BGA Summer League Finals Result
Minto Golf Club 6th September 2018
Peebles, Torwoodlee, Jedburgh and Eyemouth qualified from the four groups for the finals day which Minto Golf Club kindly hosted. The draw for the semi-finals saw Jedburgh and Torwoodlee teeing off on the first hole and Peebles and Eyemouth teeing off the eleventh hole. With the night’s drawing in and as the format was Matchplay, matches could go on for a long or short time it saves time by having a two tee start. Six players in a team with the first four scratch matches and the last two, handicap matches.
The first match was very tight and in the end Jedburgh went through to the final after a 3-3 tie. A count back gave Jedburgh the win. There was a serious incident when a member of the Torwoodlee team lost his putter. After much searching, up and down it was found, just where he had put it down beside the green. The second match was won by Peebles with Eyemouth putting up a strong show but they could not contain the talented Peebles team.
Soup and sandwiches were served up by the Minto Ladies who were covering for the caterer. We thank them for their hard work.
The final and the 3rd and 4th matches got going in the afternoon. Eyemouth took third place with a comfortable win over Torwoodlee. Jedburgh fought all the way as you would expect from a Jedburgh team but in the end Peebles were victorious by 4 ½ matches to 1 ½. I could not follow all the matches but I did watch Ewan Redpath fight all the way to go down on the last hole against Darren Howie, when he put his 2nd shot into the bunker and didn’t get up and down.
It was great to see all the players, all 24 of then sitting in a circle saying how good or how bad their play had been, with a smile.
We must thank Minto for the course, the green staff, the ladies and Ron Elliot who helped to arrange the venue. He said that he could only put in a short appearance because of rugby, no; he was not playing only supporting his beloved Harlequins. However the match was called off by the other team and Ron served his time all afternoon and later, looking after the player’s needs.
Peebles Team :- J Morris, S Roger, D Howie, C Fraser, K Hopkirk, S Waldie