Monday, 9 May 2016

Fife County Championship 2016

ELAINE MOFFAT WINS FIFE CHAMPIONSHIP - Ladybank Golf Club, Sunday 8th May

After a cool start to the day the semi finals took place. Eventually the sun broke through making it a very pleasant morning.

In the 1st Semi of the Handicap Championship Hannah Braidwood beat Nancy Mitchell 7 & 6 and in the other semi final Maggie Seymour beat Margaret Kilpatrick 2up.

In the 1st of the scratch semi finals, a very closely contested match between Susan Jackson and Elaine Moffat took place with some great golf being played. Elaine was the eventual winner 2up and in the other semi final Lynn Newton beat Dianne Watson 3 & 2.

In the afternoon, the sun was shining and so was the golf. In the Handicap Final it was a very close match between Hannah and Maggi with young Hannah winning 1 up. The referee for this match was Linda Dyball.

The Final of our Championship was played in great spirit and great golf. Elaine Moffat was crowned our new Champion beating Lynn Newton 2 &1.

The quality of the golf was good considering the strong wind which rose on the second nine. Elaine was always ahead and went 3 up after 8 holes helped by birdie 2's at the 4th and 8th holes although Lynn fought back with an excellent birdie 3 at the 9th hole. An uncharacteristic 3 putt by Elaine at the 12th hole allowed Lynn to reduce the deficit to 1 hole but Elaine immediately retaliated getting up and down from the edge of the green for a par 5 at the 13th while Lynn threw away her length advantage pulling her pitch into a green side bunker and failing to get out at her first attempt. The 14th hole was halved in pars, The 15th and 16th holes were halved in bogeys, and the 17th was halved in par - thus Elaine ran out the winner by 2 & 1.  (report form Lorna Bennett)

The referee for this match was Lorna Bennett

It was lovely to see a good number of spectators watching the Finals.

Thanks once again go to Ladybank Golf Club for hosting our event, and to the bar and catering staff for tending to everyone's needs.

Linda Dyball
FCLGA Captain

Elaine Moffat

Lynn Newton & Elaine Moffat

Elaine Moffat & Linda Dyball


Hannah Braidwood & Lorna Bennett

Dianne Watson & Lynn Newton

Susan Jackson & Elaine Moffat
Elaine Moffat & Lorna Bennett

Hannah Braidwood & Maggi Seymour

Hannah Braidwood & Nancy Mitchell

Joan Prentice, Susan Jackson, Elaine Moffat, Lorna McKinlay

Helen Thomson, Dianne Watson, Lynn Newton & Harry Gilfillan

Linda Dyball, Lynn Newton, Elaine Moffat, Hannah Braidwood, Lorna Bennett

Elaine Moffat & Lynn Newton