The morning after the Scottish dinner, an intrepid group of four (Messrs Gammell, Mills, Urquhart, and Williamson) held the annual Scottish section golf match at the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society.
Founded in 1761, Bruntsfield is the fourth oldest golf club in the world and a challenging parkland course, with some deep bunkers that can cause havoc with a score card.
Hard fought throughout, Nigel set the pace showing the power, skill, and finesse of the low handicapper.
After a slow start, the higher handicapped chasing pack had to use the Stableford system to its full potential to keep things close.
Each of Matt, Michael and David had moments to remember, reducing the points difference to keep the galleries entertained. Michael’s tee shot to the par three 10th, which flirted with the hole, was particularly memorable.
In the end, Matt’s driving and consistency around the greens was enough to pip Nigel to the win in increasingly wet conditions. Victory was toasted over very welcome soup and sandwiches in the club house afterwards.
Many thanks to Matt for making the arrangements and his hospitality on the day.