The Border Safeguard Quaich & Yarrowford Shield - 4.10.20

The Fixture List for last weekend consisted of the Border Safeguard Quaich to be played on the Saturday, and the Yarrowford Shield (one round only this year) to be played on the Sunday, but due to the extreme and prolonged rain on the Saturday the competition was cancelled for that day.       In order to reach some conclusion in both the above competitions it was decided to play an 18 hole stroke play competition on the Sunday, and award the Border Safeguard Quaich to the player with the best net score over the 1st nine holes, and the Yarrowford Shield to the player with the best net score on the 2nd nine holes, whilst the monetary prizes would be given to the players with the best net scores over the full 18 holes.     It was thought that by applying this strategy we would hopefully have different winners of the two trophies and the monetary awards, however 'best laid plans etc, etc'.

The Sunday turned out to be a lovely day for playing golf, dry warm and sunny with a moderate wind from the north east.      A total of 35 members took part, but only one player had the best round of his year and cleaned up in all three competitions, and that was David Beveridge with a net score of 85(22)63 over the 18 holes.     He won the Border Safeguard Quaich with a 1st nine of 43(11)32(best last three holes) and also the Yarrowford Shield with a 2nd nine of 42(11)31(best last three holes).      The other monetary prizes went to; second Iain Clark with 69(3)66(bih); and third Alister McVie also on 74(8)66(2nd bih).    The prize money consisted of £40; £30: and £20 respectively.      Despite the perfect conditions only one player managed to get a two at any of the nominated holes (6th & 18th) and that was Liam Ramsay who performed this feat at the 18th and received the princely sum of £15 for his efforts.     The entry fee was £3, making a total of £105 from the 35 entrants; and with £15 going to the two's winner, this left the contingency fund all square.