The first open of 2019 was held on Saturday 22nd April. Sponsored by Scapa Garage.
The field was made up of 43 men and 21 ladies, an excellent turn out for which SRGC are very grateful.
Conditions were breezy, with the wind speed varying up and down constantly for most of the day, which made play a bit more interesting. The temperature was on the cooler side, but it was dry, and the course was in great condition with the greens playing fast.
Some good scoring was seen from the early groups, with a few in the mid to low 60’s nett. But it was Glen Grange’s 62 that would be the bench mark. The afternoon groups never really challenged this and Glen held on to win the Nett prize.
In the Gross section Neil Tait and Stuart Thomson were tied on 77 for the morning groups until Barry Reeve came in with a 75 only to be beaten by James Sim with a 72.
Back at the club there was a longest drive competition, on the simulator, which proved to be fun and competitive, Connor Crawford had the lead for most of the day with 273yrds until James Sim blasted a 289 yarder to win.
All in all a great day was had with tea, coffee, sandwiches and home bake’s on offer.
Many thanks go to our sponsor for this event and especially to all who helped make this a successful day by preparing the course and club, baking, organising and helping out, without you we would struggle!