- Coming Events
- Recent Results
- Honour Boards Re-hung
- The Rules Quiz
- "Who Am I ?" Competition
- A Little Humour
- This coming Saturday (7th December) is the December Monthly Medal and the first round of the Peter Tait Trophy. The monthly medal is the final opportunity to qualify for entry into the Ted Box Trophy to be held in conjunction with the second round of the Peter Tait trophy on the 14th December. The players who currently hold an entry into the Ted Box Trophy are listed in my Blog from last week.
- Christmas Cheer. This year the Captain V's Captain competition will be conducted in conjunction with the Cheer. A 4BBB Medley event. Santa will be on the course giving out gifts and there will be a BBQ and live music to follow. Bookings closing fast. Shotgun start at 08:30 15th December. Don't miss out, it will be fun.
Wednesday 27th November. 61 players in the field for a warm and windy single Stableford event. Dennis Neale (20) topped the winners' table with 39 points on a count back from Daniel Weekes (13). The Eagle's nest was not troubled, John Buchanan won the NTP 11th and a new member, Peter Chen won the pro pin. Frank Bryant from Royal Perth was a welcome visitor to the club. DSR 69.
70 players joined up to contest the annual 4 person aggregate Stableford teams event. A single Stableford event was run in conjunction (for another bottle of Whisky!).
With a combined total of 136 points, the team of David McGinnes (20), Paul McPettiford (13), John Mulholland (10) and Ken Dobie (18) took home a bottle of Whisky each. Second by only one shot was the team of Tony Fitzpatrick (15), Phil Jeffery (10), Jim Phillips (13) and Russell Bourne (25). Paul Pettiford continued a fine day by winning the single Stableford event with 40 points from David McGinnes with 39 points on a three way count back. As there was no winner of the NTP Eagle's nest, the prize now stands at 5 balls. Chris Kunz and Ash Southon each received a ball for the NTP 11th after someone forgot to replace the marker and Paul Pettiford completed his day by winning the pro pin.
My apologies for the current state of the 'Results' page on the computer. There is an issue with the set up for the competition which prevented the system from adding the team results. Instead only one of each team's result is displayed. The individual results are correctly displayed. We are working on correcting the issue to avoid any further complications.
In case you have not noticed the changes, next time you visit the clubhouse take a look around. Last week John Mulholland kindly donated his time and expertise to re-hang the Honour boards and Plaques around the walls. A little paintwork is still required to complete the job, but I'm sure you will all agree the results are very pleasing to the eye. Of note is the fact that all the women's Honour boards are now finally located in the Members' room alongside the men's boards.
In keeping with the general theme of St Andrew's Day, the quiz last week (go and read it now) related to the very first set of rules which were tabled in 1744. There were 13 rules in total, and the individual responsible for them was the then Captain of Leith Links, John Rattray. Congratulations to Daniel Weekes for doing his research and having the answer at the ready for the presentation. Daniel is setting a very high standard with his rules knowledge, being among the winners on quite a number of occasions, congratulations!.
The Question for this week relates to one of the new (introduced in 2019) Rules. In January of this year the time allowed to search for a lost ball was reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes. How well do you comply with the new time limit?
So, the Question.... What will trigger the start of the 3 minute search time?
- The Player's partner in a team event beginning to search?
- The Player's Caddie beginning to search?
- A member of the Player's Group beginning to search?
- The Player beginning to search?
Lots of responses over the past week attempting to identify the mystery member, but he remains unidentified. The clue for this week.
"I am featured in at least one of the photographs in this week's Blog".
Email your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Note, the photo is a logo only)
Drowning your sorrows: After a particularly poor round, a golfer spotted a lake as he walked despondently up the 18th. He looked at his caddie and said, “I’ve played so badly all day, I think I’m going to drown myself in that lake.”
The caddie, quick as a flash, replied, “I’m not sure you could keep your head down that long.”
Now Go Out and Enjoy a Game of Golf !!