Kilspindie Golf Club – Senior Open

This was by far the best day of the year for playing golf, warm sunshine and that typical links breeze, making the day well worth the visit. Also making it worthwhile was my good-natured playing partner Derek Miller, a three handicapper from Murrayfield Golf Club.

Kilspindie 5Derek also enquired about David Smith from Stirling as he had competed in team matches alongside David when representing Scotland against the North of England. On the day, I played well for twelve holes but a number of mistakes from the 13th to the 16th saw me drop five strokes. However, a par, birdie finish took away some of the pain. My net score of 67, which equalled the CSS, saw me finish eighth on the day, but missing out on a prize due to my poor inward half. Derek meanwhile, never really got to grips with the slow greens and completed his round with a gross 77. B Scott (Champion)My nephew Billy, who was told by a friend recently, that he had never seen the name Scott on any club Champions boards will be surprised to learn that the name B. Scott is on the Champions board at Kilspindie Golf Club, and here is the evidence. Golf has been played over this piece of links land prior to 1850, but it was not until 26 November 1898 that the links was officially opened by Luffness Golf Club and re-named Kilspindie Golf Club in 1899.

If after your round you fancy a wee dram then you may be spoilt for choice as the bar currently stocks over 70 Malt Whiskies.

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