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.