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Friday 26th July 2019
Scorching temperatures these last couple of days sees the end of a busy five days of golf at Craibstone Golf Club.
Monday was our normal Seniors day and a number of visitors and members were out for bounce games.
On Tuesday we had a Ladies Open with a good selection of visiting clubs represented along with a number of our home players competing. Division 1 was won with net 68 by Sally Collinson and 2nd was Keri McGann on net 69. Division 2 seen Debbie Milne take top spot also with a net 68 and Sally Connell finished 2nd with net 69. The prize holes winners were hole 4-straightest drive Susie MacLeod, hole 7-nearest the pin Lynn Kelly and Hole 10-nearest the pin Sheena Wood. Congratulations to all the winners, SGU Vouchers will be sent to your home club.
Wednesday was a usual Gents Medal day and was a slightly quieter day than normal but still nearly 150 played that day in competitions or bounce games.
Thursday seen the Paul Lawrie Foundation North East District Under-14s and Under-18s championships take place. The 18s played two rounds and the 14s just the one. The top 4 scratch went forward to match play semi-finals. There were prizes for the net winners in both sections and our own Craibstone member, Sandy Innes won the net under-18s with 131, six strokes in front of 2nd place.
On Thursday evening, the Craibstone Greensomes took on Kemnay and recorded a fine 4-1 victory on home soil. A few close matches but the home side picked up the points to leave them with just an away fixture to Inverurie to play.
Friday seen the Seniors 3 Man Texas Scramble take place, with 18 teams entered, and the winning team of Wilson Anderson, Joe Howell and Tommy Duncan recorded net 56.6 (their eagle/birdie on the two par 5s certainly helped), 2nd was S.Fawcett/D,Cran/W.Mitchell on 57.5 and 3rd was A.Monteith/J.McCombie/M.Kelaher on 58.1.
Prize holes nearest the pin-6th was Chris Gallon, 7th hole was Ron Fulton and 10th hole was Graham Christie, Straightest drive on 18th hole was Steve Fawcett. Prize Vouchers to all named players will be sent to home clubs.
We even squeezed in a small group outing in the middle of everything going on today, And just to finish the day off the Under-18s and Under-14s played their matchplay semi-finals in the morning and then the two finals in the afternoon with Fraser Laird (Kemnay) beating Scott Spark (Newmachar) by 2 holes and in the Under-18s seen Cameron Black (Royal Aberdeen) win 4 and 3 over Jason Bruce (Deeside).
A lot of rounds of golf has been played this week and although we keep saying it the compliments received every day and from all the competitors were full of praise for the condition of the fairways and the state of the greens. We've had first timers, regulars and those not played for ages and all saying the same. So thank you from everyone at Craibstone, we truly feel humbled and we can assure you we will never get complacent, we want to keep on raising the levels annually.
Lets not forget the Bistro, in this heat the kitchen and restaurant staff have coped with all these visitors plus our usual lunchtime customers, serving high quality and attentive plates of food.
Its been a busy week for us all, but enjoyable seeing everyone enjoy themselves.