Sunday 3rd June - Club Championship Final
A lovely June day saw the two Jamies, Macpherson and Stewart, contest the final of the 2018 WBGC Championship. One down after 4 holes, Jamie Macpherson went on a 5 hole rampage to go to the turn 4 up. The back nine saw only two holes change hands to leave Jamie Macpherson 4 up after 18. He started the afternoon round with 3 wins in succession to go 7 up only for Jamie Stewart to win the next 3. Unfortunately he then mis-cued an iron at the 8th leaving him unable to match Jamie Macpherson’s up and down for a par 4. With 9 to play, Jamie Stewart was 5 down and with a mountain to climb and despite him winning the 12th with a fine birdie 3, the match ended with a concession on the 13th green for a comprehensive victory, and his 3rd club championship, to Jamie Macpherson. It’s fair to say that, as with many matches, the contest was closer than the 6 and 5 score might suggest but the new champion’s short game, always a strong point with him, was especially good on the day.
Congratulations to our new club champion on his victory and to both finalists on the sporting and friendly manner in which the match was played. Thanks to the small band of supporters who turned up and to John and Louise in the clubhouse for the catering and refreshments, superb as always. Last but by no means least, grateful thanks to Stewart and James for their hard work over the past few days getting the course, especially the greens, back into shape after the hot dry spell of weather; an amazing turnaround considering the conditions they faced just a week or so ago.
Sunday 3rd June - JC Reid Trophy Final
In a closely fought match Paul Robson held off 2104 winner Stan Rainey to win the JC Reid by one hole.