TAMS 28th February

The tropical conditions of the past few days had disappeared. A cold misty dawn welcomed the early starters of the 23 who played.

Scoring was mediocre. Three players tied on 19 points, Warner Hardie easing out Bill Hardcastle on countback-Jim Walker was awarded a compensatory ball for scoring his 19 points on the first 6 holes!

Alistair Lambie was nearest at 7 but just missed out on the birdie.

Having not played for 4 weeks [felled by some dreaded lurgi ) George Langlands was just happy to last 9 holes. Welcome back George!

21st February results

The positively summery weather tempted 25 starters today.

With no run on the fairways and the greens a bit bobbly, the golf course was beyond most of us (including your correspondent) today.

However, there are always those who just play well!!

The left-handed Brian Taylor and Ken Davey tied on 20 points and Brian won on countback. Ken continued his fine form with a birdie on no5, but OB off the 9th tee cost him dearly.

Veteran Ronnie Watt edged out Richard Edmonds for nearest on the 7th.

Valentine’s Day TAMS and get well soon, George!

Love and spring were in the air as 24 TAMS took the field on St Valentines Day.

It was our first outing of the year on the big greens and results were mixed.

There was however no doubting our winner.

Long-hitting Ken Davey made the most of the conditions with a fine 19 points.

George Cunningham, Roger Key and Graham Mackie all tied for second with 18 points and George was the winner on a countback.

Chris Malcolm had an excellent birdie on no 8 and Alistair Lambie was nearest on no 7.

Brian Robson was awarded a Valentines Day ball for the best 14-point score.

The TAMS sent their best wishes to our leader, George, for a speedy recovery from his winter lurgi.

Results for 7th February

After a week off due to snow, we had 22 starters today on a rather raw morning which however defied the forecast and stayed dry.

The day produced an outstanding performance from Roger Key who won with 26 points, including a birdie on the 9th. Roger mastered the putting on the slightly frozen greens, which frustrated most of us.

Wilson Struthers was a good second on 20 points with a queue behind him on 19 and 18.

Brian Robson birdied 9 and Chris Malcolm birdied 5.

Warner Hardie was nearest on no 7 which is the first time this winter that anyone has got on that treacherous little winter green.

We sometimes putted with the pin in as the new laws allow, but on this occasion it was more because the pins were frozen in the holes!

Cold weather doesn’t deter the hardy TAMS. 17th January

A very cold morning but without the forecast snow encouraged 24 players, most of whom turned up in the dark!

The frozen ground made for some exciting putting but Alistair Lambie mastered it returning 19 points, including a birdie at 9. Ian Quigley and Ian Tate tied on 18 points, Ian Q taking the countback.

Tony Kinder had a rare birdie at 5. There was no nearest at 7.

Results for January 10th.

25 players turned up-it still seemed like the middle of the night-including Jim Pettigrew for his first TAMS outing.

Scoring was generally good with several in the high teens and twenties.  Richard Edmonds was first with 23 points, Jim Walker beating Steve Farrar after countback on 22 points.

Ken Davey birdied 9, again no-one held the green at 7.

One of the 25th Anniversary Booklets has been given to the Club for the archives.

Happy New Year - Ronnie wins again!

A cold but calm morning encouraged 14 players to shake off the excesses of Xmas and New Year. Following a recount Ronnie Watt was declared winner for the second week in a row with 21 points and an impressive nearest the pin on a frosted 7th green, again repeating last week's achievement on the big green.

Peter Barclay was second on 20 points, with Ken Davey registering the only birdie at the first.

TAMS Christmas Celebration and Prizewinners

This year's lunch was also a celebration of TAMS 25th anniversary.

35 sat down to lunch including our oldest member Bob Alexander who, no longer playing, was still up to party!

Ian Quigley and Jim Walker generously put several drams behind the bar in recognition of having each achieved a hole in one [non-counting] during the year ensuring a convivial start to the afternoon.

