SGF’s annual golf day returned to the superb Duke’s Course at St Andrews recently. SLR was there to catch all the action, on and off the fairway.
by Antony Begley
In marked contrast to the previous year, this year’s SGF Annual Golf Day took place in glorious conditions at the superb Duke’s Course at St Andrews. As befits such wonderful surroundings and such fantastic weather, the Golf Day was officially the most successful in the Federation’s long history with a completely full house – all 18 four balls were filled for the first time.
The event saw a mix of local retailers, suppliers and wholesalers gather to catch up, enjoy a day of networking and, of course, have a tilt at winning some of the oldest trophies in Scottish golf. As a matter of fact, one of the SGF trophies up for grabs on the day has a longer history than even the Ryder Cup itself!
When all 72 players had bravely chipped, drove, putted, sliced, hooked and hacked their way around the long and challenging course, the winners were finally separated from the rest with the winning teams and individuals as follows:
- McCurrach Cup – Booker
- FingerPost Cup – JW Filshill
- Caledonian Cup (Best Scratch score) –Gordon Landsburgh
- Howden Trophy (Best Stableford score) – Ian MacDonald
- Nearest the Pin – Joe O’Raw
- Longest Drive – Steve Stuart
- Beat the Pro – Paul Cunningham
- Special Ladies Prizes – Maureen Fraser and Hilary Landsburgh
In addition, this year’s tournament saw players have the opportunity of winning £10,000 in cash for a hole in one. Disappointingly, if not surprisingly, the prize went unclaimed.