Weather fails to dampen spirits

The miserable wet and cold conditions continued over the weekend. On Saturday the J M Adamson Greensomes pairs competition was played and 33 teams competed despite the weather. In first place were Derek Turner and Tim Prentice with a nett score of 60 off their combined handicap of 15. They pipped Stuart Paul and Brian Hardstaff by a stroke with Roger Smith and R Hampson a further stroke behind.

Leading scores - Derek Turner & Tim Prentice(15) - 60, Stuart Paul & Brian Hardstaff(18) - 61, Roger Smith & Richard Hampson(13) - 62, Graeme Eccles & Ewen Campbell(10.5) - 63.5, Kenny Duncan & Simon Lloyd(13), Graeme Adamson & Gordon Lamont(5), Steve McGhie & Graham Garden(11) - 65, Adam Smith & Graeme McFarlane(9), Graeme Docherty & Kevin Riddell(6), Neil MacNaughton & Stuart Wood((11), Kevin Boyne & Steve Birss(20) - 66, Bob Leggate & Gary Brown(6.5), Alister Barnett & Tom Simpson(18.5) - 66.5, Stuart Dempster & Keith Douglas(4) - 67, Doug Warrender & John Findlay(13.5) - 67.5, Stewart Allsop & John Stephen(12), Davy Callaghan & Joe Meanen(8) - 68.

On Sunday it was the turn of the Mixed Greensomes Open competition. Again despite the miserable weather a healthy 35 pairs took part. In the scratch section Grant Robb and Nan Byars took first prize with an excellent 71. They won by 2 strokes from Callum Mitchell and Catherine Duncan and Keith Taylor and Wilma Lawrence. Callum and Catherine took 2nd prize due to their better inward half. In the handicap section Sandy Duthie and Pat Spence were best with a nett score of 61.6. Jerry Sim(Edzell) and Fiona Sim were second with 62.6 with Gordon Lamont and Jackie Hunt a further 0.2 behind in 3rd place. Grant and Nan took the best local scratch prize with their 71. Longest drive was Kenny Duncan and nearest the hole at the 15th hole was won by Jenny Martin(Caledonian). The club wishes to thank the Bay Chip Shop for sponsoring this competition.

Wednesday medal scores - (CSS 65) - Class 1 - Adam Smith(8), Ross McAllan(5) - 59, Brian Lawson(9), Alan Cruickshank(5) - 61, Fraser Stark(11) - 62, Angus Martin(8) - 63. Class 2 - Craig McKechnie(17), Bob Smith(14) - 62, Gordon McHardy(15). George Gardiner(13) - 63. Class 3 - Brian Hardstaff(21) - 64, Ian Gillis(18), John Christie(23) - 67, Darren Gilchrist(18), Jim Adam(21) - 68.

Junior stableford scores - Cameron Davidson(14) - 43pts, Mason Jenkins(16) - 39, Josh Halliday(5) - 9.

The men got back to their winning ways in the Deeside League at home against an Inchmarlo team that had only been beaten once so far this season. Four out of the six games went to at least the 17th hole with Stonehaven going down in only one game.

Results (Stonehaven names first) - Ross McAllan & Kevin Riddell lost to S Murray & D Duncan by 3&1, Chris Taylor & Alan Cruickshank beat R Anderson & K Brown 5&4, Alan Officer & Stuart Wright beat G Ure & G Ure 3&2, Gordon Lamont & Davy Cruickshank beat I Taylor & J Lindsay 1up, Colin Arthur & John Stephen beat E Allan & D Tranmer 1up, Doug Lorimer & Martin McCoy beat D Cowie & R Smith 2&1. Stonehaven 5 Inchmarlo 1.

It was a different story in the Aberdeen Pennant League match where Stonehaven played an away match against Banchory. Only the match involving Graeme Adamson and Paul Lindeman put up much of a fight as the rest of the team were comfortably beaten. Team captain Steve Guzik will be hoping for better things in their next match away to Auchmill on Tuesday.

Results (Banchory names first) - F Bisset & I Miller beat Kevin Riddell & Graeme Docherty 6&5, D Brand & I Aitken beat Alan Cruickshank & Chris Taylor 4&2, R Black & S Strachan beat Ross McAllan & Steve Guzik 4&3, R Gray & M Gordon beat Graeme Adamson & Paul Lindeman 2&1, S Birse & J Harling beat Neil Irvine & B McGillivray 6&5. Banchory 5 Stonehaven 0.

After an excellent 3&1 away win away at Kemnay in the first round of the Paul Lawrie scratch matchplay competition, Grant Robb was up against Craig Lawrie at Deeside in the second round. Against a scratch handicap opponent Grant held his own and kept his match level until early in the second half when his opponent pulled away and eventuallly won 4&3.