Week Ending 2nd October

At Boat of Garten on Sunday the gents competed for the George Cameron Cup which was won by John York (22) after he secured a narrow one shot victory with his best of the day stableford score of 40 pts. Close on his heels came Gordon Ainslie (15) on 39 pts with Rory Simpson (9) third on 36 pts. Bill Spencer (15) and Vince McLaughlin (16) tied on 35 pts.

Also, on Sunday the ladies competed in a 9-hole competition which was won by Anne Goodall (24) with 19 pts. Runner up was Myra McLachlan (18) on 16 pts with Val Dykes (11) securing third place with her score of 15pts.

On Saturday the ladies competed in a stableford competition with June Clark (19) returning the best score on the day, her 40 pts proving to be a single shot better than runner up Elizabeth Sloan (24). Megan Crook (23) secured third spot with 37 pts.

On Wednesday the Seniors competed in their Annual Stableford which was won by Alan Boxx (19) with a score of 39 pts. Ian Mitchell (36) and Stephen Crook (16) tied on 35 pts with Peter Haywood (17) and Jim McPhee (26) a shot further back.

On Thursday all Members were able to take part in a Pro Shop Sweep which replaced the regular Thursday Club Stableford. Ronnie Kinnaird (4) took the honours on countback after he, Paul Downs (0) and Rory Philip (17) had tied on 36 pts. Ross Harrower (1) was the best of the rest with 35 pts.


Week Ending 25th September

At Boat of Garten on Sunday the Village Hall Open (a pairs Greensomes event) in aid of the local Community Hall funds attracted an excellent field of 140 players from throughout Scotland and the UK.

The overhead conditions remained favourable despite a gusty wind and the scoring was generally very good with all prize-winners returning sub 70 nett scores. In first place came Scott Sutherland and Shaun McKinlay from Invergordon and Alness respectively who returned an excellent score of 63 off a handicap of 12, aided by consecutive birdies at the 4th and 5th holes. Local golfers Anne and Tom McMillan (18) were runners up on 66, but only on countback as visitors Leslie and Viv Bithell (22) plus local players Stephen Rooney and John Inglis (25) also returned scores of 66. Leading scores – (Boat Of Garten unless stated), Winners, S Sutherland (Invergordon) and S McKinlay (Alness) (12) 63; A McMillan & T McMillan (18), L & V Bithell (Crompton & Royton / Tunshill) (22), S Rooney & J Inglis (25) 66; J Ingram (Spey Valley) & N MacWilliam (Kingussie) (8) 67; I Murray & R Lyon (9) 68.

Nearest The Pin 3rd – Scott Stephen (Inverallochy); 9th – Stephen Pickard (Nairn Dunbar); 16th – David Shanks (St Andrews New GC); NTP in 2 shots at 17th – J Ingram (Spey Valley) & N MacWilliam (Kingussie).

On Saturday the gents competed for the Kinloch Anderson Trophy, a bogey competition where players compete against the par of the course. Steven Thomas (15), who made a welcome return to competitive golf this year, carded a winning score of 3 up, a single shot ahead of Ronnie Kinnaird (6). Gordon Ainslie (15) and Les Paterson (17) tied at level with the course for third place.

On Wednesday those eligible competed in the Past Ladies Captains’ Trophy and it was Leslie Semple (13) who triumphed with her score of 19 pts. Lorna Richardson (18) and Ann Carter (11) finished a shot behind with Fiona Young (8) in 4th place on 16 pts.

Also, on Wednesday members of the Gents Senior Section took part in a midweek competition with the pairing of John York and Frank McNeilage (29) securing a 7 shot victory with their impressive score of 49 pts. In 2nd place on countback were Len Wilson and Michael Joy (24) on 42 pts, a score matched by Tom McMillan and Ian Mitchell (25).


Week Ending 11th 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. This year the results were converted to stableford points. The fine overhead conditions resulted in low scoring with Tom Burns (8) producing his lowest round of the season, a gross 72 and 42 pts to secure his first trophy of 2022. Bruce Grant (5), a winner last year, also produced a season best round to be runner up on 40 pts. Stephen Rooney (26) took third place on 38 pts with Les Paterson (15) and Brian Shaw (3) next on 37 pts. In the scratch section Paul Downs, virtually the last man in, handed in a 2 under par round of 68 for a winning score of 38 pts. Runner up a single shot behind was Gordon Hay who also broke par with his 69. The aforementioned Bruce Grant carded an excellent 71 with both Tom Burns and Brian Shaw next on 72.

Also, on Saturday the ladies competed in their September Medal where Megan Crook (26) secured a six shot victory with her excellent nett score of 74. Runner up was Pam MacGillivray (28) on 80 with Ann Weller (24) third on 82.

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. The turnout this year was the highest ever, with teams from all over Scotland competing. For the second year running three home players proved victorious with Dorothy McDonald, Margaret Thompson and Jenny Ridley returning a score of 88 pts, one shot higher than the winning score in 2021. Visitors dominated the other spots with Patricia Halliwell, J Sutherland and Colleen Young (Banchory / Aboyne) just a single shot behind on 87 pts. In third place came Jacqui Loudon, Jean Short and Alison Porteous (Liberton) on 84 pts with the final placing going to Mari Deans, Fiona Ward and Alison Porteous (Murrayfield) with their score of 83 pts.

Other results: Club Stableford (Sep 8th) – winner, R Kinnaird (5) 38 pts; G H Hay (2) 37 pts; R Lyon (12) 36 pts; A Gristwood (6) 35 pts; P Downs (1) 34 pts; T Burns (8), C Blair (11), R Harrower (0), R Simpson (7) 33 pts.

Seniors 4BBB ( 7 September) – D Card, P Haywood, L Wilson & M Joy 56 pts; A Boxx, J York, P Surfleet & I Mitchell 47 pts.

Ladies September Medal (7 September) – A Shepherd (15) 75; J Clark (19) 79; P MacGillivray (25) 83; A Mitchell (26) 84; C Thompson (23) 85.

Week Ending 4th September

At Nairn Golf Club on Saturday Boat of Garten Golf And Tennis Club, represented by Club Professional Ross Harrower, Captain of the Ladies’ Section Pam MacGillivray, past Ladies’ Captain Jane Wallace and Assistant Secretary Debbie Grant won first place in a Pro-Am run by the host club. Format was best two stableford scores counting at each hole and the Club is delighted to report that our team returned a winning score of 126 pts. 18 teams from all over Scotland took part. See photograph of Ross Harrower and the winning ladies team.

