5th July Results

With the continued hot weather the course is playing hard and fast. Several good scores were returned with our oldest player, Steve Baczkowski, losing  out to Sandy Macfarlane on countback having both scored 26 points. Sandy was also nearest the pin at 7. Birdies were recorded by Andy Tucker[1st], George Langlands [8th] and Bill Hardcastle and Chris Malcolm both at the 9th.

 

George Langlands confirmed that a cheque for £400 would be donated to support the junior section of the club.

Experience counts in the heat!

Greetings from Arizona where the thermometer is currently showing 43 degrees Celsius. I understand it’s a little less warm in Peebles today! Great to see the TAMS are enjoying their golf in the heat. 

David Wright

 

Extreme heat, swarms of flies and a course set up for the championship created challenging conditions for we aged amateurs. Experience counted and our second oldest player, Jim McAuslin, showed the young blades how to cope in these circumstances edging Graham Mackie out on countback with a net 27. Bill Hardcastle birdied 9 but not to be outdone by the venerable Jim our oldest player, Steve Baczkowski (91-years young] was nearest the pin at the 7th. Remarkable!

 

Brave (or foolish) TAMS

The inimitable and indomitable TAMS were the only players on the golf course today.

Nine of our finest were brave (or foolish??) enough to face the wrath of Storm Hector.

Despite the wind which nearly knocked us over on the 8th green, our efforts were well rewarded.

For the second week in a row that man from Broughton, David Parker, won with a nett 30.

In second place was the Laird of Romanno Bridge, who should really have won, but an ugly 8 on the ninth saw him slip to second place on 31.

Eric Ward was nearest on the 7th with a neat clip below the wind. Brian Robson birdied No 5 and Brian Taylor birdied No 4.

One of our 70-year olds was heard to boast in the clubhouse that he got up at the 9th with a drive and a nine-iron!

TAMS results and chat - 7th June

The glorious weather continues, the golf course is now in terrific condition although the rough is a bit too much for most of us.

Today's winner of our 9-hole Stableford Competition was David Parker with a score of 23 points.

There was a three-way tie on 22 points for second place and it needed a 6-hole countback to separate them in favour of Eric Ward.

There were, surprisingly, no birdies at all today but that man Quigley popped up again to win nearest the pin at his favourite hole, No 7!

 

John Burnett announced that the 'Royal' Glenholm pitch-and-putt course is now open for play and all visitors are welcome.

 

We also had a quiz today on a Rules of Golf issue with a prize of a ball for the first correct answer.

On the 6th, a player found himself in the rough; he placed his bag on its stand and chose his club; however as he prepared to play his bag fell over and struck his ball moving it some distance; whereupon he dropped his ball from where it had finished up to a position near where it had lain and he continued to play.

The question was had he incurred a penalty and had he proceeded correctly to play the hole.

Answer: he incurred a one-shot penalty for his bag hitting his ball and a two-stroke penalty for not replacing his ball exactly where it had lain.

First with the correct answer was Jim McAuslin - well done Jim at age 90

 

Results for 31st May

On a pleasant but dull morning we had 27 starters who all enjoyed the fast-running fairways which added many yards to our shots.

The tranquillity of our morning was briefly interrupted as we played the 8th, when two young deer hurtled out of the rough and disappeared to goodness knows where down the 2nd fairway.

The result of our 9-hole medal was an academic triumph!

Edinburgh academic, Melvin Cannell, who is enjoying a rich vein of form, narrowly edged out (our only??) St Andrews man, Ronnie Watt, on a six-hole countback with a splendid nett score of 26.

Bill Hardcastle was nearest on the 7th; Melvin birdied the 5th, Gordon Fisher the 9th and Alistair Lambie the 4th.

 

We also presented the prize, a handsome Quaich, for the Winter Stableford Competition to John Forsyth. The runner-up was Jim Walker.

17th and 24th May

17th May: In the absence of George Langlands and David Wallace, Sandy Macfarlane exercised his Tectonic skills [he is a geologist] to keep 29 TAMS under control.

