Cool Play in Soaring Temperatures

By bellmannews / June 19, 2023
Four ladies and a silver tray trophy

The weather couldn’t have been better for the Ladies Championship held last week. In fact some ladies resorted to putting up umbrellas for sun protection rather than for their normal purpose.

Despite having a trolley malfunction in the first round Fiona Sim, Lady Captain, kept her cool and, after two rounds, she topped the leaderboard with only two strokes separating the top three players. The final round on Sunday was a closely contested encounter but Fiona continued to play well to capture the trophy with an overall gross score of 232.

Rose Riddell, returning to her normal adept form, was runner-up. Wilma Lawrence, playing steady golf over all three rounds, won the Handicap Trophy and Jayne Thurley took the top spot in the Bronze division. The four trophy winners are pictured in the feature image above.

In the Gents Handicap Trophy Kevin Riddell played consistently well in all four rounds to win by ten strokes from runner-up Sam Wright. Kevin is the current holder of the Gents Club Championship and should he win this year’s Championship, later this month, he will be the only person to have won both trophies in the same season. No pressure Kevin!

The Junior Section goes from strength to strength. The Junior Pennant Team, playing in the Aberdeen & District League, has played four matches so far. Each match consists of two singles and two 4BBB matches. The team drew 2-2 against both Newmachar and Ellon and won against Deeside B, 3.5 to 0.5, and Cruden Bay, 2.5 to 1.5. In the Golf Sixes League fixture held at Aboyne on Sunday, Stonehaven finished in joint top position. Well done to all the junior players. 

Tee-times are available for the Senior (over 55) Gents’ Open which takes place on Monday 26th June. Please book a tee-time via the website or contact the club. 


Ladies Championship: Winner F Sim 232; Runner-Up R Riddell 239; Handicap W Lawrence 199; Bronze Scratch J Thurley 281.

Gents Handicap Trophy – K Riddell 250; S Wright 260; J Barbour 263.

9 Hole Stableford – E Mechie 25; A McKechnie 18; D McDonald 18.

Wednesday Stroke – A Kennedy 62; M McCracken 63; S Guzik 63.

Marie Curie Stableford – T Gilchrist 41; J Halliday 41; L Fenton 41.

Senior Blue Tee Stableford  – R McAlpine 42; G King 41; S Campbell 39.

Junior Stableford – J Lindeman 38; J Sutherland 37; J Killoh 37.