On Saturday 15 August, South Ronaldsay Golf Club hosted the Pipedream Plumbing Inaugural Open. A good turnout of 45 Men and 4 Women entered, with women entries being notably low as Orkney and Stromness had other commitments.
With only 4 women entered it was always going to be a tight competition, and it was Liz Pirie that lifted the Gross trophy with a respectable 112. The Nett trophy went to Kate George with a nett 76, 2nd nett was Lynda Birss (90) and 3rd nett going to Violet Ward (94).
In the men’s competition, play started in the rain but despite this, there was good scoring in the morning group. Steven Miller was first in with a very good nett 66, a score that lead until Geordie Coltherd carded an excellent nett 60 Gross 77. These two scores set the bar for the afternoon group to beat.
The afternoon groups started off with the rain still affecting the players however The Hup course saw some sunshine at around 3pm. The first challenge to Geordie came from Gary Drever carding a respectable nett 60, however Geordie claimed 1st place in the Nett on count back. With the three players still to record their scores, it looked like Geordie was also going to win the Gross, when J Thomson from Orkney Golf Club also carded a Gross 77. Suddenly it looked like, with two players to return scores, a play off was on the cards, however it was not to be. The final player on the course, Pete McKinlay clinched the Gross title with a great 71 Gross.
Barry Reeve won the longest drive on the 1st and Ben Lacy-Brown won ‘the nearest to the pin’ in two shots on the 9th. Well done to everyone who made the day such a success.
South Ronaldsay Golf Club would like to thank Pipedream Plumbing for the Sponsorship of the tournament and, William Wilsons, Jewson, AGM Joinery and Pipedream Plumbing for some great raffle prizes. A sum of £280 was raised from the raffle and will be donated to Macmillan Orkney Branch. We hope to see you all next week when it is South Ronaldsay Gold Club Open Saturday 22nd and, hopefully better weather.