2009 Results

Winter League Results

All the score cards are now in and have been counted, and it was a very close finish. Both Erik Donaldson and Brian Kirkness have a lowest average score of 133 making it a tie. They are to have a playoff on Sunday morning  to decide the overall winner.

The winner for March is Jim Seatter with an excellent nett 28, well done to you Jim.

The final scores are:


J SEATTER…………….136







Winter League update

Today saw the finish to the 2009/10 winter league, despite the poor weather the last few months there has been a good turnout. There has been some very good scores submitted and quite a few players having their handicaps cut (some by a chunk!). It was a close finish with 3 players within a couple of shots of each other, the winner`s name will be posted soon.

Once again thank you all for making this winter league a success.


Winter League Update

Due to technical difficulties we have been unable to update the current winter league table.

I can report that even thou the weather has been poor of late there was a good turnout for the February medal.

Those who put cards in are: E I DONALDSON 33 (nett) handicap cut by 1 to 1, D WARD 35 (nett), R PEACE 34 (nett), M WICK 34 (nett), W M SCOTT 34 (nett), A WHYTE 40 (nett), B KIRKNESS 32 (nett) handicap cut by 2 to 10 , S DREVER 36 (nett), J BEWS 33 (nett) handicap cut by 1 to 13, B BANKS 38 (nett), B THOMSON 36 (nett).

The winner for February is B KIRKNESS with a nett 32.

The current standings are (lowest 4 cards)

1st    E I DONALDSON                              133

2nd  B KIRKNESS                                      135

3rd  R PEACE & W M SCOTT                   137

4th  M WICK                                                 142

5th J SEATTER                                            147

6th  D WARD                                                150

7th  S DREVER                                            153

8th  J BEWS                                                 169

This is going to be a close finish to the winter league and is still wide open, good luck to all.


SRGC Duck Race, 12th December 2009

Prize winners
Junior race at 11am. (All ‘pink’ ducks).
1st        No 56, Taylor Johnson
2nd       No 48, Connor Gutcher
3rd        No 86, Glenn Scott
4th        No 4, Robbie Peace
5th        No 52, Connor Gutcher
6th        No 64, Aaron Johnson
Senior race at 12 noon.
1st        Green 52, Wilfie Tulloch
2nd       Red 86, Sweyn Robinson
3rd        White 23, Erik Laughton
4th        Green 42, Steve Widdall
5th        Blue 61, Kayleigh Tulloch
6th        Red 47, Anne Seatter
7th        Black 79, David Wishart
8th        Black 70, Willie Sutherland
Winner of guess the time for the senior race
Bill Banks, 26min 16 secs
(Actual time was 38min 47 sec, the slowest race so far – by far)!

SRGC 2009 Trophy winner list

2008/09 Winter League –
The Blue Teapot (in South Ronaldsay) – OGC
12th April Scootie Pudding (in Stromness) – SRGC
26th April Medal – Bryce Wylie
10th May Captain’s prize – Neil Tait
17th May Medal – Bryce Wylie
6th June Club championship – Benny Thomson, gross
      Derek Ward, nett
28th June Medal – Stuart Drever
10th July Texas Scramble – Benny Thomson, Stuart Barnett, Jim Robertson
19th July Medal – Benny Thomson
24th July Bowls/putting – SMBC
25th July Orkney Junior Opens 4 hole, girls – Shevaun Rosie
                                                                               Inga Barnett, runner up
                                                      4 hole, boys – Logan Peace
                                                     18 hole, boys – Timon Sitte
31st July 2 clubs + putter – Martin Wick
2nd August Parish Cup – East Mainland
16th August Medal – Erik Donaldson
22nd August SRGC Open – Sean Fotheringhame, gross
            Steven Bruce, nett
5th September Stableford – Jim Seatter
13th September Medal – Brian Kirkness
20th September Junior Primary – Glen Scott
     Junior Secondary – Logan Peace
29th October Singles – Jim Robertson


Indoor Coaching

The first session of indoor coaching was held at the Orkney Golf Club on Wednesday night, despite there being a small turnout a great 2 hours was had by all.

Erik was on hand to offer his coaching skills, and Brian had a laptop and video equipment for anyone that wanted to have their swing videoed and analysed. This proved to be great as until you see your swing it`s hard to see where improvements can be made. We must point out that the videoing is optional so if you wish not to have it that is fine. Anyone that decides to go for the videoing we will create a file for them so they can see their progress over the winter season.

