Former Open Champion, Paul Lawrie is to visit Stonehaven Golf Club on Friday April 29, to play a round with some of the lower handicap juniors. This will be a great opportunity for the boys to watch Paul at close hand, ask him questions and for him to pass on some valuable advice.
Paul is part of the Paul Lawrie Foundation which provides opportunities for juniors of any age to start playing golf and improve their capabilities to the highest level.
His mission is to get as many young people as possible to play the game, but ultimately it would be great to see someone who started out or developed their game through the Foundation winning on tour or ultimately winning a major championship.
The club is hoping for a large turnout to watch Paul in action. Any new member signing up on the day to join the club will have their administration fee waived.
The club is also doing its own thing in trying to encourage youngsters to take up the game. Through the Clubgolf scheme thirty two primary 5 schoolchildren are coming up to the club for a 10 week session to be shown the basics of the game. Sunday night was the first night and the boys and girls were treated to a lovely evening and they all enjoyed themselves.
On Saturday the club held a Shambles competition. This is a new doubles competition where both partners drive, pick their best drive and then play their own ball from that spot. Stableford points from both are combined.
There was a tie at the top with Chris Taylor & Brian Andrew and Barry McGillivray & Michael Wood both combining to score 86 points with Chris and Brian winning due to their better combined inward half.
Leading scores: Chris Taylor (7) & Brian Andrew (13), Barry McGillivray (4) & Michael Wood (5) 86 points; Kevin Reid (23) & Chris Milne (21) 82 points; Bruce Ferguson (3) & Roger Smith (9), Davy Summers (11) & Kevin Boyne (22) 81 points.
Junior stroke results (CSS 64) - Kevin Riddell (10) - 58; Mason Jenkins (25) - 59; Josh Halliday (9) - 63; Ross Anderson (5) - 65; Cameron Davidson (19) - 67; Ross McAllan (6) - 71; Grant Robb (9) - 73; Liam Davidson (17) - 78.