The year got off to a great start with the 999 Trophy being held at Turnberry on the Kintryre course. A great vote of thanks to Malky Cochrane for organising this outing.
The weather was fine and hopefully an good omen of things to come this year. 27 players turned out for this one and again it is hopeful that this is the mark of things to come for this season.
1st – Hugh Leslie – 33 Pts.
2nd – Colin McLatchie – 31 Pts. (BIH)
3rd – Jim McFall – 31 Pts.
Nearest The Pin (12th) – Stuart Lawrie, (16th) – Colin McLatchie
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Sorry for the delay in posting this season. Unfortunately there seemed to be a break in the code but I think I have managed to fix it.
Hopefully within the next few days I can get some things published.
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Still having some publishing problems with media especially.
As intimated by Jim Thomson in the last email, the turnout for the Divisional Championships was at its lowest number for years. This has been an ongoing problem throughout the last few seasons at most outings and it is getting to the stage that clubs are now getting “suspicious” about the fact that every time we have an outing there seems to be a major incident the previous day which causes the numbers to be lower than expected.
When Jim is making the deals with these clubs he obviously has to give them an expected amount of players. the more players, the more the discount. Foe example. Glasgow Gailes were expecting at least 30 and we got 9. (Two of which are members). The club had brought more staff in to cater for the 30 and when they didn’t turn up they are obviously not best chuffed. We can only rely on the goodwill of clubs for so long.
To quote Jim form his email:
It was a great day weather-wise but a very disappointing day attendance wise.
It’s worrying that we are getting such poor numbers for what should be our biggest competition of the year.
I’d like to hear from you where we are going wrong with this one so please debate this important issue on our blogsite www.ayrshirepolicegolfsection.com
As usual this competition took place at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club on Monday 6th August 2012. Also in keeping with tradition there were three trophies up for grabs in this two round competition. The Divisional Championship (Scratch), The Stewarton Rosebowl (Handicap), and The Gammie Trophy (Over 50/Retired Officers – Handicap).
The weather forecast had been ominous up until the day but on arrival things looked very promising with only short showers forecast for the day. One major disappointment were that there were only 9 competitors. This has famously been one of the best attended outings of them all but there seemed to be something wrong when only 9 folk turned up.
The day started well with three three balls heading out on the course. Things quickly went south for me when I had to retire injured by the second hole. Unfortunately, with a back injury, I couldn’t even bend down to place my tee in the ground. I did however make it back to the clubhouse and after a half hour I got a buggy and went back out to support the lads.Unfortunately for them (as you can see) this meant I could take lots of photos of them in action.
The John Clelland Memorial Trophy was held at Milngavie Golf Club on a brilliant sunny day on Monday 23rd July.
Okay start again!!!!
I should have known that this wasn’t going to be a great day when I got lost as usual going to the club. I was held up for nearly 40 minutes in road works in Glasgow so I wasn’t in the best of moods to start with. The rain was lashing down in Glasgow and I was not exactly looking forward to a fun filled day of golf when I actually managed to get there.
On arrival at the club, whilst travelling along its long drive, it was very obvious that the ground was completely sodden. The greens had some standing water and the likelihood of playing looked remote.
I arrived in the clubhouse and found several hardy section members. After a short discussion it was decided that it was an impossibility and the game was called off. Most of the members then decided that they were going to head off home but incredibly four sturdy sould (a.k.a. NUTTERS!!!) decided that they may as well play!!! We will now have a competition. Who do you think is
hardy daft enough to go and play in conditions like this…………………….