Fortunately, they proved to be little more than a slightly troublesome nuisance and play continued in the friendly competitive manner as normal.

Scoring was keen and the count back formula had to be invoked in relation to the first three places. In the event the winning hampers went to Stuart Latimer and his partner Davy McCarthy with 42 points and a better last six as compared with 14 gathered by runners up Ben Canham and Kevan McLeod. In third place, Donald Macdonald and Stephen Howie produced a total of 41 points with 22 on the back nine.

The best team score of the day was Alan Scott’s Blue Labels with 221 points, which was one better than David Hogg’s Gold Labels. The overall league position with total pointage, adjusted by the deletion of each team’s worst score, changed with Dave Tolhurst’s Green Labels going to the top at 450 points followed by Tom Griffiths Black Labels on 449 and Tom Foster’s J & B’s with 447.

In the Winter League, adverse conditions on the previous day had prevented play in the Fraser Hall Bonanza.

On Saturday, October 26, the format is that of a two-man scramble. Again no prior booking is required, simply clock in at the pro shop.