On a glorious Sunday morning competitors started gathering about 9 am for registration and bacon rolls etc. The format was a Texas Scramble and Shotgun start, and play began at 10 am sharp.
A couple of boats working close inshore and a large pod of dolphins meandering slowly up the Firth, as play went on, only added to the beauty of this 9 hole golf course. We could not have picked a better day.
Competition was fierce as we walked the course with some of the groups, and only a few muffled sweary words were heard, but this just added to the excitement of the day.
The first groups returned just after 1 pm, and slowly the scorecards were checked. Stuart Lowson won the prize for “nearest the pin tee shot” at the short second hole. A generous prize provided by John & Christine of “The Corner Shop”, was handed over as Stuart bubbled with excitement.
The winning score of 56 was by “The Rockies” team. There was a complaint made that they had fielded an ineligible player during the first round, but as he was only 5 years old, the Stewards decided it did not warrant suspension. The runners up spot was taken by team “St Fillan” with a score of 61.
Cups were presented to the winning team along with a box of golf balls, and the runners up received golf hats, and all of these items were donated by Ron Walker, of Lundin Pro Shop, https://www.the1stopgolfshop.com. All players were presented with a small medal in recognition of their part in our charity golf day.
Excellent meals were provided by the “Rockies Restaurant” therockiesrestaurant.co.uk”, thanks to Jock and Amanda as well as their staff for excellent service.
Our thanks also go to James and Wendy of G & J Wilson, (fishmerchants), St Monans, g & j wilson ltd for their generous sponsorship of this event.
This event was a genuine fun charity day of golf, and it seemed that everyone enjoyed the good day out, especially Ricky, so we heard.
Anster Golf Club are due enormous thanks for having the course in tip top condition, and we thank them for allowing us to use their course for this local charity event.
With team fees, a raffle of a golf day at LundinLinks, provided by Ron Walker again, and the sale of a few polo shirts and hats, our total raised on the day was £1200. An amazing amount. Thanks to all who took part or supported, and especially our raffle salesman Cameron who was undoubtedly the star of the show.
It would be good to do it again if possible.