This season has been the end of a era for Carrbridge Golf Club and long term assistant greenkeeper Robert Brandie. After 18 years of loyal service Robert’s back has finally decided it’s time for him to retire. Not many people know the course like Robert and he will be missed by members and the greenkeeping team, however we are sure it won’t be long before his advice and course knowledge will be called upon again. We thank you and wish you a happy retirement, Robert.
It’s the end of the season and the traditional 3 club challenge and prize giving took place on Saturday 9th October. Armed with only 3 carefully chosen clubs 18 golfers took to the field in a shotgun start. Two prizes were up for grabs, the best nett score and the fewest putts. Jock Clark was the winner of the best score with a very good 67 and John Walker was the winner of the glass putter with just 26 putts. Thanks to the Cairn Hotel for their sponsorship of the event.
After the golf came the annual prize giving with all the winners from this season awarded their trophies and vouchers. Following the prize giving we were treated to a lovely meal and enjoyed good company.
Thank you to all our members for supporting the competitions throughout the season. Thank you to William and Jacqui for looking after the clubhouse and catering and Andrew for his work as the relief starter. Thank you to Calum and the greenkeeping team for presenting a fantastic course all year. Thank you to all the volunteers who help with work around the course and clubhouse. Your effort and dedication to the club is much appreciated. Thank you all very much!
On Sunday 3rd October, in tricky conditions and ignoring club selection advice from his father, Oliver Morgan one of our young members shot a hole in one on the 8th. An achievement many of us can only dream about. Well done Oliver!
Don’t forget the winter league starts next Sunday 10th October at 8.30am. The draw will be made on Sunday morning at the clubhouse.
After the frost delay the gents and ladies battled the windy conditions to win the October Medal. In the gents competition Charlie Edward was the victor with his round of 67 just one ahead of Jono Baldwin with 68 and Jock Clark was third with 71. The ladies champion was Esther Stoddart with 80 from Ruth Walker with 83 and Ann Rae was third with 84. Well done to all our golfers.
Just a reminder for those who want a meal at the end of season prize giving on Saturday 9th October to let the starter know your meal choice as soon as possible. Thank you.
The Joe Mennie Bogey Trophy was the prize and an unusual format was the challenge as 15 gents and 5 ladies competed against the course. After some confusion with the scoring it was Charlie Macdonald who won the gents from Jock Clark and Lewis MacBean. In the ladies Ann Rae took the win from Ruth Walker and Aisne Imperiale. Well done to all who took part and a special thank you to Ruth Walker and Colin Campbell who were our champions for an hour or so until the scoring confusion was corrected, both sportingly and graciously accepted the amended result.
On Sunday 18 golfers battled it out for the September Medal and it couldn’t have been any closer on the final scoreboard. Both Rob Nixon and Tony Harper finished with a nett 66 but on count back the winner was Tony Harper. Third place went to Stewart Taylor with 67 who continues his fine form this season.
This week both the gents and ladies were involved in mid-week Stableford competitions. The gents competition on Wednesday saw 10 golfers in action and it was a close finish with Ken Malcolm taking the honours with 40 points from Robin Pollock with 39 and Stewart Taylor with 38 coming in third. On Thursday in ladies Stableford it was Helen Lorimer who took the top spot with 39 points from Ruth Walker with 35 points and Aisne Imperiale was third with 34 points.
Sunday saw the first ever Tommy Loynes Memorial Trophy for gents and ladies. The winner of the gents section was Charlie Edward with 42 points from Ken Malcolm and Alan Boxx both with 40 points. The ladies section was won by the in-form Ruth Walker with a fine 43 points well clear of second place Ann Rae with 37 and Maureen Thomas with 28. Well played to all our golfers.
After the final round of the ladies eclectic for this season took place on Thursday the final standing are in and it’s a very close finish at the top with Shona Rankin just edging out Helen Lorimer. To see the final placings click ECLECTIC.
The final round of the seniors competition was completed on Tuesday and after 25 rounds of golf we have our seniors champion. Congratulations to John Walker who finished top of the pops with 337 points, five ahead of second place Alan Boxx and seven clear of third place Bill Baird. The final round saw Alan Boxx and Charlie Edward come home with 40 points ahead of John Walker with 37. After the final round the seniors enjoyed a well earned lunch at the clubhouse with the prizes awarded to the top three. Well played to all our seniors. To see the final scoreboard click SENIORS.
The penultimate round of the seniors competition saw a potentially decisive result for the overall competition. The winner on the day was John Walker with 43 points which stretched his overall lead to 6 points, second on the day was Alan Boxx with 42 which moves him into second overall but will this late surge be enough? Charlie Macdonald was third with 37 points. Just one more round to go and the chasing pack are going to have to produce something very special to catch the runaway leader but in golf you just never know! For the leader board click SENIORS and for next week’s draw click DRAW. Don’t forget the Seniors lunch after next week’s final round.
