Stonehaven Golf Club

The Champion of Champions is an annual event to crown the best club golfers in the north east district of Scotland. As the name suggests, each club’s champion (in gross and nett categories) qualifies for a knockout competition until there’s only one man and woman left standing, both Men’s and Ladies sections being represented.

After a fantastic qualifying campaign, Wilma Lawrence will represent our club in the grand final this year. To win through to the last knockings of this prestigious event is a fine feat indeed and coupled with the Men’s upcoming Deeside League Handicap Final it’s evidence of a fine year’s inter-club golfing for SGC’s men and women alike. Congratulations Wilma and the very best of luck in the final at Kemnay on September 11th.

Not to be outdone, a Stoney team has also qualified for the North of Scotland ‘Sixes’ regional final (also being held on Sep 11th, at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) having leapfrogged Aboyne at the death to top their group of six.

And there’s more! Erin Herd won the net division at the three round Brora Junior Tour event and was only a single stroke behind the gross winner, a sensational achievement. Connor Dalglish also flew the flag at the event, the club is very proud of them both. Exciting times indeed for SGC, at this rate the clubhouse is gonna need an extension to accommodate a new trophy cabinet.

The weekend saw the Captain’s Prize competition, an annual excuse to scoff burgers and quaff ale at the obscenely early hour of 10am. It’s a traditional event for members to revel in the Captain’s gracious hospitality (this year and for the final time, Ian Wood). We’ll do anything for a freebie. Ask us to buy a burger and a lager tops at ten in the morning and we’ll tell you where to get off, tell us it’s free and we’re all over it!

The gesture was extended throughout the day as competitors dragged themselves from the 18th green after three hours of golf and it was John Starrs who savoured his refreshment the most, carpeting the rest of the field with an imperious 44 points. Duncan Cursiter came second, scoring the same total as John but nudged out on countback.

Other winners were –

Nearest The Line On the 1st: Scott Crabb (despite barely grubbing past the humps)

Longest Drive: Jamie Sutherland (he was also the leading Junior)

Nearest The Pin: Andrew McKenzie

Sweep: Scott Cameron (miraculously).

Weekly Results

Captain’s Prize
J Starrs 44; D Cursiter 44; M Wiseman 42

Midweek Stableford
C Watt 41; R Gordon 40; D Cruickshank 38

9 Hole Stableford
D Henderson 20; R Hampson 20; C McKechnie 19

Ladies Stableford (18)
R Ericsson 41; F Currie 40; J Hunt 39

Ladies Stableford (9)
J Mackintosh 19; I Mearns 18; P Johnston 16

Ladies 9 Hole Sweep
J Mackintosh 30; P Leiper 31; V Forrester 38

Junior Medal
J Sutherland 67; C Locke 76