Nine golfers and your Vice Captain (our esteemed Captain being poorly) ventured down to Gullane on a lovely evening to play our annual match against SUGS. Following on from our experiences at Duddingston, good negotiations took place, with the men playing off the white tees, which I must admit were on occasions about 2 miles behind the reds. Buy hey – all’s fair in golf and war and we managed to win 4 -1 and win the SUGS Centenery Trophy for the first time since it’s presentation in 2007. Thanks to the MCLGA team of Jane Turner, Rachel Watton, Noreen Fenton, Linda Caine, Gillian Simpson, Gabrielle Macdonald, Karen Marshall and Claire Hargan, and super-subs Sal Shepherd and yours truly the Vice Captain for a great win. I am sure there will be a bit of re-negotiation on tees from SUGS next year!
After the match we were presented with a beautiful crystal decanter for our centenary. It has been suggested that the Captain fills it up for us when she is feeling better! A big thank you to SUGS Captain, Richard Inglis for presenting us with this lovely gift and to Andrew Thomson (and Tracy) for organising the match.
The results were:
Neil Steven & Jonathan Dargie beat Rachael Watton and Jane Turner 5&3
Andrew Thomson & Kenny McKay lost to Noreen Fenton and Linda Caine by 1 hole
Richard Inglis and John Wood lost to Gillian Simpson and Gabrielle Macdonald 4&3
Tim Edward and Douglas May lost to Mary Richardson & Sal Shepherd 3&2
Jim Barnet and Sandy Kirkwood lost to Karen Marshall and Claire Hargan by 1 hole
MCLGA v SUGS