Gullane’s first Junior Medals of the season took place yesterday with an eagerness to return to competitive golf evidenced by a fantastic turnout of 40 players over No.2 and No. 3 courses.
The extra lockdown golf and summer holiday practice certainly looks to have paid off, with no fewer than fourteen of the field beating their handicap in their first competitive outing, while it was also encouraging to see four youngsters returning their first 18-hole medal round cards.
The Holiday Medal on No.2 was won by Murray Cooper, who posted an excellent net 66 (5), with the talented Grace Crawford returning the lowest gross score of the day with a superb 69, ahead of competing in this week’s Stephen Gallacher Foundation National Match Play at Castle Park.
Over on No.3 course, Scott McEwan Ness was the winner with a very impressive net 59, which saw his handicap come down from 18 to 16, with Angus Hill runner-up a shot behind on net 60 (24), resulting in a 3-shot handicap reduction.
It was great to see the juniors enjoying their socially distanced chips and juice in Rickie’s Bar and we look forward to watching their progress on the course and in competitions in the weeks ahead. Well played everyone!