A list of the prizewinners, and prizes from previous MDs can be found here. A big thanks are due to Shona Paton, the Gifford Captain, Steve Austin and Ric Foulner for managing the event today. The course looked great, and the rough was long! But play was very slow. See below! We also had a visit from a new Golf Genius employee – Jenny Potter, who called in to see how it works at our end.
Gifford used their home advantage and came in with 155 points with their 4 best scores. That might be the first time they have won a MatchDay! Well done! They were 12 points ahead of Kilspindie and 15 ahead of Haddington.
There was some great scoring by Alex Martin and Rory Leitch who each had 43 Stableford points. Alex won 1st prize on count back with 16 points on the last 6 holes, to Rory’s 13. Owen Malcolm was 3rd with 42 points. In the scratch section, Magnus Braby won with 36 points, followed closely by Brodie Cunningham and Jack Collingswood on 35 points.
SLOW PLAY – CAUSE? – Some Players seem to be reluctant to play provisional balls when their shots MAY be lost. This happened today a few times when following groups had to be waved through after a search by Payers in front who had lost a ball. The Players whose balls were lost had to take the “walk of shame” because they had not played a provisional. There is no shame in playing a provisional ball, in fact it is of great credit to Players when they consider their partners and others playing behind them by playing a provisional. Tip – keep an older ball in your pocket as your provisional. Play it if there is any doubt that you might be lost. If you find your first ball, forget the provisional which might even involve yet another search!
Team and Individual scores below. League Table updated. Craigielaw maintain their 7 point lead over Gullane. The OOMs can now be seen on your Golf Genius Apps – go to MD5 – Members Portal – Season Standings. You can see both Scratch and Handicap OOMs. Players scores submitted to WHS at 2230 hours. Prize list will be updated soon.