The good conditions of a beautiful summer's morning were not reflected in the scoring, which was very poor. Recently sub-30 scores were required for a top 5 finish.To-day 34 was the lowest score shared by Ken Davey and Ronnie Watt, Ken winning on countback. Harvey Robertson recorded the only birdie at 9 [his sartorial choice for the morning being much admired!] while George Langlands was nearest the pin at the 7th having lost his glasses-there is a message there somewhere. 29 played.
With a touch of Autumn in the air, we had 26 starters.
Harvey Robertson and Richard Edmonds tied on 22 points and Harvey won on countback thanks to a par, par finish.
David Wallace was nearest on No 7 and Bill Hardcastle had the only birdie of the day on No 9.
We said 'au revoir' to Donald Miller who is returning to New Zealand after a summer with us.
A pleasant morning greeted 25 players. Two of our 'senior' TAMS battled for first place with net 30, Joe Nisbet edging out Harvey Robertson on count-back.
A first TAMS birdie was recorded by Tony Kinder with George Cunningham nearest at the 7th.
Despite the heavy overnight rain 28 souls turned up for golf. George Cunningham won with a very tidy net 30, Wilson Struthers coming second with net 31.
Birdies were recorded at the 4th-Roger Key- and 9th- Ken Davey who was also nearest at the 7th.
It was confirmed that our sponsorship contribution to the club would be £400 this year.
Despite excellent conditions scoring was surprisingly high with several 7's 8's and 9's. John Napier-until recently our country member-returned a net 26 for first place with Gordon Smith coming second on 28.Gordon also birdied the 9th.
Roger Key was nearest the 7th despite being as far away from the pin as it was possible to be!
The rain forecast did not arrive and Ken Davey took full advantage of the conditions returning 24 stableford points. Warner Hardie was second on 21 points. Bill Hardcastle returned the only birdie at 9 while George Langlands was nearest the 7th. 19 played.
Wow - what a spectacular day!!
On a day when the golf course was looking truly magnificent, the 28 starters responded with an equally magnificent display.
Leading the field to rapturous acclaim was our 'Elder Statesman', Steve Baczkowski, who won with a splendid nett 27 (gross 49).
He was closely followed by three on nett 29.
After a countback, second was our summer Kiwi visitor, Donald Millar, who insists that he is a Lions supporter.
On top of that we had four birdies - Sandy Macfarlane (who lipped out for eagle), Steve Farrar and Bill Hardcastle all birdied the ninth (despite the acting coordinator trying to argue that in the conditions the ninth was really a par 4); and Gordon Fisher birdied the fifth.
To complete the ball feast, Chris Beaumont was nearest at the seventh.
Well done guys!
24 players enjoyed a benign summer's morning. Good scoring was reflected in 4 players returning net 29's. After various countbacks John Forsyth was declared the winner, Doug Coltman coming second-Tony Kinder keeps knocking on the door-his time will come.
Birdies were recorded by John Forsyth, David Wallace and Graham Mackie-Warner Hardie being nearest the pin at the 7th.
It was a morning of very soggy cards and extremes of scoring. The conditions did not deter one of our founding [ie oldest] TAMS Jim McAuslin who won on countback from David Parker and Tony Kinder all on net 30. David was second and also nearest at the 7th,converting the birdie opportunity. Gordon Fisher also birdied 7 while Alistair Lambie birdied the 4th.
Hopefully we will all dry out before next week!
To-day the winner of the Drew Haldane Quaich was confirmed. This goes to the player with the 4best stableford scores over the winter. Chris Beaumont won with 75 points just ahead of George Tucker with 74 points.
30 players turned out for what was a high scoring morning. Harvey Robertson won with 25 points with Richard Edmonds second on 24 points[beating Joe Nisbet on countback].
Richard was also nearest the pin at the 7th while Chris Beaumont birdied the 7th.
TAMS result for Thursday 18th May:
On a day of good scoring, Chris Beaumont led the field with nett 29, followed by Ronnie Watt on 31.
There were many hot on their heels with 32.
David Wallace birdied No 9 and George Langlands was nearest on No7.
