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Challenge match versus Bruntsfield Short Hole at Bruntsfield - 25th July 2019

The day had been one of the hottest since records began, however thunderstorms were forecast for late evening. Clouds started to drift over after we started, with thunder heard and one lightning flash. Fortunately, this was in the distance, our matches were completed with only the faintest smir of rain.

Just as well we did not have to abandon the games, as we ran out winners in all 4! So the overall match result now stands at
8 - 5 in our favour.

In the Golf Tavern afterwards over food and drink, conversation inevitably turned towards the handicap we receive, this year 7 shots. As 3 of the 4 matches finished close - two going to the last green - we of course felt the handicap was just about right; however, we fully expect an adjustment downwards in 2020. Bring it on!

In the same match in 2017, the late Robin Morris achieved a hole-in-one. The feat was repeated this year when Alastair Chalmers achieved the same result, at the 18th. This was his first ever "ace" after 60+ years of golf, he does feel that he still needs to achieve it on a "normal" course, but if he doesn't he will claim this shot as achieving one of his golfing ambitions! 

The teams were:- 

Denis Dixon and Fraser Gordon played Dave Clark and Jim Scanlon
Jimmy Robertson and Dougie Gemmell played Robin Miller and Alastair Chalmers
Phil Mullery and Alastair Stewart played Chester Kruk and John Dixon
William Wright and David Gunn played Ian Hislop and Brian Graham