Also, on Saturday the gents competed in their September Medal where Steve Alcock (26) secured his first win of the season with an excellent nett score of 65. Close on his heels were the in-form Alan Gristwood (10) on 66 with Ian Turner (22) and Mark McDonald (7) tied for third on 67. Scott MacDonald (17) was the only other player to match par with his nett 70. McDonald had the only 2 of the day, at the 3rd hole.

In the Ladies’ September Stableford played on Wednesday Elizabeth Sloan (24) just pipped Ishbel Shannon (20) on countback after both players had returned excellent scores of 40 pts. A single shot behind was Dorothy McDonald (21) with June Clark and Sheena Hendrie (15) tied 4th on 36 pts.

Club Stableford (1 September) – S Thomas (14) 43 pts; R Kinnaird (6) 40 pts; R Quinn (16) 38 pts; R Harrower (1) 37 pts; T Burns (8) 35 pts; D Spencer (14), J Ross (11), M T Graham (18) 34 pts; I Turner (17), R Lyon (11) 33 pts.


Week Ending 28th 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 able to include at least one guest in their team. Clear blue skies and warm temperatures were enjoyed by all players and the event was a great success.

Tying for first place on nett 50 were the teams of 1. Paul and Ian Downs, Dorothy McDonald and Fiona Young, 2. Bruce Grant, Jack Cahalin, Cameron Kerr and Antonio Burnett and 3. Douglas Spencer, Alan Gristwood, Craig and Stirling Howieson. On countback it was the team marshalled by Paul Downs which took the honours. Scoring was very tight with a further three teams just a single shot back on 51. Complimentary coffees and pies proved to be exceedingly popular at the Halfway House and Captain Douglas Spencer was delighted to have raised almost £300 in donations for Junior Section funds. Winners of nearest the pin prizes at the par 3 holes were Caroline Bashford, John Inglis, Gordon Ainslie and Cameron Kerr while Jack Cahalin won nearest the pin in two shots at the 17th hole.

In the Ladies’ August medal, also played on Saturday, Sheena Hendrie (18) and Christine Thompson (27) tied on nett 70 with Hendrie winning on countback. Shona Fielding (23) took 3rd place on 73 with June Clark (22) 4th on 74.

Club Stableford (25 August) – N Ross (31) 44 pts; D Spencer (17) 41 pts; R Simpson (9), T Burns (10), A Grigor (19), C Blair (13) 39 pts; P Downs (4), S Thomas (16) 38 pts; R Harrower (3) 37 pts; D Housby (4) 36 pts.

Seniors Stableford (24 August) – P Haywood (17) 41 pts; J York (22) 40 pts; K Aitken (10) 39 pts; A Boxx (18) 38 pts; P Downs (4), S Crook (16) 37 pts; D Stewart (35), F Green (12) 36 pts.

Ladies Medal (24 August) – D McDonald (21) 70; F Young (16) 73; C Bashford (16), S McLaren (24) 78.


Week Ending 21st August

At Boat of Garten on Sunday the ladies competed for their Club Championship titles with a repeat of last year’s matchplay format in the scratch section.  The Scratch Championship title was decided by a matchplay final between Caroline Bashford and Ann Weller with Bashford looking to secure her third victory in a row. Both players played exceptionally good golf and it was Ann Weller who was one up with two to play before Bashford levelled the match on the 17th green. An unfortunate, difficult lie beyond the 18th green put paid to Weller’s chances resulting in Bashford emerging as a narrow 1 up winner. Congratulations to Caroline on her three consecutive victories.

The Ladies Handicap Championship was played as a strokeplay event over 18 holes and there were some excellent scores before Fiona Young (17) emerged victorious with an excellent nett score of 68. Pam MacGillivray (25) was close behind on 70 with Jane Wallace (29) third on 71. Leading scores; Scratch Matchplay Final – C Bashford beat A Weller 1 up. Handicap Championship – winner, F Young (17) 68; r/up, P MacGillivray (25) 70; J Wallace (29) 71; D McDonald (21) 72; C Thompson (24) 74; S Fielding (20) 77; A McMillan (22) 78.

The Gents’ Club Championships were played over 36 holes on Saturday and Sunday with a range of weather conditions making scoring tricky, particularly in the opening round. James Grant, a multiple winner of the Club Championship, returned the best gross score on Saturday, his 72 being one clear of the present holder Gordon Hay. Fraser Sharp was tucked in third place on 75 with Brian Shaw and Paul Downs just behind on 76 and 77 respectively. The second round produced even better scoring with Hay having to hole a tricky downhill putt on the last green for a round of 3 under par 67 and an aggregate score of 140. James Grant also returned a sub-par score, his round of 69 and aggregate score of 141 being a single shot off the lead. In the race for the Handicap trophy Fraser Sharp added an excellent nett 64 to his first round 67 for a comfortable 4 stroke win over Hay and Grant with Tom McMillan next on 142. Leading aggregate scores – Scratch Championship, winner – G H Hay (73,67) 140; runner up, J A Grant (72,69) 141; F Sharp (75,72) 147; P Downs (77,71) 148; B Shaw (76,78) 154; M McDonald (81,74), B Grant (78,77) 155; A Gristwood (78,79) 157.Handicap Championship – winner, F Sharp (8)131; runner up, T McMillan (13) 142; P Downs (2) , T Burns (8) 143; B Grant (5) , A Gristwood (6) , B Shaw (5) 144.

L-R: Club Champion & Seniors Club Champion, Gordon Hay, Ladies Club Champion, Caroline Bashford, Ladies Handicap Champion, Fiona Young, Ladies Senior Handicap Champion, Pam MacGillivray, Ladies Senior Club Champion, Christine Thompson, Handicap Champion & Seniors Handicap Champion, Fraser Sharp

In the race for the Ladies Senior Club Championship Christine Thompson produced her season best round, a gross 89 to ensure that her name went on the Scratch trophy this year. Runner up was Ann Weller on 96. Winner of the Ladies’ Senior Handicap championship was Pam MacGillivray (26) with a nett score of 73, with Ann Carter (23) runner up on 78.

In the gents Senior Club Championship Gordon Hay’s round of 67 proved a winning score in the Scratch section with James Grant runner up on 69. In the Handicap section Fraser Sharp’s score of nett 64 was the best on the day with Paul Downs runner up on 68.

