The Scottish ‘Bucket List weekend’ proved to be a great success, with all those taking part enjoying two fine courses and wonderful hospitality despite mixed weather. Our visit to The Brunstfield Links Golfing Society (the fourth oldest golf club) commenced with a traditional Sunday lunch overseen by House Manager Rachelle whose welcome and patience were much appreciated. Our visit was dampened by the weather which obscured the spectacular views of the Firth of Forth normally on offer, but did not prevent us enjoying the recently remodelled and challenging course.
The weather forecast for Monday was not to be believed as GCS sunshine came to the rescue. The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh may be the oldest golf club in the world, however, it offers the most up to date of facilities both on and off the course combined with the most hospitable of welcomes.
The course was in wonderful condition, given the previous day’s downpour, with wonderful putting surfaces which aided more than one score. The winner, not unsurprisingly after his warm up at Brunstfield, was Rory Davidson (16) Goswick with 38pts. Runner up and long time travelling entrant to the Championship was David Owen (9) Poulton Park with 36pts on countback from Chris Cuttler (5) Dore and Totley pts. In fourth came Gus Montana (1) Murrayfield, a guest of Bluefin Sport with 34 pts. The prize winners took home an array of beautiful Majestic Crystal.
Our thanks go to all at The Royal Burgess Golfing Society, in particular our host gm Graham Callander and to Bar Manager Martin who ensured that our day, again including a most wonderful carvery lunch, went smoothly.
Our thanks too to the Supporters. Craig Higgs of Golf Genius ensured that live scoring produced an instant result (and ease of operation!). Bluefin Sport, whose HQ is just around the corner, were represented by Scott Howe and David Miller, who off +1 still managed to come third with 36pts. Malcolm Pennycott (0) of Eagle came sixth with 34pts. Finally a personal note of thanks to Editor Jezz Ellwood for his assistance whilst on a ‘world’ tour and to Andy Crummey for not only his support during the day but for his role as Oscar’s minder. All much appreciated.