Following on from the success of the Croquet Outing, interest was high among members, friends and family to meet up again as soon as possible. As a consequence, the largest ever group of entrants for the Club Golf Outing gathered at Glencorse Golf Club on Sunday 19th September to do battle. Twenty-two players, including five ladies, were divided into six teams of three, and one team of four, to play out a version of a Florida Scramble. This led to initial confusion and lengthy, not entirely clear explanations, but added to the fun.
The weather stayed dry and warm throughout the afternoon, and following a great day’s golf in beautiful surroundings, the golfers met up with another eleven friends and partners in the newly-refurbished clubhouse for refreshments, dinner and presentation of prizes. Fortunately for president Iain, he was drawn to play with two cracking guest golfers, Alister Lambie and Stuart Rose, and he followed up his success at the croquet with another win. But it was close! Team Dunbar, with Anne Lambie and Stuart Blackwood, tied overall but lost out with a poorer back nine. Team Carr, with Liz Anderson and Colin McCall, were sent out to the practice ground following their awards as “the sh****st” golfers! The winning team left with all the prizes; Alister Lambie being closest to the pin at the 8th, and president Iain having the longest drive at the 16th.
Following on from the presentation of golf prizes, President Iain invited Margaret Cowper to come forward and receive her medal to celebrate 50 years as a member of Penicuik Curling Club. Margaret’s surprise and pleasure at receiving this award was matched by the warmth of the reception given to her by the club members.
Billy McMillan and his Glencorse team served up an excellent meal to complete a truly wonderful day, and everyone left home buzzing with the prospect of the forthcoming curling season.
Our thanks once again to everyone at Glencorse Golf Club for the quality of the surroundings, the golf course and the meal, and their friendly co-operation and assistance. Our thanks also to Roger and Jean for sponsoring this event.
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