Stonehaven Golf Club news

It was another big week at Stonehaven Golf Club, the annual Open event the highlight. The Open presents an opportunity for players of other clubs to experience a course which locals enjoy week after week, the fine weather kindly giving rise to an excellent day’s s golf.

Stonehaven member Craig Irvine won the scratch event (66) by a single stroke from Euan Dunbar who was visiting from Vale Royal Abbey in Cheshire. It’s a fine feat to score so well on an unfamiliar course, hats off to Euan and of course to Craig who pockets yet another major trophy. The other divisions were also won by locals; Graeme Docherty (63) and Stuart Campbell (61). The winners’ £150 first prizes will surely contribute towards the purchase of suitable golfing apparel for the upcoming cooler Autumn season.

The Seniors were living it large last week, revelling in their annual away day jolly. This year Aboyne Golf Club was selected as the venue for a variety of unique golf swings from Stonehaven’s grey haired brigade. Stuart Campbell emerged victorious with 36 Stableford points as the seniors basked in fine sunshine upon a superb golf course. The Senior Medal also took place back at base later in the week and was split into three divisions, the winners being Colin Arthur (62), Donald Cameron (61) and David Foote (64) respectively. For clarity, the figures in brackets are their nett scores not ages or waist sizes.

The Wednesday Medal Final was also contested this week and, unusually given the summer we’ve had, was played in windy, wet conditions. Congratulations to Tom Gilchrist for triumphing with a resolute nett 63 as competitors were buffeted all around the golf course. The midweek Stroke played earlier in the day enjoyed much more benign conditions, John McMenemy winning with an excellent nett 58.

Weather put paid to the planned Ladies Captain’s Prize which has been postponed by a week but the sun shone for the Medal won by Wilma Eccles (Div 1) and Jenny Needham (Div 2). That completes the scoring from Stonehaven Golf Club for another week, it’s a hive of activity and a haven for competitive golf, there’s no place like it.

For more news, tittle tattle and entertainment listen in to the Stonehaven GC Show on Mearns FM 8-9pm Mondays and if you miss it, use the Listen Again function on the Mearns FM website. This week we’re joined by Mr T who proposes to explain the new handicapping system. Good luck with that one Chris Taylor 😏

Results

Gents Open
Scratch

  1. Craig Irvine 66
  2. Euan Dunbar 67
  3. Kevin Riddell 68

Div 1

  1. Graeme Docherty 63
  2. Mike Hampton 66
  3. Douglas Borthwick 66

Div 2

  1. Stuart Campbell 61
  2. Ally Reid 61
  3. Colin Polson 64

Wednesday Medal Final

  1. Tom Gilchrist 63

Wednesday Stroke

  1. John McMenemy 58
  2. Stuart Paul 59
  3. Scott Cameron 60

Senior Medal
Div 1. Colin Arthur 62
Div 2. Donald Cameron 61
Div 3. David Foote 64

Ladies Medal
Silver Division (Div 1)

  1. Wilma Eccles 69
  2. Rose Riddell 70
  3. Fiona Armstrong 71

Bronze Division (Div 2)

  1. Jenny Needham 67
  2. Evelyn Gilmour 68
  3. Rose Menzies 68