Saturday, 30 June 2018

Fife take 3rd place at Intercounty Matches 2018


The Fife County Team of Hannah Braidwood, Brogan Clark, Susan Jackson, Jocelyn Mackie, Lorraine Morrow, Gillian Paton and Karin Sharp together with loyal supporters and caddies Susie Robertson, Irene Morrison, Evelyn Hamilton, Joan Peden, Christine Steedman, Margaret Steele, Shona Hutchison and Joan Tulloch enjoyed three lovely days this week on the superb links of Dunbar in the East Division Jamboree coming third behind winners Midlothian and second-place Stirling and Clackmannanshire and just escaping the wooden spoon with an emphatic win over East Lothian on the last day.

The golf course could not have been better and whilst the weather was not the heat wave promised, it was perfect for golf with the ever-changing breeze posing different questions of the players each round.

Fife faced their toughest challenge on the first day against Midlothian and, although they made a promising start moving ahead in the foursomes in the early parts of the rounds, they could not maintain the pressure against the strong opposition and were defeated at the end of the day despite a great 4&2 win by new Champion, Gillian Paton, over Scottish Internationalist and past Scottish Champion Gabrielle MacDonald.

The foursomes were also Fife’s downfall on day two against Stirling and Clackmannan and, although they took the afternoon singles, it was not enough to avoid a second defeat.  Star of the singles was Hannah Braidwood who was making her debut for Fife and who played faultlessly in winning her match.

Everything came good for Fife on the third day with wins in both the foursomes and singles and special mention must be made again of Gillian Paton who led the team with an 8&7 win and Hannah Braidwood who emphasised  her talent for match play with a gritty 3&1 win over a much more experienced opponent.

The spirit in the Fife team was tremendous and everyone gave their all.  With a little more luck at the right time, the results could have been different but the team is now looking  forward to next year when the matches will be held at Ladybank on 1st to 3d July.

Match Results:

Day 1:  East Lothian halved with Stirling & Clackmannan

             Midlothian beat Fife 6.5 - 2.5

Day 2:  Stirling & Clackmannan beat Fife 5.5 – 3.5

             Midlothian beat East Lothian 5.5 – 3.5

Day 3:  Midlothian beat Stirling & Clackmannan 8 – 1

              Fife beat East Lothian 7 – 2

The winners, Midlothian,will play in the Scottish County Finals at Kilmacolm GC on 14-16 September 2018.
Lorna & Elsie

Brogan, Lorraine, Jocelyn, Susan, Karin, Gillian, Lynn & Hannah

Ready to go!!!

Bonny blue sky

Friday, 29 June 2018


Please click here for the draw for the Commonwealth Spoons to be held at Scoonie Golf Club
on Tuesday 3rd July.

If you need to cancel for any reason or wish to enter please call Elsie Hutcheon on 
07971 487792.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018



Long-time member and County team player and past Champion, Elaine Moffat (St. Regulus), added another title to her collection when she won the Midland Vets Championship at Kinross on Tuesday beating Dianne Watson (Leven GS) 2&1 in the final.

In the first round Elaine beat Aileen Baker (Crail) by 6&4 and in semi-final she was the victor by the margin of 5&4 over another long-time County member and past Captain, Linda McDonald (Ladybank).  This was a closer match than the score line suggests with Linda’s recent run of fine form continuing.

The final was close in the end and enjoyable to watch. Elaine was never behind in the match but when her three hole lead was cut to one after two fine birdies by Dianne at the 14th and 15th holes she had to respond in a special way and she did this with a top class 3 wood second shot giving her a birdie at the 16th and a stunning iron tee shot at the par 3 17th hole allowing her to close out the match with a 2&1 victory.

Congratulations to Elaine and best wishes from the County when she represents Midland Vets in the S.V.L.G.A. Championship at Blairgowrie on 23d and 24th September 2018.

Elaine with the trophy

Friday, 8 June 2018

Summer Meeting Results

The Summer Meeting - Madge Maitland Cup was held at Dunnikier Park Golf Club on Thursday 7th June in what can only be described as sunny & warm conditions when the sun appeared.

1st Bronze Handicap and the winner of the Madge Maitland Cup was:
Caroline Mackey from Dunfermline Golf Club:  91-24 = 67
(This was the first time that Caroline had played the course- think she may be back:) )
2nd Bronze Handicap:  Nancy Mitchell - Kirkcaldy: 95-25 - 70

1st Silver Handicap:     Lorna McKinlay - Dunnikier Park:  74-5 = 69
2nd Silver Handicap:   Nicola Glover - Dunnikier Park: 79-9 = 70

1st Scratch:  Susan Jackson - Ladybank = 77

The course was in fantastic condition, and all who played thoroughly enjoyed their game.
A big thank you to Albert and his green-keeping staff for their hard work in presenting the course so well.

Also a huge thank you to the bar & catering staff, who catered for our every needs throughout the whole day.

CSS for the day was 71, full results can be seen on how did I do