SUPER SUNDAY 2013 REPORT

 

Super Sunday started with five of the six clubs with a chance still to win the trophy and there was even an outside possibility of a sudden death play-off between three clubs depending how results went.

Nairn though were in the driving seat at the start of the day with a one point lead over four clubs. Victory over Forres, the defending champions, would render calculators redundant.  Nairn got off to the best possible start by winning the first four games through David Wickenden (snr) and Tom Scott with Eric MacCaskill and Donald Shaw recording last hole victories.

The next two matches went Forres’ way before Pat Sylvester and team captain John McGinlay secured the necessary points for a 6-2 win and the title. Nairn had won the trophy in the first two years in which it was played but it had taken a further 16 years for them to record their third success this year!

Moray and Hopeman both had serious ambitions to win should Nairn have faltered. The final score line was also 6-2 but the margin of victory was unexpected given Moray were on home soil. Hopeman, however, were in top form and ran out worthy winners to finish as runners-up.

In a match where pride was at stake Elgin came out ahead of Nairn Dunbar by the narrowest of margins.

Super Sunday also saw the use for the second time at the Handicap league finale of Live Scoring with up to date scores being texted in from the course and displayed in the clubhouse as well as on the Internet showing not only the scores but projected league tables. New developments which further enhanced the League for all concerned.

The weather: clearing skies at lunchtime meant perfect golfing conditions with warm sunshine and a light breeze. The last game finished at 18.50 and photographs were taken of the victorious Nairn team along with all the players at that time. It was just as well this was done before the dinner and prizegiving as 40 minutes later the weather had dramatically changed!