At the October Reps meeting we ask for a volunteer to host, organise and run the Biennial Tri-Am. Rachael Livingstone kindly put her hand up so this year’s event was played at Baberton Golf Club, with the club giving us full courtesy of the course. I would like to thank Rachael for all her hard work in ensuring the day was such a success in challenging conditions, at the outset. Whilst she had some helpers on the day, Rachael single-handedly managed all the preparation, raffle prizes, on course prizes, collation of the results and writing the following post for the website. We are extremely grateful for the support and generosity of both Baberton GC and Rachael, which has resulted in event raising approximately £900 for the County.
Isla McCrone, Captain
Post written by Rachael Livingstone, Baberton GC Rep
After weeks of beautiful sunny weather we knew we were asking too much for a dry day for our Biennial Tri-Am!
With a day of rain and nowhere for it to go the course held up pretty well and players complimented how good the greens were.
Thankfully the rain stopped and we managed to get 33 teams round as the course dried out. Great to see our Honorary Member and Curtis Cup player Hannah Darling supporting the competition, which drew a crowd on the balcony to watch her tee off!
Some fabulous scores were posted in some difficult conditions and lots of fun was had despite the weather.
The year’s format consisted of the 2 best Stableford points at each hole with full handicap allowance. The winning team score was a whopping 91 Stableford points by MCLGA Secretary Angela Hughes, Caroline Mansley and Sara Buchanan. Well done 👏👏👏
A club was left at the course yesterday – please email email@example.com if it is yours.
Full results are as follows:
1st – Angela Hughes, Caroline Mansley, Sara Buchanan 91Pts
2nd – Lorna Lettice, Fiona Winchester, Fiona Robertson 87Pts (BIH)
3rd – Jennifer Bryans, Elizabeth Burns, Alison Thomson 87Pts
4th – Caroline Steedman, Abby Steedman, Gail Mathieson 86Pts
5th – Mary Nicol, Linda Lindsay, Sheila Keddie 84Pts
Bronze Longest Drive – Angela Hughes
Silver Longest Drive – Gail Mathieson
Bronze Nearest the Pin – Pauline Cumming
Silver Nearest the Pin – Lorna Lettice
Nearest the Pin (All) – Jennifer Bryans
Nearest the Pin in 2 @ 1st – Megan Fallon
Nearest the Pin in 2 @ 18th – Hannah Darling (Donated to next closest Sal Shepherd)
Best Team Name – “The Puddle Ducks”
(Irene Allan, Clem Douglas, Gill Hunt)
Fourball Raffle Winners (Money Raised £270):
Wendy Nicholson (Swanston)
Olga Greenan (Kingsknowe)
Grette Elliot (Prestonfield)
Mari Deans (Harburn)
Isobel Halliday (Glencorse)
Maureen Joyce (Craigmillar Park)
Elaine Dick (Murrayfield)
Lynn Dalrymple (Deer Park)
I would like to thank everyone for taking part and sticking it out in the rain. A big thank you to Maggie MacPherson for helping on the desk, checking all the scores. I’m very grateful to the club Reps for giving us raffle prizes from their clubs and finally to our hole sponsors of Michael Kanev, Jordan Gallagher and Darryn McBratney for some great prizes.
Thank you to Baberton Golf Club for allowing us to host the Tri-Am this year and for Olly and his staff for feeding us. It was great to see so many Ladies supporting the club and having a busy clubhouse again after the 2 years we have had.