Stirling Golf Club

Sunday 24th March

GREGG SOMMERVILLE

Tour Director

It was good to bump into a few of the tour members at The Scottish Golf Show when we were at the GolPhin stand on Saturday. Another wet (at times) and windy day! Irrespective of that, we had over 60 juniors turn up on the day to battle the elements and have a great time! 

Stirling GC and all the staff were very welcoming and we very much hope to return next year, the course was in great shape given the recent weather!

Our 18 hole stableford event this week was won by Ashton. Ashton has played on the tour for the last 3 years and has worked his way up from the flag events to this year promoting himself to the 18 hole stableford and is proving that he is more than capable of holding his own! Ashton plays at Paisley Golf Club and gets coaching from our own resident professional Clare-Marie Macaulay. It was a close call, Ashton had 35 points, but Joseph also had 35 points and was beaten by a better inward 9. The standard of golf in the 18 hole stableford this week was very strong and could have been one of many! Keep up the good work everyone!

The 9 hole stableford had a slight alteration to last weeks format, we pushed the tees forward a little to see how everyone got on and I am please to report that the scoring was excellent!

Duncan was top of the pile this week with a fantastic 23 points (I sense a handicap reduction coming soon!) and again they were queing up behind to catch him!

The 11+ Flag Category

Our 11+ flag category was won by Connor this week, another solid performance given the weather conditions. I was fortuante enough to witness Connor striping one up the middle from the first tee. A notable mention for Glen and Caleb (first JFC event) for coming joint second with nothing separating them.

The 8 to 10 Flag Category

Topping the category for the 2nd week in a row was Oliver, having joined the tour 3 years ago, Olivers game has gone from strength to strength, with the wind probably being the only factor that kept him from finishing his round with shots to spare. Well done once again Oliver. 

The 5 to 7 Category

It was a tie! 36 shots wasn’t enough to separate Kai and Ben on the day, so they will both be sharing the spoils from the day! Congratulations to both. This is the second year both golfers have participated on the tour and it is great to see them both on form this early in the season, I am sure this will be a good friendly competition that will run over the course of the season!

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