn (16) 36 pts; C Blair (8), GH Hay (-1), R Harrower (2), B Davidson (30), J Inglis (20) 35 pts.


Week Ending 20th June

At Boat of Garten on Sunday the Ladies Open attracted a strong field of players from many counties throughout the country and was mostly played in pleasantly warm and dry overhead conditions although light rain did set in in the afternoon.  In the Scratch Section Hilary Scott from St Regulus provided the best score of the day, a gross 80, to ensure that her name went on the trophy for the first time. Runner s up were Susan MacVicar (Nairn) and Ann Gow (Inverness) who both shot scores of 86 with MacVicar having a better last 9 holes. In the Silver Division local player Jenny Ridley (19) produced a winning nett score of 68, a single shot ahead of Penny Docherty (20) (Murrayfield) with local players Anne Weller (20) and Fiona Young a further shot back on nett 70. In the Bronze Division the scoring was exceptionally good with local players dominating. Pam MacGillivray (29) enjoyed a 3 shot win with her nett 66. Shona Fielding (24) and Lynda Coles (34) tied on 69 with Fielding winning on countback. Ali Bruff (21) (Ravelston) took 4th place on 74.  

Leading scores: Scratch – Champion, H Scott (St Regulus) 80; r/up, S MacVicar (Nairn) 86(BL9), A Gow (Inverness) 86.   

Handicap – Silver section:  winner, J Ridley (19) (Boat of Garten) 68; r/up, P Docherty (20) (Murrayfield) 69; A Weller (20) (Boat Of Garten), F Young (17) (Boat Of Garten) 70.  
HandicapBronze section: winner, P MacGillivray (29) (Boat Of Garten) 66; r/up, S Fielding (24) (Boat Of Garten), L Coles (34) (Boat Of Garten) 69; A Bruff (21) (Ravelston) 74.   

On Saturday there was another good entry for the men’s Craigard Hotel Trophy and with fine overhead conditions the scoring was remarkably low with 14 players shooting sub 70 rounds. Jim Brady (23) continued his excellent run of form with a nett score of 62 to snatch a one shot victory over Ron Lyon (13) and Paul Downs (3). Downs had a superb round of gross 66, including a hole in one at the 152yard 9th hole where his 9 iron shot bounced once before trickling into the hole, his 3rd career hole in one. Leading scores: winner, J Brady (23) 62; runner up, R Lyon (13) BL9, P Downs (3) 63; G Ainslie (17), R Kinnaird (7) 65; V McLaughlin (13), B Grant (8) 67; T McMillan (15), S Rooney (24), C Helik (10) 68; R Philip (16), W Litton (16), JA Grant (4), R Proud (15) 69; R Thompson (11), GH Hay (1), R Harrower (3), M Braidwood (9) 70.

Club Stableford (June 17) – C Helik (10) 44 pts; P MacGillivray (30), R McGrath (22) 41 pts; R Harrower (3) 39 pts; S Taylor (15), D McDonald (21) 38 pts; C Philip (23), J Inglis (20), B McConnell (16), J Rodgers (8) 37 pts; S Rooney (23), R Simpson (6), R Proud (14) 36 pts.

Seniors’ Stableford (June 16) – D Stewart (34) 39 pts; P Surfleet (29), A Carstairs (18) 38 pts; T McMillan (16), I Mitchell (37) 37 pts; J York (19), R McGrath (24), D Card (33) 35 pts; D Baxter (17), B Spencer (14) 34 pts.

Ladies’ Stableford (16 June) – J Clark (27) 42 pts; M McLachlan (39) 40 pts; E Sloan (25) 39 pts; A Weller (20) 38 pts; P MacGillivray (29) 35 pts; M Crook (21), C Thompson (32) 32 pts.


Week Ending 13th June

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed in their June Medal and the winner on the day was the in-form Roy Quinn (17) who returned a remarkable nett 62 to secure a 7 shot victory over Alan Boxx (19), Michael Braidwood (10) and club Professional Ross Harrower (4) who all managed to break the 70 mark with their nett score of 69. Close behind came Reg Proud (15), Rory Simpson (7) and Mark Graham (21) all on 70.  Leading scores: R Quinn (17) 62; A Boxx (19), M Braidwood (10), R Harrower (4) 69; R Proud (15), R Simpson (7), MT Graham (21) 70; J Thompson (17), R Kinnaird (7) 71; J Ross (10), J Smith (19), R Philip (16) 72.

Also on Saturday the ladies competed in their June Medal which doubled up as a qualifying event for their Club Championship. Ann Weller (21) was the sole player to break 70 with her nett 69, a fine score in the breezy conditions. A single shot behind was Shona Fielding (24) and in third place Caroline Bashford (17) on 71. Leading scores, A Weller (21) 69; S Fielding (24) 70; C Bashford (17) 71; M Thompson (21) 72; A Carter (20)73; S Hendrie (22), M McLachlan (39) 75.

On Wednesday the ladies held an additional June medal which was also a qualifying event for the ladies’ Club Championship and on this occasion Ann Carter (21), Fiona Young (17) and Elizabeth Sloan (25) all returned matching scores of 72 with Carter winning on countback. Leading scores, A Carter (21), F Young (17), E Sloan (25) 72; D McDonald (21), M Thompson (21), S Hendrie (21), C Thompson (32), C Bashford (17), J Clark (26) 73; M Crook (21), M McLachlan (39) 74; R Clow (38), M Simpson (19) 75.

On Sunday the Club held its Senior Gents Club Championships and in the Scratch Championships Paul Downs proved to be a worthy winner after his round of 74 which included a two at the short 9th hole. Runner up was Ronnie Kinnaird on 79, the only other player to break 80. In the Handicap Championships Willie Litton (15) returned a winning nett 72 for a single shot victory over Fraser Sharp (7), Ronnie Kinnaird (6) and John Inglis who all tied on nett 73, with Sharp taking second place on countback.

Other results: Club Stableford (June 14th) – B Davidson (33) 44 pts; S MacDonald (11) 40 pts; G Ainslie (16) 39 pts; R Proud (14) 38 pts; J Inglis (21) 37 pts; R Simpson (6) 36 pts; C Helik (10) 35 pts; T Burns (7), R Philip (15) 34 pts.

Ladies 9 Hole Competition (7 June) – E Sloan (12) 18 pts; A McNeilage (19) 16 pts; A Mitchell (14) 15 pts; A Goodall (23), J Roxburgh (9) 14 pts.

