Juniors who took part in the junior/adult competition.
(apologies to Emily Rigg who was omitted, somehow, from the photo – not quite sure how!)
What a great morning we had this morning. The sun shone, it was warm and not too windy as the juniors took to the Princes Course for the annual junior/adult foursomes. 14 girls had managed to persuade an adult not to be shy and to join them in the fun event. The groups were sent on their way by Margaret Rodgers with the juniors driving at the first. There was a nearest the pin in 2 at the 6th hole and a nearest the pin in 1 shot at the 9th. Great fun was had and as ever, everyone had a story to tell by the end. Emma and Ricky Morrison scored a birdie 2 at the 6th and put an end to anyone else getting any closer! At the 8th hole, one adult drove into the trees. The junior progressed the ball very well down the hole, for the adult to then have an unmentionable back into the trees immediately on his right. The President and Captain were blamed for this as they were watching! Another pair were through the back of the 212 yard 2nd hole in 2 but found themselves in a hole. Thinking, it wasn’t actually lying that badly and could easily be chopped out of the hole, the adult had a swipe and …… missed! The junior had a swipe and …… missed. Eventually they progressed on to the 3rd hole, a quintuple bogey on their card. I must add, the rest of their card was very good with 3 pars, 4 bogeys and a double bogey. Some adults have been warned that they will need to practice if they want to make another appearance next year! Our thanks to Wendy Nicholson who kindly stepped in to partner one of the girls. This was apparently a popular move, her golf was very much admired by the girls, the opponent threatening to drop her mother next year in favour of a squad member!
(Sorry girls, I seem to have had a complete disaster with my camera today!)
The results were:
Nearest the pin in 2 at 6th – Emma & Ricky Morrison
Nearest the pin at 9th – Alexandra Massey
1st Scratch – Heather & Jim Laing 39
1st Handicap – Alexandra & Louise Massey 49 – 18; net 31 (bl6)
2nd Handicap – Emily & Julie Rigg 45 – 14; net 31
3rd Handicap – Julia Smith & Wendy Nicholson 42 – 10; net 32 (bl6)
Junior / Adult Golf Competition