Results for 16th May

On a lovely morning with a slightly cool eastern breeze 27 people took part.

Roger Key took 1st prize with a fantastic 27 net.

In 2nd place with a net 28 was Graham Mackie.

There were birdies for Gordon Fisher at the 1st.

Chris Beaumont had a marvellous birdie at the 7th after chipping in from off the green.

Roger Key and Ken Davey had birdies at the 9th.

Brian Robson was nearest the pin at the 7th but failed to convert a reasonable birdie chance.

It was good to see our oldest member, Steve Baczkowski, back playing, after his recent illness.

Steve showed he had lost none of his golfing skills with a net 29 .



9th May Results

21 played this morning finding pleasant conditions compared to yesterday's monsoon.
Scoring was very tight Ian Tate and Graham Mackie both returning net 30 with Ian winning on countback. Several players were on 31 and 32 net.
Ronnie Watt was nearest at 7 getting inside Gordon Fisher who converted the birdie opportunity.

On the 23rd we will play for Roddie McAlpine's Gavel which is a 5 club stableford.

TAMS Results 2nd May

A chilly Spring morning was warmed up by some hot scoring on the course. 14 players scored 18 points plus with Eric Ward and George Cunningham both returning 27 points, Eric winning on countback. A feast of birdies was returned by Doug Coltman, George Cunningham, Ronnie Watt and Ian Quigley, Ian also being nearest at the 7th.

John Forsyth was presented with the Drew Haldane Quaich having won the Winter Stableford competition.

25th April results

On a warm late spring morning we had 22 starters.

Running fairways and fast-improving greens yielded good scoring.

We had a complete tie for first place between Gordon Fisher (freshly returned from the cruising circuit) and Sandy Morris, both with nett 25. Their scores could not be separated so they were both awarded two balls with no second place award.

Nearest the pin FOR THE SECOND WEEK RUNNING was that old campaigner George Tucker, who shepherds the end of the field most weeks getting them back into the clubhouse in good time.

Steve Farrar and David Wallace both birdied the 9th.

Our oldest member, Steve Baczkowski, has been in hospital but is now on the mend, so we sent him our best wishes in a nice card with our individual greetings.




18th April Results

Despite the promising forecast it was a cold and misty start for the early groups among our 25 starters.

And, as is often the case, those enjoying the better weather later on yielded the winning scores.

Our revised new season handicaps produced excellent strokeplay scores with Richard Edmonds winning with a nett 26 closely followed by John Forsyth on nett 27.

There was a log-jam behind them on 28 and 29.

Nearest the pin at the 7th, playing with Richard in the last group was George Tucker, who played a good shot to a tough pin tucked behind the right-hand bunker.

The day's only birdie was by David Wallace at the 9th./



TAMS results for 11th April

Due to the course being closed on the previous Thursday, this was the 1st Thursday that the Stableford could be played..

25 players took part on a lovely crisp and sunny morning.

Due to the early morning frost, Winter greens were in play for holes 1- 6.

As this was the 1st competition with the revised handicaps scoring was pretty high.

Wilson Struthers came top of the pile with 26 points.

Bill Hardcastle came 2nd with 25 points, tying with Sandy Morris, but winning on the countback.

Melvin Cannell had a birdie on the 1st and Steve Farrer had a birdie on the 7th.

Brian Taylor was nearest the pin on the 7th.

28th March - the last Winter Stableford.

23 players turned up for the last winter stableford. A benign spring morning with the greens in remarkably good condition encouraged some quality golf.

22 points were returned by Chris Beaumont and George Langlands, Chris winning on the countback. David Parker broke Alistair Lambie's recent monopoly of nearest at 7.

The birdie famine of recent weeks was ended with birdies by George Langlands at the first, Jim McAuslin at 7, David Wallace and Brian Taylor both at 9.


The summer format is to remain as stableford for the first Thursday of the month and strokeplay for the others. Revised handicaps will be issued.


Thanks to Jim McAuslin for arranging the plant donation to Andrew's Gardening Team-the ladies declined the initial offer of chocolates and requested some plants for the course instead--what will power--or is it won't power?

TAMS show their appreciation to the Gardening Team

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A lovely touch by the TAMS who presented three of our hard working volunteer gardening team with some plants as a thank you for all their hard work!

Pictured are the Captain of the Seniors’ Team, Brian Robson, with Senga Brown, Val McKean and Sue Yates. A special thank you also goes to Andrew Thomson who is standing down as the ‘Captain’ of the Gardening Team. The hard work of all the Gardening Team is appreciated by the TAMS as they step on to the first tee every Thursday morning!

21st March and TAMS Spring into action!

On the first day of official spring, 26 TAMS set out with a definite spring in their step.

Despite the dank and muddy conditions, competition was intense for our modest rewards. 

Just imagine what it must be like when, like Rory last week, you need a 4 up the 18th to win USD 2.25 million!!

With an excellent 21 points our only left-hander Graham Taylor was today's winner and a close second on 20 points was Sandy Macfarlane, fresh from his winter Down Under sojourn.

With lambing time looming, that man Alistair Lambie was nearest yet again on the 7th. Well done Alistair and shame on the rest of us for our collective and continuing  uncompetitiveness over 135 yards.

The drought on birdies extends into yet another week!



Results for 14 March... and farewell to Gordon Smith.

18 players encountered better weather conditions than forecast.

Tony Kinder was a very popular winner with 20 points. George Cunningham was second with 18 points. 

Alistair Lambie reinforced his driving skills at the 7th with his 3rd nearest the pin in 5 outings.


Best wishes were given to Gordon Smith, a TAM of many years standing, who is returning to his home town of Kilmarnock.



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.