Club Stableford (18 August) – R Quinn (18) 44 pts; F Sharp (10) 37pts; N Ross (32), C MacDonald (19), A Shepherd (17) 36 pts; R Harrower (3), I Murray (8), J Rodgers (10), R Lyon (13) 34 pts; P Downs (4) 33 pts.


Week Ending 14th August

At Boat of Garten on Wednesday the ladies competed for their Centenary Salver and Tray, the former going to the scratch winner and the latter awarded for the best handicap score. Scoring was excellent, which matched the most enjoyable overhead conditions, and it was Rina Clow (31) who secured the Centenary Tray this year with an excellent net score of 70, three shots clear of runner up Sheena Hendrie (15). In third place came Sue McLaren (23) on 74 with Susan Philpott (34) and Fiona Young (16) tied on 76. The Centenary Salver was won by Sheena Hendrie who returned a best of the day gross score of 88, four shots clear of runner up Fiona Young. Magda Stefan was third on 94 with Margaret Thompson fourth on 95. Both trophies will be presented at the annual prize-giving in October.

On Saturday the gents competed in their August Medal with scoring again being exceptionally good. Mark Graham (23) maintained his recent fine form with an incredible net score of 60, greatly aided by pars at all of the par 3 holes plus a birdie 3 at the 17th. Alan Gristwood (11) matched Graham’s score of 60 but lost out on countback. Gristwood had a sole birdie at the 3rd hole but otherwise played incredibly steady golf with his only bogeys at the 1st and 10th holes. Leading scores – M T Graham (23), A Gristwood (11) 60; D Johnston (15) 63; R Simpson (10) 64; M McDonald (7) 67; R Quinn (20), R Harrower (4), J Toothill (28) 69; K Taylor (18), R Kinnaird (9), K Aitken (12) 70.

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

The winners on the day were a combination of local players and visitors with Rory Borthwick (Kingussie) winning the scratch section with a 72. James Henderson (Murcar) finished a shot behind with local player Gordon Hay third on 74, just pipping David Borthwick (Kingussie) on countback.

In the low handicap section (0-12) John Foster (Falkirk Tryst) (9) secured a 3 shot win with his fine score of 67 with Charlie Watt of Murcar (7) pipping David Manson (Burton On Trent) (8) on countback after both tied on 70. In fourth place came local player Fraser Sharp (8) on 71. In Handicap Section 2 (13-28) local players dominated with Tom McMillan (13) carding a winning score of 66, Douglas Spencer (15) runner up also on 66 but losing on countback, and Andy Grigor (18) third on 67. Hamish MacFarlane of Glasgow GC (17) took fourth spot on 69.

Winner of the Nearest the Pin at the 9th hole was Gavin Legge of Fortrose And Rosemarkie (105cms).

Club Stableford (11 August): R Kinnaird (8) 43 pts; G H Hay (4), D Spencer (18) 39 pts; R Quinn (19)38 pts; R Proud (15) 37 pts; R Simpson (8), P Downs (4), B Davidson (33) 36 pts; T Burns (8) 35 pts.

Seniors Stableford (10 August): D Card (30) 36 pts; J York (22), D Houston (15), K Aitken (10) 35 pts; A Boxx (18) 34 pts; D Baxter (16), K Wilson (19), J Dingwall (17) 33 pts.

Ladies Stableford (13 August): C Souter-Bell (26) 38 pts; A Weller (21) 36 pts; S Hendrie (14), S McLaren (23) 34 pts; P MacGillivray (25) 32 pts.


Week Ending 7th August

The 76th 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 fairly consistent for all players although the Boat’s own defences combined with morning rain and an afternoon breeze 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 scratch golfer Laurie Chancellor from Inverness who played the steadiest golf, two rounds of 72 proving to be good enough on the day to win the Sangster Trophy. Gordon Forster from Harpenden Common, a previous winner, was well in contention after his morning round of 71 but slipped down the field with an afternoon 77. Similarly, Philip James from Frilford Heath would have been delighted to be clubhouse leader at lunchtime following his level par round of 70 however an afternoon score of 82 took him out of the scratch prizes, a 3rd place in the handicap section being of some consolation. Another Inverness player, Stewart Wilson, secured first place in the 0-8 handicap section with two excellent rounds of 71, 69 to win the RBS Trophy. In the higher handicap section local player Andy Grigor can thank his putter for his win, a number of clutch par putts in the second round helping him to a winning score of 141 and ensuring that his name would go on the Revoan Trophy this year.

Leading Scores – Boat of Garten unless stated:

Sangster Trophy (Scratch) –L Chancellor (Inverness) (72,72) 144; G H Hay (74,73) 147; G Forster  (Harpenden Common) (71,77) 148; M Kaye (Baberton) (75,74) 149.

Royal Bank of Scotland Trophy (Handicap (0-8) – S Wilson (7) (Inverness) (71,69) 140; C Halcrow (Largs) (6) (70,71) 141; P James (5) (Frilford Heath) (65,77) 142; I Murray (6) (72,73) 145.

Revoan Trophy (Handicap 9-16) – A Grigor (16) (70,71) 141; M Wareing (13) (Moor Park) (75,70) 145; S MacDonald (13) (74,72) 146; V McLaughlin (13) (74,73) 147.

Lowe Memorial Cup (Team Scratch) – Boat Of Garten 1 (P Downs, J Shaw, GH Hay, D Housby) 447.

On Wednesday the ladies competed in a Stableford competition with Avril Joy (29) and Elizabeth Sloan (24) both tying for first place on 34 pts, Joy just winning on countback. A single shot behind came June Clark (19) with Susan Philpott (34) continuing her excellent recent form with a score of 32 pts for 4th place. Alexandra Wood (40) scored 30pts for 5th spot.

Thursday Stableford (4 August): J Ross (12), R Proud (15) 39 pts; BJ Davidson (33), C MacDonald (19) 38 pts; M McDonald (6) 37 pts; F Young (18), D Spencer (17) 36 pts; P Downs (3) 35 pts;
A Gristwood (9), F Sharp (9), R Lyon (12) 34 pts.


Week Ending 31st July

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed for the Dalvoult Cup, a traditional Stableford trophy celebrating its 30th year of playing in 2022. A strong back nine which included 5 pars helped Mark Graham to an unbeatable score of 48 pts, his best of the season, and ensured that his name would be engraved on the trophy this year. In the battle for second place Paul Downs produced one of his best rounds of the season, a gross 68, which included consecutive birdies at the 8th, 9th and 10th holes.  Leading scores: winner, M T Graham (24) 48 pts; P Downs (4) 42 pts; J Inglis (24) 38 pts; S Taylor (15) 37 pts; R Kinnaird (8), T McMillan (15), D Johnstone (14) 36 pts; S Thomas (16), A Boxx (18) 35 pts; C Helik (9) 34 pts; R Quinn (19) 33 pts.