Seniors Texas Scramble (9 June)-  P Haywood, F MacEachern, P Surfleet, M Martin (16) 53 pts BL9; B Spencer, A Boxx, J McPhee, D Card (14) 53 pts; S Crook, J Taylor, C Carter, I Mitchell (16) 51 pts BL6; K Aitken, A Aitken, P Barclay-Watt, R Palmer (12) 51 pts; L Wilson, D Jamieson, C Gibson, D Stewart (14) 50 pts.


Week Ending 6th June

At Boat of Garten last week, the ladies led the way on Wednesday competing in the Ladies’ Senior Club Championship which was played in a very friendly spirit under a blue sky. There are few ladies who can match Caroline Bashford when she is on form and her excellent score of 84 gross, 67 nett was the lowest returned in both sections. In runners up spot came close friend Fiona Young who also played exceptionally well with a gross 89, nett 71. Leading scores: Scratch winner, C Bashford 84; runner-up, D McDonald 93; S McLaren 98. Handicap winner, F Young (18) 71; runner-up, A Carter (21) 73; J Clark (27) 75.

On Saturday the first Open Tournament of the season, the Annual Mixed Foursomes, attracted a field of 64 pairs representing 38 different Clubs, and was played in warm and sunny conditions enjoyed by all taking part. In the scratch section it was Andrew Brookes and Catherine Rawthore from Hallamshire GC who were clear winners with their excellent score of 74, the only pair able to break 80. In the handicap section regular visitors Jake and Iris Robertson from Buckpool GC won first prize with an impressive nett score of 65. Leading scores (Boat of Garten unless stated):

Scratch  –  winners, A Brookes & C Rawthore (Hallamshire) 74;  r/up,  R Simpson & A Shepherd (Carrbridge) 81; A Murray and W Thummanond (Gullane) 83.

Handicap – winners, J & I Robertson(17) ( Buckpool) 65; r/up, M & C Holroyd (16) 67; A & B Stewart (16) (Peterculter) 68 BIH; D & R Kinnell (20) (Lochgelly) 68; D Houston ( Bruntsfield) & C Bashford (17) 69.

The week ended on Sunday with the Freedom Inn Cup, also played in fine conditions and continuing his recent good form was Jim Brady (23) who returned an unmatched score of 43 pts to have his name engraved on the trophy for the first time. In runners up spot was Rory Philip, a frequent winner this season already, with 40 pts.  Leading scores:- winner, J Brady (23) 41 pts; R Philip (16) 40 pts; J Inglis ( 21) 38 pts; C Philip (24) 37 pts; N Meldrum (8), C Riach (11), R Harrower (3), A Boxx (19), C Helik (10), J Smith (19), G H Hay (1), R Simpson (5) 36 pts; J Ross (9), B Grant (8) 35 pts.

Other results: Club Stableford (June 3rd) – T Browne (28) 49 pts; I Murray (6) 39 pts; C Helik (10), R Simpson (6) 38 pts; C Blair (7), S Rooney (23), R Kinnaird (6), R Proud (14), J Inglis (21) 36 pts.  

Ladies 9 Hole Competition (7 June) – E Sloan (13) 19 pts; A Mitchell (15), A McNeilage (20) 16 pts; J Roxburgh (10) 15pts ; A Goodall (24) 14 pts; A Joy (13) 12 pts; S Philpott (19) 10 pts.

Seniors Stableford (2 June)-  A Carstairs (18) 41 pts; A Boxx (20) 38 pts; D Card (33), J Dingwall (17), M Joy (27) 37 pts; R Palmer (31), F Green (12), J Ross (11) 36 pts.


Week Ending 30th May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed in the Craigowrie Cup on a day of fine weather long awaited by the Members. Shorts and t-shirts were the order of the day and it was the suitably attired Ian Murray (7) who left the others trailing in his wake after a superb score of 41pts. In runners up spot came the in form Ian Turner (17) and Stewart Taylor (15) who both returned scores of 38 pts. Leading scores: winner, I Murray (7) 41 pts; I Turner (17), S Taylor (15) 38 pts; J Inglis (21) 37 pts; R Proud (14), V McLaughlin (17), P Mitchell (13), I Souter (14) 36 pts; J Brady (23) 35 pts.

Also on Saturday the ladies held their own Medal and it was Sue McLaren (24) who returned a best of the day nett 73 for a two shot win over Susan Philpott (38). Catherine Souter-Bell (26) came third on 77 with Elizabeth Sloan (25) on 78 followed by June Clark (26) on 79.

On Wednesday the Ladies competed in their May Medal and Club Championship qualifier and the runaway winner on this occasion was June Clark (27) who returned one of her best scores to date, a nett 67 for a six shot victory over nearest rival Pam MacGillivray (29) who would also have been pleased with her nett 73. Also putting in strong performances were Dorothy McDonald (22) on 74, Susan Philpott (38) and Margaret Thompson (20) who tied on 76.

Other results:

Club Stableford (May 27): I Turner (20) 42 pts; D McDonald (24) 41 pts; R Philip (18) 38 pts; T Browne (30), R Kinnaird (8), R Law (13) 37 pts; M McDonald (9), GH Hay (3), G Ainslie (18) 36 pts; R Lyon (13), S MacDonald (13) 35 pts; D Spencer (20) 34 pts.


Week Ending 23rd May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men took the field to compete for the Roddy McLeod Trophy and despite the showery conditions the players produced some of the best scoring of the season with seven players breaking the 70 mark. Ian Murray, who has been a regular winner at the Club in recent years, returned to the podium with nett 67, just a single shot ahead of Club Professional Ross Harrower (4), Stewart Taylor (16) and Alan Gristwood (8).  Also breaking the 70 barrier were Tom Burns (9), Ronnie McGrath (22) and Rory Simpson (7).  Leading scores: winner, I Murray (8) 67; r/up, S Taylor (16) 68; R Harrower (4), A Gristwood (8) 68; T Burns (9), R McGrath (22), R Simpson (7) 69; A Boxx (19), GH Hay (2), R Lyon (12) 70; S MacDonald (12) 71; R Kinnaird (7), J Shaw (0), R Quinn (18) 72.

On Wednesday the Ladies competed in the Wise Old Owl Trophy, a competition restricted to ladies of a certain age. Dorothy McDonald is a previous winner of this event and produced the winning score again this year, her 33 stableford points just pipping Christine Thompson (32) on a better last 9 holes. Continuing her good form and taking third place was Myra McLachlan (37) with 31 pts.

Sunday’s mixed foursomes competition was for the 13th Hole Trophy, a charity event in aid of Save the Children.  Winners this year were Alick Morrison and Cathy MacPherson (34) with 34 pts, a score matched by Roy Quinn and Rona Smith (30). Morrison and MacPherson took the honours by virtue of a better last nine holes. Taking 3rd place and just a shot behind were Ronnie McGrath and Sue McLaren (24) on 33 pts with Pam MacGillivray and John Inglis (27) in 4th spot on 32 pts.

