About 30 foursomes pairs from Ladies’ County Golf Associations across Scotland congregated on Monday 30 August for the Commonwealth Spoons Final hosted by Scottish Golf at Dullatur Golf Club on the Carrickstone course. On the whole, scores were high.
I emailed ‘well done’ to our Aberdeenshire ladies and I think all responses used the word ‘tough’ to describe the course. Here are a few of their comments (in no particular order) that suggested toughness:
- fit for mountain goats
- very hilly with lots of hidden greens
- can't really remember walking on a flat area
- some walks between greens and tees
- greens were good, very fast
- had to land the ball well before [the green] for it to stay or you would be penalised harshly
- you would hit short of the green and it wouldn’t stop
- all the greens seemed to have drop offs
- lots of blind approach shots with no idea of the lay of the land
- no hole was flat! either up or down hill or across
- greens were excellent … but tricky
Well done to all three foursomes pairs who were representing Aberdeenshire LCGA.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kemnay’s Carol Whicher and Yvonne Moir who came 4th equal with a notable nett score of 74. Excellent performance, ladies.
Meldrum House’s Lyn Park and Lorna Whyte surprised themselves by ending up 9th with a nett 81, not thinking that they had played well enough for a top ten finish.
Kemnay’s Nita Dervish-Uman and Lynne Tough finished 17th equal with a nett 86. They were happy enough with their score, with just a few holes on the front nine really catching them out.
Yvonne said that she and Carol had a “Nice day out … and we played with the winners, two sisters from Newton Stewart.” The Ho sisters shot an excellent nett 73, just 1 over par.
A detailed report of the Final with a link to full results can be found on the Scottish Golf App and on the SG website.
Lorna M Johnson