Stonehaven Golf Club Report

By Fiona Currie

Stonehaven Golf Club Report w/e Sunday 23rd April 2023

The weather took a turn for the better last week and, with the sun shining, some of the more optimistic ladies broke out their summer wardrobe and donned their crops despite a chill in the air! The Hidden Team Stableford, played on Tuesday, saw teams of three drawn randomly after the competition. The winning team of Wilma Eccles, Jackie Hunt and Liz Powell had a very impressive score of 100 between them. A monthly sweep has been introduced for the summer which brought out the competitive side to the ladies with little to separate the top three who all had 37 points.

The first senior Medal took place on a windy Wednesday but it didn’t seem to put off Graeme Wilson or John Findlay who, topping their divisions, both managed to birdie three holes. Gary Brown won Division 1 by virtue of a steady two over par back 9. The second round of the Cowie Cup took place on Saturday and Adam Smith, with an overall score of 129, was victorious beating Neil Cattanach into second place by three strokes. Neil MacArthur came third, one stroke back, on 133.

The club is running a qualifying competition for the Scottish Golf R&A 9-Hole Challenge this Friday 28th April for all members with a WHS handicap. The top qualifying pair will progress to the National Final at Dundas Parks Golf Club in June. The club is holding an Open Mixed Texas Scramble, the first Open of 2023, on Saturday 27th May. Very reasonably priced for members and visitors, bookings for teams of four may be made through the website.

Results

Ladies Hidden Team Stableford – F Currie 37; C Kirkwood 34; M Crothers 34.
9 Hole Stableford – M Samuel 18; J Mackintosh 15; P Leiper 15.
Ladies Monthly Sweep – J Blackburn 37; M Crothers 37; J Needham 37. 9 hole – P Leiper 22; V Forrester 15; J Mackintosh 15.
Senior Medal Qualifier:
Div 1 G Brown 66; C Gordon 66; N Irvine 67.
Div 2 G Wilson 64; B Hardstaff 66; N MacArthur 68.
Div 3 J Findlay 62; G King 64; J Stephen 64.
Gents Wednesday Stroke – C Brown 63; J Barbour 64; M Halliday 65.
9 Hole Stableford – D Allan 21; M Perks 20; S Mitchell 18.
Cowie Cup Rd2 – A Smith 64; N Cattanach 64; G Ironside 65.

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