Clear winner by four shots with a net 63 was former Captain John Fugler, playing off a handicap of 14. Peter Hillis (15) was runner up with a net 67.
Leading scores: 63: John Fugler (14), 67: Peter Hillis (15), 68: Mick Massey (11), David Reid (10), 69: Mick Bone (25), Gavin McNaughtan (21), 70: Edward Somerville (20), 71: John Ward (23), Roy Nesbitt (14), Norman Rodger (19), Alan Scott (4).
The 42 ladies and nine gents who participated in the Lady Captain’s Day were met by a mixture of heavy rain and sunny spells, with the charity event raising over £300 for Alzheimer Scotland.
It has become a tradition to have a theme for this event. Viv Peck, the Lady Captain chose 100 years of golf attire (1914-2014) but was inspired by a visit to the Kingarrock Hickory golf course at Hill of Tarvit, Fife to include a taste of Hickory golf and suggested the competitors might like to dress the part. Hence the long skirts, ties, jackets and cloche hats — and that was just the ladies. Nine Gents also took part dressed in plus fours, ties, tweed jackets and caps and very smart they all looked.
David Anderson at Kingarrock very kindly loaned some hickory clubs and 1924 style balls and tees for the event and provided lots of help and advice.
Fraser Hall set up a short hole to be played with the hickory clubs from a tee on the raised area adjacent to the first tee, across the ditch to a flag just beyond it, about 90 yards in all. Only one shot was allowed for each player so it was quite a challenge and provided much entertainment for the many spectators.
The prizes for nearest the pin went to Alex Clark for the Gents and Margo Lamb for the ladies. This was followed by a stableford competition over 18 holes. In the gents competition Stuart Graham (25) took the prize with 31 points and a BIH from Robin Rogers (12) who won the best dressed gent. The best dressed lady prize went to Liz Inglis. The ladies competition was won by Margaret Moir (15) with 33 points, she collected the trophy and an invitation for a round of Hickory golf for two at Kingarrock.
The Jubilee Cup was generously sponsored by The Buffet Shop with 13 teams comprising a gent, a lady and a junior taking part. The winners were Captain Alan Bell, Anne Barty and Zoe Kemp with a score of 71. Runners up with a score of 75 were Stevie Donald, Katy Rogers and Ian Shields standing in as a reserve. Robbie Gowling, Claire Harper and Fraser Latimer were third with a score of 78.
Helensburgh seniors kept up their challenge in the McIntyre League with a 4–0 win at home against Clydebank. Wins by 4/3 by David Reid/Kenny Hale Alan Bell/John Cleland and Gordon Mickell/David Russell set the scene and were followed by two and one victors Alan Latham/Jim Lillburn.