German pro tops the list at Kirriemuir

Ian Hutcheon, who is 71 and plays off a handicap of +1, has just won the Monifieth Club Championship for the 17th time over the last six decades. His first win was in 1962. Our picture shows, from left - Chris Hutcheon, match secretary and runner-up in the championship; Ian Hutcheon and Bill Miller, club captain.

Ian Hutcheon, who is 71 and plays off a handicap of +1, has just won the Monifieth Club Championship for the 17th time over the last six decades. His first win was in 1962. Our picture shows, from left - Chris Hutcheon, match secretary and runner-up in the championship; Ian Hutcheon and Bill Miller, club captain.

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Midland Golfers’ A. Herd team event was at Kirriemuir last Wednesday when Steve Craig (P) had the best individual scratch score with 63.

Gary Smith, Scotscraig, won the individual handicap prize with an impressive net 63, playing off six.

In the team event, there were three scores of 58, Jim Meddicks (9), Davie Hutchieson (7) and Dennis Redford (10), all Murrayshall, eventually coming out on top by virtue of the best last six holes.

Leading scores:

Scratch

63 - S. Craig (P), Germany.

67 - A. Webster (P), Edzell.

69 - G. Smith, Scotscraig; J. Watt, Edzell.

71 - D. Thomson, Downfield; R. McGuigan, Monifieth.

72 - N. Cameron (AP), Blairgowrie; C. Matheson (AP), Falkirk Tryst; B. Webster, Edzell; G. Tough, Edzell; M. Pirie (P), Pitlochry.

Handicap

63 - G. Smith, Scotscraig, (6).

66 - D. Thomson, Downfield, (5); J. Watt, Edzell, (3).

67 - G. Wilkie, Muckhart, (14); H. Grant, Muckhart, (8); D. Redford, Murrayshall, (10).

68 - R. McGuigan, Monifieth, (3); R. Brownhill, Edzell, (6).

A. Herd Team Competition

58, bl6 - J. Meddicks (9), D. Hutchieson (7) and D. Redford (10), all Murrayshall.

58,bih - D. Herd, Scotscraig, (13), G. Smith, Scotscraig, (6) and C. Matheson (AP), Falkirk Tryst.

58, - C. Westland, Alloa, (11), J. Wilson, Dunfermline, (14) and S. Craig (P), Germany.

Qualifiers for the JTC Interiors Express MGA Championship at Monifieth Links in April were S. Craig (P), Germany, G. Smith, Scotscraig, and D. Thomson, Downfield.

McQueen Shield qualifier was G. Smith, Scotscraig, (6).

Next week’s meeting at Alloa on Tuesday (November 12), is sponsored by K.M. Thomson. Tee-times are from 8.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

Hole-in-one

Ian Forman (83), scored a hole-in-one on the 10th hole of the Buddon Links course at Carnoustie. The shot was 120 yards and he used a five wood.

Club returns

Carnoustie Caledonia Ladies: Buddon Links, stableford, CSS 66 – C. Healey (11) 36 points; J. White (23) 34 bl6; J. Clarke (27) 34 bih. Eclectics, Buddon Links, scratch - J. Clarke 68; handicap – J. Hall (31) 38; J. Clarke (27 41. Burnside Course, scratch – A. Leiper 65; handicap – G. Watson (17) 51; A. Leiper (9) 56. Nine Holes, half handicap – M. Robinson (16) 27.

Carnoustie Golf Club: Saturday, November 2, Championship Course, strokeplay, CSS 77 R/O, Division One, scratch to 10 – P.G. Smith (9), S.M. Downie (4), M.W. Law (6), S. Duncan (6) 77; N. Walker (7) 79: Division Two, 11 to 16 - S. Beattie (13) 76; H. Summers (11) 77; K.I. Laird (11), G.C. Smith (11) 82: Division Three, 17 to 28 - W.B. Sharp (17) 86. Burnside Course, strokeplay, CSS 73, Division One, scratch to 16 - T.E. Walls Jnr (7) 72; T.E. Walls Snr (6) 77; B. Warden (6) 82: Division Two, 17 to 28 - no scores returned. Buddon Links, strokeplay, CSS 67, all one class - H. Blaine (20) 67; A.J.D. Maclaren (10) 69: A.M. Clark (7) 77. Sunday, November 3, Championship Course, strokeplay, CSS 77 R/O, all one class - D. Gardiner (6) (75); W. Thompson (4) 76; K. Fraser (10) 78. Burnside Course, strokeplay, CSS 73 R/O, all one class - D. Archibald (16) 76; S. Paterson (9), B. Ransford (12), J.D. Dunbar (14) 78. Buddon Links, strokeplay CSS 69, all one class - B.D. McNicoll (12) 71. Tuesday, November 5, Buddon Links, strokeplay, CSS N/Q, all one class – W.D. Campbell (12) 60; A.J.R. MacKenzie (12) 63; D. Murray (9), R.E. McKinlay (10) 64.

Carnoustie Ladies: Buddon Links, CSS 67 – R. White (21) 35 points; S. Brunton (6) 34; L. Gordon (20) 33.

Grange: Wednesday, stableford, CSS 70, all one class – I. Scott (15) 39; J. Lowe (16) 38; J. Gibson (27) 37 bih. Saturday Stableford, CSS 73, all one class – 1, Steven Martin (6) 40; 2, Tom Dempster (24) 38; 3, Angus Chalmers (12) 37 bih.

Ladies’ Panmure Barry: Medal 20, CSS 76, Silver Handicap – H. Kelly (16) 77; A. Freeman (12) 84 bih: Bronze Handicap – R. Liddle (33) 77 bih; K. Porter (21) 77. Black Course, CSS 66 – M. Arbuckle (35) 78 bih.

Ladies’ Panmure Monifieth: Medal Stableford, 13 holes – S. Falconer 26; H. Henderson 20. Ashludie Stableford, 13 holes – L. Pirie 31; G. Little bih, F. Robertson 25.

Monifieth: Wednesday Winter League Stableford – C. Eastaugh (7) 38 points; S. Blady (2), F. Hutcheon (4), T. Lumsden (43) 37.

Station Masters: Buddon Links, Monthly Medal, CSS 67 – B. Lawson (11) 64; E. Davie (12) 70; J. Jeans (19) 71 bih. Stableford CSS 67 – P. Phinn (19) 43 points; P. Coutie (19) 35 bih; A. Clark (8) 35.

Winter Leagues

Grange Ladies

Ashludie Course, 13-hole Stableford – D. Watson 27 points; C. Orr 25; A. Moss 25.

Monifieth Ladies

Division One – 1, A. McKay 26 points; 2, I. Doig 24; 3, A. Hunter 22 bih; 4, K. Lowden 22 bih. Division Two – 1, J. McBride 24 points; 2, P. Wicksted 23; 3, H. Lowe 22 bih; 4, J. Findlay 22.