- Captain vs Vice-Captain match
- Hot meal and dessert
- Annual Award Presentations
Members are invited to join us for our 'Super Saturday' event on 25th March.
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.”
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