TAMS result for Thursday 25th May:
This was easily the hottest day of the year so far.
On beautiful greens and running fairways the large turnout of 26 toiled in the hot sun and did not manage a single birdie.
Bill Hardcastle however showed us all how to play and won with nett 31 and was also nearest at the 7th.
A resurgent Chris Beaumont maintained his run of good form and was second on 33 despite the handicap reduction after his win last week.
To-day we played for the Roddy McAlpine Gavel, the winner of which will be revealed at the Xmas lunch.
Birdies were recorded by David Wallace [3rd and 9th] and Warner Hardie [ 9th]. Brian Taylor was nearest at the 7th.
David was the star of the TAMS team which played in Tuesday's Peebles Youth Trust Charity Day winning nearest the pin at the 1st and 12th holes.
1st place with an almighty 30 points was George Tucker.
In 2nd place with a very respectful score of 22 points was Eric Ward.
Nearest the pin was Jim McAuslin and Warner Hardie was the only player
who had a Birdie.
26 players took part on a dry morning but had to endure a very cold
wind at times.
Thank you to Brian Robson for looking after things this week.
24 souls braved a cold nor'westerly on Thursday. Andy Tucker hit a rich vein of form coming first with net 29 and also hitting closest a the 7th. John Forsyth was second on net 30 while Brian Taylor produced the only birdie of the day at the 9th.
Alistair Lambie endured his first TAMS outing [he had to play with Gordon Fisher!]
Next Thursday will be a normal Stableford and on the 11th we will play a 5 club Stableford for Roddie McAlpine's Gavel.
An improving course saw improving scores with 3 players recording sub net 30 scores and 10 players recording sub net 35's.
George Cunningham beat Jim McAuslin on countback, both recording net 27. Richard Edmonds birdied the first while George Langlands was nearest at the 7th-a floating 9 iron to 2ft-and the birdie was converted.
Today's benign conditions enabled some very low scoring with Eric Ward and Doug Coltman both returning net 29's-Doug won on countback to add to last week's win-he was also nearest the pin at the 7th. 11 other players recorded scores below net 35.
Birdies were recorded for Gordon Fisher, Brian Robson and Ian Tate.
Brian Taylor had his first TAMS outing.
As we now have over 40 potential players we are not encouraging further additions in the meantime.
First of the summer season saw 32 players, many eager to test their skills with their revised handicaps. There were several scores over 20 points but Doug Coltman returned a record 27 points. Gordon Fisher came second on 23 points ,beating Steve Farrar on countback. Bill Hardcastle was nearest the pin at the 7th while David Wallace and Andy Tucker both had birdies.
We welcomed Donald Miller a summer visitor from New Zealand.
On a blustery early spring day a good turnout of 20 played pretty poorly.
Our traditional spring handicap uplift is clearly anxiously awaited.
However, fresh from a week of revolutionary immersion in the cafes of Vienna, Tony Kinder produced a great performance to win with 19 points. In second place and assisted by his West Highland Terrier (seek R&A clarification on canine assistance !!??) was George Tucker with 17 points.The rest of the field was seriously 'also-ran'.
Roger Key had a birdie on the 5th which cheered an otherwise unmemorable outing and Chris Beaumont was nearest at 7 with a fine fade into the strong wind.
I had the pleasure of joining the TAMS for a coffee after their game on Thursday 16th March. It was fascinating to watch George Langlands (and David Wallace) check all the cards and enter the scores on the spreadsheet. The whole operation ran like a well oiled machine!
George welcomed the newest TAM, Ian Tate, and remarked jokingly that he may have to start a waiting list as he is running out of room on the Master Sheet.
Ronnie Watt was the winner today with an impressive 19 points with Ian Quigley returning 18 points for second place. No birdies were recorded. Alan Urquhart was nearest the pin at the 7th.
On a cold and blustery morning normal activity resumed after refurbishment/snow disruption.
Gordon Fisher returned from his antipodean wanderings and Ian Quigley became the newest TAM.
Steve Farrar won with 15 points, Andy Tucker beating namesake George for second on 13 points.
George Cunningham was nearest at the 7th. 22 played.