Congratulations to Selwyn Cambridge as overall winner. Full results attached.
Cat A Winner - Mr J Hardie (68) - Galashiels
Cat A Runner-up - Mr W Forsyth (69) - Peebles
Cat B Winner - Mr A Davidson (70) - Peebles
Cat B Runner-up - Mr J Pendreigh (72) - Bromieknowe
Cat C Winner - Mr A Dick (67) - Innerleithen
Cat C Runner-up - Mr J Murray (68) - Langholm
Nearest the Pin 3rd - Mr B Lowrie - Innerleithen
Nearest the Pin 7th - Mr A Fulton - Lillardsedge
Many thanks to both our members and visitors alike for a hugely successful Open 4BBB yesterday. Congratulations to our winners for the day:
1st (£100) - Stewart & Murray [45pts]
2nd (£60) - Dick & Farndon [43pts]
3rd (£30) - Forsyth & Watson [42pts]
4th (£20) - Neil & Quinn [42pts]
Longest Drive (bottle) - A Class - Carruthers
Longest Drive (bottle) - B Class - McMath
Nearest pin (bottle) - 1st/10th - Watson
Nearest pin (bottle) - 5th/14th - Mapp
Nearest pin (bottle) - 7th/16th - McCarley
Members are invited to join us for our 'Super Saturday' event on 25th March.
Congratulations to our A, B, C and Ladies champs, Colin Fraser, Jack Phillip, Ryan Simpson and Karen Simpson respectively. Well played all.
Favourable conditions at the weekend and a host of low scores for the hotly contested Credit Suisse Capital June Medal. Leading the way with a 66 (86) was Alan Dick, recording his second win of the season. Tony Farndon, always on the lookout for an excuse, slipped and fell on the 15th injuring his shoulder (allegedly). After this he finished with a double bogey and two triple bogies also for a 66 (87), narrowly losing out on count back to Alan. Completing the lineup was an excellent round of 67 (84) for Kaye Sutherland. Congratulations also to Keith Norman for nearest the pin, with lowest gross score of the day going to David Todd with a 6th placed 69 (73).
28 intrepid souls gathered in grey and overcast conditions for the annual Peebles vs Innerleithen derby match. Innerleithen, taking their turn to host the event, were keen to hold on to their title, and started well to lead 2 to 1 after the first three tight matches. With light fading fast, Peebles pulled the match back to all square, leaving the last three games to fight it out for the result.
In what could only be described as the most sporting gesture ever seen, Peebles match 7 were one up with one to play, but barely able to see in the gloom, offered a half to Innerleithen. Fortunately they were not left to rue their decision, as Match 5 and 6 went Innerleithens way, for a 4 1/2 to 2 1/2 win to the hosts. Great fun was had by all, and anticipation already high for next years event at Peebles.
It was all smiles at the weekend as members of Innerleithen Golf Club aimed to consign gender inequality to a thing of the past. Whilst many clubs, including Innerleithen, have welcomed Ladies members and held ‘mixed team’ competitions for a number for years, the club went one step further in last weekends Castle Warehouse Medal.
For the first time, in what is hoped to be a blueprint for the future, the monthly Medal Competitions are being held as completely open to all, irrespective of gender. Club Captain, Peter Irvine, said ”The great thing about golf is it’s handicap system, which levels the playing field for people of all ages and abilities. However, segregation is unfortunately still a common sight across clubs up and down the country, and very few have attempted to use handicaps to address gender bias. We are excited to be utilising this handicap system and the course Standard Scratch Scores to open up competitions to all participants”.
Ladies Captain, Gloria Smith, adds “We are a local, friendly club and are delighted to be joining the gents section in medal competitions on an equal footing, and have been really impressed at the positive reception to the change from members. Although this is just a small step in the right direction, we look forward to growing and fostering a modern, inclusive club to be proud of.”
There was a fantastic turnout for the season opening Ford Trophy at Innerleithen Golf Club, but low scores were hard to come by. With challenging pin positions, and the first venture onto medal tees for members this year, the golf was kept honest and the scoring tight.
Congratulations to Lyle Caine who ran out eventual winner with a 68 (gross 76) and lifts the trophy for the first time. Closely behind were Ian Stewart (69, gross 78) and David Todd (69, gross 73), Ian securing second place on count back. All eyes now turn to the series of weekday events and next weekends Ladies and Gents April medal.