After the recent thaw it was back to the proper greens and full winter course for the members on Saturday. The strong winds throughout the day made scoring difficult. This didn’t stop Duncan Cursiter having an excellent 37 points in the singles competition. He won by two strokes from Steve Guzik. Sandy Watt and Chris Taylor were third equal on 34 points.
Leading singles scores: Duncan Cursiter (12) - 37pts, Steve Guzik (3) - 35, Sandy Watt (15), Chris Taylor (5) - 34, Bob Smith (10), Steve McGhie (5), Donald Mitchell (12) - 31, Alex Geddes (12) - 28, Terry Middleton (7) - 26.
In the doubles competition Neil Irvine and Harry Roulston headed both handicap and scratch sections with a score of 63 nett 58. They got off to a great start with 5 birdies in the first 9 holes but then struggled a little into the strengthening winds over the last few holes. Davy Callaghan and Davy Summers were second scratch on 66 and Martin McCoy and Colin Polson were second handicap with a nett 59.
Leading scratch scores: Neil Irvine & Harry Roulston - 63, Davy Callaghan & Davy Summers - 66, Kenny Duncan & Ian Wood, Eric Innes & Jim Hepburn - 70, Graeme Adamson & Willie Pittendreigh, Colin Polson & Martin McCoy - 71, Alistair Duncan & Brian Hunter, Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson - 72.
Leading handicap scores: Neil Irvine(2) & Harry Roulston(5) - 58, Martin McCoy(13) & Colin Polson(14) - 59, Davy Callaghan(5) & Davy Summers(8) - 60, Eric Innes(8) & Jim Hepburn(10) - 61, Kenny Duncan(5) & Ian Wood(9) - 62, John Neal(15) & Douglas Henderson(9) - 64, Alister Barnett(12) & Tom Simpson(17), Stewart Allsop(5) & Brian Lawson(7) - 65, Alistair Duncan(7) & Brian Hunter(5) - 66.
Some competitors have now gained the necessary 10 qualifying scores and can now start to knock off some of their poorer scores.
It is with regret that the club announces the passing of a long standing and popular member in Bob Leiper. Bob had been a member since 1975 and was a permanent fixture on the course on Saturdays and Sundays with his regular group of pals in Ian Smith, George Innes, Eric Douglas, Bill Chalmers and Hendry Davidson. Bob was also a regular in the mixed foursomes competitions with his wife Pam. He will be sorely missed by everyone at the club.