The Tam Young Tankard

The Tam Young Tankard

This winter (2018-2019) we are introducing a trophy, the Tam Young Tankard, to be played for over the course of the winter months. The Tankard commemorates Tam who was an enthusastic member, supporter and vice captain of the club until his passing in December 2017. It was Tam who instigated the winter sweeps (and came up with the handicap rules which have remained virtually unchanged since). He enjoyed his golf, good company and the occasional beer so it was thought that a tankard would be an appropriated trophy by which to remember him. The Tankard will be played for on Wednesdays only and is, as was ever the case with the winter sweeps, open to gentleman and lady members. The winner will be the golfer who scores the best 6 round net aggregate score over the season and the rules remain unchanged since last year’s sweeps. Entry will be a modest £2 per round and all cash raised will be paid out as sweep money, on the day for each Wednesday round. All this is pretty much as before.

There will still be an informal Friday Srixon ball sweep open to all who wish to play. Winter handicaps will apply but Friday scores will not count for the Tankard.

Full rules etc wil be posted separately on the club’s website and Facebook pages and copies will also be posted on the clubhouse notice board.

TY Tankard Rules

Winter Rules from Sunday 30th September

Sunday 30th September - Preferred Lies in Operation

Due to the quirk in this year's calendar whereby the September weekend seemed to be a week "early", the Winter Cup will start on 30th September and "Winter Rules" will be introduced on that same date. 

2018 Preferred Lies2

Sunday 9th September - The Aitken Rosebowl Foursomes

Sunday 9th September - The Aitken Rosebowl Foursomes
Members please note, the draw and tee off for this popular foursomes will be at 9.30am (not 10 am as previously advised). This is to accommodate a large party of visiting golfers who are scheduled to tee of at 10am

John Pennycott - Captain of Scotland

Members and friends of WBGC will be delighted to learn that past captain and stalwart member John Pennycott has been appointed Team Scotland Captain of Scottish Disability Golf and Curling for 2019 and 2020. He will take up his duties next season and will be leading the golf team in the Phoenix Cup at Hunley Hall, Saltburn on Sea. John won his first Scotland cap in 2014 and has played in four Phoenix Cups and two Auld Enemies Cups