Week Ending 20th May 2018

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the gents took the field to compete for the Rover Cup (CSS 70) with the morning players enjoying the best of the conditions as a strong breeze made scoring more difficult for those in the afternoon. Birdies at the 4h and 17th holes put early starter Jamie Rodgers (6) at the top of the early morning leaderboard after an excellent nett 66, with Stephen Salem (25) the only player to put Rodgers under real pressure, his nett 67 coming within a single shot. Afternoon starter Ian Cormack might have tied for top spot but for a 5,6 finish which cost him three valuable shots. Likewise Chris Helik played some of his best golf of the season only for a triple bogey at the 18th hole to cost him a share of the lead.  Leading scores: (CSS 70) winner, J Rodgers (6) 66; r/up, S. Salem (25) 67; I Cormack (7), C Helik (10) 69; C Edward (20) 70; D Ross (10), R Lyon (11), J Brady (21), P Downs (2) 71; G Tregaskis (8), I Turner (13) 73.

The Ladies’ SLGA May medal was contested on Wednesday 16th May and in the Silver Section it was Ann Weller (19) who enjoyed a convincing 9 shot win, her nett 71 well ahead of Ann Carter (17) in second spot on 80, a score shared by Dorothy McDonald (16). In the Bronze Section Lynda Coles (30) had a comfortable win on nett 76, well clear of Pam MacGillivray (23) in second place on 85.  Leading scores (CSS 72): Silver Section winner, A Weller (19) 71; r/up, A Carter (17) 80; D McDonald (16) 80; V Dykes (20) 88. Bronze Section winner, L Coles (30) 76; r/up, P MacGillivray (23) 85.

Other results:

Men’s Stableford (May 17) (CSS 69): R Kinnaird (8) 40 pts; A Doyle (16), J Inglis (16) 39 pts; B McConnell (14), R Simpson (6) 38 pts; D Ross (10) 37 pts; S Bain (8), G H Hay (1), A Gristwood (5), A Grigor (14), J Brady (21) 36 pts.

Seniors Stableford (16 May) (CSS 68): winner, A Boxx (14) 38 pts; R McGrath (20) 37 pts; K Aitken (10) 36 pts; J Brady (21) 32 pts; P Surfleet (24) 27 pts; C Carter (21), S Walker (15) 25 pts.

Ladies Stableford (19 May (CSS 71): winner, A Joy (23) 37 pts; J Watt (29) 35 pts; A Wood (28) 33 pts.

R&A 9 Hole Qualifier (18 May) : winners, I Murray (1) & R Kinnaird (3) 39 pts; runners up, A Grigor (7) & R Lyon (5) 37 pts; J Rodgers (2) & C Helik (4) 35 pts; A Weller (9) & L Coles (15), D Spencer (7) & G H Hay (0) 34 pts; S McLaren (10) & S Walker (13), A Doyle (7) & A Gristwood (2) 33 pts.

 

Week Ending 13th May 2018

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the fine weather resulted in scoring to match with the top 6 players all shooting sub 70 scores. The competition was the Garten Cup, first presented in 1938. Teeing off at 8.08am John Ross (8) set the early pace with an excellent nett 68, assisted by a very good outward half of 35 which contained 8 pars and a solitary dropped shot at the tricky par 3 third hole. Ross’s lead, however, was short lived as Reg Proud matched his nett 68 an hour later, only for Proud’s playing partner Ian Turner (14) to go one shot better, his nett 67 turning out to be the best of the day. Turner’s round not only won the Garten Cup but also resulted in a one shot handicap reduction. Playing in the afternoon Paul Downs (2) raced to the turn in 32 however a bogey 5 at the final hole left him one shot behind Turner’s winning score of 67.

Leading scores:  Garten Cup (CSS 69) – winner, I Turner (14) 67; r/up R Proud (10) 68; P Downs (2), J Ross (8) 68; C Helik (10), S Bain (8) 69; I Murray (2), R Kinnaird (8), J Ingram (8) 70.

On Sunday the ladies played a stroke play medal in support of Cancer Relief. There was a tie at the top of the leaderboard with Dorothy McDonald (16) and Avril Joy (23) both returning fine nett scores of 73 however on countback it was Avril Joy who won by the narrowest of margins, just 0.5 of a shot. Close on their heels came Ann Weller (19) on 74. Leading scores: (CSS 71) – winner, A Joy (23) 73 BIH; r/up, D McDonald (16) 73; A. Weller (19) 74; P MacGillivray (23) 82; J Wallace (24) 83; L Richardson (27) 85; J Bell (21) 86.

