Stonehaven Golf Club Report

By bellmannews / April 11, 2023

By Fiona Currie

Stonehaven Golf Club Report w/e Sunday 9th April 2023

The Ladies’ Spring Lunch, held at the end of March, heralded the end of the Winter competitions. Janet Owen, as expected, won the Winter League by a landslide and also sneaked the 18 hole Ringer from Fiona Sim by virtue of a better inward half. Marie Crothers won the 18 hole Eclectic and Evelyn Gilmour was victorious in both the 9 hole Eclectic and 9 hole Ringer competitions. Well done to all!

While the ladies decided to ease into the summer season with a warm up stableford as their first fixture last week, the gents had a less sympathetic approach to the new season. Some players take a while to transition from winter golf with the shorter holes and the use of mats on the fairways, while others seem to take it all in their stride as illustrated by Wednesday’s Medal results. The incentive of the prize pot in Saturday’s Sweep must have provided the necessary motivation for players in all divisions to return some impressive scores.

Despite the course being closed and the competition cancelled on Thursday morning, a healthy number of ladies turned up for the Rules and Etiquette event in the afternoon. It was great to see both experienced and new members showing a keen interest and I think it’s fair to say that everyone learnt something new!

Despite being back on the summer course there are some areas which suffered during the winter and should be avoided, especially with trolleys, until the conditions improve with the better weather. It is important to continue to repair pitch marks on the greens, replace divots on the fairways, take care of the teeing areas and pick up any discarded or broken tees. We all need to play our part in looking after our golf course.

Results

Ladies Warm Up Stableford – F Currie 33; S Forbes 32; W Eccles 32. (9 Hole) – J Mackintosh 18; A Henderson 17; N Byars 15.
Wednesday Monthly Medal:
Div 1 G Ironside 62; C Irvine 63; N Irvine 65.
Div 2 N MacArthur 71; J Hepburn 73; B Hardstaff 74.
Div 3 M Milne 63; W Shepherd 67; D Thurley 67.
9 Hole Stableford – G Brown 18; R McAlpine 17; R Haddock 17.
Saturday Sweep:
Div 1 C Arthur 62; T Gilchrist 62; D Bell 63.
Div 2 D Allan 63; A Murray 63; S Forbes 64.
Div 3 C Black 65; J Findlay 65; R McAlpine 66.

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