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Outing to Hill of Tarvit  - 12th July 2014


The weather was kind to us, a brief smir of rain early on, but otherwise a calm, fine day for golf. 14 golfers attended our outing this year and the golf was the same as the clubs we used - a "mixed bag"!


The round was stableford format over 1 round, played with the 1898 ball.

After recalculation of the scores, eventually using the correct par for each hole, there were four players ahead of the chasing pack.

Winner of the "Not so silver club" was Yves Foulis with a superb score of 22 points, followed home by Chester Kruk (21), Robin Morris (20) and Richard Ellis (19).

It was Robin's birthday, so he was proudly displaying a badge saying "Looking great at 65"; he regarded it as a statement of fact, whereas the rest of us considered it an opinion. Congratulations to Robin, though, for coming along to our outing on this special day. (And also to Richard who was celebrating his wedding anniversary - he did, though, bring his wife along as her special anniversary present!)

Our thanks yet again to David and Michelle for the port, shortbread, ginger beer and the buffet lunch organised with the National Trust at Hill of Tarvit. 


Some nervous smiles before tackling the first tee?

The winners (aka The Bandits) display their prizes.
(l to r) Birthday boy Robin Morris; Richard Ellis, Yves Foulis and Chester Kruk)

Our champion for 2014, Yves Foulis, smiles demurely
with the trophy. (The rose was picked from David
Anderson's rose bush, don't anyone tell him!)

The advice printed on the ball is not just for fun, it is essential for playing the course. Taken from Bobby Jones' maxim - "Slow down and complete your backswing. More hands and wrists and less upper body". But do us mere mortals really listen to one of the all-time greats? Of course not!

David and Michelle, together with all the others in their organisation, continue to provide an exceptional golfing experience and we once again thank them for their excellent hospitality.

If you have never played the course - go and do so. If you have, go back again! Please contact them to arrange a visit, we are certain you will not be disappointed.