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Outing to Hill of Tarvit  - 30th May 2009

The sun shone from a cloudless sky as fourteen members of the society and their guests had a superb day at the 9-hole hickory golf course at Hill of Tarvit in Fife.

Playing the course was a real delight and the memories of the day will stay with us for a very long time.

David Anderson and Michelle Thissen gave us the warmest welcome imaginable. 

David then started our day off with a highly entertaining chat about the early days of the course, leading to the offer of a glass of port or a wee dram before we set off to play our first round with the 1898 ball.


This was followed by sandwiches, washed down with their famous ginger beer and tea and coffee, but finally we had to drag ourselves away from their hospitality to venture out again, this time to play with the 1924 ball.

David had told us that the later ball would travel and run much further than the earlier one. In general he was proven right, though to be honest some duffs along the ground went the same distance !


The day was rounded off by delicious cakes and of course more ginger beer, our prizegiving and a serious perusal of the memorabilia they had on sale.


For the record, our winner was Czeslaw Kruk with a net score of two-under par and 38 stableford points. He was closely followed home by John Still with 35 points, with the rest of us "nowhere". Non-winners always say it is more about the taking part rather then the winning, however, on this occasion they were absolutely correct.


David and Michelle, together with all the others in their organisation, are deserving of the highest praise for their initiative. We encourage you, dear reader, to have a go at the course, we are sure you will not be disappointed, though we cannot guarantee you the same weather that we had ! 



David Anderson sets us off, wearing our society tie!




On the 7th hole ("Cundy"), Czeslaw played one of the few poor shots of his round, a badly thinned tee-shot scuttling across the bridge, up onto the green, whereupon two putts gave him his par. He is seen here paying appropriate homage !

"Mine hosts" David and Michelle and society president Douglas Foulis