The 4th Annual EUAFC Fundraising Golf Day

34 golfers played in the better two ball stableford event held on a glorious early autumn afternoon and played over the Fidra course at Archerfield.
Competition was close for both the winning pair and for the winning team of four. Former Club Captain James Hair and partner John Gilmore won the Anne Chainey Salvers and a round for two at Gleneagles thanks to an outstanding outward nine of 26 points in an 18 hole total of 43 points.
Ruaridh Hamilton (Club Captain 2011/12) partnering Michael Gray on 40 points, with Calum Cross and Murray Fraser, also on 40 points, won the Thoresen Trophy for the team of four, with their combined score of 80 points. They also win a round for four at Broomieknowe.

Nearest the pin at the 4th hole was Mark Gair, Club Captain in 12010/11, while the longest drive (on the fairway) at the 11th hole (a par 5) was achieved by Graeme Hunter.

Participants enjoyed a pre-round snack in the Clubhouse, full use of the outstanding practice facilities, a drink at the halfway house and a post round 2 course meal followed by the Prize Giving and Raffle draw. The pace of play on the course was good (circa 4 hours). Participants paid £80 entry fee and contributed an item to the raffle.

All four annual tournaments have been played at Archerfield, twice over the Fidra course and twice on the Dirleton course. Players receive ¾ of national handicaps. The Fidra course recently hosted the European Ladies Tour, Scottish Ladies Open won by Catriona Matthew.

EUAFC is hosted at Archerfield as a result of the kindness of Otto and Ros Thoresen, who apply their annual Guest Day membership entitlements to this event and support EUAFC generously on the day. The 4 events to date have raised a combined total of £5,000 for EUAFC. It is planned to return the event to a mid August date (if possible) in 2014.

Alan Chainey

Winning team of 4

Winning team of 4