On Saturday the Ladies competed in their July Medal which also doubled up as a Club Championship Qualifying round. Susan Philpott returned an incredible nett score of 58 to secure a 12 shot victory over runner up June Clark (20) whose score of 70 might have won on any other weekend of the season. Ann Weller (21) and Pam MacGillivray (27) also put in fine performances with scores of nett 71.

On Wednesday the Ladies held a similar July Medal and it was Susan Philpott (39) who sneaked victory on countback after tying with Ann Weller (21) on nett 70. Megan Crook (22) was a single shot behind on 71 with Moira Simpson (19) in 4th place on 72.

Other results:

Club Stableford (28 July) – winner, I Turner (20) 43 pts; R Proud (16) 42 pts; D Housby (5), R Quinn (19) 41 pts; G H Hay (4), MT Graham (24) 40 pts; C Blair (13), P Downs (4), M McDonald (7) 39 pts; S Taylor (15), R Kinnaird (8), T Burns (4), C MacDonald (20) 38 pts.

Seniors Stableford (27 July)  – winner, P Haywood (18) 43 pts; A Boxx (18) 40 pts; D Card (30) 37 pts; S Crook (16) 36 pts; J Dingwall (20) 31 pts; J McPhee (26), C Semple (18) 30 pts.


Week Ending 24th July

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the annual Pro’s Day event was held– a very enjoyable team tournament played this year using a best two scores from four stableford format, all expertly marshalled by club pro Ross Harrower. This popular event attracted a field of 68 Members and it was pleasing to see new winners on the leaderboard with Mike and Avril Joy, Jane Roxburgh and Nicholas Cunningham recording a best of the day score of 108 pts. Runners up on 100 pts were Susan Philpott, Ann Forster, Martin Forster and David Gardiner.

On Sunday the club held the John Grant Memorial Trophy, a mixed foursomes stableford competition. Leaders on the day by four shots were Jane Wallace and Ronnie Kinnaird (18) with 41 pts, followed by Avril and Mike Joy (31) on 37pts. Nicholas Cunningham and Jane Roxburgh (22) repeated their third place position of last year with 34 pts.

Other results: Club Stableford (July 21st), – winner: D Spencer (17) 40 pts; F Sharp (9) 39 pts; GH Hay (3), V McLaughlin (13), C Blair (10) 36 pts; P Mitchell (14), I Cormack (10), T Burns (5) 35 pts; A Grigor (20), R Harrower (0), B Davidson (32) 34 pts; R Quinn (19), M Graham (20) 33 pts.

Ladies Stableford (July 20th), – A Wood (41) 40pts; T Philip (24) 33 pts; S McLaren (23) 31 pts.

Seniors 4 Club Stableford (July 20th), – J Dingwall (18) 37 pts; D Stewart (36) 36 pts; P Haywood (18) 32 pts; R Palmer (34) 31 pts; D Card (29) 29 pts; D Baxter (14) 28 pts.

Golfers are reminded that the club’s 36-Hole Open tournament, the ‘Boat Open’, takes place on Saturday 6th August with a few spaces still available.


Week Ending 17th July

At Boat of Garten on Thursday the Club held its annual Seniors’ Open for gents aged 55 and over. There was a capacity entry of 120 players with prizes being evenly distributed among local Members and visiting players. Former Club Captain James Grant produced the best round of the day, a gross 72, to secure the Scratch trophy by two shots from Moray golfer John Martin. Recent winner Laurie Chancellor (Inverness) took third place on 75 with local player Gordon Hay 4th on 76. Best Handicap score came from local player Ken Aitken (8) with a nett 65. Leading scores, (Boat of Garten unless stated): Scratch –JA Grant 72; J Martin (Moray) 74; L Chancellor (Inverness) 75; GH Hay 76. Overall Handicap Winner, K Aitken (8) 65. Handicaps 0-12, P Mitchell (12) 68; N McGarva (7) (Kilmacolm) 69 BL9; M Forster (12) (Cruden Bay) 69 BL9; M Strachan (8) (Inchmarlo) 69; M Cormack (12) (Inverness) 70; R Paton (6) (Nairn) 71. H’caps 13-24, D Spencer (16) 67; R Proud (14) 68 BL9; S Crook (15) 68; P Haywood (16) 69 BL9; S Wathen (15) (Maverston) 69 BL9; A Cormie (17) (Kings) 69.

L: Ken Aitken, Senior Open Handicap winner; R: James Grant, Senior Open Scratch winner

On Saturday the ladies competed in their Captain’s Prizes and it was Shona Fielding (22) who triumphed with a fine score of 44pts, tying with Lynda Coles (34) but winning on countback. A single shot behind came June Clark (21) and Jane Wallace (30). Also producing fine scores were Sheena Hendrie (16) and Susan Philpott (39) who both returned scores of 38 pts.

Also, on Saturday the gents competed for the Boat Hotel trophy and it was a familiar name on the top of the leaderboard, Ian Murray, who shot a level par round of 70 aided by birdies at the 4th and 17th holes, nett 59 to triumph over Alan Gristwood (11) who might have won any other week of the season with his score of 62. Gristwood enjoyed birdies at the 4th and 10th holes in his round. Closely behind on 65 were Mark Graham (25), Fraser Morgan (16), Andy Grigor (21) and Steven Thomas (18). Mark McDonald (8) and Douglas Johnston (16) returned scores of 66.

Other results: Club Stableford (July 14th) – R Lyon (12), I Murray (10) 40 pts; R Harrower (1), C Helik (7), D Housby (5) 38 pts; C Blair (13) 36 pts; R Simpson (7) 35 pts.

Seniors Stableford (13 July) – J McPhee (26) 46 pts; C Semple (19) 43 pts; A Boxx (16) 39 pts; M Joy (32) 37 pts; T McMillan (14) 35 pts; P Haywood (18), F McNeilage (36) 34 pts.

