The 2017 Babe Zaharias was played at Gullane No1 and while there was early morning mist lying on the course at the start of play it soon burned off from most of the course thought it lingered at the 13th and 14th for a bit longer. For a change there was no wind and no rain and by the standards of this summer almost perfect golfing conditions!
We had some almost perfect golf too with the winning scratch scores of 75, 76, and 77. A net score of 73 was not enough to secure a place in the handicap prize list with multiply scores of 73 and countbacks were required to determine all three places.
While others were less successful they still seemed to enjoy the day judging by the smiles captured by Joyce on the course and the laughter in the clubhouse. There were lots of promises to return next year to play at Luffness the next venue for the competition.
The final figure raised for Macmillan Fund will be known shortly but it will exceed the £3,400 raised last year thanks to the support of Gullane GC and Lindsays and the many organisations and individuals who donated prizes and the team of supporters who helped us run the event.
1st Scratch and Babe Zaharias Trophy – Alison McBride – 75
2nd Scratch – Leane Wilson – 76
3rd – Maureen Richmond – 77
1st Handicap and Ultraplast Trophy – Vicki Cullen – Net 73 (bih)
2nd Handicap – Fiona Maciver – Net 73 (bih)
3rd Handicap – Janey Heaney – Net 73 (bih)
CSS – 76