Other results:

Club Stableford (May 20): M Crook (22), J McCook (3) 39 pts; R Philip (17) 38 pts; R Kinnaird (6), R Clow (38) 36 pts; S Rooney (24), P MacGillivray (29), R Quinn (17), I Turner (18), I Murray (7) 35 pts; R Harrower (3) 34 pts; S Taylor (16), G Ainslie (15), V McLaughlin (16) 33 pts.

Senior Stableford ( May 19): C Semple (20), D Card (33) 38 pts; D Stewart (34) 36 pts; P Haywood (18), A Carstairs (19), R Proud (16) 35 pts; A Boxx (20), B Spencer (14), R McGrath (24) 34 pts.  


Week Ending 16th May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents took the field to compete for the Rover Cup with all players enjoying the fine overhead conditions. William Litton (17) returned the best score of the day, a nett 63 for a two shot victory over Jim Thompson (17). Ronnie Kinnaird (8) continued his fine run of form with an excellent 66 while Reg Proud (15) and Rory Simpson (6) also broke par with 68. Paul Downs (3) produced the best gross score of the day, a 72 nett 69 to be the 6th player on the day to shoot a sub 70 nett round. Leading scores: winner, W Litton (17) 63; r/up, J Thompson (17) 65; R Kinnaird (8) 66; R Proud (15), R Simpson (6) 68; P Downs (3) 69; C Blair (8), M Braidwood (9), C Semple (18) 70; D Johnston (12), R Lyon (11), I Murray (8) 71; C Helik (10), S Taylor (16), GH Hay (2), JA Grant (4), B Shaw (4), R Harrower (3) 72.

The Ladies’ Rosebowl Trophy was also contested on Saturday and it was former Captain of the Ladies’ section Lesley Semple (26) who secured her first win of the season with an exceptionally fine score of 37pts. Close on Lesley’s heels were Christine Thompson (32) with 35 pts followed by  Myra McLachlan (37), Ann Weller (21), Dorothy McDonald (22) and Fiona Young (17) on 34 pts.

Leading scores : winner, L Semple (26) 37pts; C Thompson (32) 35 pts; M McLachlan (37), A Weller (21),D McDonald (22), F Young (17) 34 pts; E Sloan (25) 33 pts; A Carter (20) 32 pts; S Philpott (38) 31 pts.

Other results:

Club Stableford (May 13): R Kinnaird (7) 39 pts; M MacWilliam (21) 38 pts; P MacGillivray (29) 37 pts; G Ainslie (16), I Turner (18), D McDonald (22) 36 pts; D Spencer (18), R Clow (38), E Semple (33) 35 pts; J Smith (18), F Young (17), I Murray (7), G H Hay (1), T Burns (8), S Taylor (15) 34 pts; S Ritchie (9), S Rooney (23), A Gristwood (7) 33 pts.


Week Ending 9th May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed for the Garten Cup, first presented in 1938. Alan Gristwood (9) produced his lowest round of the season with a 4 under par nett score of 67 to hold off the challenge of Tom Burns (9), but only by a better last 9 score. Local Pro Ross Harrower produced the lowest gross score of the day, a 1 over par 70. Leading scores:  Garten Cup  – winner, A Gristwood (9) 66 BL9; r/up, T Burns (9) 66; K Aitken (9), G Eastwood (11) 70; J Thompson (17), R Quinn (18), A Boxx (19) 71.

On Saturday the ladies competed in their May Medal which also doubled up as qualifying round for the Ladies’ Club Championship. There was a three way tie at the top with Dorothy McDonald (22), Myra McLachlan (37) and Caroline Holroyd (16) all returning nett 75 scores, McDonald just nudging ahead with  a better last nine holes. Fiona Young (17) and Anne McFarlane (26) both shot nett 78 and were the only other players to break 80.

Other results:

Ladies’ Coronation Foursomes (May 3):  J Clark and S Hendrie (25) 37 pts; M Thompson and C Bashford (19) 33 pts; S Walker and S McLaren (26) 32 pts; P MacGillivray and R MacLean (26) 28 pts; L Coles and S Philpott (37) 27 pts.


Week Ending 2nd May

At Boat of Garten on Wednesday the ladies vied for their Cancer Relief Medal and it was Lynda Coles (33) who returned one of her best scores of the season, a nett 70, to win by four shots from Caroline Bashford (17) who also shot the lowest gross score on the day. A single shot behind on nett 75 came Anne McMillan (19) and Ann Weller (21).  Leading scores: L Coles (33) 70; C Bashford (17) 74; A McMillan (19), A Weller (21) 75; J Clark (27), R Clow (39) 76; C Thompson (31), A Carter (20) 79; M McLachlan (36) 80.

On Saturday there was a strong entry for the weather postponed Glenfiddich Trophy which was combined this year with the May Medal. Alan Gristwood showed that all his recent practice was paying off when he returned a score of 75 less 9, nett 66, however it was the inform Rory Philip (19) who put his name on the trophy with a single shot victory after his excellent round of nett 65.  Robbie Thomson (11) was the only other player to break 70. Also putting in good performances were Ian Murray (8), Neil Meldrum (9), Ronnie McGrath (22) and Iain Cormack (8) who all tied on nett 70.

Leading Scores: winner, R Philip (19) 65; runner-up, A Gristwood (9) 66; R. Thomson (11) 69; I Murray (8), N Meldrum (9), R McGrath (22), I Cormack (8) 70; R Simpson (6), R Proud (15) 71; D Jamieson (14), T Burns (9), J Shaw (0) 72; D Johnstone (12), JA Grant (3), J Ross (8), R Kinnaird (8),T McMillan (16), J Bell (19) 73.

 On Thursday Members competed in the Club Stableford and in a very close contest Ian Murray (7) returned to the winner’s circle with a score of 37 pts, a score matched by Chris Helik (10) with Murray winning on a better last 6 holes.  Rory Philip (18) continued his fine recent form with 36 pts, a score equalled by Karen Morrison (34) who was the highest placed lady on the day.

Leading Scores: I Murray (7), C Helik (10) 37 pts; R Philip (18), K Morrison (34) 36 pts; R Harrower (4), C Blair (7) 35 pts; D Spencer (18), C Gibson (25), J Inglis (20) 33 pts; S Ritchie (8), G H Hay (0), D Baxter (15), A Gristwood (8), S Taylor (15) 32 pts.

