Scoonie Golf Club – Senior Open – Stroke Play

Another fine sunny day awaited our return to Scoonie Golf Club for the Senior Open. Our start time of 09.00am was perfect as my nephew and I teed off along with Jock Page, a local member.

That’s Jock in the centre of the picture. We had a very enjoyable round and Jock kept us going in the right direction as we nearly got lost after the third green. I played well the front nine with six pars two bogeys and a birdie at the ninth for a one over par 36. I didn’t fair so well over the back nine and struggled continually with club selection due to the firm ground. My downfall was the par three 13th (lucky for some) where I made six, and although I birdied the par three 14th I was on the downward slide, eventually ending with a net 69. The SSS is 66, but I have still to find out the CSS. Meanwhile my nephew Billy was going along with the odd par, double bogey and even a quadruple bogey at that lucky for some 13th where he took seven. The bottom line however was a net score of 60 yes that’s right SIXTY. Bandit I hear you say, well not the case, my nephew has crippling arthritis in his hands and is in constant pain when he plays. He recently joined Glenbervie Golf Club, mainly due to the fact that any wild shot at his former club was a lost ball, and subsequently a high score. He only played at Scoonie today because I dragged him along with me. I am personally really pleased for him, as I know he would love to reduce his handicap to eighteen if possible. I would like to thank Jock for his company and wish him well for the future, also Fay for finding me a trolley. I stand by my previous comments i.e. A working mans club but a golfers course. Green Fees: £15 weekdays and £20 at weekends.

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