Club Championship

Club Championship round 1

19 golfers turned up to play the first of this 2 part competition on what can only be described as a glorious Orkney mid summer evening. The sun shone and the wind eased as the evening progressed.

That said the scoring, however, was a mixed bag yet again proving that our course is a constant challenge even for seasoned veterans.

Amid the cries of Fore, as wayward shot’s came from all directions and some inevitably found the all to present ditches, one player suffered what can only be described as a John Cleese moment (think Fawlty Towers, car and tree branch) and gave his trolley a damn good thrashing!!! It is now an Ex Trolley!

In the end Derek Ward posted a 65 Nett, to lead into the 2nd day, with Bill Banks and Keith Nicol on 67’s, Martin Wick on 68 and Ben Lacy-Brown following on with a 69 and  the rest of the field in the 70’s. So it’s all to play for in round 2.

Club Championship round 2

13 golfers turned up on a very windy and overcast morning for the 2nd and final round of this year’s Club championship.

The strength and direction of the wind certainly caused some problems with the 4th/13th and 8th/17th holes playing very long into it. This led to some high scoring with no player managing a par at the 4th, 8th or 13th and Erik Donaldson being the only player to par the 17th.

In the end only Bill Banks and Keith Nicol managed to break the Nett 70 barrier with 69 and 66 respectively.

Summing up the 2 days of golf Erik Donaldson won the Gross competition with a 70/74 and Keith Nicol won the Nett with 67/66.

Thanks to all who played.

From the left Erik Donaldson (Gross), Jim Seatter (Captain) and Keith Nicol (Nett)