As all groups made to the 18th hole last Saturday in Captain’s Day there was only one thing on their mind, winning the Volvo V40 car sponsored by Arnold Clark.
From 10.30 through until 6pm anticipation was high that one of the 170golfers would get that elusive hole in one but, alas, it was not to be and the Volvo returned to the showroom in Aberdeen,
Doug Lorimer had the biggest ‘hard luck’ story with his tee shot narrowly missing.
Colin Singer was the eventual winner with 40 stableford points beating Bob Leggate with the better inward half.
Not the 18th but two holes in one were achieved over the weekend, Michael Wood had one at the seconnd, his second extra hole in the pitch dark on Friday evening in a R.B.S. tie, and Ian Smith had another at the eighth last Sunday.
The bragging rights this year belong to vice-captain Bert Butchart whose team won the captain versus vice-captains match on Friday evening by two holes.
Unfortunately, captain Terry Middleton won’t get his chance for revenge as his term of office finishes at the end of this year.
Stonehaven golfers Alan Cruickshank, Billy McEwan, Stewart Allsop and Brian Lawson won the scratch prize last Sunday in the Cruden Bay Golf Club texas scramble, an 11-under-par round was good enough to take first place by one shot to their nearest rivals consisting of three past Cruden Bay club champions.
Vice-captain Bert Butchart (left) and captain Terry Middleton.
The four Stoney golfers who won at Cruden Bay.