So come on everyone dont miss out on the chance to improve your golf over the Winter months,

SRGC Winter League 2009-10
Nett scores
A player’s handicap will be cut by one stroke for every shot below par 34. The best accumulated four scores, from the possible six, will win the winter league
Player                                            H/Cap  Oct    H/Cap      Nov    H/Cap  Dec   H/Cap  Jan   
E I Donaldson                                     4        32         2        36          2        34        2       34
D Ward                                               13        35        13        42        13       –         13      38
R Peace                                             11        32         9        35          9       N/R       9       36
M Wick                                               14        38        14        34        14     N/R      14      36
S M Fotheringhame                           3        32         1        36          1       35        1
J Seatter                                            10        35        10        38        10      39       10      35
W M Scott                                          10        39        10        35        10      29        5       40  
A Whyte                                              13        38        13        36        13        –         13
D Nicol                                               12        39        12        N/R       12       N/R      12
B Kirkness                                         12        34        12        35       12        34       12
J Bews                                               14        47        14        45        14        44       14
S Drever                                             12        40        12        40        12        37       12
B Banks                                             14        –          14        36        14         N/R      14


2009 Singles Final

The final of the SRGC singles got played on 29th October between Jim Robertson and Neil Tait. Both players had shown good form throughout the season, Neil’s handicap steadily coming down to 14 and Jim, steady on 16, getting to grips (pardon the pun) with his new golf clubs. Sadly the original date for the final in September was a torrential day of rain and, with one thing and another, the lads played their final without any spectators on a much later date. Consequently, the course was far from dry and, though the greens were in good order, much of the fairways were soft and slippery. To add to the unfavourable conditions, the low lying morning sun meant keeping an eye on the ball very difficult.
Jim seemed to adapt to the conditions better and played the steadier golf building up a 4 hole lead. Neil had some miss-fortune with lost balls, one plugged and one lost in the sun, which cost him dearly. However, Jim had his mishaps too slipping on the bridge heading towards the eighth which knocked the wind out of his sails for some time. Thankfully he recovered well and play continued. Neil pulled back some shots to make the duel nerve jangling, but Jim hung on to win 2 & 1.
Congratulations to both players for reaching the final and well done Jim for clinching the Austin Hourston Singles title.

Summer Medal Results

April                 P.B.Wylie

May                  P.B.Wylie

June                 S.Drever

July                  B.D.Thomson

August             E.I.Donaldson

September       B.Kirkness

Stableford Competitions

The Stableford competitions were won overall by Jim Seatter, A.J.Donaldson won the April sweep,Jim Seatter won the June event and W.M.Scott won the September one.

Juniors Final

It was bright and breezy for the last and most important day of the South Ronaldsay juniors summer calendar. Up for grabs were the Austin Hourston primary and secondary trophies (now on wooden plinths , courtesy of Kenny Scott, which really sets them off nicely).
     In the primary section (4 hole ) there was only 4 shots covering the field but Glen Scott pipped Sarah Firth by 2 shots to win with a fine score of 19. Well done all of you for such a close competition.Glen also won the summer putting league with a score of 25.
    Competing in the Austin Hourston secondary trophy (8 hole) Logan Peace and Inga Barnett were the early pacesetters Logan having to produce a fine 4 4 3 finish to pip Inga with a score of 36 to 38 respectively , and as it turned out nobody else came close so Logan took the honours with Inga second. Not finished for the day Logan then went on to score 20 in the putting league to beat Callum and Elin who were tied on 23. A big thank you to all who played and helped on the day and throughout the season.
    Weather permitting we hope to have another Generation Game tiis Sunday at 2pm to coincide with the final of the mens singles final.
Hope to see you all there for a bit of fun .

Singles Final

The final of the 2009 singles competition is due to be played on Sunday 27th at 2pm, Neil Tait and Jim Robertson will be going head to head in what will be a very close game. A good turn out of spectators is expected to watch the final unfold.

Juniors Final

The final of the junior section is too be played on Sunday 20th with a 2pm tee off time.


22nd August

68 Players took part in this years open on a day that started wet and windy but steadily improved and turned into a nice evening.

The course was in great condition and proved very challenging with fast greens and tricky pin positions.


Gross –  Winner – S.S.Foteringhame    Runner up – M.Fleet

Nett –  Winner – S.Bruce

0-10 Section – Winner – A.McGinn        Runner up – S.M.Fotheringhame

11-20 Section – Winner – N.Tait           Runner up – C.Slater

21-28 Section – Winner – A.Clark         Runner up – R.Peace

Nearest the pin at the 6th/15th – S.Foulkes

Putting Competition – 4 players tied on 18 so a play off was forced with E.Brown winning after holing in 1 at the 4th.

