Murray Arms Ladies Open

On Saturday 2nd July 2016, the South Ronaldsay ladies held their 2nd ladies open. The sun shone bright, specially ordered for the Kirkwall and Stromness ladies who travelled through to the Hope to make the numbers to 37. We almost only had 36 as our Vice Captain Lynn Shearer forgot to enter, but after much deliberation we decided to let her play.

At one stage of the day l had to look twice as l thought my husband had lost quite a bit of weight, but no it was Ida Seatter (wearing a pair of bright checked trousers like his) running through the course dodging golf balls to catch Anne Spence for the keys of her car where she had left her shoes.

The winner of the Murray Arms trophy with a net 66 (19) Shona Slater, runner up with 72(25) Linda Milne and in 3rd place with 75(21) Liz Drever on back nine and 4th with 75 Ann Sinclair

The clubs gross trophy went to Shona Croy with a 78(5) runner up with 88(12) Lynn Slater and 3rd with 91 (13) Audrey Poke.

Nearest the pin in two on the 9th 0-20 handicap Sandra Shearer and 21-36 handicap Carol Hartmann.

Nearest the pin on hole 15 Barbara Foulkes. The CSS was 67. Shona Slater recorded a two on hole two and Sandra Shearer and Lynn Slater both had twos on hole 14.

With all the ladies finished playing golf, they headed to the Murray Arms where they relaxed and enjoyed a delicious meal, they then dashed outside to watch the fancy dress floats before they continued with the presentation of trophys handed over by Gina.

Thanks must go to our greenkeeper Ben and his helpers for the excellent condition of the course. Benny, Billy, Derek, Keith and Neil for their hospitality skills making sure all the ladies were looked after, everyone who donated raffles, Gina and all the staff at Murrays. Not forgetting Lynn, Liz and Jacqueline for their continued support. Special thanks to the young piper we hijacked who played us a couple of tunes. VW