Even later season highlights!

Participation in club events throughout the late summer has continued to be good and a number of trophies were contested in the past few weeks with winners as follows:

The Gordon Lockhart Cup was won by Jim Crawford. Following a net 77 in the morning on the King’s, Jim bounced back strongly in the afternoon with a net 71 on the Queen’s securing the trophy by one shot from David McLeod and Stewart Lockhart.

David Watt won the Charity Medal with a fine net 71. As previously reported the donations from club members, matched by a contribution from the club, resulted in a donation to Davids’s nominated charity, The Beatson, of almost £1,000. Many thanks to those who contributed to this worthy cause.

Andy Lothian proved that being Captain has not affected his form and his fine season continued with success in the Princes Pot with 71 points, 4 points clear of David Watt.

The Autumn Meeting was played on 16 September bringing to a conclusion the multi-round Duncrub Scratch and Championship (net) competitions determined by the aggregate of the best two scores from the three medals on the King’s. Tony Curley won the Scratch Cup with a score of 157, one ahead of Frank Johnson and Andy Lothian. The Championship Cup was won by Frank Johnson with a net score of 139, ahead of Tony Curley and Ken Marshall on 147. Special mention also to Foundation member, Rory Bain, who maintained his strong season matching Tony’s gross score of 157 (net 147).

Ian and Ann Ferrier won the Secretary’s Salver Mixed foursome competition with a score of 31 points with new member, Alan Tarney, and his partner Terri Croft finishing as runners-up on 28 points.

The summer foursomes knock-out was concluded in September with Andy Barton and Frank Johnson winning an extremely tight final against Patrick Elsmie and Ian Ferrier at the 19th. This completed a winter fourball and summer foursomes double for Andy and Frank.

Congratulations also to Andy Lothian and David Watt who have reached the final of the summer knockout, and which is sure to be a close contest given the form shown all season by both of them.

There are still a few important club competitions in the next few weeks including the Captain’s Prize, the Blue Tees Competition, the Medal Final and the McKelvie Trophy, so please do sign up for these so that we finish the season with continued strong participation.

Dun Whinny hosted Bruntsfield in a club match on 9 September, the result of which was a good win for Dun Whinny by 4 points to 2. Well done to those who represented the club.

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