There has to be a mention for what must be the shot of the day!!

Michael Browns 2nd shot at the 17th hit the bridge and ended in the burn. He decidedit was playable, even though it was in the water, and Jean van der Velt style , but with shoes still on!, he played it out and onto the green but unfortunately it ran off the back. But it was a good shot none the less.

Thank you to all who helped to make this years Open a success.



All the scores can be veiwed on the open draw page.

Parish Cup 2nd August 2009

There was a very good turn out for this new competition with a total of 23 competitors including one woman, well done to Kerry Scott for attending,  the teams were divided into 5 Parishes – Hope + Hoxa, Burray, Kirkwall, South Ronaldsay and finally since they were  struggling to get enough players Holm was integrated into the Tankerness + Deerness team. Conditions were favourable and this was a stroke play competition played in 3 and 4 ball groups. The net score of all players in each Parish team would be averaged out to determine the winning Parish. Tankerness, Deerness and Holm team one with a very good average net of 68.4. Hope + Hoxa came 2nd with 69.75. Thanks to all who attended and also to Yvonne and Ian for the Barbecue after the event. We would also like to thank Mr & Mrs C Kirkness for donating the cup for this event.



Parish cup extra

Sean Fotheringhame broke the course record during Sundays Parish Cup Competition by returning an impresive Gross 67 Nett 63. He was the holder of the previous record! Well done Sean.



2 Clubs and a Putter 31st July 2009

There was a good turn out for this tonight despite the strong S.E wind and nearly all players managed to get round before the rain came on.

The winner was Martin ( The Bandit ) Wick with a net 36 for 9 holes so well done to him.

2nd was Jim Seatter and third place went to Neil Tait much to the disappointment of Derek Ward who carded the same net score. Never mind Derek better luck next time

Well done to the winners and thanks to all who attended. Good fun was had by all and many now return home to consider whether or not to leave the rest of the clubs out of they’re bag!!

Texas Scramble 10th July 2009

The Annual Texas Scramble Trophy , donated by J.Russel was held on Friday night with good weather with a slight wind from the West.
A good turn out was there with the Teams made up on the night , with Duncan Swannie turning up at the last moment from work to make up the last three.

With some impressive play by all the teams , the two clear contenders for the Competition after 6 holes played was between S.Barnett,J.Robertson and B.Thomson  who were only one shot clear of the team  W.Scott, B.Banks and D.Swannie.
With both Jim Robertson and Benny going out of bounds with their Tee shots at the seventh,this put a lot of pressure on the Treasurer Stuart Barnett, who easily sent his ball straight down the middle!! The team of Scott Banks and Swannie kept up the pressure and made an easy par at the seventh which put the pressure on Thomson to hole his put for par , which he did with relative ease!

Down the 8th, with good drives by all members from Barnett, Thomson and from Big Easy Robertson, put the pressure on the team who were in second place by still one shot. But they could not match the par by  team Barnett, so going down the 9th  they were now two shots behind. Both teams were on the green on two, but Captain Scott had to be happy with second place this year, as the Trophy was presented to S.Barnett(now won it twice) Jim Robertson(who has got new clubs) and Benny Thomson.
Everyone really enjoyed this competition and look forward to it again next year.

The midnight Golf fun night was held tonight, 12 players showed up for this fun event. A great night was had by all, a special thanks must go to Charlie & Jackie for traveling all the way from Edinburgh just to play in this event. Conditions were perfect and players were still on the putting green at 11.30pm.


The winner of the Club Championship is Benny Thomson and winner of the nett prize is Derek Ward.

Benny and Erik Donaldson were level on scores after 4 rounds, so a 9 hole play off was to decide the winner. It was a close game with both players keen to be named as Club Champion, however, it was Benny that came out on top.


Captains Prize- 10th May 2009

There was a good turn out for this event with 16 people starting at the same time from 5 different tees. The wind from the West made play difficult and several balls went out of bounds, so good scoring was hard and only one player managed to get below net 70, and that was Neil Tait who won on the day . His gross score of 86 (19) net 67 was three shots better than the runner up who had gross 84 (14) net 70 which was Benny Thomson. In third place was Stewart Fotheringhame who had an excellent 76 (5) Net 71. To make things even more surprising, all the winners came from the same playing group.

Thanks goes to Billy Scott for handing out the special prizes and the free drinks to all the players. The next competition will be the monthly medal, an 18 hole competition and will be played on Sunday 17th, with tee of times of 09.30am and 2.00pm.