 On Saturday the ladies competed in a Stableford competition which was won by Megan Crook (22) with 36pts. In runners-up spot was Anne McMillan (19) just a single point behind with Christine Thompson (32) taking third place on 33pts. Leading scores: M Crook (22) 36 pts; A McMillan (19) 35 pts; C Thompson (32) 33 pts; F Young (17) 32 pts; E Sloan (25), C Bashford (17) 31 pts; M Thompson (19), M McLachlan (37) 28 pts; C Souter-Bell (26), J Brock (25) 26 pts.

Week Ending 25th April

At Boat of Garten on Saturday there was a strong entry for the men’s Tennent Cup, with the additional incentive of the Cameron Tankard for those golfers aged 55 and over. Rory Philip (20) continued his excellent recent form with a superb nett 62 to ensure his name was engraved on the trophy for 2021, however his victory was by just a single shot from Gordon Ainslie (21) and Ronnie McGrath (23) who tied on 63. The low scoring continued with Michael Braidwood (12) handing in his best score of the season, a nett 65 and there were a further seven sub 70 scores  throughout the field. The winner of the Cameron Tankard, awarded to the best nett score from a player aged 55 and over, was Ronnie McGrath (23) with his nett 63.

Leading scores:  Tennent Cup– winner, R Philip (20) 62, r/up, G Ainslie (21) 63 BL9; R McGrath (23) 63; M Braidwood (12) 65; J Brady (24) 67; S MacDonald (12), A Boxx (19) 68; R Kinnaird (8), R Lyon (10), C Blair (8), T McMillan (16) 69; JA Grant (3), M McCreath (15) 70.  Cameron Tankard (Over 55s): winner, R McGrath (23) 63; r/up, J Brady (24) 67; A Boxx (19) 68.

On Saturday the ladies’ played for the Hazel Hamilton Trophy, a greensomes strokeplay event which is always popular with the Members. Megan Crook and Alice Fraser made full use of their handicap of 31 to return the best score of the day, a nett 67 to secure a one shot victory over Elizabeth Sloan and Shuna Walker (27). In third place came Pam MacGillivray and Lynda Coles (32) and Shona Fielding and Margaret Thompson (22) on 69. Leading scores: winners, M Crook & A Fraser (31) 67; E Sloan & S Walker (27) 68; P MacGillivray & L Coles (32), S Fielding & M Thompson (22) 69; C Holroyd & A Carter (18), S Hendrie & S Philpott (30), F Young & J Wallace (23) 71.

Other results:

Club Stableford (April 22): F Young (18) BL9, R Philip (20) 39 pts; A Weller (21), M Braidwood (11) 38 pts; D Spencer (18), M MacWilliam (21) 37 pts; W Litton (16), S Philpott (39), R Simpson (5), GH Hay (0) 36pts; I Murray (7), P MacGillivray (29), G Ainslie (19), T Burns (8), C Holroyd (16) 35 pts.

Ladies’ Stableford (April 21): E Sloan (26) 39 pts; M Crook (22) 34pts; C Bashford (17) 33 pts; A Carter (20), C Thompson (31), M McLachlan (36) 31 pts; S Hendrie (21) 30 pts; A McMillan (19) 29 pts.

Seniors’ Stableford (April 21): J Taylor (22) 42 pts; M Holroyd (17) 39 pts; J Ross (10) 38 pts; R McGrath (25), C Semple (20) 37 pts; S Crook (15) 36 pts; P Haywood (18) 35 pts; P Downs (4), M McCreath (16) 34 pts.


Week Ending 18th April

At Boat of Garten on Saturday there was a good entry for the gents’ April Medal from which the top 16 handicap players would earn a place in the qualifying round of the match play section of the Ingram Cup. The fine weather assisted the players’ scoring with Colin Blair (11) shooting his lowest round to date, an excellent 74 gross, 63 nett for a 4 shot victory over nearest challenger Douglas Johnstone (12) 67. There followed a four-way tie on 68 between Rory Philip (21), Jack Smith (26), Ron Lyon (11) and John Inglis (22). Leading scores: winner, C Blair (11) 63; D Johnston (12) 67; R Philip (21), J Smith (26), R Lyon (11), J Inglis (22) 68; R Proud (14), R Quinn (17), S Crook (15) 69; M Holroyd (15), R McGrath (23), W Litton (18), R Nixon (5), G Eastwood (10) 71.

On the same day the ladies played in their April Medal with Rinnalyn Clow (47) returning  her best round to date, a fantastic nett 59 which resulted in a playing handicap reduction of 6 shots. Also playing well and returning a nett 68 for runners up spot was Sheena Hendrie (25) with Christine Thompson (35) taking third place on 70. Leading scores: winner, R Clow (47) 59; S Hendrie (25) 68; C Thompson (35) 70; D McDonald (25), F Young (21) 71: A Weller (24) 72; S Fielding (26) 73; M Crook (24) 74.

Other results: 
Club Stableford (April 15): winner, I Turner (21) 43 pts; C Blair (14) 42 pts; D McDonald (25) 40 pts; A Gristwood (11), W Litton (20), R Philip (23) 39 pts; M Braidwood (14), J Wallace (32), R Simpson (7), V McLaughlin (18) 38 pts.

Seniors’ Stableford (April 14): winner, C Semple (20) 40 pts; P Mitchell (15) 39 pts; M Holroyd (15), J Brady (24) 37 pts; A Boxx (18), P Haywood (17), B Spencer (12) 36 pts; T McMillan (15), J Taylor (22), R McGrath (24) 34 pts.

Ladies Wednesday Medal (April 14): winner, E Sloan (30) 69; L Coles (36) 74; M McLachlan (39), R Clow (47) 76; F Young (20) 81; A McMIllan (21) 85


Week Ending 11th April

At Boat Of Garten on Saturday the gents’ and ladies’ competitions were both cancelled due to frost however on Thursday James Ingram (11) secured top spot in the Club stableford with an excellent score of 37 pts. Highlight of James’ round was scoring a 2 at three of the par 3 holes, a feat not easily achieved. Runner up was Derek Allan (33) on 35 pts with Jim Thompson (18) in third place on 28 pts. Lynda Coles (34) was the highest placed lady with 18pts.


Week Ending 4th April

At Boat Of Garten on Saturday Members competed in the Easter Texas Scramble and with the new WHS in operation a number of new faces appeared at the top of the leaderboard. Roy Quinn, Charlie MacDonald, Ian Turner and Stewart Taylor returned the lowest score of the day with an excellent net 50, just a single shot ahead of Peter and Harriet Haywood, Stephen and Megan Crook. In third place on 53 were the teams of Colin Blair, Tom Burns, Robert Nixon and Jack Smith alongside Ronnie Kinnaird, Ian Murray, Ron Lyon and Vince McLaughlin.

