For the Strathcona Cup Tour 2013, Golf Outing 2014, 16 tourists gathered at Drumoig Hotel & Golf Course on a dry, sunny and warm day at “High Noon”, or slightly thereafter.
After a beer or two a bacon roll was enjoyed by all, with some even managing to have more than one! upsetting latecomers, Harry and Jim, who had to wait for more rolls to be prepared.
The golf got under way at 2.04pm under the same format as last year, i.e. a full handicap Stableford Event. The 16 tourists were split into 5 groups of 3 golfers, with Alastair caddying for Big Willie. Some four and half hours later we gathered on the patio overlooking the 18th Green, and the ponds, the scene of a few lost balls and ruined score cards, for a much needed thirst quenching refreshment.
Unfortunately, Jim was not able to stay for the meal and evening soiree but those who could enjoyed a fine meal, and for those staying the night several drinks including Alastair’s “Sambucca Thumb Fire”. Unfortunately the bar shut around midnight, but after some persuasion a final round was procured before heading to bed.
The result of the golf competition followed a similar pattern to last year’s event with local knowledge proving to be an advantage with Graham edging out George by 2 points, 37 to 35.
The East Tour managed to retain bragging rights for another year on the golf course, winning the team vent quite comfortably.
9 hardy souls met for breakfast in the morning and following a hearty cooked breakfast departed gradually.
During the day and evening some discussion was had as to where the event might go next year and who might be prepared to organise the day. I can confirm that Bob Carruthers and David Hardie, although he might not know it yet, have agreed to organise next year’s golf outing down Dumfries way. Thanks Bob and David. I suspect, and hope, another overnight stay might be on the cards and hopefully we can manage to increase numbers again next year.
Group 1 – George Delgaty, Morgan Nicoll & Graham Lindsay
Group 2 – Harry Dodds, Richard Gray & Peter Malcolm
Group 3 – Bill Duncan, Don Rutherford, Boyd Houston
Talk about boys in shorts? Don felt rather out of it I think!
Group 4 – John Shedden, Jim Stewart & Willie King (with Alastair Smith as caddie)
Check out Willie’s legs!
Don’t know what John is doing, answers on a postcard to John Shedden.
Alastair just needed a white stick and Labrador to complete the look.
Group 5 – Richard Jachnik, Phil Barton & Sean Murphy.
Yes, there were 3 in this group, check the bags / trolleys, Phil was taking the photo’s and obviously couldn’t get anyone to take his group.