Competition & Results

Competition Scratch Score: 74

September Medal

The September Medal was won by Gavin Lawrie Jnr with a score of 68.

The best nett score was by Graeme Rutherford with a 68 (71 less 3). He also won the Bogey competition 7up.

The CSS was 74.

Competition Scratch Score: 74

Autumn Meeting

This year’s Autumn Meeting was played under relatively benign conditions. The course was in excellent condition for the 79 competitors taking part – some of whom had travelled half way round the world to take part.

Early scores returned suggested that scoring would be good and Gavin Lawrie’s score of 71 looked to be the one to beat. Gavin and Jonathan King had tied in the Spring Meeting with 69s so Gavin’s 71 put him in a strong position to win the Morty Dykes Trophy for the best aggregate scratch score over the Spring and Autumn Meetings.

Paul McPhail came in with a fine nett 69 (77 less 8) which took the lead before lunch in the handicap section and was sure to earn Paul a well deserved reduction in handicap.

An encouraging aspect of play was the lower than normal number of No Returns which may have had something to do with the hole positions being a bit more central than normal.

The afternoon starters returned some excellent scores. Victoria Vase winner, Freddie Ward, playing in his first Autumn meeting took the handicap lead with a magnificent nett 65 (71 less 6) and tied for the scratch lead with Gavin Lawrie. Freddie may have been slightly disappointed with a 6 at the last but a great score nonetheless.

Next up was Allan Thomson who went to the turn in level par 35 and was definitely in with a shout. A string of pars followed until the 16th where his tee shot finished a couple of feet from the hole. The resulting eagle 2 put Allan in the driving seat and after pars at the 17th and 18th returned a 2 under par 69 to take the lead in the scratch. Having taken 74 in the Spring Meeting Allan fell 3 shots short of Gavin Lawrie’s aggregate for the Morty Dykes Trophy.

Realistically Jonathan King was the only other player left with a chance to overtake Allan or to catch Gavin in the Morty Dykes. Standing 3 over par on the 17th tee this looked a tall order but a 3 at 17 followed by an outrageous chip in for 2 at the last meant he too scored 71. Although not beating Allan's 69 it did mean that Jonathan tied Gavin Lawrie for the Morty Dykes Trophy - both having scored 69,71 in the Spring and Autumn Meetings.

Despite a handicap of plus 3 Jonathan won the Victory Trophy for the best nett aggregate over the two Meetings.

Particular mention should be made of past Captain, Brian Morrison, who holed in one at the 2nd hole. Word quickly found its way back to the Clubhouse of this feat so although Brian played late in the day there was still a larger than normal crowd waiting to help him celebrate his success.

The CSS for the day was 74.