Ladies Centenary & Crawford Bowls (July 13th) – Handicap Winners, J Clark (21) 69; C Thompson (28) 70; E Sloan (24) 71; J Ridley (16) 72; C Bashford (16) 73; D McDonald (21), F Young (17), A Weller (21) 75.
Scratch Winners – J Ridley 88; C Bashford 89; J Clark 90; F Young 92; E Sloan 95; D McDonald, A Weller 96; C Thompson 98.


Week Ending 27th June

On Saturday there was a good entry for the Men’s Stableford competition which proved to be a very tight affair with Stephen Rooney (29) clinching first place by a single shot following his excellent score of 39 pts. Runners up on 38 pts were the very consistent Ronnie Kinnaird (8) and Roy Quinn (18). Kinnaird enjoyed birdies at the 13th and 17th holes while Quinn was aided by a birdie at the 8th. Leading Scores: winner, S Rooney (29) 39 pts; R Kinnaird (8), R Quinn (18) 38 pts; R Lyon (13) 37 pts; R Simpson (7) 34 pts; F Sharp (8), C Riach (13) 33 pts; I Souter (16), N Meldrum (9) 32 pts; R Harrower (4) 30 pts.

Also, on Saturday the ladies competed in their June Medal with Christine Thompson (29) returning her season’s best score of 68 for a convincing 4 shot win over nearest rivals Lynda Coles (35) and Ann Weller (21). A shot further back on 73 was Dorothy McDonald (21).

On Thursday Members competed in the Club Weekly Stableford with club Professional Ross Harrower (5) proving to be the best on the day with 41 pts. Runner up was David Housby (5) on 40 pts with the ever popular Bobby Davidson (32) in third place on 39 pts. Leading Scores: R Harrower (5) 41 pts; D Housby (5) 40 pts; B Davidson (32) 39 pts; R Quinn (18), C MacDonald (19) 38 pts; R Lyon (13) 37 pts.

On Wednesday the Gents’ Senior Section held a Texas Scramble competition and it was the team led by Michael Joy (21) which proved triumphant with a score of 50 pts. Team members were Colin Semple, Ian Mitchell and Frank McNeilage. Runners up were David Card, Bill Spencer and John York (11) on 45 pts with  Paul Downs, Alan Boxx and Ronnie McGrath (6) 3rd on 44 pts.

Also, on Wenesday the ladies held their own Texas Scramble with Jane Wallace, Ishbel Shannon and Elizabeth Sloan (15) just winning on countback with a score of 61, a total matched by Elaine Semple, Megan Crook and Sheena Hendrie (13). In a very close run competition the team of Susan Philpott, Alison Mitchell and June Clark (17) finished a single shot further back on 62.


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. In the Scratch Section Jenny Milne (Elgin) provided the best score of the day, a gross 79, to ensure that her name went on the scratch trophy. Runner up was Valerie Aitchison (Murrayfield) on 86, just pipping Susan Glen (Nairn Dunbar) by virtue of a better inward 9 holes. In the low handicap section (0-18) Linda Gillies (Kings GC) (18) returned a winning score of 74, a single shot ahead of local player Sheena Hendrie (Abernethy) (15), Alice Archbold (Gullane) (18) and Susan Glen (Nairn Dunbar) (11). In the 19-36 Handicap Division home players dominated with Margaret Thompson (20) returning a nett 67, the lowest score on the day, to win the JR Ingram Trophy. In runners up place was home Ladies’ Captain Pam MacGillivray (27) on 70, followed by Rina Clow (31) on 71 and Ann Weller (21) on 72.

Longest drive at the 7th hole was won by Jenny Milne of Elgin while Boat Member Megan Crook won the longest drive at the 17th hole. Susan Glen of Nairn Dunbar won nearest the pin at the 9th hole.

On Saturday there was another good entry for the men’s Craigard Hotel Trophy with the course presented in excellent condition. Four players managed to return sub 70 scores with Reg Proud (15) just closing out Vince McLaughlin (19) on countback after both carded scores of 68. Chris Helik (9) and Ronnie Kinnaird (7) were the only other players to break 70 with their nett scores of 69.Leading scores: winner, R Proud (15) 68; runner up, V McLaughlin (19) 68; C Helik (9), R Kinnaird (7) 69; S Crook (16) 71; J Inglis (22), S MacDonald (14), R Harrower (4), 72; F Morgan (13) 73; R McGrath (22) 74.

Club Stableford (June 16) – R Proud (15) 40 pts; D Housby (14) 39 pts; R Lyon (11), I Murray (7) 37 pts; R Simpson (5), P Downs (2), M T Graham (20). R Kinnaird (6) 36 pts; G H Hay (1), R Harrower (3) 35 pts.

Seniors Stableford (15 June) – P Haywood (18), 42 pts; J Dingwall (17) 41 pts; P Mitchell (14), C Semple (19) 36 pts; B Spencer (16), R McGrath (24) 35 pts; R Palmer (34), R Proud (16) 34 pts; P Downs (4) 33 pts.

Ladies Stableford – (15 June) – A Joy (30) 36 pts; A Wood (41), S Philpott (39) 35 pts; A Mitchell (29), C Thompson (29), J Clark (21), E Sloan (24) 31 pts; S Hendrie (15) 32 pts.


Week Ending 13th June

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed in their June Medal and it was Calum Riach who mastered the blustery, showery conditions better than most with a winning score of 70, 3 shots clear of runners up Ronnie Kinnaird (6) and Steven Thomas (16). Riach’s rollercoaster round included birdies at the 10th and 15th holes while Kinnaird fought back well after double bogeys at the 2nd and 6th holes to be one of just two players to break 80. Leading scores: winner, C Riach (13) 70; R Kinnaird (6), S Thomas (16) 73; R Harrower (5) 74; I Murray (8), P Mitchell (13) 75; J Inglis (22) 76; D Gardiner (23) 77.

Also, on Saturday the ladies’ monthly medal took place with Ann Weller (21) taking top spot with a fine score of 73, 4 shots ahead of runner up June Clark (21).   Sheena Hendrie (15) returned an 81 for 3rd place with Karen Morrison (32) a single shot further back.

The ladies held an additional medal on Wednesday with Fiona Young (17) continuing an excellent run of form with a winning score of 70, 2 shots ahead of Dorothy McDonald (20) and June Clark (21). Low scoring continued with Ann Weller (20) shooting a nett 74 and Pam MacGillivray (27) returning a 77. Rina Clow (31) and Caroline Bashford (16) also broke 80 with scores of 78 and 79 respectively.

