A record 114 starters were blessed with a beautiful, relatively mild and very calm day at a Peterculter golf course in very good condition so close to the start of November. Early starters managed to complete their rounds in good time but sadly the slow play disease took hold later on as normal. There seems no cure for this perennial problem and with shorter days upon us, we will have many disappointed members unable to play or will end up playing in darkness. This is not a new phenomenon however. Reading the 1960 minutes of NESGA, the top agenda item was always “Slow Play”! All relative, I imagine.
Sean Lawrie took the top prize on the day with a 7 under par 64. This was 3 better than uncle Paul’s 67 which was closely followed by regular contenders Kevin Duncan and Greig Hutcheon on 68. Three on 69 completed the scratch prize list with European Tour player David Law, Phil McLean and amateur Dylan Smith just off the pace.