On Friday 52 ladies and their guests enjoyed a social round of golf and a meal in the clubhouse as the Ladies’ Invitation day again proved to be one of the most popular events in the ladies’ fixture list.

Other results:

Men’s Walk-on Stableford (May 10): (CSS 69) – M Braidwood (9), I Murray (3) 40 pts; G H Hay (1) 38 pts; M McDonald (6), P Downs (2) 37 pts; R Lyon (11), B McConnell (13), D Ross (10) 36 pts; J Thompson (13), D Rogers (19), J Ross (8) 35 pts.

 

Week Ending 6th May 2018

On Saturday the men’s May monthly medal and Belhaven Qualifier saw another large entry and it was new Member Darren Hendry who tore the field apart with an excellent nett 64 to comfortably win Section 2 by 8 shots, Scott MacDonald taking the runner up spot after his fine nett 72. In Division 1 Alan Gristwood rattled off 8 pars in an outward half of 35 and a birdie 3 at the 15th hole contributed to his winning total of 75 gross, 70 nett for a 1 shot victory over Vince McLaughlin (12), David Housby (5) and Ian Murray (3) all on nett 71. Leading scores: Section 1 – winner, A Gristwood (5) 70; V McLaughlin (12), D Housby (5), I Murray (3) 70; J Ross (8) 72; M McDonald (6), M Braidwood (9), G H Hay (1) 73. Section 2 – winner, D Hendry (23) 64; S MacDonald (13) 72; A Boxx (14), C Edward (20), B McConnell (13) 73; R Quinn (14) 74.  

Also on Saturday the ladies’ May medal saw clear winners in each section. The Silver section prize went to Margaret Thompson (17) on 71, eight shots clear of Caroline Bashford (15) on 79. Sue McLaren (20) was two shots further back on 81 with Caroline Holroyd (16) fourth on 82. In the Bronze Division Avril Joy (24) continued her recent good form with a nett 71 and a five shot win over runner up Mary Chrystie (28) on 76 with Jean Watt (29) taking third place on 77.   

Leading scores: (CSS 72) Silver section: winner, M Thompson (17) 71; C Bashford (15) 79; S McLaren (20) 81; C Holroyd (16) 82; A Weller (18) 88. Bronze section: winner, A Joy (24) 71; M Chrystie (28) 76; J Watt (29) 77; K Morrison (33) 78.

Men’s Stableford (May 3): A Doyle (17), R Simpson (6), B McConnell (14) 39 pts; R Kinnaird (8), D Ross (10) 37 pts; J Ingram (8), G H Hay (1), D Baxter (15), A Ross (16 )36 pts.  

 Ladies Coronation Foursomes (7 May): winners, J Clark & A McLean (23) 38 pts; C Bashford & H Walker (19), A Weller & P MacGillivray (21), A Joy & J Watt (26) 35 pts; L Semple & A McNeilage (30) 34 pts; C MacPherson & W Fraser (33) 31 pts.

Seniors Stableford (2 May) CSS 71 : winner, K Aitken (10) 38 pts; D Baxter (15) 34 pts; C Cairns (12) 31 pts; L Wilson (14) , F McNeilage (28) 29 pts; M Holroyd (11) 28 pts.

RBS Trophy (6 May): winners, D Ross & A Ross (12) 64; G Philip & R Philip (14) 67; R Quinn & C MacDonald (14) 68; J McPhee & L Richardson (23), J A Grant & B Grant (5) 70.

The Club also ran its May Bowl tennis tournament on Sunday 6th.  The winners, pictured, were Anna Barton & Finn Thurlbeck with the runner up place going to Caroline Bashford & Alison Fielding.

 

 

Week Ending 29th April 2018

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the ladies played for the Hazel Hamilton Trophy, a pairs Greensomes event. An excellent birdie 4 at the 18th hole rounded off an excellent performance from the Jane Wallace / Lynda Coles pairing and their nett 71 gave them a 2 shot victory over Fiona Young and Cathy McPherson who were level playing the final hole only for a bogey 6 to drop them into second place. Just a single shot behind came Caroline Bashford and June Clark whose fine outward half of 43 set up a very steady round of 74.  Leading scores: winners, J Wallace & L Coles (26) 71; runners-up, F Young & C MacPherson (22) 73; C Bashford & J Clark (19) 74; P MacGillivray & K Morrison (27) 76; M Thompson & L Richardson (21), A Weller & T Browne (20) 78.

