Firstly I must start with an apology for not providing an update before now. It has been a busy few months but I will aim to provide more regular updates.
Now we are into July today I thought a quick update on what has happened would be good to start with.
We have had great start to the season so far. To start with we had the return of the seniors open which was well received with 60 players battling it out on the day. Our members done well in it with 3 out of the 5 sections being won by a Scoonie Member.
Next up as the Scoonie Open which had 85 players entered. Again a good result for our members with 2 out of the 5 sections being won by a Scoonie member. There was also a Mixed Texas Scramble Open run which had a better turnout with 100 players entering in 25 teams. 1st place was taken by a team made up of Scoonie and Lundin Links team members.
2 weeks ago we managed to hold our very first Sponsors day which was well attended. It was great to see the clubhouse full with the sponsors team members and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. We started with bacon rolls and then headed out onto the course for a shotgun start and a 3 man Texas Scramble. 1st place went to SM Roofing, 2nd place went to Upstream IT and 3rd place was H C Bar and Catering. The day was finished off with a meal and presentation for the prize giving. We would like to thank all the sponsors for their support and look forward to seeing them again for next years event.
Next up was the Club Championship Qualifiers. It was a good turnout for the 1st round with 66 players entering. The 2nd round however had a little less with 51 players entering. I think for future reference even with a less than perfect score in the 1st round you can still pull it back in the 2nd round as I found out personally as I managed to qualify amazingly. With this years championship being seeded it was all to play for. After making sure all the players were available the draw was made and the games were set. Final day then came with the finalists being Sean Smith vs Iain Smart in the Scratch and Alan McNicol vs Angela Quinney in the Handicap. There was definitely not a one sided match out there on the Sunday with the Scratch match being decided on the last putt on the last hole with Sean holing an amazing birdie putt from off the green to clinch the Club Championship. In the Handicap match Angela and Alan had a great match with a lot of back and forth wins on holes. In the end Angela managed to claw it back to win on the 15th hole for a 4&3 win to make history as the first lady champion ever in the history of the club. Congratulations to both Club Champions on their wins.
We have a members fun day coming up where Iain Smart has again come up with a great format for the day. More details will follow but make sure you get yourself added in for it as I am sure it will be a lot of fun. There is also the Merchants Open coming up as well as our new 4 Ball Better Ball Open.
In the background your club committee are working hard keeping the club running and improving things for the benefit of the members. We still need to get a Match Secretary for next season but we are looking at splitting the role to make it easier on those who are taking on the role. This is one of the most important roles in the club so we really need this filled so if you have any interest in taking this one please reach out to one the committee members to discuss it further. We are always looking out for members to join the committee so even if you would not be looking to take on a responsibility your input into the running of the club would be more than welcome.
I think I have wrote enough for now and if you are still reading this I appreciate your time and look forward to seeing you out on the course at somepoint.