On Wednesday the Gents’ Senior Section held their weekly competition, this week being the Glen Avon Foursomes. Winners were Jim McPhee and Stephen Crook (22) with 42 pts, 2 shots ahead of runners up Graham Jackson & Ralph Palmer (24). The pairing of Colin Semple & Peter Haywood (17) earned 3rd place with 35 pts, just pipping on countback Peter Mitchell & Michael Martin (22) and Paul Downs & Frank McNeilage (21).

On Friday evening the Kathleen Ingram Cup was keenly contested over 9 holes and it was Ken Aitken and Karen Morrison (10) who triumphed with their excellent score of 18pts, a single shot ahead of Stephen and Megan Crook (10) and Jim McPhee & Lorna Richardson (16). All competitors enjoyed an excellent meal in the clubhouse afterwards where the winners were presented with their trophy.

Other results: Club Stableford (09 June) – R Simpson (6) 39 pts; V McLaughlin (19) 38 pts; S Thomas (15) 36 pts; R Harrower (4) 35 pts; C Helik (9), S Philpott (39), R Quinn (16) 33 pts; GH Hay (1), D Spencer (16), D Housby (4), C Blair (10) 32 pts; R Kinnaird (5), P Downs (2), A Mitchell (29) 31 pts.


Week Ending 6th June

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the second Open Tournament of the season, the Annual Mixed Foursomes, attracted a field of 76 pairs from all across the country and was played in glorious overhead conditions. Local pairing of Fiona Young and Gordon Hay returned the best gross score of the day,78, due mainly to Young producing a number of outstanding golf shots including a holed bunker shot at the par 5 4th hole for a birdie, a tee shot to 6 feet at the 9th, excellent approach shots at the 10th and 13th holes leading to further birdies and a holed 30 yard chip at the closing hole for a most unlikely par 4. Runners up in the scratch section were local players Rory Simpson and Amanda Shepherd with an 81. In the Handicap Section visitors Ali & Carol Gibb ( Grangemouth  / Bonnybridge) (21) shot the lowest nett score of the day, a very impressive 66 for first place. Runners up were Lee and Alasdair MacLean from Ullapool with a 69.

Leading scores (Boat of Garten unless stated):

Scratch  –  winners, F Young & G H Hay 78;  r/up,  A Shepherd (Carrbridge) & R Simpson 81; I Cowie & M Cowie (Buckpool) 84 BL9; R Patterson (Fortrose) & R Patterson(Alness) 84.

Handicap – winners, A Gibb(Grangemouth) & C Gibb (Bonnybridge) (21) 66; L & A MacLean (Ullapool) (23) 69; T & H Lang (Harburn) (21) 70; P & P Johnson (Fraserburgh) (14) 71; K & P Wilson (Ratho Park) (22) 72 BL9.

The week ended on Sunday with the Freedom Inn Cup, played in fine conditions and reflected in the low scoring. Ron Lyon (12) took the honours with a winning score of 41 pts, four shots clear of Nicholas Cunningham (19) who played consistently well for 37 pts. John Ross (9) maintained his good form of late for third spot on 35 pts.

On Friday the Club celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by hosting a golf competition followed by a meal in the clubhouse. Players had the option of playing either 9 or 18 holes and it was Ruth & Gavin MacLean plus David Lindgren who won the 18 hole competition with 85 stableford points. Winners of the 9 hole event were Margaret Thompson, Fiona Young and Marj Stewart with 24 pts. Clubhouse caterer John Mackie provided an excellent two course meal to round off an excellent day for the competitors.

Other results: Club Stableford (June 2nd) – R MacLean (19) 41 pts; R Lyon (12) 40 pts; G H Hay (2) 37 pts; R Proud (14), G Philip (21), S Taylor (11) 35 pts; P Downs (2) 33 pts.

Ladies 9 Hole Competition (6 June) – A Joy (15) 17 pts BL9; S Philpott (20) 17 pts; M Simpson (10) 16 pts; V Dykes (12) 15 pts; A Mitchell (15), J Kerr (20) 14 pts.

Seniors Stableford (01 June)- P Haywood (19) 39 pts; C Gibson (25), J Dingwall (17) 38 pts; A Boxx (18), R Palmer (34) 37 pts.

Ladies Stableford (01 June) -E Semple (32) 38 pts; S Hendrie (17) 36 pts; J Clark (21) 35 pts; A Joy (30) 32 pts; P MacGillivray (26) 31 pts; C Thompson (29), L Coles (35) 30 pts.


Week Ending 30th May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men competed for the Craiggowrie Cup, traditionally a bogey competition but now played as a Stableford. There was a fiveway tie at the top with John Ross (10), Martin Forster (13), Paul Downs (1), Iain Cormack (8) and Gordon Ainslie (14) all on 36 pts. On countback, a better last 9 holes ensured that the name of John Ross would be engraved on the trophy this year, a birdie 3 at the 10th hole being the highlight of his round.  Leading scores: winner, J Ross (10) 36 pts BL9; M Forster (13), P Downs (1), I Cormack (8), G Ainslie (14) 36 pts; L Paterson (16), R Harrower (4) 33 pts; M McDonald (6), J Wardlaw (17), R McGrath (22), R Proud (14), C Semple (17), S Rooney (28) D Johnston (11) 32 pts.

There was a surprisingly low entry for the ladies’ monthly medal on Saturday however that did not prevent Ann Weller (20) from returning a winning score of 75 to make it two wins in the same week following her 74 on Wednesday. Runner up was Dorothy McDonald (20) on 75 with Christine Thompson (29) in 3rd place on 85. On Wednesday the ladies also competed in a medal competition with Ann Weller (20) topping the leaderboard on 74 with Christine Thompson (29) in runners up spot on 77, just ahead on countback from Caroline Bashford (15). Fiona Young (17) took fourth place on 78.

On Wednesday the Gents’ Senior Section held their weekly competition, this time in the form of a Reverse Waltz. John Dingwall, Tom McMillan and Ralph Palmer were the lightest on their feet with a winning team score of 38 stableford points, a single shot ahead of Colin Semple, Bill Spencer and David Card. In third place on 77 pts but with a poorer inward nine were Stephen Crook, Alan Boxx and Jim McPhee.

Other results: Club Stableford (May 26) – R Lyon (12) 34 pts; C Blair (10), P Downs (1) 33 pts; J Inglis (21), C Helik (9), D Spencer (16), S Rooney (26) 31 pts; R Quinn (15), I Murray (7), G H Hay (2) 29 pts; R Harrower (4) 28 pts.