In Thursday’s stableford Roy Quinn (21) got his golfing season off to a flying start with a winning score of 43 pts, securing a one shot victory over Derek Allan (35). Club Secretary Gordon Hay and Mairi MacWilliam (24) shared third spot on 39pts.

Weather permitting the gents will compete this Saturday in the Glenfidddich Trophy while ladies will compete in their April Medal.


Week Ending 28th March

The 2021 season kicked off at Boat Of Garten on Saturday with the traditional Captain v Vice Captain match.64 players took part and the Vice-Captain team, marshalled by Jamie Rodgers, proved to be too strong on the day for Captain Douglas Spencer and his team with the Vice Captain’s team winning by 11 ½ pts to 4 ½. The Club flag was raised prior to play by Club Captain Douglas Spencer and Captain of the Ladies’ Section Jane Wallace.

This Saturday Members will compete in the Easter Texas Scramble, a very popular four person team event.








Week Ending 19th October

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed for the Craigard Hotel Trophy and it was no surprise that Mark McDonald finished at the top of the leaderboard as he has been in excellent form of late. His nett 68 was, however, matched by another player who has performed well this year, David Ross, but on this occasion McDonald secured the trophy with a better last 9 holes. The only other player to break 70 was Ian Cormack who returned a score of 69. Leading Scores (CSS 69): Winner – M McDonald (5) 68; runner up, D Ross (8) 68; I Cormack (7) 69; R Kinnaird (6), B McConnell (12) 70; C Helik (9), J Rodgers (8) 72; M Forster (9), R Lyon (8) 74.

Also this week the ladies competed for the Wise Old Owl Trophy, a competition  open to ladies of a certain age. Marion MacCormack was a clear winner with her 9 hole stableford score of 18 pts, well ahead of Ann Weller (10), Lynda Coles (14), Myra McLachlan (16) and Isy MacEachern (19) who all tied on 13 pts.

Other results: Seniors’ Stableford (July 14th) – P Mitchell (15), C Semple (19) 41 pts; K Aitken (10) 39 pts; M Joy (24) 37 pts; M Martin (31) 33 pts; J Taylor (21) 32 pts; R Palmer (22) 31 pts


Week Ending 12th October

At Boat of Garten on Sunday the gents competed for the Robertson Tankards, a pairs competition played this year as a two man Texas scramble. Prior to the afternoon pairings going out there was a four way tie   at the top on 64 with Rory Simpson and Jamie Rodgers nudging ahead on countback. The afternoon pairing of Robert Nixon and Gordon Hay however came home in 31 for a gross 63, nett 62 to secure a two shot victory with Nixon’s excellent iron play being the highlight of the round.  Leading scores; winner, R Nixon & G H Hay (1) 62; R Simpson & J Rodgers (3), M Holroyd & K Aitken (5), D Spencer & A Gristwood (6), R Wilkie & S Taylor (10) 64; I Cormack & L Smith (3) 65;  J A Grant & S Ritchie (3) 66.

On Wednesday the Senior Section held a Texas Scramble competition and it was Peter Haywood, John York, Colin Semple and Ralph Palmer (7) who were victorious with a score of 45 pts, just pipping Reg Proud, Alan Boxx and John Taylor (8) on a better inward nine holes. The Senior Section also held their Annual Stableford competition with yet another victory for Bill Spencer (14) who took the honours with 41 pts, a single shot ahead of Peter Mitchell (15). Peter Haywood (16) continued his good form by taking 3rd spot on 39 pts.

The ladies have recently held two competitions with Caroline Bashford (15) winning the Silver Division of the SLGA October medal with a fine score of 76, 3 shots clear of runner up Ann Carter (18). In the Bronze Division Lesley Semple (25) returned a winning score of 75 with Shona Fielding (21) runner up on 80.

The Ladies’ 9 Hole competition was a close run affair with Rinnalyn Clow (20) proving to be a very popular winner with her fine score of 16 pts. Elaine Semple (14) secured the runners up spot on 15 pts with Cathy MacPherson (14) third on 14 pts.


Week Ending 28th September

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed for the Kinloch Anderson Trophy, a bogey format where  golfers play against the par of the course. Although the greens and fairways were in excellent condition and overhead conditions were good, if not chilly for early starters, only three players managed to get the better of the course with Michael Braidwood (10) producing his best round of the season to finish 4 up. Ron Lyon (9) and Willie Litton (16) tied for second place on 1 up with Lyon winning on countback. Leading scores (CSS 70) –Kinloch Anderson Trophy winner, M Braidwood (10) 4 up; R/Up, R Lyon (9), W Litton (16) 1 up; I Cormack (7) all square; J A Grant (3), M McDonald (5) 1 down; A Boxx (15), C Riach (12), A Gristwood (7), T McMillan (12) 2 down; R McGrath (20), R Simpson (5), I Murray (6) 3 down.  

Also on Saturday the ladies competed for the Ladies’ Rosebowl Trophy and it was Fiona Young (16) who secured a two shot victory with her fine score of 33 pts, with Caroline Holroyd (16) in runners up spot on 31 pts. Myra McLachlan (31) took third place with 30 pts.

Club Stableford (24 September)- winner, R Simpson (6) 39 pts; B Spencer (13) 38 pts; I Cormack (8), C Holroyd (17) 37 pts; T Burns (9) 34 pts; C Bashford (16), J Ingram (11) 33 pts; M MacWilliam (22) 32 pts; F Young (17) 31 pts.


Week Ending 21st September

There was an excellent entry of 295 players for the third Speyside 54 Hole Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with 18 holes played over the championship course at Spey Valley and the fine courses at Boat Of Garten and Grantown On Spey. The excellent prize fund and the opportunity to play three of the best courses in the north of Scotland attracted top amateur players from all over Scotland and numerous counties in England. As a guide to the success of the event the number of entrants this year was more than double that of 2018.

