Results for September 6th

A fine autumn morning saw 27 players arrive including Colin Thomas from Sydney, OZ, a guest of Sandy Macfarlane.

Chris Beaumont saw off everyone with a magnificent score of 28 points. Melvin Cannell was second on 22 points easing past Brian Taylor on countback.

George Langlands was nearest at 7 converting the 10 inch put for birdie. Birdies were also recorded by Roger Key and Warner Hardie at the first, Melvin Cannell at 8 and David Wallace at 9.  

Senior moment of the day was provided by George Langlands not aware that he had left his wedge at the 4th green until David Parker returned it to him in the clubhouse.Obviously the excitement of achieving a 5 after a 5-7-blob start was too much!

30th August results

We had a beautiful autumn morning with excellent playing conditions. Good scoring saw 4 players tied on net 28. A jet-lagged David Wallace squeezed first place on countback with Doug Coltman and Warner Hardie inseparable for second, Bert Cotterill missing out.

Tony Kinder had a well deserved nearest at 7 and converted for birdie. David Wallace birdied 9.

Victor McKean had his first TAMS outing as our newest Country member.


TAMS Results 23rd August

29 players turned up despite a poor weather forecast. Overall scoring  was good, Melvin Cannell winning on net 30. Gordon Fisher and Ronnie Watt tied on net 31, Gordon sneaking the countback by 1. Our eldest statesman, Steve Baczkowski, showed his experience by being nearest at a very tricky pin position at 7.Birdies were recorded by Sandy Macfarlane, Ken Davey and Chris Malcolm at 9.


Results for 16th August

Recent heavy rain created a more challenging course with much slower greens. Our newest TAM, Bert Cotterill, repeated his good form of 3 weeks ago winning with net 27.

Steve Farrar pipped Roger Key for second both returning net 28. Ken Davey was nearest at 7 and converted for birdie. Chris Malcolm birdied 9.


Jim Walker was congratulated for holing in one at the 16th-unfortunately during a bounce game last Friday so no Boss watch.

TAMS Results 9th August - what fun we have!

Another beautiful summer's morning -though slightly chilled at 5c-saw 29 hopeful players relish excellent scoring conditions.

Peter Barclay was runaway winner with 27 points. David Parker eased out Graham Mackie for second both returning 24 points.

Gordon Fisher was nearest at 7 while Richard Edmonds birdied 7 and Ken Davie birdied 9. 15 players scored 20 points or more.

Senior moment of the day was provided by Bill Hardcastle who was so focused on scoring the winner's card that he was 100 yards up the second when he realised that he had not driven off! 


What fun we have.

Bert wins his first TAMS Comp - 26th July

As the glorious weather continues, we had 26 starters contesting our strokeplay competition.

Not for the first time, the results show that as the morning progresses and the temperature rises, the scores come tumbling down.

It is also very much the case that the age profile of our players increases towards the end of the field.

With a nett score of 28, Bert Cottrell won his first competition with the TAMS and Wilson Struthers continues his consistent season with nett 29 for second place.

Behind them the field was packed, with Steve Baczkowski (our senior TAM) on 30 and Jim McAuslin (at 90 years old), Peter Barclay and Bill Hardcastle (a younger TAM) all on 31.

Sandy Macfarlane birdied no 4 with a fine second which nearly went in and Ken Davey was nearest on no 7 and he converted his nearie with a fine birdie.


TAMS were reminded that there is no competition on Thursday 2nd August, when Peebles will host its men's Senior Open.

12th July results

Another brilliant summer's morning saw 24 players turn up with many bare legs on show-some would have been better hidden!


This is an amended result from that announced on Thursday. First was Andy Tucker with net 27 closely followed by John Forsyth on 28. A surfeit of birdies were recorded by Alistair Lambie[9th],Sandy Macfarlane[5th],Wilson Struthers[1st],Andy Tucker[3rd-a rare event] and David Wallace[1st]. Chris Malcolm was nearest the pin at 7-anyone holding the green did well.

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.