                Ken Davey won with net 29 beating Chris Beaumont  on count-back. John Napier was nearest the pin at 7.

 

24th May: 30 players participated in a 5 club stableford competition for the Roddie McAlpine Gavel, the result to be announced at the Xmas lunch.

                The following players returned birdies-Ken Davey[2],David Wallace[2],Ian Tate,Alister Lambie and Wilson Struthers all recording one.

                 Tony Kinder was nearest at the 7th.

A brief history of the TAMS

We are compiling material for "A brief history of the TAMS" which will be published in a modest volume to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. A questionnaire is being circulated with a few prompt questions about your experience of playing with the TAMS. A further copy will be sent out by e-mail.

Members may contribute in writing, but interviews will also be conducted by arrangement to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute.

Suggestions on how we might celebrate this milestone will also be most welcome.

 

Results for 10th May

In a cool breeze but with the newly-cut fairways we had an excellent turn-out of 24 players and some very good scoring to go with that.

Today was a nine-hole medal.

In first place with nett 27 was David Parker, closely followed by a tie for second place between Andy Tucker and Ken Davey both on nett 28. Andy just shaded it in a countback over the last three holes.

Andy was nearest on the 7th which he also birdied and both Ken Davey and Graham Mackie birdied the ninth.

 

We will compete for the Roddy McAlpine Gavel on Thursday 24th May. The format for this event is a five-club stableford.

3rd of May and it’s ... a hole in one!

On a benign spring day 25 enjoyed the good conditions.

And what a showstopper we had today!

In the midst of an otherwise unspectacular round, Ian Quigley joined that elite and illustrious group of golfers who can boast a hole-in-one, with a lovely shot on the 7th which was witnessed by his playing partners and a cheering group on the 4th tee.

Ian's splendid feat was greeted with great acclaim in the clubhouse and, after a polite pause, a gentle hint that the customary ringing of the bar bell would be appreciated.

Ian has most graciously undertaken to fund the first round of drinks at the TAMS Christmas Lunch and despite his former position as a leading Edinburgh lawyer, Ian has not sought to limit his liability for his generous offer.

 

Today was a stableford competition and Eric Ward (red)arrowed his way to an excellent score of 25 points.

Second place was narrowly won by the venerable George Tucker with 23 points.

Ken Davey birdied the fifth, David Wallace the ninth and of course that man Quigley was nearest the pin at the 7th.

 

 

Results for 19th March

The return of the golden ball in the sky [it was warm!] encouraged 27 TAMS to turn out. Good conditions were matched with good scoring with Bill Hardcastle registering net 30 for first place. Peter Barclay edged Roger Key for second on net 31, Roger taking nearest the pin at 7 and converting the birdie chance. Birdies were also recorded by George Langlands at 5 and Chris Malcom at 9.

TAMS results for 22nd and 29th March

A magnificent 23 TAMS turned out between blizzards.

Steve Farrar aka The Laird of Romanno Bridge won with a fine round of 20 points.

Second on 19 points was Gordon Fisher and Ian Quigley was nearest on No 7.

 

Starting in zero visibility and a heavy frost, 16 TAMS played the last round of the Winter Stableford Competition.

To celebrate this and in the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, the Commisaires decided to award three equal first places, with corresponding handicap reductions to Ronnie Watt, Ian Quigley and Tony Kinder.

Ronnie Watt was also nearest at No 7 and Steve Farrar, last week's winner, made a great birdie at the first.

 

Annual handicap revisions will be sent out to TAMS in the coming days and will be in effect on and from Thursday 5th April.

22nd February ... and is there a TAMS record score?

Despite the return of winter we had an excellent turn out of 18 players today.

Our winner today was John Forsyth with a truly magnificent score of 26 points. John putted beautifully even though we were on winter greens

Records are being checked to see if this is a TAMS record.

John Napier and David Parker were a distant second on 19 points and John won on a countback.

Ken Davey had a very rare nearest the pin on the 7th - rare because the winter green is tiny and very elusive.