The club held a thank you evening for Alexander MacDonald our greenkeeper who is departing shortly for Canada. The Club Captain William MacBeath presented Alexander with a leaving memento from the club and paid fulsome tribute to the 10 years service Alexander has given and for transforming the course into a internationally renowned quality playing course fit for all golfers either scratch or hackers. He leaves a legacy which the club will always be grateful for.

We wish him and his family well in their new venture.

 

 

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The club held it's annual Burns Supper on the 27th January. The Toast to the Lassies by Ed Murray and the reply from his wife Kathleen Murray were among the highlights of an excellent night. The Burns Supper is firmly established a highlight of the social year and has been sold out every year. Sheila Robertson has to be congratulated on the all the hard work she puts in and also the Stag on the Green for an excellent meal.

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Golspie Club Championship 2017

Golspie Golf Club held their first ever “Champion's Day” last Saturday when all six finals of their club championships were played with the winners receiving their trophies at the close of play.

 

The Club's two scratch champions of 2017 are Alex MacDonald and Fiona More with Alex, the golf course's head green keeper winning for a sixth time, and Fiona recording her first ever win.

 

MacDonald had monopolised the championship since 2008 and only last year gave way to Darren Hexley but returning to this years final he had sailed past Colin “Scooty” Sutherland in the semi-final before finding a tougher opponent by way of Steve Doogan in the final. After five holes it looked as if Doogan was going to fall in the same manner as Sutherland when MacDonald went three ahead after five holes.

 

The tie then went in different directions. Doogan after winning a hole back then won three in succession to go one ahead through nine holes. But then he lost three on the run from the eleventh to go two behind. MacDonald then birdied the 14th hole then parred the 15th to claim win number six and The Bell Cup with another par on the seventeenth green to win by 2 & 1.  

Meanwhile already in the clubhouse was the handicap champion, Andrew Sutherland. His name went onto the Simpson Quaich for the first time when he beat Millicent Bowl winner Colin Sutherland after sixteen holes.

 

The senior championship and Houston Cup was retained by Michael Bonner who beat Colin Ritchie in the final by 3&2 but the winner of the senior handicap A J MacRae Cup, Campbell Stewart, had to go an extra hole before his success.  A regulation par five at the 19th hole was what it took to sink a stuffy performance from Robbie Dunn in the final.

 

The two surprises in the men's and women's scratch championship latter stages were not only the non qualifying of the men's defending champion, Darren Hexley, and then the non of many times women's champion, Sheila Robertson.

 

Fiona More seized the opportunity to become Lady Champion for a first time with a 2 & 1 win over Lesley Cranna. 

 

Men's Scratch; Semi finals – A MacDonald beat C S Sutherland 6/5. S Doogan beat D Roberts 5/4. Final.  MacDonald beat Doogan 2/1.

Handicap Semi finals – A Sutherland (17) beat R Jack (11) 2 holes. Col Sutherland (9) beat D Doogan (9) at 19th.  Final A Sutherland beat C Sutherland 4/2.

Senior Scratch semi finals – R Laing beat D Bremner 1 up. M Bonner beat C Ritchie 3/2. Final – Bonner beat Laing. 5/4. Handicap Semi finals C Stewart w/o D Melville.  R Dunn beat A Matheson 3/2. Final C Stewart beat Dunn at 19th

Women Scratch Final. F More beat L Cranna 2/1. Handicap. S Robertson beat C Logie 2/1.             

 

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