Some great scores were recorded at Liberton today in the MCLGA Summer Foursomes. 73 couples took part and the first couple to tee off in the morning held the lead until late on into the evening when the fifth last foursome returned. Mother and daughter, Caroline and Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), playing in probably the best weather of the day, returned a great score of net 65.5 to win the competition and be the leading qualifiers for the Commonwealth Spoons Final, being held this year at Longniddry Golf Course on Thursday 24th September. All of the qualifiers, as well as the 2 reserve couples, scored below net 70. Caroline and Kate also recorded the best scratch of the day (75) but, because they win first handicap, the scratch prize for the competition goes to Fiona Hunter and Sharon Macpherson (Baberton) with an 81.
Caroline and Kate’s round got off to an interesting start. After much discussion on the first tee about the ball they were going to play with and questions from Kate as to the newness, roundness and perfection of the ball Caroline had produced, Kate duly struck the first shot. Unfortunately it found some trees and Caroline was despatched to chip it out. This she did, only for them to then watch it being attacked by a crow who, firstly, stood on it, then pecked at it and, once it realised Caroline was in hot pursuit of it, took off with the ball in its beak! Needless to say, it was never seen again!
Thank you to everyone who took part today. It is great to have so many golfers supporting the County events. Thank you again to those who donated prizes for the raffle and to those of you who bought tickets. The raffle raised £128 for the County Juniors. Finally a big thank you to the ladies who helped out on the check-in desk this morning, to Agnes for all the work she did in preparing for today and in being in attendance for the whole day and to Liberton Golf Club for allowing us to hold the event on their course and for tending to our every need within the Clubhouse.
The results were as follows:
1st Scratch: Fiona Hunter & Sharon Macpherson (Baberton) 81
1st Handicap: Caroline McIntosh & Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 75 less 9.5 = 65.5
2nd Handicap: Carol Fulton (Mortonhall) & Frances Sorlie (Ratho Park) 83 less 16 = 67
3rd Handicap: Moira Wilson & Rita Veitch (Ravelston) 87 less 19.5 = 67.5
Other qualifiers for the Commonwealth Spoons Final:
Davida Simpson & Moira Kinnear (Liberton)
Val Hallam & Phyll Early (Glencorse)
Madge Hutchison (Baberton) & Alaco Cowan (Glencorse)
Barbara Hamilton & Ann Cockburn (Newbattle)
Kate Johnston & Ann Barr (Baberton)
Maggie McPherson & Anne Patrick (Baberton)
Summer (maybe not weatherwise!) Foursomes