Lovely autumn sunshine greeted the players however each course presented its own challenges, all of which were met head on by plus 4 handicapper Brian Soutar (Leven Golfing Society) who cruised to a comfortable 6 shot victory in the scratch section with rounds of 71 at Spey Valley, 69 at Boat Of Garten and 71 at Grantown On Spey. Campbell Donaldson (Downfield), a plus 3 handicapper who won the scratch prize in 2018 and was runner up last year came second on 217 having tied with Gordon Hay of Boat Of Garten but winning on the deciding lower score at Spey Valley. In the Handicap section Steve Gowans of Cottingham Parks secured a one shot victory over Cameron Haddow of Bonnyton GC with a score of 107 stableford points. In the Senior Section Paul Sherwood of Leigh GC  took the honours with his score of 106 pts, just pipping Michael Walls of Cottingham Parks. All the visiting players enjoyed the first class condition of the three courses and the excellent hospitality on offer, together with three days of glorious sunshine. This event is now one of the largest amateur golfing events in Scotland. Entries for next year will open in January.  Leading scores – Scratch – winner,B Soutar ( Leven Golfing Society) 211; runner up, Campbell Donaldson ( Downfield ) 217; G H Hay ( Boat Of Garten) 217; P Downs ( Boat Of Garten) ) 226; D Sleight (Knaresborough), M Anderson ( Leven Thistle 227.Handicap (Stableford points), winner, S Gowans ( Cottingham Parks) 107 pts; runner up, C Haddow ( Bonnyton) 106 pts BSV; J Cunningham (Keighley), A Fitzpatrick (Keighley) 106 pts;  B Ferguson (Downfield), A Young ( Pollok) 104 pts. Senior Section, winner, P Sherwood ( Leigh) 106pts; M Walls ( Cottingham Parks) 105 pts; M Bird ( Cottingham Parks) 104 pts; G Mennell ( Cottingham Parks) 98 pts; JSD Campbell ( Grantown On Spey) , K Aitken ( Boat Of Garten) 97 pts.


Other scores, Club Stableford ( 17 September) -D McConnell (15) 40 pts; F Young (18) 38 pts; B Spencer (13) 37 pts; I Cormack (8) 33 pts; C Blair (12), T Burns (9), J Inglis (21) 32 pts; R Simpson (6), A Weller (21) 31 pts.

Ladies 9 Hole Competition (14 September) – winner, I MacEachern (17) 15 pts; A  Mitchell (12) 14 pts; M McLachlan (15), C MacPherson (14), S McLaren (9), A Joy (9), J Roxburgh (8) 13 pts; S Philpott (15) 12 pts.

Senior Stableford ( 16 September) – winner, J Taylor (19) 36 pts; R McGrath (20), M Roe (18) 33 pts; B Spencer (12) 32 pts; J Dingwall (15) 31 pts; J Brady (22), A Boxx (15) 30 pts; L Wilson (15), M Joy (24) 29 pts.


Week Ending 14th September

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed in the John McDonald Trophies where prizes were awarded to the best scratch and handicap scores. The breezy conditions tested the players and scoring was generally high with the CSS moving up to 71. In the Scratch section James Grant and Rory Simpson both returned a score of 76 with Grant just winning on a better last 9 holes.  In the Handicap Section Les Paterson was the only player to break 70, his nett 68 giving him a two shot win over the aforementioned Rory Simpson and Ron Lyon. Leading scores (CSS 71):  Scratch–  winner,  J A Grant 76 BL9; runner-up R Simpson 76; R Lyon 79; B Shaw 80. Handicap- winner, L Paterson (15) 68; R Lyon (9) 70; J Ross (8) 74; W Litton (16) 75; C Helik (9), M Forster (9) 76.

Also on Saturday the ladies competed in their SLGA September medal with Ann Weller (20) winning the Silver Division with a nett 78, just pipping Dot McDonald (18) on the better last 9 holes. In the Bronze Division Shona Fielding (21) took the honours with a nett 88, ahead of Rinalyn Clow (42) on 95.

On Wednesday the ladies competed in an additional SLGA medal and Club Champion Caroline Bashford (15)secured top spot in the Silver Division with a nett 75, a better inward 9 holes putting her ahead of Ann Weller (20). In the Bronze Division Anne McFarlane (23) took the honours with a nett 87 with Lynda Coles (29) runner up on 90.

Other results: Club Stableford (Sep 10th) – winner, C Helik (11) 37 pts; P Downs (4), R Lyon (10), S Taylor (14) 36 pts; B Spencer (13), M T Graham (21), L Semple (26) 34 pts; G H Hay (0) 33 pts; M Braidwood (10), F Young (18) 32 pts; C Bashford (16), C Blair (12), R Simpson (6), W Litton (16) 31 pts.


Week Ending 7th September

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed for the Craiggowrie Cup with the tricky conditions  reflected in the scoring and only one player breaking the 70 barrier. Early starter Ron Lyon returned a best of the day nett 69 to secure a two shot victory over Alan Boxx (15) who will rue his 6,5 finish. Tied third on 72 were the in form Mark McDonald (5) and Mark Thomas Graham (21). Leading scores: winner, R Lyon (10) 69; A Boxx (15), M McDonald (5), M T Graham (21) 72; J Inglis (20), B Shaw (3) 74; J Brady (22), P Downs (3) 75; W Litton (15) 76; I Cormack (7), I Murray (5) 77.

Also played on Saturday was the Hazel Hamilton Trophy, a pairs event for ladies with scoring on a better ball basis. Convincing winners with a super score of 64 were Ann Weller and Jane Roxburgh, five shots clear of runners up Jenny Ridley and Sue McLaren. Leading scores were: winners, A Weller & J Roxburgh 64; J Ridley & S McLaren 69; M Stefan & P MacGillivray 71; A Carter & E Semple , D McDonald & S Philpott 73; S Begbie & A Mitchell 75; S Walker & M McLachlan 76; A Joy & L Coles 76.

Other results:  Club Stableford (Sept 3) – winner, R Quinn (16) 39 pts; G H Hay (1) 38 pts; A Weller (21) 36 pts; L Coles (30), R Simpson (6) 30 pts; B McConnell (12), R Lyon (10) 34 pts; D McConnell (15) 32 pts; L Smith (5) 30 pts; S Taylor (14), V McLaughlin (14) 29 pts.

Seniors Stableford ( 2nd Sept) – winner, B Spencer (12) BL9, C Semple (19) 35 pts; D Jamieson (13) 31 pts; S Crook (12) 30 pts; R Proud (12), J Brady (22) 29 pts; J Taylor (19) 28 pts; A Boxx (15) 27 pts.


Week Ending 30th August

At Boat of Garten the gents competed for their Club Championship titles, played over 36 holes on Saturday and Sunday and a very tight affair with a dramatic finish there proved to be. On the final hole on Sunday James Grant and Gordon Hay stood in the middle of the fairway with Hay holding a 2 shot advantage. Grant, however, fired a superb 3 wood onto the green and holed the 25 ft downhill putt for a magnificent birdie three. Hay struggled around the green but holed from6ft for a bogey five to take the event into a playoff over holes 1,2 and 18. Hay’s score of 3,4,4 was just good enough this time around to secure the win. The race for the Handicap Championship was every bit as close with James Grant and Robert Nixon, recent winner of the Carrbridge Club Championship, tied on 138. Grant secured the win by virtue of the lower second round, consolation at least for narrowly losing out on the scratch title.

