Yearly Competition Update

This just about wraps up our season with the only outstanding competitions being the hole and hole final to be played between Daniel Welsh and Robin Graham, as well as the Club Championship Competition where Graeme Laurie awaits the winner of the semi-final to be played between Gordon Taylor and Jim Gordon. I’ll be in touch with the results of both as well as a list of all our winners for the season soon.

As this the last outing report can I thank Alan Gray for arranging Winterfield as well as thanks again to Graeme Laure, Alan Rees, Daniel Welsh, Jim Gordon and Duncan Rae in arranging outings via their home courses which ensured, that despite the challenges of lockdown, we still managed to fit in all of our 7 outings for the year.

I’d also like to say a special thanks to Brian Gillespie for on top of his monetary duties, helping to arrange things on the day and also in helping to round up the scorecards and sort out the scoring.

I’d also like to thank Duncan Rae who fortunately we managed to get back online just in time to help with the spreadsheets for the annual competitions.

It was fantastic to see such good numbers attending all of our outings and to see new members Esther, Val, Jim and Calum join us as well as welcoming back ‘old friends’ Stevie, Gordon, Derek, John and Jani along at some of the events.

Look forward to seeing you all again for the 2021 season and here’s hoping things can return to normal and most importantly clubhouses are open for a pre and post golf drink!

Cheers

Cammy

Outing Report – Winterfield

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – WINTERFIELD

FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2020.

The curtain was brought down on our season with the 7th and final outing taking place on Friday 16th October with members competing for the Jim Meldrum Cup.

Given the time of the year conditions couldn’t have been much better and with light winds to be had some fine scores from the field of 20 including returning member Graeme Fraser were to be posted.

With access to the clubhouse being restricted the scorecards were collected and checked over the weekend with the winner on the day being Daniel Welsh with a fine score of 77 less 19 for a net 58. The runner up was Colin Mackie with a 69-8 for a net 61. Colin’s scratch 69 being bettered on the day by Thomas Grant who shot the best scratch score with a 68.

The team competition was won by Esther Jardine and Stevie Lugton with an excellent score of 51.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

4th – Esther Jardine

9th – Jim Clark

11th – Dave Simpson

On the  14th no one managed to finish on the green

Richard Torrance posted the only 2 on the day on the 9th.

Nearest in 2 at the 16th was won by Jim Gordon

Many thanks to all who were able to attend some of our events this year and fingers crossed that things can return to normal next year with our next outing scheduled for early April 2021 at a venue TBA

Outing Report – Longniddry

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – LONGNIDDRY

FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2020.

The outings this year are coming thick and fast and our 6th outing was held at Longniddry Golf Club on Friday with members competing for the Keeper’s Tankard.

Given the deluge that was to fall the next day we were blessed with a perfect day for golf and the 16 players on show thoroughly enjoyed their day although from what I gather the greens were best described as being somewhat tricky.

It was also great to see Janahan back for an outing and in case any additional incentive was required on the day he kindly came supplied with 2 cases of beer for the winners.

In what has become an almost copy and paste report, Richard Torrance for the 3rd time in a row was the winner on the day with 34pts and winning on a better inward half score from runner up Brian Gillespie.

All joking aside this is a fantastic achievement to win 3 outings in a row and one for the historians to check if this has ever been done before.

The pair’s competition was won by Phil Millar and Jim Gordon with 44pts.  

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

4th – Alan Gray

6th – Janahan Balasubrammaniam

13th – Janahan Balasubrammaniam

16th – Alan Gray

Janahan also converted both his putts to score the only 2’s on the day

Our final outing is being held at Winterfield on Friday 16th October.

Outing Report – Duddingston

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – DUDDINGSTON

FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2020.

The fifth outing of our delayed season was held at Duddingston Golf Club on Friday 25th September with members competing for the RHGC Quaich. This was originally scheduled to have been our June outing and the clubs thanks goes to local member Duncan Rae for helping to rearrange this.

Considering the time of year the course was found to be in great condition and all golfers thoroughly enjoyed their day.

After his success at Royal Burgess, Richard Torrance continued his rich vein of form and was the winner on the day with a stablefored score of 36pts. Richard winning courtesy of a better inward half score from runner up Phil Millar.  

The team Tri-am competitions was won by Richard Torrance, Phil Millar and Dave Simpson.  

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

2nd – Brian Gillespie

6th – Thomas Grant

10th – Norman Maclachlan

14th – Duncan Rae

All 4 nearest the hole winners converted their putts to post the fours 2’s scored on the day.

Nearest in 2 at the 18th was won by Dave Simpson

Our forthcoming outings are being held at Longniddry on Friday 2nd October and to round the season off at Winterfield on Friday 16th October.

Outing Report – Royal Burgess

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – ROYAL BURGESS

THURSDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2020.

Our prestigious fourth outing of the year was held at Royal Burgess Golf Club on Thursday 10th September with members competing for the Centenary Trophy.

The club was delighted to welcome new member Jim Clark along as well some familiar names in Gordon Duff, John Fanning, Jason Jeffrey and David Bryant. We were also pleased to welcome former Leven Golfing Society Captain Ninian Heron.

On a blustery day the course was found to be in wonderful condition and was a real pleasure to play.  Not everyone’s golf it has to be said was in wonderful condition but as the saying goes a bad days golf etc.

Former Captain Richard Torrance ended up our winner on the day with an impressive score of 80 less 13 for a net 67. The runner up on the day was Norman Baikie who shot an 80 less 11 for a net 69.  Richard and Norman’s 80 proved to be the best scratch scores on the day with Richard winning this on the better inward half score.

