It was scorchio and the bar takings soared along with the temperature. Just as well that Chris Kemp’s second job is as a taxi driver otherwise some people might not have made it home.
Divided again into two handicap classes (-7 to 12 and 13 to a lot higher) the Overall winner of the competition was our own Alan Stuart who batted it round in a rather impressive 74-14=60 ,and as a result pockets a substantial £100. Well done Alan. The A class winner was the bearded one, Grant Lightfoot who was one shot off the pace with 67-6=61, second was John Coyle on 71-7=64, third was Harry Borthwick on76-12=64, and just like my pal Ali McVie I was a magnificent fourth on 76-11=65. El Capitan took scratch on 68. Prizes were £60,£50,£40,£30,and £40 for scratch. The B Class prizes were the same, so I’m not going to repeat all that again
The B class winners were Ian Wilkie 86-24=62 (blind squirrels come to mind), Billy boy Walton (ditto) 82-15=67, Neil Purves (definitely Neil ,not Nod) on 89-21=68, and Hughie Macdonald on 87-18=69 .Scratch went to B Champ Alan Kerr on 82.
2’s got £12 each and they were Grant Lightfoot,David Johnston, Donald Ballantyne,Matthew Brass,Graham Wright,Jimmy Rae,Alister McVie,Michael McVie,Jocky Hume and Colin Finlay.
Nearest the hole at the 6th/15th was Iain Clark who put matters beyond doubt by holing his tee shot and claiming £20 plus the Hole in one pot of £75 or thereabouts. Mind you the bottle of vodka he put on the bar must have cost him at least a fiver and the trip in the car to the shops could have set him back about £20 .Jolly well done Iain. Nearest the hole at 7th/16th was Rodney Pow (£20) and at 9th/18 Ross Glendinning scooped the generous £50 that was sponsored by John Coyle, courtesy of his huge win at the bookies .Nearest the line at 8th/17th was Michael McVie, who wins Jocky Hume’s mystery prize.Mystery prize because I still dont know what it was!
Thanks once again to Donald for all his help with the comp, to Jocky for printing out sheets of instructions,which people still don’t read and Grace for pouring pints. She is my favourite bar person,
It’s now time for the couch…