Highlight of the weekend was a hole in one at the 152 yard 9th hole by David Ross, his first ace, achieved using an 8 iron.  









Leading aggregate scores – Scratch Championship, winner – G H Hay 144 ( won play off); runner up,  R Nixon 148; J Shaw 152; R Simpson, M McDonald 154; P Downs 155; A Gristwood, K Aitken 157; B Grant, B Shaw, F Sharp 158; J Ross 159. Handicap Championship – winner, J A Grant 138 ( lower 2nd round); runner up, B Grant ( better 2nd rd), R Simpson, S MacDonald, K Aitken 142; J Ross, A Gristwood 143; M McDonald 144; F Sharp 145; J Rodgers 146.

The consolation medal for the lowest nett score in the second round outwith the prize list was won by Rory Simpson (6) with a nett 67.

On Saturday the ladies competed in a strokeplay Medal with Fiona Young (17) proving to be the best on the day with a winning nett score of 79, the wet and windy overhead conditions making scoring difficult for all competitors. There was a three way tie for second place with Shona Fielding securing the runner up spot on countback. Leading scores – F Young (17) 79; S Fielding (21), R Clow (42), J Ridley (16) 80; C Bashford (15) 81; A Weller (20) 82; D McDonald (18) 84.

Club Stableford ( 27 August) – D McConnell (15), J Rodgers (10) 39 pts; I Cormack (8) 37 pts; T Burns (8) , J Ingram (10), S Allan (18) 36 pts; G H Hay (1), I Murray (6), D Ross (8) 35 pts; R Quinn (16) 34 pts; R Kinnaird (7), C Philip (22) 33 pts.









L-R  James Grant (H’cap Champion), Gordon Hay (Scratch Champion & Seniors Scratch Champion), Caroline Bashford (Ladies Scratch Champion), Ken Aitken (Seniors H’cap Champion), Fiona McLaren (Senior Ladies Scratch Champion), Fiona Young (Senior Ladies H’cap Champion)


Week Ending 23rd August

At Boat of Garten it was Club Championships weekend for Ladies and Senior gents. Winning the Scratch Ladies Championship for the first time was Caroline Bashford who held onto her 4 shot lead from the first round to win with a total of 186, with friendly rival Fiona Young in runners up position after two steady rounds of 95. In the race for the Club Championship Handicap trophy Ann Weller (20) produced the joint lowest nett score of the second round, a 76, to add to her first round score of 79 for a winning total of 155. Dorothy McDonald also came through the field with a second round score of 76 to take runners up spot on 158. The Consolation Medal for the best nett score outside the prize list went to Alison Mitchell on the better last 9 holes.  

Leading scores – Scratch:-champion, C Bashford (Club Champion) 186 (90,96); r/up, F. Young  (190) (95,95)

Handicap – champion, A Weller (20) 155 (79,76); r/up, D McDonald (18) 158 (82, 76).


The men’s Senior Club Championship was held on Sunday and it Ken Aitken who ensured that his name would be engraved on the Handicap Championship trophy after a fine score of nett 68, only one of two players to break the 70 barrier. Runner up by virtue of a lower last 9 holes was Bill Spencer (12) who had tied on nett 70 alongside Peter Mitchell (13), Martin Forster (8), John Inglis (20) and Ian Turner (17).  The Scratch Championship trophy was won by Gordon Hay with a five under par round of 65, a holed 8 iron from 155 yards at the par 4 15th hole being just one of a number of fortunate breaks in his round. Runner up was Paul Downs on 75.

Leading scores: Scratch  – champion, G H Hay 65; r/up, P Downs 75; M Forster 78; JA Grant 79.

Handicap  – champion, K Aitken (8) 68; r/up, B Spencer (12) 70 (Bl9); P Mitchell (13), J Inglis (20), I Turner (17) 70.


On Saturday the gents competed in the Rowan Lea Punchbowl where a holed chip for a birdie 3 at the closing hole sealed the win for Gordon Hay, his gross 67, nett 66 giving him a rare appearance on the leaderboard this season. In runners up spot was Stephen Crook (12) on 72 just ahead of the inform Mark Mcdonald (5). Leading scores : G H Hay (1) 66; S Crook (12) 72; M McDonald (5) 73; A Gristwood (7), S MacDonald (12), L Paterson (15) 74; B McConnell (11), S Taylor (12) 75.

Other scores were, Seniors Stableford (19 August), A Boxx (17) 41 pts; M Martin (31), R Proud (14) 40 pts; K Aitken (10) 39 pts; M Roe (20), C Semple (21) 38 pts; R McGrath (22), R Palmer (22) 36 pts; J Dingwall (17), A Carstairs (19) 35 pts.

Club Stableford (20 August), M McDonald (6) 39 pts; S Allan (18), C Helik (10) 36 pts; R Kinnaird (7), L Coles (30) 35 pts; P MacGillivray (25) 34 pts; R Simpson (6), S Tayor (13), A Weller (21), R Lyon (10), F Sharp (8) 33 pts.



Week Ending 16th August

At Boat Of Garten there was a good turnout for the ladies’ SLGA August Medal on Wednesday (12th August), an event combined with the Ladies’ Senior Club Championship. Fiona McLaren chose the best possible day to hit form and her excellent score of 89 gross, 70 net was good enough to win the scratch trophy in the Senior Club Championship and the Silver Division in the August medal. Runner up in the Silver Division was Fiona Young (17) with a 73 which also won her the Senior Club Championship Handicap trophy. Impressive performances also came from Sheena Hendrie (20) who earned the handicap runners up spot with her net 76 and Caroline Bashford who secured the scratch runners up position with her gross 92.

Leading scores: SLGA August medal Silver Section: winner, F McLaren (19) 70; F Young (17) 73; S Hendrie (20) 76; C Bashford (14) 78. Bronze Section: winner, L Coles (28) 79; C Thompson (26) 81; K Morrison (31), J Brock (22) 82.

Ladies Senior Club Championship, Scratch winner, F McLaren 89; runner up, C Bashford 92.
Handicap Championship winner, F Young (17) 73; runner up, S Hendrie (20) 76.       

