Sunday, 8 August 2021

Tri-Am Competition: The 2021 Story

I really must apologise for falling so far behind with my web posts about County events – too many things on my to-do lists! So rather belatedly, here is the short story about the 2021 Tri-Am Competition that took place at Oldmeldrum Golf Club on Friday 09 July when the winning score was posted by ladies from Deeside and Peterculter Golf Clubs.

Oldmeldrum Golf Course

The Golf

The Tri-Am Competition was very successful. Oldmeldrum Golf Club welcomed 15 teams of 3 County members from 11 different golf clubs that were as far apart geographically as Longside and Ballater, 72 miles from each other. The weather was not enticing: it was a dreich, damp morning for those teeing off early. It was worse for later groups who had to head out in quite heavy rain – not what we had been hoping for. Players were very complimentary about the very well presented course and the condition of its greens.

Competitors enjoyed the 1-2-3 waltz format of the game we played. As always, there was a competitive spirit. The scores ranged from 135 to 163. My team scored 150 which was bang in the middle of the range and the field. Not unexpectedly, the teams with the lowest scores managed to avoid a high number at the holes where all 3 scores counted – very well achieved.

With apologies for having no photographs, the winning teams were:

Team players
Golf Club
Jackie Henderson
Carol McGregor
Kristine Reiter
Margaret Parkinson
Carol Eddie
Alison Graham
Gill Murray
Elspeth Horton
Sally Connell

You will have spotted right away that, of the 9 ladies in these 3 teams, 8 were from Deeside Golf Club and 1 from Peterculter. I guess this means that Deeside stole the show on the day – with a little help from their friend from Peterculter!

Thanks …

Many thanks must be put on record.

First of all, thanks to Oldmeldrum Golf Club. Thanks to:
  • the Club Council for hosting the Tri-Am Competition
  • Club Administrator Hamish Dingwall for his substantial support and help in making arrangements to ensure smooth running of our event
  • the green keeping team for their efforts in presenting the course in impressively good order
  • Lady Captain Evelyn Westland for being our welcoming starter, especially in such unpleasant weather
  • the catering team for providing friendly hospitality and tasty sustenance.
Next, thanks to ALCGA officials. Thanks to:
  • Vice-captain Olive (Robb) for coordinating and making advance plans to guarantee that the day would run efficiently: thanks too for her commitment throughout the day of the event and keeping me right as her helper
  • Honorary Secretary Karen (Stalker) for dealing with entries, the draw, and results.

Final Comment …

The Tri-Am Competition is valued in the County fixture list because it is the only purely fun event.
 I think that the 1-2-3 waltz format selected for the competition this year was a popular one. And I’m sure that the fun objective was achieved.

The last team (pair) opportunity of the season is the Commonwealth Spoons Qualifier (two ball foursomes stroke-play) at Kintore Golf Club on Monday 16 August. There are still a few tee times available for late entries. Why not give it a go?


Lorna M Johnson
Captain, ALCGA