A fantastic day for the teams to compete in this fun competition. Andy R almost managed to combine the ‘Nearest the Pin’ with the ‘Longest Drive’ with his launch on the first, although Allan Stewart won the official ‘Nearest the Pin’ on the third.
Anne did her usual, and blasted the longest drive on the seventh, with Fiona’s pinpoint accuracy winning her ‘Nearest the Pin’ on the sixth.
Gents’ team winners were Mark, Kevin and Mark, and Alice, Anne and Jane came through for the ladies.
Thanks to Mairead and her crew for the food, and Murray and Hugh for the banter and managing the scorecards and results. Full results can be found here.
A mixed bag of weather for the Mixed Open did nothing to dampen the quality of golf on display.
A huge thank you to all those who worked behind the scenes – Diane and her band of helpers, who put on a lovely spread and kept us all well nourished throughout the day, and Murray and Hugh who did a sterling job, as usual, in managing scorecards and raffles. A special thanks to greenkeeper Craig and his team, for the continuing good works that have been done, and indeed are ongoing, to keep the course in such good condition.
The nett competition was won by the Shanks, who travelled up from Dumbartonshire for the event. Winners of the gross competition were the MacCalman siblings, Anne and Iain.
Longest drive was won by Anne Shanks for the ladies, and Robby McLarty for the gents.
Fiona McGlynn and Iain MacCalman each won nearest the pin.
Next date for your diaries is 15 May, for the 3-player team Stableford (ladies and gents teams). Enter online here!
Great to see so many people taking advantage of the good weather!
Sunday saw the gents playing the first round of the Inverlorn Plate. Scores were close but it was won by David L with 40 points.
The photo shows the first players on the course on Tuesday, where the ladies took part in the first round of the Altnacree Trophy. Moira smashed it with a score of 66, but her’s wasn’t the only handicap to fall. Pippa again took first place in the 9-hole competition.
Wednesday evening was the first of the mixed evening charity competitions, raising money for Cancer Care. Some good scores matched the superb conditions, with the final holes being played as the moon rose behind Ben Cruachan. Sandra and Neil were best able to keep focused, winning with a score of 39 points. Anne and Andrew came in second with 34, while Alice and Rob got third spot with 32 points.
Next date for your diaries is the Mixed Foursomes Open on Sunday 1st May, sponsored by Flit Self Drive. Choose your partners and enter online here.
Today sees the start of the 2016 season, with the ‘Two Clubs and a Putter’ competition. For some, this can be a real dilemma to choose which clubs to discard, but there are other ladies who rarely use any more than this normally (we know who you are!)!
The afternoon finishes with a meal and a chat, providing everyone an opportunity to discuss the season ahead.
Ladies, don’t forget to get your matchplay entries in by 6pm on Tuesday 6th April. All links to the entry forms can be found in the ‘Quick Links’ menu, and I’ll add a shortcut here just while you get used to the new website!