TAMS made a rare visit to the back nine holes to-day which suited Jim Walker who recorded 21 points for first place. Ian Quigley shaded Graham Mackie for second place both recording 18 points. David Wallace birdied the 11th and 13th but could not maintain the brilliance.
9 souls turned up more in hope than expectation to find the course open and in surprisingly playable condition.
Warner Hardie was first on 18 points with Graham Mackie second on 16 points [after countback].
Richard Edmonds was nearest the pin at 7.
15 players were pleased to find the course open and very playable considering recent climatic events.
Richard Edmonds won with 22points, Brian Taylor coming second on 19 points. Brian also birdied the 9th while our other Brian[ of the Robson variety] birdied the 5th and was nearest the pin at the 7th.
Sandy Morris was welcomed to his first TAM'S outing.
On a cold grey morning it was nearly 08.30 before we could see well enough to play.
The eighteen starters put on a spectacular performance given that we were on winter greens and muddy fairways.
Jim Walker took the honours on this the first TAMS outing of the year with 23 points which included a wipe on the second.
Ken Davey edged out Peter Barclay on countback for second place with 21 points, thanks to a birdie on no 9. David Wallace birdied no 4.
No-one managed to hit the tiny target of the 7th green.
Brian Robson had the shot of the day when he hold a monster 100 foot putt from the back of the third green all the way across the green then down the fairway and into the hole on the winter green.
On 7th Dec George Cunningham won with 19 points, Sandy Macfarlane coming second on 18 points.
On 21st Dec Brian Robson won with20 points. Warner Hardie took second on 18 points beating John Forsyth and George Tucker on count-back.
12 souls braved conditions which were not as severe as forecast. Scoring was held over until next week to allow players to go home and change for the Xmas lunch.
34 TAMS enjoyed a convivial Xmas lunch at which the 2017 Trophies were presented as follows;
The Roddie McAlpine Gavel: Winner George Cunningham Runner up John Forsyth
The Stanley Ridgeway Trophy: Winner Richard Edmonds Runner up Harvey Robertson
The Ken Bowie Salver: Winner Ian Quigley Runner up George Langlands
Summer Handicap Competition: Winner Steve Baczkowski Runner up John Napier
Summer Scratch Competition: Winner David Wallace Runner up Gordon Fisher
There was also a Special Presentation to Jim McAuslin in recognition of his recent 90th birthday and his contribution to TAMS over the past 24 years. TAMS will be 25 next May.
Entertaining contributions to the proceedings were made by Ian Quigley, Harvey Robertson, Doug Coltman and Ken Bowie.
With the course closed last Thursday 22 players were keen to brave a freezing morning to play. Despite the conditions, scoring was impressive, Jim Walker winning with 23 points, Brian Robson coming second on 19 points. Birdies were recorded by Roger Key, Brian Taylor, David Wallace and Jim Walker. In these conditions we should probably have a nearest the green prize at the 7th as to stop on the winter green is almost impossible.
Sadly we lost George Raeburn this week . A really nice man who will be sadly missed.
Our Xmas lunch is eagerly anticipated next week when this year's trophy winners will be announced.
Despite early morning rain and a cool westerly 21 golfers enjoyed a pleasant morning. Ian Tate played some lovely golf to win with 20 points, Brian Robson returning 17 points for second. Ian was also nearest at the 7th [2 weeks in succession] . George Langlands contributed the only birdie at 9.
23 souls encountered benign conditions tho this was not reflected in the overall scoring.
Wilson Struthers picked up his first first place with 23 points, Tony Kinder coming second with a commendable 19. Ian Tate was nearest at 7 while Ronnie Watt birdied 7 [an outrageous chip in according to his playing partners] .David Wallace birdied 9.
Steve Culbert had his first TAMS outing and it was good to see Sandy Macfarlane back on the course and Chris Beaumont up for coffee after their recent ops.
For 26/10 our results:
Our newly trained scorer, Sandy Macfarlane, was in the chair and did a splendid job.
With the putting still a bit difficult due to the greenkeepers work and the heavy dew, 22 played and Alistair Lambie was the clear winner on 22 points with John Forsyth second on 19 points. Richard Edmonds had a 2 on No 7 and Steve Farrar was nearest on No7.
For 02/11 our results:
With Sandy still in the chair 19 played on a glorious, though squelchy, autumn morning when the colours of the trees reminded us of the tweeds that Bernat Klein used to create based on these colours.
George Tucker was first with 19 points in a closely contested match. For the second week running John Forsyth was second with 18 points.
Brian Robson was very close at No 7 to win the nearest the pin and to make a birdie.
Heavy prolonged rain in the previous 24 hours coupled with tining of the greens made for difficult conditions. Ian Tate rose to the challenge returning 23 points [off a 9 handicap] to win, he also birdied 9 and was nearest the pin at 7. Graham Mackie was second with 19 points while David Wallace returned to the birdie trail at 7.
Only 17 braved the wet, mud, winter and ryvita greens. John Forsyth had his 9 holes of the year [some might say the decade] returning 25 points while having changed to putting left handed with a borrowed putter. Steve Farrer was second on 18 points. Brian Taylor was nearest at the 7th.
The Xmas lunch is confirmed for 7th December.
Our most-improved golfer, Tony Kinder, continued his well-deserved progress with a great win on the last medal round of the Summer season
He won with nett 31, followed by John Napier on nett 34. Ken Davey was nearest the pin on the 7th.
Our winter Stableford season began on a lovely autumn day with the trees looking glorious in their autumn colours.
There was a tie on 18 points between Brian Robson and the last man out, Doug Coltman.
Doug won on a countback.
Jim Walker was nearest on the 7th and both he and Graham Mackie birdied the 7th.
Only 20 played this morning the recent wet weather no doubt putting some off. Steve Farrar maintained recent good form with a net 31 to take first spot, David Wallace taking second with net 34. Warner Hardie was nearest at 7.
Jim McAuslin ,one of our founding TAMS, has celebrated his 90th birthday-he kept it very much under the radar.
TAMS will be represented by 6 players at the Sponsors' Day.
To-day we played for the Ken Bowie Salver the winner of which will be declared at our Xmas lunch.
Birdies were recorded by Ian Tate at the 9th and George Langlands at the 5th. Sandy Macfarlane was nearest the pin at 7.
26 played despite the weather forecast.
There were only 20 players on a lovely summer's morning. General scoring was again poor but Ken Bowie, who last played in March and has had major surgery, returned a remarkable net 31 for first place. John Napier continued a good run of form with net 32 for second. Sandy Macfarlane birdied the first and John Forsyth was nearest the 7th.
Next week's stableford will be playing for the Ken Bowie Salver.
In spite of benign conditions general scoring was poor-only 7 out of 28 players returning sub net 35. Star man was Gordon Fisher who was first on net 30,birdied 4 and 7 where he was also nearest the pin winning a total of 5 balls-a highly unusual event. Second on net 32 was John Napier with Bill Hardcastlerecording a birdie at 9.
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.