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.