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.

Happy New Year

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.

TAMS on the 7th December - golf (for some), lunch and prize giving.

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.



St Andrew's Day Results

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.

'Twas a lovely autumn morning ... results for 9th November

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.

Results for 26/10 and 2/11

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.

Results for 28th Sept and 5th October

28th September

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.


5th October

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.

Results for 14th September and ... another significant birthday!

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.

End of the Meteorological Summer TAMS

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.