86 men & 41 ladies plus 6 juniors turned out for today’s (not in Shopping Week) Shopping Week (not a week either its 3 days this year) Open!
Firstly, a HUGE thanks to everyone involved in the ladies section and Karen from CLAN plus everyone who donated bottles/cash for the fundraising today. Not sure just yet what the final total is but it looks to have been a great day.
On to the golf and ladies first:
It was newly crowned putting champion Nicola Sutherland who blew the field away in the gross with a 71 beating not just her mum Kathleen who finished 3rd on beloved countback from Lynn Slater (81) but also her Dad’s gross score! Runner-up with a 78 gross was OGC’s Shona Croy.
In the Nett it was OGC’s Jane Nelson that took the Cup with her 66 nett just a shot clear of Lynn Slater with a Dounby countback showdown required to separate Audrey Poke from Tina Smith. Audrey’s 69 nett getting the nod for third.
Mens section next and in the gross it was OGC’s in-form Lee Findlay that claimed the cup for a first time with a one under 64. Two shots back in second was Steven Rendall with a 66 while our own Denis Harvey(1) was third with a 68. Andrew Groundwater’s Lazarus-like recovery from injury was rewarded by 4th gross with his 70. All that practice on Saturday paying off…
In the nett Mike Rae’s 59 was pipped right at the end (via the beloved countback) by Stephen Shorter’s 59. Paul Robertson’s nett 60 grabbed third while the countback was deployed again for an OIC battle and it was Steven Poke who evaded the desperate lounge of Dougie Slater to slot home 4th Nett after both finished tied on 63s at full time.
Thanks to our sponsors JW Gray (mens section) for their generous and continued support and to all our visitors for taking part today. Thanks again to Rae & Lee for having the course in great condition despite the great drought of 2021.