On Saturday the men competed for the Dalvoult Cup and it was Mark McDonald (5) who continued his recent run of good form with a winning score of 40 pts, two ahead of Stewart Taylor (13). In third place came Ron Lyon (9) on 37 pts.  Leading scores: winner, M McDonald (5) 40 pts; S Taylor (13) 38 pts; R Lyon (9) 37 pts; MT Graham (20), L Smith (4) 36 pts; M Forster (9), B McConnell (11), C Riach (12), B Shaw (4) 35 pts; D Housby (5), D Johnston (10), I Murray (5), L Paterson (15), K Aitken (8), J Ross (8), J Shaw (+2) 34 pts.


Other results: Club Stableford (August 13) –I Cormack (8), N McLaren (10), P Downs (4) 38 pts; I Turner (18) 37 pts; S MacDonald (13), D Ross (8), M McDonald (6), F Young (18) 36 pts; J Rodgers (10), B Spencer (13), MT Graham (21) 35 pts.

Ladies 9 Hole Competition (10 August) – winner, M Chrystie (14) 17 pts (BL6); C MacPherson (15) 17 pts; K Morrison (15) 14 pts; S Falconer (14) 11 pts; M MacCormick (17), E Semple (15) 10 pts.

Seniors’ Texas Scramble (12 August)- winners, K Aitken, J Taylor, R McGrath (8) 61; M Holroyd, P Haywood , M Joy (8.0) 62; J Ross, J Dingwall, R Palmer (8) 63; B Spencer , J York, C Semple (8) 64; G Jackson, L Wilson, F McNeilage (9) 66.


Week Ending 9th August

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents took the field to compete for the Roddy McLeod Trophy (CSS 70) with the excellent overhead conditions contributing to some fine scoring. Alan Boxx (17), Paul Downs (3) and Benjamin Roger (27) all tied at the top on 68 with Boxx securing the trophy by virtue of his better last nine holes. Close on their heels came the trio of Jonathan Bell (19), Ken Aitken (8) and Rory Simpson (5) who all broke 70 with their net 69 scores. Leading scores: (CSS 70) winner, A Boxx (17) 68; r/up, P Downs (3), B Roger (27) 68; J Bell (19), K Aitken (8), R Simpson (5) 69; J Rodgers (9), S Taylor (13) 72; I Murray (5), M Roe (18), W Litton (15), J Inglis (20) 73; R Lyon (9), J Shaw (+2) 74.

The Ladies’ Saturday Stableford was won by Jenny Ridley (16) with a fine score of 34 pts, with Anne McMillan (19) taking the runners up spot on 30 pts. Shona Fielding (21), Fiona Young (17) and Avril Joy (20) tied for third place on 28 pts.

On Wednesday the ladies competed for the Centenary Salver (Scratch) And Ladies’ Tray (Handicap) Trophy. Leading scores (CSS 74 RO): Scratch- winner, C Holroyd 92; runner up, Jenny Ridley 98 (BIH), third D McDonald 98. Handicap, winner, Anne McMillan (19) 77; r/up, Ann Weller (20) 80, third, Fiona McLaren (19) 82.

Other results:

Club Stableford (6th August): R Quinn (17) 39 pts; G Eastwood (10) 38 pts; M McDonald (7), D McConnell (15) 37 pts; S Gordon (22), B McConnell (12) 36 pts; C Blair (12) 33 pts; G H Hay (1), J Ingram (10), S Ritchie (8) 32 pts; I Murray (6), A Weller (21), D Spencer (16),A Gristwood (7), D Ross (8), K Morrison (32) 31 pts.

Seniors’ Stableford (5th August): winner, M Holroyd (12) 38 pts; P Mitchell (13) , J Brady (23) 35 pts; T McMillan (12), A Boxx (17) 34 pts; K Aitken (8) 32 pts; C Semple (19), D Baxter (14) 31 pts; M Joy (25), P Haywood (14) 30 pts.


During this past week there has been a hive of sporting activity at Boat Of Garten with the Club running their ever popular Family Week. More than 30 youngsters and their parents took part in a week of golf coaching plus multiple golf and tennis competitions, all of which were fiercely competitive as always.

Winners throughout the week were :

Adult / Junior Foursomes – winners – Andrew and Rory Barclay-Watt , runners up – Anne & Finlay Carter

Lochiel Trophies –
Aged 11 & Over – winner Harry McLaren, runners up Robbie Boyd & Leo Rodriguez.
Aged 9/10 – winner, Dougie Boyd
Aged 7/8- winner, Ben McLaren, runner up Jonny Boyd, best girl Hannah MacEachern
Aged 6 & Under – winner, Rory Jellicoe, runner up Ella Sherry

Bunnies Cup Tennis – winners, Sam Roxburgh & Maddy Peterkin, runners up, Jenna Forster & Jonny Boyd
Garten Shield Tennis – winners, Harry McLaren & Angus Barclay –Watt.
Chapman Cup Tennis – winners Anna Mohammedbhai & Benjamin Roger

Sim Trophy Golf – winner, Ben McLaren, runner up, Sophia Bell

MacIntyre Trophy Golf – winner, Joshua Barclay-Watt
Handicap Trophy – winner, Benjamin Roger
Gunn Handicap Trophy – winner, Harry McLaren

Family Foursomes – winners, Nick & Harry McLaren, runners up, Kenny & Benjamin Roger

Seniors Cup Tennis- winners Nick McLaren & Ali Roger, runners up, Kenny Roger & Angus Barclay- Watt.









Week Ending 2nd August

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents competed for the Freedom Inn Cup and it was Rory Simpson (7) who produced his lowest round of the season, a gross 73, which resulted in a winning total of 40pts to ensure that his name went on the trophy this year. Close on his heels came Calum Riach (13), already a winner this season, and Stephen Salem (22) who tied on 39 pts. Leading scores – (CSS 35 pts White tees) R Simpson (7) 40 pts; C Riach (13), S Salem (22) 39 pts; R Lyon (10), M Braidwood (10) 38 pts; G H Hay (1), C Philip (21) 36 pts; D Housby (6), A Andrew (7), S Taylor (13) 35 pts; MT Graham (21), C Helik (10), D Baxter (15), M Holroyd (13), K Aitken (9), T McMillan (13), I Turner (18), M McDonald (6) 34 pts.

Club Stableford ( 3 August) – S MacDonald (13), R Nixon (7) 37 pts; Mrs C Holroyd (17), R Simpson (7), P Downs (4), D Ross (8) 35pts; S Ritchie (8) 34 pts; B McConnell (12) 33 pts; I Cormack (8), I Murray (6), R Kinnaird (6), Mrs R MacLean (18), S Taylor (13) 32 pts; Mrs A Joy (21), G H Hay (1), G MacLean (16) 31 pts.