11th & 12th August 2018
As always, Championship weekend was once again an interesting couple of days filled with some very questionable weather. However, despite these mixed conditions, the standard of golf on display from everyone was superb as always.
This year, the Gents Section crowned a new Club Champion. Robbie Muir, winner of three Junior Championships between 2015-2017, played some terrific golf on the Saturday to score 71 and battled it out bravely on the Sunday to score 76 for a winning total of 147. His victory was by the narrowest of margins however, as both Jonathan McCoy and Bruce Caldow pushed him all the way with superb identical scores of 73 and 75 to finish joint runners-up on a score of 148. Overall, 33 played on the Saturday and 24 made it through to the Sunday, so thanks and congratulations to all those who took part over the weekend.
Saturday afternoon saw the finals taking place of the Ladies Club Championship, Mid-Handicap Championship & Bronze Championship. The weather on the day was perfect and made for an exciting day of golf on the Links.
The final of the Club Championship was a gripping contest between Alex Glennie and Joanne Sharp that went right down to the wire, with Joanne edging the contest 1up to win the Championship for the first time.
The final of the Mid-Handicap Championship saw Chris Auld come out victorious against Christine Fyfe to retain the trophy.
The final of the Bronze Championship saw Maggie Magee once again get her hands on the Trophy as she was victorious against Shelagh Young.
The weekend also saw the crowning of a new Junior Club Champion. Ross McDonald was a very worthy champion, registering the best score on each of the 2 days with 74 and 79 respectively to finish with a winning total of 153. Ben Watson put up a good fight to finish second with scores of 77 and 82 for a total of 159.
The McLean trophy on Sunday was played out in some of the weekends worst conditions. However, all qualifiers played and stuck it out in the testing conditions, so hats off to everyone. Jim Trotter took home the trophy with a nett score of 73, with Alexander Irvine finishing runner-up with a nett score of 77. All in all, a terrific effort considering the conditions they had to suffer through.
Congratulations to all who took part this weekend and to our champions for their terrific play over the course of the two days.
Many thanks to the referees, trolley pullers and spectators for coming out and supporting everyone playing.
Also, many thanks to Bald Eagle staff who made sure everyone was well looked after with food and drink over the course of the weekend.
All in all, the weekend turned out to be a resounding success and here is to many more of them in the years to come.