Week Ending 23rd May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men took the field to compete for the Roddy McLeod Trophy with the fine overhead conditions resulting in some fine scoring. Fraser Morgan (13) was a clear winner with his excellent nett score of 65, a round where he finished strongly with fours at eight of the last ten holes. In runners up spot was Steven Thomas (16) on 68 with Ronnie Kinnaird (6) and Calum Riach (13) both breaking 70 with their nett 69’s. Leading scores: winner, F Morgan (13) 65 ; S Thomas (16) 68; R Kinnaird (6), C Riach (13) 69; A Boxx (17), M McDonald (7), B Shaw (5) 70; R Proud (14), J Inglis (21), K Aitken (7) 71; S Crook (15), A Gristwood (7), D Johnston (12) 72; R Lyon (12) 73.

The Ladies’ May Medal was also keenly contested on Saturday and it was a super score from Lynda Coles (34) which won the day, a nett 72 securing a convincing win. Megan Crook (22) was runner up on 83 with Catherine Souter-Bell (26) in 3rd place on 85.

On Friday the Ladies enjoyed their Invitation Day where Members were able to invite a golfing partner from another club. 28 players enjoyed a course in fine condition and a meal afterwards in the clubhouse. Clear winners were Shona Fielding and Nicola Torrance (23) on 46 pts with Anne Weller and Esther Stoddart (31) close behind on 40 pts. Leading scores: S Fielding & N Torrance (23) 46 pts; A Weller & E Stoddart (31) 40 pts; P MacGillivray & M Deveci (29),E Semple & S Bowie (28) 36 pts; J Roxburgh & H Gillies (37), E Sloan & E Hill (24) 35 pts; K Morrison & M Wallace (33) 31 pts; F Young & K Gardiner (23), J Ridley & R Clow (24) 30 pts.

Other results:

Club Stableford (May 19): M T Graham (19), R Quinn (15), R Simpson (5) 35 pts; R Harrower (4) 34 pts; I Davidson (21) 33 pts; C Blair (10), S Crook (14), V McLaughlin (18), M McDonald (5) 32 pts; A Gristwood (6) 31 pts; P MacGillivray (26), S Ritchie (8) 30 pts.

Seniors Stableford ( May 18): D Card (30) 39 pts; A Carstairs (18), C Semple (19) 38 pts; K Aitken (8), J York (22) 36 pts; M Martin (29), R Proud (14) 33 pts; P Mitchell (14), R Palmer (14) 32 pts.

Ladies’ Wise Old Owl Trophy (18 May): winner, E Sloan (25) 36 pts; I Shannon (19) 35 pts; L Coles (34) 33 pts; C Bashford (15) 29 pts; A Carter (22), J Roxburgh (20) 28 pts; J Ridley (15) 27 pts; E Semple (33), A Weller (20) 26 pts.


Weekending 16th May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the ladies competed in the Ladies’ Rosebowl and it was Margaret Thompson (21), fresh from a holiday in Australia, who triumphed with a very impressive score of 40 stableford points. A birdie 3 at the tricky 14th hole just one highlight in her excellent round. Runner up was Susan Philpott (38) with 35 pts. Elizabeth Sloan (25) secured 3rd place with 31 pts.

Also, on Saturday the gents took the field to compete for the Rover Cup. Calum Riach (14) secured back to back wins after his triumph last weekend in the May medal, this time an impressive nett score of 66 being good enough for a two shot victory over nearest rival John Inglis (22). Riach enjoyed birdies at the par 5 4th hole and the short par 3 16th hole. Also, on nett 68 was Alan Gristwood (7) who also birdied the par 5 4th hole and played consistently throughout his round. Ron Lyon (12) and Steven Thomas (16) were the only other players to shoot sub 70 rounds. Leading scores:  winner, C Riach (14) 66; r/up, J Inglis (22) 68 (BL)9; A Gristwood (7) 68; R Lyon (12), S Thomas (16) 69; G Ainslie (15), R Harrower (4), V McLaughlin (19), A Grigor (17), R Kinnaird (5) 70; I Murray (7), F Morgan (13) 71.

Other results:

Club Stableford (May 12): G Ainslie (15) 43 pts; P Downs (1), R Quinn (15) 37 pts; V McLaughlin (18) 35 pts; S Rooney (25), G H Hay (2) 34 pts; S Ritchie (8), C MacDonald (16) 33 pts; R Kinnaird (5), I Gardner (11), J Inglis (21), R Lyon (11) 32 pts.

Seniors Team Open (May11): winners, A Peachey, I Reid, S Stewart, J Nicol (Alford) 85 pts; runners up, D Spencer, M Wallace, I Gardner (Boat Of Garten), A Edwards (Tantallon) 83 pts; N Shand, M Fertacz, A Henderson, M Winton (Pitlochry) 82 pts (BL6); P Smith , A Lees, S Crane, B Crasburn (Moray) 82 pts BL9; A Duthie, N Cobban, I Swanson, R Gordon (Alford) 82 pts (BL9); V Angus (Glenearn), C Milne, D Braine, R Senior (Pitlochry) 82 pts.


Weekending 9th May

At Boat of Garten on Saturday the men’s May monthly medal saw another large entry and it was Calum Riach (15) who tore the field apart with an excellent nett 62 to narrowly win Section 2 by a single shot from Steven Thomas (18). Thomas also produced his lowest round of the season, a nett 63. Riach enjoyed birdies at the 5th and 7th holes on his way to an impressive outward half of 35. Thomas had a 2 at the short 9th hole but would rue his double bogey at the difficult closing hole. In Division 1 Brian Shaw (6) fired the lowest gross score of the day, a level par round of 70 (nett 64) to secure a comfortable win over runner up Ron Lyon. Shaw hit the birdie trail with birdies at holes 2,5,9 and 17.Leading scores: Section 1 – winner, B Shaw (6) 64; R Lyon (12) 71; I Cormack (8) 72.Section 2 – winner, C Riach (15) 62; S Thomas (18) 63; J Toothill (32) 70.

Also, on Saturday the ladies’ May Medal and Club Championship qualifier turned out to be closely run affair with Ann Weller (20) narrowly pipping Pam MacGillivray (26) on countback after both returned nett 73. Susan Philpott (39) fired a nett 74 for third place. Leading scores: Winner, A Weller (20) 73 BL9; P MacGillivray (26) 73; S Philpott (39) 74; S Fielding (22) 76; T Philip (24) 77; J Ridley (15), C Bashford (15) 78; J Clark (22) 79.