Other results: Men’s Stableford (April 26) (CSS 69): winner, C Whelan (23) 36 pts BIH, runner up, P Downs (2) 36 pts; D Ross (10), R Lyon (11), I Murray (3), G H Hay (1) 35 pts; M McDonald (6), C Swan (15) 34 pts; A Ross (16), M Braidwood (9) 33 pts; A Gristwood (5), A Grigor (14) 32 pts.  

 

Week Ending 22nd April 2018

At Boat of Garten on Saturday there was a good entry for the April Medal from which the top 16 players would earn a place in the qualifying round of the match play section of the men’s Ingram Cup. The fine weather assisted the players’ scoring with 9 players in total shooting sub 70 nett scores. In Division 1 Gordon MacDonald took pride of place with a 71 gross (nett 66), his solid round containing 15 pars and a single birdie at the 5th hole. There was a tie for second place on 67 with Mark Holroyd just pipping Ron Lyon and Paul Downs courtesy of a better inward 9 holes. In Division 2 Ian Turner romped to a 3 shot victory, his nett 67 pushing Barry McConnell and Andrew Doyle into second and third places respectively. Qualifying scores (CSS 69): winner, G. MacDonald (5) 66; M. Holroyd (12), R. Lyon (12), P. Downs (3), I. Turner (14) 67; K. Aitken (11) 68;, P. McPherson (6), J. Rodgers (5), R. Kinnaird (8) 69; J. Ingram (8), B. McConnell (14), A. Doyle (17) 70; D. Spencer (15) 71; S. Rooney (13), G. Philip (14) 72; J. Ross ( 8) 73 BIH.

On the same day the ladies played in their SLGA April Medal with Carolyne Holroyd (17) producing a best of the day nett 68 to win the Silver Division by 5 shots from Margaret Thompson (17) with Fiona Young (18) a shot further back on 74. In the Bronze Division Tierna Browne (23) secured a two shot victory over Elaine Semple (30) who just pipped Pam MacGillivray (23) and Jean Watt (29) by a better inward 9 holes after all three had tied on 76. Leading scores: Silver Section – winner, C. Holroyd (17) 68; M. Thompson (17) 73; F. Young (18) 74; A. Weller (18) 77; E. Inch (20) 87. Bronze Division, winner, T. Browne (23) 74; E. Semple (30) 76, P. MacGillivray (23), J. Watt (29) 76.

Other results: Men’s Stableford (April 18) (CSS 69): winner, B. Grant (9) 40 pts BIH; G. H. Hay (1) 40 pts; I. Murray (2) 39 pts; R. Quinn (14), R. Kinnaird (8), P. Downs (3), D. Ross (10) 36 pts.

Ladies Walk On Stableford ( April 18) ( CSS 71) : winner, A. Weller (18) 36 pts; L. Coles (30), P. MacGillivray (23) 28 pts, A. McNeilage (35) 21 pts. 

Seniors’ Stableford (April 18) (CSS 37): winner, P. Downs (1), 40 pts, R. McGrath (20) 39 pts, M. Joy (23)32 pts; J. Brady (21), J. Wardlaw (12) 31 pts. 
 

 

Week Ending 15th April 2018

At Boat of Garten on Wednesday the ladies vied for the SLGA April Medal. In the Silver Section (0-20) Ann Carter (17) returned a fine nett 79 for a 2 shot win over runner up Ann Weller (18) with Caroline Bashford (15) also on 81 but losing out to a better inward 9 holes. In the Bronze Section (21-36) Jane Wallace (24) secured her first win of the season with an excellent 73, 4 shots ahead of runner up Jean Brock (21) with Pam MacGillivray (23) also on nett 77 but with a higher inward 9 holes. (CSS 73) Leading scores: Silver Section – winner, A. Carter (17) 79; runner-up, A. Weller (18) 81; C. Bashford (15) 81. Bronze Section – winner, J. Wallace (24) 73; runner-up, J. Brock (21) 77; P. MacGillivray (23) 77; L. Richardson (27) 82; H. Walker (23), A. Joy (24) 85.

