****Winner of Peterhead Golf Club Winter League 2017-2018****
😀 Wullie Lauder 😀
Results for 24/03/18
|1st||S. Mann||79 – 11 = 68||4pts|
|2nd||A. T. Strachan||82 – 13 = 69||3pts|
|3rd||G. Cruden||71 – 1 = 70||2pts|
|A. Stephen||75 – 5 = 70|
|D. Galley||79 – 9 = 70|
|J. Third||79 – 9 = 70|
|J. Williamson||82 – 12 = 70|
|J. Beckett||88 – 18 = 70|
|4th||J. Murray||73 – 2 = 71||1pt|
|S. Phillips||73 – 2 = 71|
|G. Leggat||76 – 5 = 71|
|P. McLean||82 – 11 = 71|
|W. Lauder||84 – 13 = 71|
24/03/18 – Winner of ROBBIES TROPHY – Wullie Lauder
14/10/17 – Winner of C & L TROPHY – Mike Kerr
07/10/17 – Winner of MICHAEL MURRAY TROPHY – Ian Cameron (Basil)
|£10||C. T. Mackie|
Firstly, on behalf of the members a special thanks to our out going Winter League Captain W. D. Thom who has deceided to step down after holding the post for 14 years. Billy always had the club at heart and was well known for making sure that the club was supported both financially or if some new piece of kit was needed. He certainly adopted a “charity begins at home” approach when divying up the proceeds from the winter league funds. Thank You 😀
Also the regular committee of Jim Halkett and Ian “Basil” Cameron and Dave Buchan for organising the starting sheets, score cards, sweep, raffle, prize giving etc throughout the winter months, without your unwavering loyalty week in week out the Winter League would not be the success that it is and such an assest to Peterhead Golf Club, we would not know what to do without you.
Well the man upstairs must have been looking down on the Winter Leaguers for the final competition Saturday of the season, beautiful Spring like conditions greeted the players and Craigewan Links was looking splendid in the sunshine, but out of the sun it was still pretty cold, however a few brave souls were seen with short sleeves, so maybe a sign of things to come 😎
Our winner this week was Stuart Mann with a very good 2 under par 68net off a handicap of 11. Stuart must have thought his chances of glory was gone after the front 9 where he closed out with 7 -6- 5 for 42, but this was the start of the surge and he completed the back 9 in 2 over par 37 with a nice birdie 3 at the 17th. Stuart must be wishing the WL could go on for another week as he just came up short with 15 points finishing 3rd on 15 points.
The players were also competing for Robbies Trophy which is played for over 18 holes and officially closes the Winter League season. This trophy is played for where the members use their full summer handicap.
Well done to Wullie Lauder, who has really been the model of consistency since the turn of the year and pick up Robbies Trophy with a remarkable score of 84 – 23 = 61net to complete a last day double and round off a memorable weekend for the Winter League regular.
The final Saturday certainly lived up to expectations with more plot twists than “The Maltese Falcon”, we had all the trials and tribulations of who was going to win since October last year. Camo and Brodie were the pace setters for months and there lead (not Brodies) looked uncatchable, whenever anyone got close Camo came up with the goods to put a bit of breathing space between him and the pack, Camo was very consistent but maybe the handicap cuts finally caught up with him over the run in, “no bones about it said Brodie”. Ian Forman and Wullie Middler (14pts) gave it their best shot but they too fell at the final hurdle. Our winner this week Stuart Mann (15pts) had the game but ran out of weeks, just need the consistency early in the season and he would have walked it. Jimmer Buchan (13pts) was also in the mix but he too couldn’t maintain the scoring required getting in the points.
So it was down to the final day (you couldn’t make this up) with Camo and Wullie Lauder tied on 16 points it looked as if it would be joint winners this year but Wullie had other ideas, a closing score of 71 was good enough for 1 point and therefore snatch the Bobby Mathieson Trophy from Camo’s grasp by a single point.
A great finish to season and Wullie is a very worthy champion golfer
Lowest scratch score on the day was posted by Gary Cruden and Chris Forman with 71.
Average for the season is 84 players. Considering the very poor weather we have experienced in the North East this year where we have lost 3 Saturdays due to snow this is still an excellent turnout for winter golf.
A total of 117 players have recorded points,
That’s it for another year, well 6 months, all the comments, truths, gossip, word on the street etc etc written by the “Blogger” is all part of the banter in the clubhouse and is intended to give the members a wee bit of “written fun” over the winter months and an insight to the characters playing in the winter league, so to Baxter, Basil, Camo, DHD, No Mats Maskame, Wonnie, to name but a few, please accept that there is no malicious intent in any of the publishing, it’s just teasing or joking conversation amongst friends commonly known as “ The Banter”. 😉
The “Blogger” will sign off now until the winter league 2018-2019 kicks off early October 2018 (only 26 weeks away 😛 ) , to quote our very own Wonnie Bain “roll on the Winter League, i love it”
Final Placings Leader Board 24/03/18:
|Cameron I. (Camo)||16|
|Buchan J (Jimmer)||13|
|Mackie C. T.||9|
|Buchan D. (Red)||8|
|Cameron Ian (Basil)||8|
|Duthie J. (Baxter)||7|
|Ritchie S. B.||6|
|Strachan A. T||3|
|Buchan A. B.||2|
|Scott A. D.||2|