Several members contributed stories, jokes and observations to the proceedings. Jim McAuslin  proposed a well thought out Toast to TAMS while Ronnie Watt's reply for the members had the audience spellbound.

The year's Trophy winners were :

   The Roddie Macalpine Gavel     -   Melvin Cannell

   The Stanley Ridgeway Trophy  -  Bill Hardcastle

   The Ken Bowie Salver             -  Brian Robson

   The Handicap Competition      -  Gordon Fisher

   The Scratch Competition        -  David Wallace

Ian Quigley was presented with his hole in one scorecard suitably framed.

A TAMS 25th Anniversary Booklet has been published recording the history of the group and including recollections and anecdotes from some members. David Wallace did sterling work bringing this all together.

Good food, good company and good humour [with the odd dram] made for a very successful lunch-recorded for posterity by Brian Robson.


25 souls braved a cold and frosty but dry morning. Gordon Fisher, re-energised from cruising the high seas, returned an impressive 24 points for first place. John Napier took second from Richard Edmonds, both recording 21 points. Ken Davie and Chris Malcolm both birdied 9.

For the third successive week there was no nearest the pin-if we cannot hit the big green fat chance with the Winter green!

Results for November 15th November - once again, no-one hits the 7th green!

A balmy Autumn morning encouraged 24 players to the course. Three returned 22 points, David Wallace taking pole position after countback and Ken Davey easing out Andy Tucker for second. Andy birdied the 4th and 9th-David also birdied 9. Remarkably, for the second week, no-one held a ball on the 7th green so no nearest the pin!

Results for November 1st and 8th

1st November-20 played, Brian Robson returning 22 points for first place. Ian Quigley sneaked second from Ian Tate, both on 20 points. Ken Davey was nearest at the 7th.

8th November-Very favourable golfing conditions were not reflected in low scores-several players not reaching double figures! Sandy Morris was first with 22 points, Eric Ward returning 19 points for second. No birdies were recorded and, most unusual, no-one was nearest at 7. 

18th October Results

Thankfully the recent gales had abated and we had a calm but dark autumn morning. Alister Lambie took full advantage of the conditions to post 23 points for his first TAMS win. Well done Alister. Wilson Struthers pipped John Forsyth for second place on 21 points after countback. Doug Coltman had a rare nearest the pin at 7.

The TAMS 25th Anniversary booklet is now complete and ready for the print order. Members will receive a copy at the Xmas lunch. Many thanks to David Wallace for sterling work bringing everything together.

11th October results and Happy Birthday Steve.

TAMS result for Thursday11th October:

On a pleasant Autumn morning we had 24 starters for our stableford competition.

The competition was ferocious with a high standard of play and low scoring.

The winner on a countback from Brian Taylor was Doug Coltman with 23 points.

In a closely packed field behind our winners, Alistair Lambie was nearest at the 7th which he also birdied. Ian Tate birdied the 9th; Tony Kinder birdied the 1st and Chris Malcolm birdied the 8th.

TAMS result for Thursday 18th October:

It was cold today and we were on the winter greens. The heavy frost also gave us our first taste this winter of the build-up of ice on our shoes - some agility is required to chip it off with a 9-iron.

Nonetheless we had 27 starters and as last week the competition was once again fierce with many players scoring well.

Our winner this week on a three-way countback from Chris Malcolm and John Forsyth was veteran Peter Barclay with 23 points.

Chris was second and he also birdied the 9th. No-one got on the winter green at the 7th today.

Today was also a landmark day as we celebrated the 92nd birthday of our oldest TAM - Steve Baczkowski.

Results for October 4th

After gales and frost earlier in the week, we enjoyed a calm, balmy Autumn morning with not a breath of wind.

We had to contend with the winter coring and top-dressing of the greens, but the scoring was most impressive.

George Tucker was today's winner with 24 points on a countback from John Forsyth.

Ian Tait was close on their heels with 23 points and Ian also birdied No 7.

Graham Mackie was nearest on No 7.

We are now in our winter season and will play Stableford every week from now until the end of March 2019.