This competition, sponsored by the Match Secretary, Bruce Bett, was played as an ‘American Foursomes’ using a stableford points scoring system. This format is a variation of greensome, where both players drive off, then play their partners ball before deciding which ball to select to finish the hole playing alternate strokes. Despite the condition of the greens, which had been cored and spread with sand but unfortunately not smoothed over with a matt, the scoring was generally very good. The winners on the day with a score of 44 points was the team of Gordon MacGregor & Jackson Cockburn, closely followed in second place by the team of Robert Falconer & George Grant on 43 points. Third on a score of 40 points (bih) was the team of Gerald Mcmorrow & Jordan Reid. These teams received prizes of £60; £50 and £40 respectively. The nominated two’s holes were the 6th & 18th and six teams managed to achieve this feat, with Roxburgh & Wilkie and Clark & Kemp doing it at the 6th hole; and MacGregor & Cockburn, Falconer & Grant, McAllister & Bett and Walton & Douglas doing so at the 18th, each of them receiving £5 per team for their efforts. A total of 18 teams took part in the event, and at an entry fee of £10 per team, this amounted to £180 available for distribution. With the victors receiving prize money of £150, and the two’s winners £30, this left the contingency fund all square.
Our thanks to Bruce Bett for his sponsorship of this competition.
This competition, generously sponsored by Eric Middlemas, was played on Sunday, 10th October, in lovely weather conditions with long sunny spells and moderate winds. The winner on the day with a very good score of 74(5)69 was Gerald Mcmorrow, two shots ahead of his nearest rival Gordon Inglis on a score of 75(4)71, who was also two shots ahead of third placed player Bruce Bett on a score of 82(9)73(bih). These players received prizes of £50; £40 and £30 respectively, and this is principally due to the sponsorship of Eric, for which we are eternally grateful.
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The second round of the Yarrowford Shield, coupled with the postponed October Monthly Medal, was played on Saturday, 9th October, in prolonged showers and moderate to strong winds. The winner on the day with a very good score of 83(19)64 was none other than the ‘Legend’ that is Robert J. Wilson. In second place also with a very good score of 70(5)65 was Jim Rae, and he was closely followed by George Grant on a score of 76(10)66. These winners received prizes amounting to £35; £25 and £15 respectively. The winner of the scratch prize with a good round of 72 was Chris Kemp and he received an award of £20 for his efforts. The nominated two’s holes on this occasion were the 6th and 18th, and whilst only one golfer achieved this feat at the 18th hole, namely Jim Rae, two of them managed it at the 6th, those being George Grant and Harry Borthwick, and they received the princely sum of £5 each for their efforts. A total of 37 members took part and at an entry fee of £3 this amounted to £111 for distribution. With £95 being paid out to the victors and £15 to the two’s winners, this left only £1 for the contingency fund. As Mr. Wilson had already qualified for the Gold Medal as a result of a previous placement, the only addition to the draw for that competition was Jim Rae.
The winner of the Yarrowford Shield with two very good net scores of 65, total 130, was Jim Rae, and he was seven shots ahead of his nearest rival Chris Kemp who had scores of 68 & 69(137); followed by Graeme Bell on scores of 68 & 70(138); and then a quartet including Harry Borthwick; David Beveridge; Les Rutherford and Robert J. Wilson on a total for the two round of 139.
Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the monthly medal was cancelled on Saturday, 2nd October. Members should please note that this postponed medal will now be played in conjunction with the 2nd Round of the Yarrowford Shield on Saturday, 9th October. The lowest aggregate net score for 36 holes wins the Shield and the lowest net score in this round wins the medal. Prizes on the day will be awarded on the basis of 1st; 2nd & 3rd net and there will also be a prize for the best scratch score.