The early starters at Gifford this morning had to put on just about all the clothing they were carrying in their golf bags, the old adage “ne’er cast a clout till May is out” was certainly true today. The stiff “breeze” made conditions difficult and although the sun eventually came through the wind didn’t relent. Everyone had a good time, the most common quote being “well I really enjoyed that, shame about the golf”.

Gifford was in excellent condition and the course was beautifully presented, thanks must go to the greenkeepers for this and thanks also to the catering staff who kept us going throughout the day.

In a very close competition the first three places were tied on a score of 73.5, countback was used to determine the places, these are as follows:

1st Linda Gray and Mhairi Tufail after a countback of the last three holes.

2nd Jane Nelson and Barbara Wallace on a countback over the last 9 holes

3rd Dianne Brown and Audrey Dunnett

4th June Elliot and Brenda Goldstein 75.5

5th Anne McAllister and Heather Neill 76.5

Congratulations to all for excellent scores in such testing conditions.

Linda and Mhairi, Dianne and Audrey, June and Brenda, Anne and Heather have qualified and are available to compete in the Scottish Final at Pollock GC (Glasgow) on Monday 2nd September.

There were no two’s today, a testament to how difficult putting was today.

The two’s money will be donated to the Babe Zaharias competition which raises funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support.