Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Returns

Newburgh (CSS 71) - Mens Stableford - D McIntosh (3) 41; WJ Dowie (11) 40; BR Collie (9) 39; G Evans (10), G Cowie (9), S Morrice (5) 38; AS Buchan (5), R McKen (scr), M. Garden (6) 37. Class 2 - R Brown (12), G Chalmers (14) 41; I Mundie (14) 39; F Darling (17) 37; N Stephen (19) 36. Class 3 - W MacCallum (21) 38.

Newburgh (CSS 75 reductions only) - May Monthly Medal - Class 1- R. McKen (0), M Walker (4), B.A. Harper (5) 71; B.A. Moran (6) 73; D.A.Reid (9), G. Lowe (6) 75; P. Johnston (3), M. Garden (6), S. Morrice (5) 76; G.H. Campbell (7), K. Roy (10) 77. Class 2 - M. Campbell (18) 72; A.W. Robertson (13) 75; D. Innes (17) 76; K. Walker (19), I. Innes (13) 77; F. Darling (17), A.F. Renaud (17), D. Webster (17), J. Watt (13) 78. Class 3 - J. Finnie (28) 76; M. Morton (28) 77; W. MacCallum (22), M. McDonald (23) 80.

Seniors Reports

Two Club Competition

It was novelty competition day for the Seniors on Wednesday 18 May, with a Two Club Competition over 18 holes on the club’s 6 Hole Foveran Course where the holes range from 58 to 116 yards - all Par 3’s. Players tackled the course at half their full handicap and there were Nearest the Pin Prizes at each hole. Convener Bobby McClymont was complimented by colleagues beforehand for his creativity and organisation in the preparation, but views changed when the results were announced!

Winner was the same Bobby McClymont with nett 47, 7 under par. Don Hawthorn was 3 shots behind on 50 and Mike Wood took third place on 54. Things became more uncomfortable for the convener when the Nearest the Pin winners were announced: Hole 1 Mike Wood; Hole 2 Jim Warrender;

Hole 3 Alan Donaldson; Hole 4 Bobby McClymont; Hole 5 Ally Howitt; Hole 6 Bobby McClymont.

The convener concluded the event by thanking all the participants and confirming that a very similar competition will be organised again very soon!

Leading Scores; Bobby McClymont (10) 47; Don Hawthorn (14) 50;

Mike Wood (10) 54; Frank Thomson (7) 56; John Stewart (6) 56;

John Turnbull (7) 56; Alan Donaldson (14) 57.

Greenkeepers’ Cup

Newburgh’s Seniors competed for the Greenkeepers’ Cup over 36 holes on Wednesday 11 May and Monday 16 May 2011. George Andrew was the clear leader by 5 strokes after the 1st Round, playing some excellent golf. Even though he took a full 2 stroke cut in handicap before the 2nd Round, George held on to his lead on a day of very good scoring on Monday 16 May.

Graeme Watson, John Turnbull and Ron Burr all returned 68’s in the 2nd Round but George Andrew defended his lead successfully by scoring 69 to secure his victory on 134 strokes by 6 strokes from Donald Webster’s 140.

Round 1

George Andrew (14) 65; Jim Cattanach (17) 70; Donald Webster (17) 71;

Don Hawthorn (27) 71; George Duthie (9) 72; Peter Young (24) 72.

Round 2

Graeme Watson (16) 68; John Turnbull (13) 68; Ron Burr (24) 68;

Donald Webster (17) 69; George Andrew (12) 69; Stan Hepburn (12) 70;

Ronnie Sinclair (12) 70; Bill Robertson (18) 70; John Stewart (12) 71;

Ron Campbell (26) 71; Bobby Smith (19) 72; Billy Murray (17) 72;

Adrian Thomas (27) 72.

Winner over 36 Holes; George Andrew (12) 134.