It was another glorious sunny day on planet Dumfries & Galloway for our Scottish Golf R&A 9 hole challenge. This is the first time we’ve run this new-ish competition. It’s a stableford pairs competition (adding together the pair’s individual scores for the team result).

Eight golfers set off in the fabulous sunshine to compete for the chance to represent the club at the national final in Perthshire.

Annie definitely won the best trews competition. This picture teeing off up the 7th cannot do justice to their glorious Royal Stewartiness.

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Trews Control

 

And while we’re at the 7th, I should mention our group had not a bad hole…surrounding the flag…

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3’s Glory?

 

…but only with our chips, so no 2’s glory today. In fact, no 2’s from anybody today. I don’t think we were helped by the gusts and the hard bounces.

 

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Pitching to the 6th

 

We had lots of lovely birdsong accompanying our round today. And plenty of flowering gorse to keep us on our toes. It took me two shots to get clear of it after a wayward drive on the 3rd!

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Gerry setting the pace on the 5th

 

After an enjoyable round, back to the clubhouse for some of Elena’s delicious banana bread. A thumbs up all round for the first outing of a new recipe 🙂

After letting the computer do the legwork on the scorecards, it appears that the winning pair was me and Marena (we had placed first and second individually, amassing 40 points for our team). Hurrah! Sadly, this resulted in a handicap reduction for me (boo). I can only hope it lasts longer than the last one. I bounced back up faster than a tee shot onto the 4th fairway.

Next up – an individual stableford on Saturday.

 

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