The team tri-am competition was won by Norman Baikie and John Fanning, playing in a pair due to late withdrawal they posted a fine score of 64.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

5th – Jim Clark

8th- John Fanning

13th – Colin Mackie

Alan Gray recorded the only 2 on the day at the 8th.

Nearest in 2 at the 17th was won by Anthony Tan.

Our next outing will be held at Duddingston Golf Club on Friday 25th September and is a one round pm competition.

Outing Report – Haddington

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – HADDINGTON

FRIDAY 21st AUGUST 2020

Our third outing of the year was held at Haddington Golf Club on Friday 21st August with members competing for the Jubilee Vase.

On a blustery and showery day scoring proved difficult, no excuses could be made however when it came to the quality of the greens which members found to be in fantastic condition.

Graeme Laurie mastered the conditions best of all winning the outing with a score of 84 less 14 for a net 70. The runner up was Norman Maclachlan with a 77 less 6 for a net 71.   Norrie’s 77 also proved to be the best scratch score on the day.

The tri-am competition was won by Phil Millar, Peter Whitecross and Calum Nicolson with a fine score of 64.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

4th – Norman Maclachlan

10th – Norman Maclachlan

16th – Peter Whitecross

No 2’S on the day was recorded on the day.

Nearest in 2 at the 17th was won by Jim Gordon

The next outing will be held at Royal Burgess Golf Club on Thursday 10th September and is a one round pm competition.

Allan MacKinnon

A message from the club secretary:

Members will be saddened to learn of the death of long standing member Allan MacKinnon at the weekend.

Allan was a real gentleman and on or off the course was always terrific company.

A past Captain of the Club and Honorary President, Allan’s commitment to the golf club was incredible and in over 30 years of membership he played in close on 250 outings which is a remarkable achievement.

Allan really did have a lifetime of love for golf and our club and he will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.

The golf club extends its condolences to all his family and friends at this sad time.

Outing Report – West Linton

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – WEST LINTON

FRIDAY 7th AUGUST 2020.

Our second outing of the delayed golfing year was held at West Linton Golf Club on Friday 7th August.

New member Calum Nicolson was one of an excellent number of 22 players that attended and all enjoyed the day’s golf which was played in sunshine but with enough wind to make club selection all important.

On a competitive day’s golf zero handicap player Thomas Grant was the winner of the Majority Cup with a fantastic score of 70 being also the best scratch score on the day.

To illustrate the competitive play, 4 players all ended up with net 71’s with the runner up based on a better inward half score being Derek Hand.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

2nd – James McCormack

9th – Colin Mackie

12th – Dave Simpson

17th – Esther Jardine

18th – Thomas Grant

One 2 on the day was recorded by Thomas Grant on the 9th.

The next outing will be held at Haddington Golf Club is on Friday 21st August and is a one round pm competition.

Outing Report – Royal Musselburgh

REGISTER HOUSE GOLF CLUB – ROYAL MUSSELBURGH

THURSDAY 16th JULY 2020.

After the cancellation of our first four scheduled outings RHGC was delighted to finally kick off its season at Royal Musselburgh with members playing for the David Bryce Trophy.

On a warm blustery day the course was found to be in excellent condition and was very well attended with 24 players taking part.  The club was delighted to welcome new members Val Reid and Esther Jardine along and it was great to see Stevie Arnott, Derek Hand and Harry Murray back and hopefully everyone enjoyed the day.

Playing a stableford format Harry Coats was the winner of the David Bryce Trophy with an impressive 37 pts. The runner on the day just one point behind was Norman Maclachlan.

The winning tri-am team was Alan Rees, Dave Simpson and Colin Mackie with 45 pts.

The ball nearest the holes winners were: – :

6th – Annthony Tan (Guest)

14th – Dave Simpson

16th – Normnan Maclachlan

2’s on the day were recorded by Dave Simpson and Norman Maclachlan.

Closest to the hole in 2 at the 18th hole was won by Thomas Grant.

The next outing will be held at West Linton Golf Club on Friday 7th August and is a one round pm competition with details to follow soon.

Season Winners 2019

Congratulations to all concerned and thanks to everyone who was able to attend this year’s outings and to those who helped put together some of the great deals on offer to members.

Hopefully you enjoyed playing what I thought were some terrific venues and hope to see you all again at next year’s events.

Details of the AGM and Annual dinner and presentation of awards will follow closer to the time.

At the moment we have the Centenary Course at Gleneagles confirmed for Thursday 30th April 2020 (1pm start), please feel free to contact a member of the council with suggestions for other venues for next season.

 

Season’s Winners 2019

Competition Playing for Winner Runner-up
April Outing – Gullane 3 David Bryce Trophy Phil Millar Norman Baikie
May Outing – Queens Course (Gleneagles) Jubilee Vase Alan Gray Colin Mackie
June Outing – Aberdour RHGC Quaich Jim Gordon Greig Mitchell
July Outing – Deer Park Jim Meldrum Cup Cameron Boath Richard Torrance
August Outing – Mortonhall Majority Cup Thomas Grant Dave Simpson
September Outing – Mar Hall Centenary Trophy Stevie Lugton Jim Gordon
October Outing – Dunbar Keeper’s Tankard Phil Millar James McCormack
Order of Merit Duncan Rae Jim Gordon
The Medal Phil Millar Duncan Rae
Wood Cup Thomas Grant Colin Mackie
Club Championship Jim Gordon Richard Torrance
Hole & Hole Championship Robin Graham Jim Gordon