Still on a high after Midlothian’s win in the Inter-County matches, Kate McIntosh reached a new high yesterday in the Morrison Millar. Playing for Broomieknowe and partnering her mother, Caroline, Kate stood up on the 11th tee at the Merchants Golf Club with a 6 iron in her hand and launched into her tee shot. With it being a blind hole, neither mother, daughter nor their playing partners saw the ball come to rest. On walking up the hill to the green they became aware of a commotion from the teams in front and immediately thought that one of the tee shots had been hit into them. As they got closer they could hear the shouts – “the ball is in the hole”, “it’s a hole in one”. At this point none of the group knew whose ball was in the hole but then they were told it was the first ball struck from the tee. Immediately Kate’s hands were in the air, there were crushing bear hugs and “high-fives” all round. She had lived one of her many golfing dreams – her first ever hole in one! A fabulous end to a terrific week!
Kate and Caroline maintained their concentration and walked away with the Dormie Salver for the best scratch score over the 36 holes (158). The Liberton A team of Fiona Hume, Pat Stables, Jill McLean and Anne White were the best of the 32 teams and won with a net 276. Murrayfield A (Finngerd Clark, Celia Nixon, Margaret Ferguson and Rosie Denis) were second on net 280. Out with the team prizes, the best net score over the 36 holes went to the Baberton pairing of Kate Johnston and Fiona McLaren with 139.
Many congratulations to all of the prize winners and especially to Kate!