July is now behind us and it was definitely a great month for our club. Our Club Champions were crowned and we had two cracking finals between the scratch and handicap competitions.
Our scratch final saw Iain Smart versus Sean Smith. The two players battled it out over the 36 holes and it all came down to the last putts on the last hole. It was all square going down the last and both players were just off the green with their 2nd shots. Sean holed a fantastic putt to go in for a 3 but unfortunately Iain was unable to match it and Sean won the Scratch Club Championship.
In the handicap final we had Angela Quinney versus Alan McNicol. The first 18 saw Angela with a commanding lead of 5up but Alan was not out of it and had an amazing comeback to pull it back to all square. Angela again went into the lead over the rest of the holes and whilst Alan did get a few back it was all finished on the 15th with a 4 and 3 victory for Angela. History was made at the club that day with Angela being out first ever lady Club Champion. There was even an article in the East Fife Mail about it to congratulate her great achievement.
It was a full house for our presentation of the trophies which was nice to see the support for the players. We hope all enjoyed the wonderful hospitality provided by H C Bar and Catering in the clubhouse afterwards.
We also had our Members Fun Day which again was well received. This year it was a pairs event with some interesting rules brought in. There was the greenkeepers revenge on the last 3 holes again with some very challenging hole positions. The members thoroughly enjoyed this event again so will look to continue this again next year.
Looking forward we have our Leven Merchants Open this Sunday. After a slow start we have had a good influx of players entering which has allowed us to keep the event going. We are hopeful of some more entries though as there are still teetimes available. If anyone is interested in playing in this entry is made through the Scottish Golf App or contact us through our Facebook page.
Our half year membership is now available too with a £75 membership fee for returning players and a £50 membership fee for new members or previous members that have not been a member at Scoonie for more than 5 years. Anyone interesting in taking this up should get in touch through our Facebook page for more information. You will of course still require a Fife Golf Trust membership for your green fees which is available through the ProShop at Scoonie.
I look forward to seeing you all out on the course in the coming months and as always if there is anything we can do for you please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or any of the Committee members.
Scoonie Golf Club