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Alex Russon

hapless journeyman ambling without purpose through the decades, a real catch :)

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / September 20, 2022

Without wishing to sound indelicate, it’s been a week for the club’s more ‘experienced’ golfers here at Stonehaven. The club boasts a thriving youth fellowship and there’s a very healthy middle aged spread, if that’s not a contradiction in terms, but it was the turn of those advancing somewhat in years to scoop the silverware […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / September 5, 2022

Club golfers are creatures of habit, routinely playing in the same twoballs and threeballs week after week, joined at the hip to those with whom they’ve frequented the fairways for years. Angus Martin for example has the misfortune of sharing Stoney’s eighteen holes with me most Wednesday afternoons and likewise, I’m simultaneously forced to tolerate […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / August 30, 2022

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 […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / August 21, 2022

For the Men’s section, the Saturday competition is usually the centre point of the weekly fixture list. That’s when the tee-sheet is at its’ fullest and the events are more prestigious in nature, certainly when it comes to stroke-play (outside of the final two rounds of the club championship). This week however it was the […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / August 15, 2022

Stonehaven Golf Club is always delighted to welcome visitors, never more so than at the annual Open held this year in glorious sunshine. It’s an opportunity for the club to showcase itself to newcomers and welcome back old friends, blending both with club members in universal competition. The scoring was excellent with some scintillating results […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / August 10, 2022

It’s been another week littered with competition here at Stonehaven Golf Club, a plethora of members able to enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame. With some events split into three divisions the leading scorers list can appear endless but nevertheless, each deserves the limelight following a fine round and it gives them a chance to […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club

By Alex Russon / August 3, 2022

The Junior Section took centre stage last week, the last of this year’s club championships being played out over two rounds. A brief squint at the clubhouse’s junior honours board reveals a parade of winners who subsequently went on to forge excellent reputations as full members. The club takes great pride in the ongoing development […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week…

By Alex Russon / July 25, 2022

Last week’s main event was the culmination of the Seniors’ Championship, the final 54 holes played in both the Scratch and Nett formats. In an announcement that has no danger of shocking the golfing world, I can confirm that Neil Irvine emerged victorious in the Scratch event, winning by a wholesome sixteen shot margin thanks […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / July 18, 2022

With the Open Championship taking place further down the coast, it’s been a struggle to leave the television for long enough to complete your own round of golf. However, those SGC members who did vacate the sofa last week did so in style, the scoring suggesting they’d paid close attention while watching Cameron Smith tear […]

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Stonehaven Golf Club this week

By Alex Russon / July 11, 2022

(*photo depicts Neil Cattanach’s knees knocking on the 14th tee, his partner Chris Nicholl out of shot while looking the other way) It’s the week of the Open Championship and St Andrews awaits a deluge of two hundred thousand spectators over coming days. Many of the visitors will be Stonehaven members looking to watch global […]

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