Leven Thistle – Senior Open – Stroke Play

Leven Thistle Golf ClubArrived nice and early only to discover that I had forgotten both my camera and my Power Caddy battery. So no photo this time. Still, us golfers can overcome these small setbacks. My playing partners were my nephew Billy Scott / Glenbervie and Ian Page / Kingsknowe and preferred lies were in operation on the day. At the first hole I two putted for a solid par and thought I was off to a good start, that was until I slipped and fell as I left the green and somehow broke my putter, oops. This was more than a small setback and I was required to use my 3 iron for the rest of the round. Out in 41 with 20 putts, not too bad considering. However, a lost ball at the 10th, after my drive flew the marker with a slight draw and was never seen again. At this point I felt that the writing was on the wall and an N/R was recorded. Both Billy and Ian struggled in the gusting wind which was reflected in their scores, Billy was also an N/R. A macaroni and chip lunch following completion of the round and we were soon heading back to Stirling. Then to make my day I arrived back home to discover that I had left my golf shoes hanging up in the locker room. Friday the “thirteenth” indeed. Although both Leven and Leven Thistle play over the same course there is a definite down to earth feeling at the Thistle Club (founded in 1867) while Leven Golfing Society (founded in 1862) is slightly more up-market.  If it is possible that someone out there hasn’t played Leven, then you can’t be a real golfer.

Contact details for Leven Thistle Golf Club are – Tel: 01333 426333  or Email: secretary@leventhistlegolf.org.uk    Web: www.leventhistlegolf.org.uk   for Leven Golfing Society – Tel:  01333 424229  or Email: secretary@levengolfingsociety.co.uk    Web: www.levengolfingsociety.co.uk

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