New season off to wet and windy start

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The new season got off to a wet and very windy start with early morning players typically getting the worst of the weather. This resulted in only 82 players turning up and 13 players failing to complete a score in the monthly Innes Medal. Only four players beat the CSS for the day of 66 with Brian Reid in division 3 having the best nett score of 64.

Ron Gilmour and junior club champion Ross Anderson topped division 1 with a nett 65 and Ross had the best scratch score with a fine 70. In division 2 Frank Urquhart’s nett score of 65 also topped his division by one stroke from Ewan Campbell and Ian Wood. In division 3 Brian Reid’s 64 was good enough for a two stroke win from Jim Adam.

Results (CSS 66) - Division 1 - Ross Anderson(5), Ron Gilmour(10) - 65, Bob Leggate(7), Allan Officer(8) - 66, Chris Taylor(7), Brian Lawson(9), Ken Green(10), Kennie Martin(10) - 67, Bruce Ferguson(3), Stewart Allsop(6), Kenny Duncan(7) - 68. Division 2 - Frank Urquhart(14) - 65, Ewan Campbell(17), Ian Wood(12) - 66, Alan Wood(13), Bob Smith(13), John MacDonald(17) - 67, Stuart Campbell(14), Mark Rollo(12) - 68. Division 3 - Brian Reid(28) - 64, Jim Adam(22) - 66, Joe Riddell(20) - 67, Colin Polson(18) - 68, Stuart Paul(20) - 69, Eric Douglas(18) - 70.

Junior monthly medal results - Division 1 - Cameron Davidson(20) - 61, Scott Murray(5) - 67, Grant Robb(9) - 68, Josh Halliday(8) - 69, Ross McAllan(6) - 71. Division 2 - Mason Jenkins(27) - 62.

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Stonehaven recently played the 3rd round of the Mail on Sunday Golf Classic away to Kintore and produced an excellent 3 & 2 win.

Results - Neil Robertson lost 2 down, Alan Officer won 4 & 2, Davy Callaghan won 2 & 1, Alan Cruickshank won 4 & 3, Gary Graham lost 2 & 1.

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Members are reminded that the entry sheet is now up for the Royal Bank doubles competition - please get your name in as soon as possible as the deadline date is 17th April.

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The ladies held a successful social evening recently in the clubhouse. Jamie of Cocoa-Ooze, gave an interesting talk and a demonstration on making chocolates, the ladies also sampled the chocolates. The Ladies New Season Texas Scramble takes place on Sunday 10th April at 1pm, please put your name on the sheet on the notice board.

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The Council wishes to announce the signing of an official contract between the Golf Club and catering company Cool Gourmet. They have been working at the club since September last year on a less formal basis and we have been delighted with the quality and presentation of their food. We are now able to cater for a range of events from the daily golfer’s fare to the requirements of sophisticated weddings. We hope this is the start of a long and successful relationship between the two organisations.

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Junior Convener, Neil Irvine would also like to remind members that Clubgolf coaching will be starting up again on Sunday 17th April for 10 weeks. This involves taking all primary 5 schoolchildren who have been shown the basics at their schools and are keen to continue being coached. This year we have 30 children showing an interest in the game and along with 16 children who are keen to return from last year we are having to spread our sessions over three hours from 5 to 8pm on a Sunday evening. This means the first and second holes will be out of action during this time. Neil would like to hear from anyone who is keen to be trained as a coach to assist the existing 6 coaches we have at present.

“Cackhander”