Scratch League Table 2009

 

Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Against
Points
Moray
4
4
0
0
23½
8½
8
             
Nairn
4
3
0
1
20 ½
11½
6
 
Nairn Dunbar
4
1
1
2
14
18
3
               
Forres
4
1
1
3
12½
19 ½
3
               
Elgin
4
0
0
4
9½
22½
0

LEAGUE REPORT

A strong Moray team with 4 members having a plus handicap and the highest 0.6, deservedly won the 62nd playing of the League for the GR Thomson Shield. In their opening match they overcame Nairn Dunbar by 6 matches to 2, before taking on the holders. Nairn Golf Club, who were endeavouring to win the Shield for a fourth year in a row. A similar scoreline was achieved before they went on to keep their 100% record with wins over Elgin and Forres.

Best individual performance came from Kyle Godsman (Moray) who won all four of his matches. Kyle later this year will be heading off for a golf scholarship in South Carolina. Also undefeated were George Asher and Steven MacDonald (both Nairn) with 3½ points out of four, whilst Tommy Dingwall (Nairn Dunbar) had 2½ out of three matches played. .

An interesting "first" for the League was when twin brothers Michael and Neil Howitt were drawn to play each other at the top of the order for their respective clubs, Nairn Dunbar and Nairn . Michael was faced with a tricky three foot putt on the 18th green which he holed. The result: a halved match!

Also this year's League saw a very welcome appearance by Bryce Milne still a Category 1 golfer, 50 years after he made his debut in the League on 4th July 1959 playing for Elgin against Moray at Lossiemouth as a nineteen year old teenager.

The weather and fashion (!!) improved as the weekend progressed to round off another highly successful and enjoyable League played in the true spirit of the game of golf

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