Club Stableford (May 5): A Gristwood (7) 37 pts; R Simpson (5) 36 pts; R Lyon (10), R Kinnaird (5), J Inglis (21), G Ainslie (15) 35 pts; G H Hay (2), M T Graham (19), T Philip (24) 34 pts; M McDonald (6), C Blair (9) 32 pts.

Seniors Stableford (4 May) : winner, A Boxx (18) 43 pts; J Dingwall (18) 42 pts; R Palmer (34), D Card (31) 40 pts; J McPhee (26) 39 pts; J York (22) 35 pts; C Semple (18), K Aitken (8), G Anslow (17) 34 pts.


Weekending 1st May

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. Fine overhead conditions and a course in excellent condition allowed the morning starters the opportunity to post a low score and this was grasped with both hands by seven players who all returned sub 70 scores. Best of the day was Gavin Eastwood (11) who returned a formidable gross 74, nett 63, greatly aided by birdies at two of the hardest holes on the course, the dog leg par 4 6th and the exceptionally tough 18th closing hole. A single shot behind on nett 64 was Gordon Philip (23) who enjoyed birdies at the 9th and 15th holes, followed by Chris Helik (9) who maintained his recent good form with a nett 66. Gordon Philip secured the Cameron Tankard which was awarded to the best nett score by an over 55 Member. Leading scores:  Tennent Cup– winner, G Eastwood (11) 63, C Helik (9) 66; D Housby (5) 67; D Johnstone (12) 68; I Turner (16) 69. Cameron Tankard (Over 55s): winner, G Philip (23) 64; Runner-up, P Hughes (16) 67.

Also, on Saturday the ladies competed for the Hazel Hamilton Trophy, a competition played in pairs with a Greensomes format. Winners this year were Lesley Semple and Karen Morrison (30) with an impressive nett score of 66, five shots clear of runners-up Caroline Bashford and Elizabeth Sloan (20). Tied in third place on 73 were June Clark & Lynda Coles (28) and Tierna Browne & Christine Thompson (27).

On Sunday Members competed for the RBS Trophy, played as a pairs Greensomes. Winners on nett 68 were John Inglis and Stephen Rooney (23) with Paul Downs and Andy Grigor securing runners-up position with their nett 71.

Other results:

Club Walk-on Stableford (April 28); J MacKenzie (21) 39 pts; I Turner (16)36 pts; M McDonald (6) 35 pts; P Downs (1) 34 pts; R Harrower (2), R Lyon (11) 33 pts; R Proud (12) 32 pts.

Ladies Coronation Foursomes: winners, M Crook & E Semple (28) 30 pts; runners-up, S McLaren & M Chrystie (27) 27 pts.

Ladies Cancer Relief Medal; winner, J Clark (20) 76 BIH; M Simpson (19) 76; S Hendrie (19) 77; P MacGillivray (26), R Clow (33) 80; S Philpott (39) 82.


Weekending 24th April

At Boat of Garten on Saturday there was a strong entry for the Glenfiddich Trophy which combined this year with the rescheduled April Medal. Gordon Hay was the best of the morning starters, his gross 69 nett 66 a single shot ahead of Kevin Taylor (14), Scott MacDonald (14), Steven Thomas (18) and Ronnie Kinnaird (6) who all tied on 67. It was Derek Allan, however, a late starter in the afternoon, who took the honours with his winning score of 96 less 31, nett 65 for a narrow one shot victory, also earning a small reduction in handicap. Leading Scores: winner, D Allan (31) 65; runner-up, G H Hay (3) 66; K Taylor (14), S MacDonald (14), S Thomas (18), R Kinnaird (6) 67; L Paterson (16) 68; A Boxx (16), C Riach (15) 69; M McDonald (7), R Simpson (5) 70; P Hughes (16) 71; J A Grant (3) 72.

Also, on Saturday the ladies competed in their April Medal which doubled up as a Club Championship qualifying event. Rina Clow (33), Ann Weller (20) and June Clark (19) all tied on nett 77 with Clow winning courtesy of a better last 9 holes. Susan Philpott (38) returned a nett 80, with Pam MacGillivray (26) on 82 and Lynda Coles (34) one shot further back.

On Thursday Members competed in the Club Stableford and in a very close contest Chris Helik (9) just pipped James MacKenzie (20) on countback after both had tied on 37 pts. Close on their heels were Tom Burns (4) and Douglas Spencer (16) on 34pts. Karen Morrison (32) was the highest placed lady on the day with 27pts. Leading Scores: C Helik (9), J MacKenzie (20) 37 pts; T Burns (4), D Spencer (16) 34 pts; R Kinnaird (5), D Jamieson (12) 33 pts; F Milloy (6), J Inglis (20), P Downs (1), G H Hay (3) 32 pts; A Gristwood (6), R Simpson (4) 31 pts.

On Wednesday the Gents’ Senior Section held a stableford competition where there was an excellent turnout and low scoring with 5 players scoring 40 or more points. Tied on 41 pts were Ronnie McGrath (23) and Frank McNeilage (36) with McGrath just winning on countback. Close behind came John York (22), Derek Jamieson (14) and Alec Carstairs (18) on 40 pts. Leading scores: R McGrath (23), F McNeilage (36) 41 pts; J York (22), D Jamieson (14), A Carstairs (18) 40 pts; C Semple (18), P Downs (3), A Boxx (17) 39 pts; T McMillan (13), J Dingwall (18), P Mitchell (15) 37 pts.

On Saturday 16th April the gents competed for the Garten Cup / Ingram Cup Qualifier and it was long time Member Fraser Sharp (7) who just pipped Chris Helik (10) and John Inglis (21) on countback after all three had tied on nett 69. James Grant (3) produced the lowest scratch score of the day, his 73 (nett 70) sharing fourth place with Gavin Eastwood (11). Leading scores: F Sharp (7), C Helik (10), J Inglis (21) 69; J A Grant (3), G Eastwood (11) 70; M Jones (5), M McDonald (7) 71; P Haywood (18), R Simpson (5), D Spencer (17) 72; G Ainslie (16), B Shaw (5) 73.

Also, on Saturday 16th April the ladies competed in a Stableford competition with Sheena Hendrie (21) scoring a very impressive 40 pts to secure a one shot victory over Shona Fielding (23). In third place was Jenny Ridley (17) on 37 pts with June Clark (19) two shots further back.