Winter League Results and Robbies Trophy – Saturday 25th March 2017
|1st||J. Donaldson||71 – 8 = 63||4pts|
|2nd||J. McArthur||76 – 8 = 68||3pts|
|M. Lacey||77 – 9 = 68|
|3rd||R. Gordon||71 – 2 = 69||2pts|
|G. Buchan||75 – 6 = 69|
|G. Law||74 – 5 = 69|
|4th||I. Forman||71 – 1 = 70||1pt|
|W. Whicher||72 – 2 = 70|
|C. T. Mackie||75 – 5 = 70|
|M. Pirie||78 – 8 = 70|
|A. B. Strachan||81 – 11 = 70|
Final Placing for season 2016 – 2017
W. Middler 18pts
M. Crawford 17pts
J. Baird 15pts
G. Cruden 14pts
C. Herbert 13pts
I. Stephen 13pts
I. Davidson 12pts
D. Hay 12 pts
B. Buchan 12pts
Champion Golfer for Winter League season 2016 2017 – Wullie Middler
Congratulations to Wullie Middler who came out tops in close run final few weeks with Matthew Crawford and John Baird, to lift the Bobby Mathieson trophy with a incredible total of 18 points. Wullie has proven to be the most consistent player over the winter months, his points total must be a record for the Winter League, even with 4 stroke reduction in his handicap, he still prevailed. Well done Wullie and keep this form up going into the summer season 😀
|£10||A. G. Henderson|
TROPHY WINNERS 2016-2017
MICHAEL MURRAY – R. CROSS
C&L TROPHY – W. MIDDLER
ROBBIES TROPHY – J. DONLADSON
Well for the last day of the Winter League we had everything, glorious summer weather (aye thats 14 deg C), where tee shirts were the order of the day, a Hole in One, a 2 at the par 4 7th, even the sparrows could be heard in full chorus welcoming in the fine weather, yes it was pleasure to be out on Craigewan Links enjoying the beautiful golfing conditions. The field was one of the largest for 18 holes where 132 players teed up, an incredible turnout for “winter” golf, it must be that the “Masters” is coming up and everyone is dusting down there clubs ready to take on the challenge Craigewan Links will offer this year.
Congratulations to our winner this week, Jim Donaldson who left the field in his wake with a brilliant 1 over par 71 gross 63net to win by 5 strokes., obviously the talent is there Jim just need to secure that swing for the summer season ahead and the handicap will come tumbling down.
Also congratulations to Mark Pirie who achieved the golfers dream with a hole in one at the 101yd 2nd using a 6 iron…whoops sorry that was a 9 iron (was told to say that by WM/GS) Mark started 3 – 1, 3 under after 2 holes but he couldn’t keep the momentum going and took the “gas” for the remaining holes.
Eddie Brocklehurst holed his second shot at the 7th for an eagle 2, what made this more incredible was that the pin was tight at the front left side of the green so he had to land it on a “sixpence” to have any chance of being close let alone hole it, well done Eddie
Dru Buchan who has probably the best swing at the club had a real Jeykll & Hyde round where he had a run of bogies from 4, 5, 6 & 7, ho “woke up” to birdie 8 then closed out with further birdies at 14, 15 & 18 to tidy the score up and finish with 70 but Dru adds them on so 72net….no more early starts at Craibstone Dru
Ian “Basil” Cameron received the most consistent golfer this winter season unfortunately it was not for his golfing prowess but for his “perfect attendance” throughout the year, Ian did not miss a Saturday even in some horrendous weather Ian could be seen trudging up the fairways, a true winter leaguer if ever i saw one, thats what its all about, i take my hat off to you.
Special mention as always to our captain WDT, Jim Halkett, Basil and Dave Buchan and all the others that have assisted during the winter months to make the winter league such a well organised weekly competition for the members, we just turn up, put your name on the entry sheet, £2 in the envelope and play, its Billy and his team that do the rest, so on behalf of the WL members we all thank you very much indeed.
So the “Blogger” will sign off for now, after a year of trials and tribulations on the course, i have heard all the excuses “drive for show putt for dough” or the classic “ifs and buts were single putts this game wid be a dawdle”, but the comment of the year came from a member (which will remain anonymous) was the use of the Bushnel laser target finder, placing it carefully his eye it recorded 150yds, plays his shot and knocks it 10yds, the Bushnel comes out again and it records 140yds to which his playing partner said do you really need to check that after just hitting it 10yds…will say no more 😕 Or the one about a member playing with Chris Forman where he was knocking it out of sight, he said that is was taking him 3 attempts to come close to Chris’s tee shot, to which the very witty member, yes we all know who it is, passed the comment “which hole was that the 2nd 😉 But this is why the game is so appealing we buy all the aids to make it easier and to help hit it like Rory McIlroy or Dustin Johnson, when you hit it long and straight, covering the pins with your irons and the putts are dropping, there is not a game that gives satisfaction like it, but when they don’t, you are in the sole of your boots…but we keep coming back for more 😆
Enjoy the summer season and play well…
Final quote for our very own Ronnie Bain “roll on the Winter League” i love it!!!!!
See You at the AGM date TBA.