On Saturday there was a strong entry for the Glenfiddich Trophy and even with fine overhead conditions the course proved difficult to beat with only 2 sub 70 scores and a CSS rising to 70. James Ingram (8) secured the trophy with a fine nett 69, a birdie at the 10th hole offset by a double bogey at the closing hole. Also on 69 was Club Secretary Gordon Hay who reached the turn in 32 but was undone by 3 bogeys in the last 4 holes to lose out to a better inward 9 holes. A steady inward half of level par 36 moved Paul McPherson (6) up into 3rd place, just pipping Jamie Rodgers (5) by a better inward 9 holes. Rodgers enjoyed birdies at the 6th, 8th, 9th and 15th holes only to drop 2 shots at the closing hole. Also on nett 70 came Conor Philip (19) who started strongly but will also regret a double bogey at the final hole.

Leading Scores: winner, J. Ingram (8) 69 (BIH); runner-up, G. H. Hay (1) 69; P. McPherson (6), J. Rodgers (5), C. Philip (19) 70; S. Bain (7), C. Edward (20), G. MacDonald (5) 71; J. Inglis (16), I. Murray (3), D. Harvie (14) 72; G. Tregaskis (8), B. Grant (9) 73;

 Also on Saturday the Ladies competed in their Saturday Competition and it was Ladies’ Vice Captain Fiona Young (18) who triumphed with a nett 73 for a 5 shot victory over runner up Jean Watt (29) on 78, a score shared with Jean Brock (21). Leading scores were: Winner, F. Young (18) 73; Runner-up, J. Watt (29) 78 (BIH), J. Brock (21) 78; P. MacGillivray (23), L. Richardson (27), J. Clark (27), A. Davidson (32) 79.

On Thursday the Gents competed in their opening Stableford competition and it was Rory Philip (16) who won by a convincing 4 shot margin with an excellent 41 pts, well clear of Brian Stevenson (12) and Gavin Eastwood (8) on 37 pts. Leading scores were: R. Philip (16) 41 pts; B. Stevenson (12), G. Eastwood (8) 37 pts; J. Rodgers (5), D. Ross (10), P. Downs (3) 36 pts; M. McDonald (6) 35 pts; R. Kinnaird (7), I. Murray (3) 34 pts.

 

Week Ending 8th April 2018

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men’s first competition of the season got under way, a 5-Club Stableford non handicap qualifying event where correct club selection can be vital. However, as often happens in this event, some players produced their best golf of the season and it was Scott MacDonald (12) who came out on top with an excellent 37 pts helped by a birdie at the 5th hole, to finish 3 pts ahead of David Baxter (15), Jim Thompson (12) and Douglas Spencer (15) all on 34 pts. Spencer enjoyed back to back birdies at the 9th and 10th holes while Thompson had a fine birdie at the 15th.

Leading scores: Winner, S. MacDonald (12) 37 pts; D. Baxter (15), J. Thompson (12), D. Spencer (15) 34 pts; J. Ross (8), W. Litton (12) 32 pts; A. Boxx (14) 29 pts.

There was a clear winner in the Ladies’ Stableford competition, also played on Saturday, with Joan Cairns (27) a convincing 5 point winner on 32 stableford points. A birdie 2 at the opening hole was the perfect start to Joan’s fine round.  Runner up was last year’s winner Ann Weller (18) on 27 pts.  

 CSS 72 (36 Pts) Leading scores: Winner, J. Cairns (27) 32 pts; A. Weller (18) 27 pts; D. McDonald (16), L. Coles (29) 24 pts; P. MacGillivray (22) 22 pts.

On Monday the ladies enjoyed fine conditions for their 9 Hole Competition, won by Karen Morrison (17) on 21 pts with Marion MacCormick (17) runner up on 19 pts. Lesley Semple (13) took third spot on 18 pts.

 

Week Ending 1st April 2018

At Boat of Garten Golf Club on Saturday the traditional raising of the Club flag by Club Captain, James Grant, was followed by a match between teams of Members representing the Captain and Vice-Captain, Jim Wardlaw. Despite the unseasonal chill wind and low temperatures the event attracted an entry of 48 and resulted in a last gasp win for the Vice Captain’s team by the narrow margin of 6 ½ to 5 ½ pts. The match was followed by an excellent meal for players and Members in the Clubhouse.     

On Sunday there was another good turnout for the Easter Texas Scramble with the team of Paul Downs, Paul McPherson, Grahame Tregaskis and Mark Holroyd clear winners with a fine nett score of 59.1. Runners up were Messrs J. Grant, I. Findlay, M. McDonald and G. Hay on 61.7 just ahead of C. Cairns, J. Cairns, A. Carter and C. Carter on 62.9, a score shared with Andrew and Christine Aitken, Jean Brock and Jimmy Dykes.