With just three rounds left in this season’s seniors competition the fight for the top spot is getting tense with players at the top making their move. The winner this week was Alan Boxx who followed his 44 points last week with an impressive 45 points this week, second was Jock Clark with 43 and both John Walker and Lewis MacBean finished with 41 points. Lot’s of movement in the overall standings, click SENIORS to see for yourself and DRAW to see next weeks draw.
After their success against Kingussie Seniors, Carrbridge Seniors were back to business of the battle for the top of the seniors league table. With only a few rounds left every point could be critical. This weeks winner was Alan Boxx with 44 points followed by Jock Clark, Lewis MacBean and Stewart Taylor all with 42. But how will these scores affect the overall leaderboard? See for yourself by clicking SENIORS. To see the draw for next Tuesday click DRAW.
Monday 6th September and Carrbridge welcomed the seniors from Kingussie Golf Club for the annual matchplay competition. Each club put forward 12 players split into 6 teams of two for a shotgun start to battle it out for the Jack Smith trophy. As the teams came in for their tea and cakes the results were collated and Carrbridge seniors were the victors by 4 matches to 2. Well done boys! Another trophy for the seniors.
With the seniors competition coming into the final month things are hotting up at the top of the league. On Tuesday it was in-form Stewart Taylor with 41 points who won the day from Charlie Macdonald with 40 points and John Walker with 39 points. To see how this week’s results affected the overall positions click SENIORS .
The seniors were back at home after their victory in the Tri-Club Competition and it was Bill Baird who made his move with a fine 43 points which was enough to win on the day and also enough to jump to the top of the overall standings. Charlie MacDonald was second with 41 and both John Walker and Stewart Taylor had 37. To see the overall standing click SENIORS and for next weeks draw click DRAW.
To see the draw for the seniors competition on Tuesday 24th August click DRAW.
Congratulations to our seniors who won the Tri-Club Trophy at Abernethy. Well done.
The seniors were in action on Tuesday and the top man was Andy Murray with 43 points, ahead of Bill Baird (40) and Stewart Taylor (39). To see the overall standings click SENIORS.
In the latest round of the seniors competition it was the in-form Ken Malcolm who topped the list with a great score of 45 points, three clear of both John Walker and Bob Pattillo with 42. Would this result impact on the overall scoreboard? See for yourself by clicking SENIORS and for next weeks’s draw click DRAW.
A dozen of the club’s finest seniors played for glory in the latest round of this season’s competition. The top score of 44 was posted by Ken Malcolm followed by a couple of Charlies, Macdonald and Edward that is, with 42 points each. To see the overall standings click SENIORS and to see the draw for next week click DRAW.
Back in action the club’s seniors were once again battling it out for the big money. A full £12 was at stake and the big winner on the day was Andy Fraser with 44, no prize for second place Bill Baird (41) or third place Andy Murray (38). but how did these scores affect the overall standings? Find out by clicking SENIORS and to see the draw for next week click DRAW.
This weeks seniors competition saw 14 golfers battle it out for top place. Stewart Taylor came out on top with an excellent 47 points, Jock Clark was second with a 45 and Andy Murray third with 43. But how did this latest round affect the overall table. To find out click SENIORS.
More fine scores this week from our seniors with 7 scores of 40 and over. Just taking the top spot by a whisker John Walker returned a 44 ahead of Jock Clark with 44 and Bill Baird, Ken Malcolm and Brian McKillop all finished with 42. Will these score be enough to dislodge Lewis MacBean from the top of the seniors table? To Find out click SENIORS and for next weeks draw click DRAW.
The Senior’s certainly made the most of the fine weather with some high scores. Highest of the day belonged to Charlie Macdonald, backing up his win at the club championship with a 46 ahead of Lewis MacBean with 44 and Charlie Edward with 43. To see how this week’s results affect the overall standings click SENIORS. To see the draw for next week clickDRAW.
The latest round of the seniors competition on Tuesday 22nd saw Lewis MacBean continue his fine run of form with a 43 point victory over Charlie Edward with 41 points and both Andy Fraser and Stewart Taylor finishing with 38. To see how this affects the overall standings click SENIORS.
The draw for the Seniors competition on Tuesday 22nd June can be seen by clicking DRAW.
Over 50 golfers competed in the Stewart Taylor Open on Saturday 28th August and on a hot sunny day, with the course in top condition, the scene was set for a battle. The top three in the gross scoring were Connor Macleod (Wishaw), Gordon Hay (Boat of Garten) and David Forsyth (Nairn). In the nett section it was Archie Jackson (Rothes), Stewart Taylor (Boat of Garten) and David Forsyth (Nairn) who took the top three placings. Well done to all the competitors and a big thank you to our greenkeepers for a top course, our caterers for looking after everyone and our volunteers who made sure the event ran smoothly. To see the full results click GROSS or NETT.
The 67 competitors from all over Scotland and England saw Carrbridge Golf Course at it’s very best. The course was in prime condition and the weather was glorious. Thank you to the greenkeepers, the caterers and the volunteers who played their part in helping the event to run smoothly. To see the results in the two categories click GROSS or NETT.