Well here we are in to October already with the invitation sweepstake and most major tournaments behind us.
On Saturday 21st. September the Girvan Club members competed for the Bon Accord Tournament presented to the Club by a shop which stood in Dalrymple Street for many years. This is a three golfer tournament and was won by J. McCrindle, D. Oliphant and A. McCrindle with a score of 122. Next came the team of G. Hilliard, J. Lafferty and R. McMaster on 130 followed by A. Bush. D. Lavery and J. Cameron on 132.
In the Girvan Club’s Ronjo Tournament which is competed for by pairing a junior member with a lady member brought forth as winners Roz McCuilloch and David Gillespie by virtue of a better last three than Lynda Gordon and David Oliphant followed by Jill Bone and Kyle Brown. It goes to show how close the result was when it comes down to the last three holes. Girvan has an excellent junior section which is very competitive under the influence of Willie McMeikan.
The results of the Heneage Medal and also the October medal will be reported next week, but I can tell you that Jim Lafferty who is well known as a very steady golfer achieved a hole in one in the latter medal at the 18th. hole with a nine iron. Now the one disadvantage of scoring an ace at this hole is that you invariably do not see the ball drop in the hole and only learn of your achievement when you find the ball resting where you aimed it. Well done Jim but before you all rush to claim his friendship I must warn you that you are too late if you are looking for a drink.
Girvan gents are reminded to keep the 9th. November free as that is when the Club will be holding its annual dinner and presentation of prizes. It will be held in the 19th. Hole with a feast to delight all provided by Maggie’s Pantry.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK
Lee Trevino on caddies ‘Caddies are a breed of their own, if you shot 66 they say ‘Man we shot 66’ But shoot a 77 and it is ‘Hell, he shot 77’.
You will realize now who is really in charge. It reminds me of the story I once heard about a church organ which had to be pumped by a man in the basement before the organist could play the hymns. The organist used to thump on the floor with his foot to tell the man in the basement to start pumping the organ as soon as the sermon was over, however one Sunday the pumper had fallen asleep and the organist had to lift the hatch to shout to awake up , to which the congregation were rewarded with the following words coming from the depths of the basement ‘Now they all ken who really plays this organ’.
TALES FROM THE CADDYSHACK
I have been away for a few days in the Algarve and no doubt you will find it hard to believe that we had some very heavy rain.
The Portuguese in the Algarve are not used to this and the restaurants by the hotel pool were flooded. On Saturday I was in a pub watching the Celtic-Kilmarnock match being played in brilliant sunshine when I felt rain dripping through the flat roof into my beer. Still we had a few good days and I found a small golfing complex with the most fascinating 36 holes of putting set amongst a miniature Roman coliseum.
They say that by the end of the week we will have cold weather, so look out those heavy jumpers to keep you enjoying your golf.